Post Edited (McGreggor) : 8/1/2009 9:50:41 PM (GMT-6)
Chronic Pain Moderator
-Stress is when you wake up screaming....and realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.
-What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about.
-Is it time for your medication or mine?
-Underneath it all....I'm pretty much naked.
Hello and welcome to Healing Well. I am so sorry to hear of your situation that you are dealing with now. Thats the last thing you need on top of your other health issues. My first thought is why haven't you contacted your dr and told her what is going on. I feel certain there are other meds she could rx that would help you thru this. It sounds like you ran out of meds way too fast and usually when this happens the drs take a real dim view of that. In many instances they will cut you off and tell you to find healthcare somewhere else and legally they can do this.
We all understand too well the idea of taking narcotic pain medication. But, for many of us this is the only way we can function and have some sort of quality life.
My only other thought here would perhaps ask your dr to ref you to a pain mgt specialst and see if they can come-up with a better game plan. Once you are under the care of a pain mgt specialist they have a set of strict guidelines and if you stub your toe somewhere along the way, they too will tell you to find another dr.
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen