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kimber9807
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   Posted 4/15/2010 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,I emailed  my surgeon took some of your adivice . I wrote him I was still in alot of pain  . I couldnt go into detail cause i could only write 200 word and  thats including spaces. I requested an appt for next week and  asked if he would refill lortab til then . I am just waiting for him or the office staff to get in touch with me . I will let you all know. I hope everyone has a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


kimber9807
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Total Posts : 492
   Posted 4/15/2010 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok I talked to the nurse . She said he wants to order an ultrasound and a ct scan . She will call me back this afternoon. about the lortab she will ask him but she dont think he wil refill them because he only gives one refill and I had mine. So I am probably out of luck with pain meds.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.


Tirzah
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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Kimber,
If your surgeon won't refill the Lortab, perhaps you could ask him if he would be willing to refer you to a pain specialist.

I'm assuming your meds were for 30 days each time, for a total of 60 days worth of post-op meds. There are surgeons who I've heard will write for longer than that (I think PA's surgeon is still writing her meds years later), but 30-60 days of post-op care is pretty common from what I've seen.

It took my own NS 6 months to finally refer me to a pain specialist. I was given 30 days of meds when I left the hospital (which was way too much of such a strong medication) & was given a script for a follow-up CT & Physical therapy and that was it. No follow-up visits. Nothing when I complained about the horrible pain that set in 2 weeks later.

Honestly, though, the pain specialist was better because he didn't just write me for meds, he actually worked on figuring out what was causing the pain & getting me longer term fixes. :)

wishing you luck,
frances

kimber9807
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   Posted 4/17/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
frances nope. about 2 weeks worth of pain meds. I didnt have back surgery . I had my gb removed.I took as he prescribed. no he didnt prescribe 60 days worth of pain meds. Not even 30 days worth.


im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
 
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.

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