You have a two problems. Your medication is not covering your pain properly and you need a different medication that can you the relief you should be getting. Think about it, if the oxycodone worked you would not be running short every month.
I have no idea where you live, is going to another town close by not an option? Alot of us go out of our home towns because we cannot find a doctor where we live that can help us. For me I go out of a large city to a small town for my gi, orthopedic, pulmonary and pain mgt drs.
You definetly need a different medication to get your pain under control. Don't worry about not having the Eppy's done, thats just putting a bandaid on the problem is all.
I wish I could offer more suggestions but this is the best I can come up with.......Susie
Post Edited (Stuntrider) : 10/18/2007 12:46:19 PM (GMT-6)
Stunt, yes boxer dogs, at the moment 4 of them. We are involved in Boxer Rescue, so bless you for rescuing yours!!
I have not heard too much good about the shots. My mom has had the whole slew of them and they have not done a dang bit of good. So I don't blame you for not wanting them. It's too bad some PM practices only do the epidurals. I know you don't want to be tied to pills, but if they allow you to lead the life you want, don't fret it. I'm tied to the meds and I'm unable to live my former life. I would give anything to be able to go back to work and do the activities I used to love.