Hey Cranky! (i can totally sympathize with your name lol)
I am 32 and i live in the state of maine... i have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia,arthritis,spinal stenosis,scoleosis,herniated disk,ddd,well u get the idea lol.......anyhow as u are having the trouble in virginia i am having the same problem here in maine with anyone who prescribes meds being far and few between. i also had a long wait to see the pain specialist i am seeing now and u are right she only wants to treat certain parts of me instead of dealing with the whole picture. i have my pcp as of now prescribing me percocets 5/325 which is alot like taking nothing due to my tolerance of meds the only way i got those or an mri done was to take an older friend of mine to the drs apt with me and she told the doctor how she saw my pain on a daily basis effecting me and my husband and kids because i was so cranky all the time. dont know if any of this is really helpful to u but wanted to let you know that you are not alone,i am afraid tho i havnt really found the "awnser" yet either ... if u want to come in to chat and talk sometime im on often ok have a great day!!
Thanks for sharing your story with me. It amazes me how some people are prescribed several heavy duty narcotics, while others with similar problems fight to get any help at all. I just got a prescription for Lortab 5/325 - 30 of them. I get this prescription once every ten days. The instructions are for 1 or 2 every four hours, with a limit of eight per day. Let's see...by my count the prescription will last for less than 4 days!!! So that leaves six days with NOTHING to help ease the pain. The Pain Management Clinic I have been going to doesn't even want me having that piddling amount of help. It boggles my mind how some doctors just want to do procedures, instead of whatever it takes to make the patient comfortable. The whole thing just really makes me angry sometimes.