Okay everyone - what do you think? For the past month, I have been doing great (or so I thought). I have been working more than usual (about three times per week) and keeping up with my three kids. I haven't been to the ER in a little over a month (a record). I haven't been using my Dilaudid - using the Lortab instead. Taking the Lortab with the Relpax, etc. when I feel a headache coming on and also if I know the weather is predicted to change and the nights that I work before going to sleep. So far, I thought I was doing great. Take my meds - avoid the ER and IV drugs. Today, I called in my refill for the Relpax, prednisone and Lortab. I still have plenty of the Dilaudid - don't like to take it as it makes me way more sleepy and druggy. The pharmacist called and told me that the doctor's office didn't want to refill the Lortab - said it was too soon. I asked the pharmacist when it wouldn't be too soon. She said that she didn't know because the way it was written it was way after the time that should be due for a refill - said that it was just the doctor's discretion to refill or not. So, here is my question? Should I be taking the Dilauid more instead of the Lortab? I was trying to take the Lortab instead of the Dilaudid - in my head, I just felt that was a better choice. But, now, I have all this Dilaudid and no Lortab and now I feel bad for asking for a refill on it.
Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts. I know that my daily meds should be doing a better job so that I don't have to take any of these, but......I truly believe that there are two things that wreak havoc with my head - weather (which I have no control over) and working odd hours (which, in a way, I have no control over as I just can't make the money I make if I work during the day). The last thing I want to do is to alient my neurologist or his office staff. They have been awesome to me and have always done whatever they could to keep me out of pain. Had I known that they didn't want to refill this med, I never would have called. Now there is just something else to worry about - is my doctor upset with me for asking for my meds? I HATE THIS!!!! What is the answer??? Take meds, do great. Don't take meds, ER here I come (and eventually, they are going to get sick of me too - so far, they have been wonderful but, let's face it, there comes a point that even they are going to be rolling their eyes!).
Just wondering if anyone had suggestions. Do you think I have now alienated my doctor? Was I wrong in taking the Lortab over the Dilaudid? Did I misunderstand since I had both meds? I truly thought as long as the Lortab (which I thought was the lesser of the two evils) was working, stick to it. Maybe I just completely misunderstood. Right now, I am to the point, I don't want to take any of it. I think I would rather take a chance on getting a bad headache and having to go to the ER than to worry about taking my meds.
Thanks for listening. Sorry to have rambled! I would love any suggestions any of you have!
DX: Migraines since June, 2006, kidney stones
RX: Daily - Verapamil, Trileptal
PRN: Relpax, Prednisone, Dilaudid, Lortab, Lidocaine Nasal Spray