I think everything has gotten so pathetic. We are all in pain, not playing games, and I would imagine most of us are middle aged and not drug seekers. Why the heck is it so darn hard to ask for an increase???
My doctor before would give me anything and I didn't want it, now it's the opposite but still better than many of the people on here and for my husband. We go to the same doctor. He was totally honest and kept a journal and the doctor told him, if you ask for pain pills again I won't be your doctor!!! Pain pills are the only thing that helps my husband. We are both afflicted. His VA doctor now says she can't take him as a patient because he is seeing another doctor, meanwhile not very long ago, she gave him 3 refills of codeine3 for some pain. Our doctor now does give him ultram, but only a small dose. The info I found online is that it is safe to give up to 400 mg for those under 65 or 75 and 300 for those 65-75, yet he won't give it to him.
Why such a struggle? Because of all the people who are drug seekers? If these doctors just looked at us and saw that we were looking them square in the eye and not playing games, why can't that just give us more? If it improves the quality of our life? I can't for the life of me understand this. I think it is just horrible. My heart breaks for everyone here that is in pain and knows if they had more or a stronger pill they would feel better. I pray everyday for the people on this board, everyone has always been so kind and understanding. I really wish it was in my power for all of us, but I do believe in prayer.
PS-I have also been told to come in when asking for an increase.
Blessings to you all.
Swallow your pride, you will not die, it's not poison.- Bob Dylan