no i would not advise your current dr of the situation until you are switched. just my opinion. i would definetly make the new dr aware that you do not feel you are getting adequete care at your current dr. you don't want to be excused for drug seeking. if you have private insurance as long as you don't need a referral i would think it would be ok. never hurts to call & ask. though i doubt it would be an issue. but i don't know your insurance. i would take my meds to the new dr so he knows you are willing to flush them when given a new scipt. (some dr are like that) your drs office probably will find out if are up front & have your records faxed. you can play it 2 ways.... act like you have no idea whats wrong & start from square 1 or be upfront. i had a dr who just made me feel like ** bleep** he accused me of seeking because i was "too young to be experiencing back pain like i am describing" what? are you serious? i really thought no dr will take me seriously. i had nights i just cried & cried from the pain & NO ONE was listening. finally i moved to a new state, got a new PCP dr- he referred me on to my pain dr & i think the world of him & his practice. he actually has back pain, too so he knows what its like. he never asked for my old records, he started from scratch. which i am glad cause the other dr said i had disk deteration. completly wrong. i actually have a completly broken disc. a lot of other issues as well. so it can play out either way for you. they say honesty is the best policy. i would be honest with your new dr, then break it to your old one when you do find one you like. thats just me..... i'd probably bring in some
cookies. lol. i don't like people being mad at me. then again i was so angry at my old dr who gave the wrong diagnosis i never as much called him or said goodbye. i was so upset for so long. i just went through a lot. i lived in a small town in georgia (not a lot of drs to chose from) now i am in tampa- lots of options here. i was lucky to get one the first try. good luck & let us know how it goes!
Oxycontin 60 MG 2x's daily; Oxycodone 30 MG 4x's daily; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (all for pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x at bedtime; Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (for pain & fibro); Restoril 15mg at bedtime; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
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