Well, it seems that I too fell into that category today. As you all know I had my first appointment with my new Pain doctor today. All was going very well when I went in until we got to the issue of my medications then it got very confusing. I forgot to bring them with me (I know how stupid could I be to not remember my pain medications to a new appointment) and my husband was no help when it came to my Kadian dosage.
On the bottle it reads that I am taking 200mg 1 every 12 hours as needed for pain. She (the pain doctor that is) thought this to be quite high of a dosage and my husband thought that I was wrong in how I wrote that down so he told her that I was taking a total of 200mgs a day! Of course I argued this point but she was already listening to him and wrote the script
out for that amount.
When I got home I showed him my bottle of Kadian and he was quite upset that I didn't bring them with me. That upset me and now I'm sitting here feeling like a heal thinking that this mess it all my fault and now I have to call her office to fix a mess that is totally my fault. So I will call their office tomorrow morning and see if I can get her to rewrite the script
for the proper amount, even though she thought that it was a high dosage of Kadian and hope like hell it goes through. If not.....I guess I am stuck with a lower dosage of Kadian and more pain and can blame myself for this mess.
Lesson learned out of this: ALWAYS bring your medications with you when you go to appointments!!!!!
Your Scarred, upset, totally messed her pain meds up friend
Love ya all
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain
Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.