Oh, I know, I know!! the oxycontin IS the longer lasting relative of perocet, so I was really floored when he told me NO---frankly, he was astonished, asked why I wanted to try it---I told him, hey, it's supposed to be longer acting, right? THEN, get this, THEN he said, "we don't perscribe oxycontin, it's highly addictive, well, it's ok for CANCER patients". (the percocets are highly addictive too....they must have a policy that they just won't perscribe oxy because others have abused it, and they're afraid)
He's quite moody, you never know how he'll react to a request or question. I've been going to him (he is a pain management specialist) for several years.
I did go to another pain man. dr. about a year ago, since the drive would be so much easier ---he reluctantly said he'd keep me on the percocets, and wanted me to be evaluated by (yet another) orthopaedic hand specialist----I did not go. also, he insisted I give Lyrica another try (and I had told him it makes me dizzy and sick to my stomach). I did try, with the same awful side effects--and it did nothing for the pain anyway.
Now, I just don't want to go have another eval.--they will tell me they can remove the neuromas (which is what I had done on my 2nd and 3rd surgery), but they returned, with a vengence. No more. I'm tired of doctors. It's an insult they keep you waiting for literally hours because they overbook, or they can't get to work on time.
I just want my pain controlled.
I mean, come on, all the pain meds are addictive, I would just like to get some genuine pain relief so that my hand can be more functional.
I'm in the Tampa area. I don't know if i can ask here on HW if anyone can recommend a good pain man. doc in this area,---so I apologize if my post has to be edited---- but it's so hit and miss, and I'm frustrated now.
Thanks again PaLady, HelloKitty and Scarred.
fibro, PTSD, anxiety, severe nerve damage/several surgeries on wrist, TMJ, depression, mitral valve prolapse
Post Edited (yankee girl) : 2/8/2009 6:03:34 AM (GMT-7)