So far everyone who has posted has given you sound advice. I also go to a Pain Specialist and he is a combination. He did prescribe me pain meds first day so that I would be comfortable during the process of a series of Treatments. Nerve Blocks. I also believe these doctors are smart. They realize addicts will try and use their offices for their next fix. I noticed they set procedures up and only gave me a refills to my meds after the procedure and enough to get you through till the next one. As soon as my series was over I finally recieved a month supply and being told to make an appointment of another med evaluation.
Modelmaker is right if you go in and state first off the you want pain meds it will set off an alarm. But if you just answer his questions which took me over an hour he will get around to asking about medications if he prescribes at this point you can ask him all your questions on meds. My doc just looked at me and said what pain meds work best and what have they had me on?
Addicts have made it hard for us who live with CP. We have to jump through hoops and always worry if they are looking at us like we are pill seekers. God forbid if we lose our pain doctor for any reason then we have to start all over again.
I wish you tons of luck and hopefully you can get some relief for your pain.
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all