Sorry, I must of miss something, but DID the pain management doctor give you a reason for not prescribing you the vidodins?? I had a friend that went a PM doctor once and her GP was prescribing her vicodins and hte PM doctor knew of this, and after several visits after her pain go worse and her GP gave her an RX for methadone, he took over. She went a good 4 months before he finally took over hte pain med prescribing. Sometimes PM doctors when it comes to pain meds think your still getting them from your doctor that refered you, and you have to bring up the idea of the PM doctor taking over. But I'm just confused on why this doctor didnt prescribe you any when you where taking them daily, did s/he just wanna give the other meds a try first? if that's hte case, then you need to call him ASAP and tell them what's going on, that's what they're for, just because your follow up is in 3 weeks, doesnt mean you should ignore any pain issues til then. Maybe he just doesnt like hydrocodone since short acting meds can make tolerence go up faster sometimes and doesnt like to prescribe it for long term pain, and if you said that's all that worked then maybe he got hte idea that their is no other pain med out there to try, but you should let him know that your
open to any suggestions he may have. And even if he prescribes you something that you know doesnt work, give it another try just to show him that your not lying. Just some ideas if you havent tried them yet.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa