If you are in pain, you have a right to ask for your own prescription of an appropriate pain medication.********************************************* I understand you are in pain, I have an AI disorder as well-they are miserable and poorly understood.
Five months to see a rhuemy is really a long time-that stinks.
Can your internest at least run the tests? Even if all the tests have been run before, you have new symptoms now and the test results can change. I know. I was RF negative for six months but sick as a dog-then one day my test was very positive. For some reason for most docs that positive test matters-but you are just as sick, and sometimes more so, in the months before the blood work changes.
I hope you are able to find someone who understands what your are going through and is willing to treat you appropriately.
I actually had blood test done this week...Im not sure what they specifically tested for but everything came back normal (c reactive protein, billrubion that type of thing). My internist could probably run any test if needed and at this point I'm totally
open to it. The ONLY reason I'm curious about
narcotics is because when I'm in pain I want to function, I miss lifting weights, and not laying down all the time. That said I'm really not interested in everyday use of something like oxycontin, I know some people who have AI disorders and it works for them but being doped up all day is hardly interesting. I'm pushing to become a doctor so ive literally read countless things on various disorders because it interests me but in the process learned some things that might apply to me as well. I'm glad you understand my pain though I appreciate it, if you haven't noticed I'm a little bit grumpy
EDIT: I just talked to my uncle who's a sports medicine doctor and he discussed it with his wife who's an anesthesiologist and they both agreed with the use of the narcotic and that I should get my own prescript
ion for obvious legal reasons. Unfortunately he does not live in the same state but he wants to confere with my doctors about
the pain management. I'm pretty happy this will all work out.
Post Edited By Moderator (Dani Henson) : 11/8/2010 8:49:10 AM (GMT-7)