You have been given some excellent advice, but please do not be so hard on yourself, after all you are only doing what your Doctors have prescribed for you.! I kind of take exception, to the fact that if he thinks you are on to many medications, then I think HE should be the one to contact your other Doctors and find out from them why they put you on those medications, and let him talk to them about what needs to be done about it! It sounds like he expects you to talk to your other doctors and have them contact him?? And he should definitely not make you feel guilty or bad about the medications that you are on. I am not at all sure (I admit I have not looked those medications up ) how they could make you have a stroke. Anyway if you are taking two meds that literally do the same thing and are not compatable and can interact with each other then that definitely needs to be addressed. I will say though that there are allot of Doctors that do not agrees with patients taking pain meds of any kind. I personally think that pain meds do have their place. I think to many Doctors do not understand pain, and treat it to lightly or that it is a mental thing and I do not agree with that either! Anyway that is just my two cents worth!
I do wish you well! Good Luck to You hopegirl!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!