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momtofourangels
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   Posted 2/23/2011 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. The meds that my pm dr. put me on have been working really well until about a week ago when my pcp finally sent me the scripts. Now they haven't been working as well the last couple of days. My back has really been hurtin' and my hips and left thigh have been hurtin' when I get up out of the computer chair. I don't understand this because before everything got messed up, everything was going really well. This upsets me because now I'm in a lot of pain and I don't know what to do. I don't know whether to go to my pcp and tell her that the meds are not working as well since that happened or do i go to the pm dr. that prescribed the meds. I'm so confused on what to do. Can I get some advice? What would you do if you were in my shoes? I hope you're all having a low pain night.

love and hugs
Loretta

Rhaevin
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   Posted 2/23/2011 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear your meds aren't giving you the reliefe you need, Loretta, especially since prior everything was okay.

If your PM doc was the one to perscribe them, that would be the person I would talk to. See if you can set an appiontment as soon as possible to discuss other options. Be sure your doctor understands exactly what's going on; it sounds like you've kept a log of sorts to track things, so you'll be able to give exact information. Hopefully he can get you back on track with something that'll work and ease your discomfort. *hugs*

In the mean time is there anything you can do to help get a bit more comfortable? Maybe a pillow in the chair, whether for your low back, or something to help add a lil cushion to the areas that cause the most discomfort?

Hopeing you get in soon to get this straitened out!
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Chutz
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   Posted 2/24/2011 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Loretta~

I too am very sorry you're having this problem. Forgive me for having a bad memory, it's mostly the fibromyalgia, but were you one who ran out before it was time for more? Of did you do without some pain meds for a few days? If so then that could possibly be your problem.

What I was told by my doctor and also a surgeon who worked on me is you need to have medications built up in your system and keep it on a steady flow. If you wait until you are in miserable pain then it will not only be harder to knock down the pain and it will take more medications to do it also. Maybe since your pain is back where you started that it might take some time to build up enough in your system to get you back on track. Just a thought and I could be all wrong on this one but it's something to consider. Even if this isn't like your situation do remember what the medical profession says...stay on top of the pain! Take your medications on time even if you're not feeling 'too bad' at the time. In a short while you will and then you have a problem getting control again.

I hope you find an answer that will help you!
Chutz
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 2/24/2011 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   

 

Dear Loretta,

   Good morning. It sure is good to hear from you. I had wondered how this first week back on your pain medication was working out for you. I had hoped you were finally getting relief. I see now... that just has not been the case. After being left in the dark, treated terribly it seems unfair to still have so much pain.

     If I were you, I would go back to your PM doctor. Instead of calling, you might just want to schedule a follow-up visit. You have been back on your medication for a week now so if you were going to get some relief you would have gotten it by now. It might be that you need something stronger.

     I hope you are able to rest today. I can well imagine you are fed up with all the pain. Try to hang in there and know you are in our prayers.

*hugg*
  dani 


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Jim1969
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   Posted 2/24/2011 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Any time you have an issue with medications you should, if at all possible, follow up with the doctor who prescribed that medication, The one exception would be if it were an ER doctor and in that case you should contact your primary care doctor.

In the meantime there are a couple of things you could check on.

1. Make sure you have the correct medication. You should be able to identify the pills by the info on the label, on the pill itself and looking it up on the net.

2. Contact your pharmacy and see if they have changed suppliers on any of your medications since your last fill. Sometimes this can effect how a medication will work for you.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 2/24/2011 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the support all of you. Like Dani said, I've been back on my Fentanyl patch 50mcg. and 5mg. oxycodone every 8 hours as needed for pain a week now. The pain was better for about 3 days and then the last 2 or 3 days it's been horrible. I'm confused as to why it would come back like this. It's strange. I will be calling my PM dr. Monday and making an appointment to see her. I just hope that she'll do something to help get this pain under control.

Chutz. I wanted to remind you that my pcp prescibes my pain meds and it was about two weeks that I didn't have them because she wanted me to do blood work. I did it the next Monday after I found out about it. She took about a week to send my scripts. In fact, she didn't send them. A nurse practioner that works in the office sent them. I got my hubby to take them over to the pharmacy and as soon as he got home with them, I put one on.

Again, thanks for the support and ideas.

love and hugs
Loretta
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