I have to commend you Cogito!….I think at times, it may be easy to have the desire of having our med's upped when were in so much pain. At the moment I'm at the same dose or less than you, but am really paying a price for it. I'm hoping that this non-narcotic med (Gabapentin) will eventually lessen my pain, but so far, I have not had a whole lot of luck with it. At first I thought it was working, but the last few days, I have been disappointed. However, the dose I'm on is a starting point, and its a very low dose (300mg x4)….but I will see my Dr at my next script
refill…as he wants to monitor my progress or lack thereof as we look for something that will work better.
I myself requested the Gabapentin, and he has balked at this for over a year now, but he has been showing signs and hinting around about
the high dose of Oxycodone products I have been taking. I believe I have been on them way too long as well, and have told him about
this for quite some time. It seems to be a battle, and of course we are the ones who suffer, because of these Dr's fears. I understand what is going on around this country has the Dr's nervous, but at the same time…when a patient has an arm load of MRI's and test to show the cause of our pain, you would think Dr's would be able to treat a patient without worrying what the DEA is doing in their office.
Sorry if I have strayed of subject here! LOL ….I hope you can stay on the lower dose of your pain med's and understand your thoughts on it. I think it's the wish of every good pain patient, and hope you do not have to suffer too much doing so. Good luck to you.
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