Well I had my RFA yesterday
and spent the event in pain so severe I cannot even explain it. I was going to post yesterday, but took enough meds to knock me out by the time I got home.
Anyway, I did get the chance to speak to the PM DR (can you believe the actuall DR??) before the procedure. I didn't want to wait until after because my mind would be foggy. I brought my list I compiled after talking to the pharmacist (of the long term meds) and gave them back my baclofen. Strangely....this time they asked me if I was sure I wanted to "waste" them and I said that I don't share meds and I can't take them, so they can do whatever they want with them. I don't want them in my house. They seemed surprised.
So after speaking with the PM, he refused the return to Soma right away and I told him I was too afraid to consider the oxycontin...which left us a few other long acting meds to consider. He wanted to take the list and the other info with him and "think about it". I got the distinct impression the answer was NO, however, my BP and my pain levels during the procedure were greater than even he had expected to see and I had the runny nose and tears and was trying to stay calm. I was a hot mess!! Immediately after we finished, I told him I understood if he could not do what I had asked about giving me long acting meds, but almost begged him to give me one additional Oxy IR since I am no longer on the ambien and can take it at night. He asked how often I take them and I told him I only take what is given, but that I have to spread them out more now for pain at night and I was in such horrible pain that I could not handle it anymore.
When they went to check me out to leave, there was no new prescription so the nurse went back to ask him what to do and to my great surprise, he ADDED MSContin twice a day and Robaxin to my regular meds. I will be allowed to continue the meds I have now and add these on top of it!!!! I can't believe he finally made the change!!!
I so hope these meds work for me and I can take them. If not, I'm afraid he won't continue to be so generous in the future. It's always a hit and miss thing with this office. He also agreed to set up another Trigger point injection for two months from now.
Any info on the two new meds would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks all and thanks for sticking by me when I needed the support for so long!!! Now I just have to get up there to get my meds and get some relief. They should open soon!