So I just got out of oral surgery earlier today, around 1pm. I have been on 2 10mg norco's for the past 2 months and just started taking 2 30mg ms contins a day and then the norcos for breakthrough pain for neck pain and a lot of other stuff. My GP prescribed these btw.
I told my oral surgeon that I was taking those and that I didn't like the ms contin so I had been taking 2 norcos at a time but ran out as my GP gave me an rx that ran out the day before my surgery, which sucked. So I read to tell your surgeon about
all/any medications you're taking prior to so that they know you may have a tolerance to narcotic pain meds. He wrote me a prescript
ion for 10 5/500 vicodin. I told him I doubt that will help the pain since it takes 20mg to even make a considerable dent in my pain. He said they should work bc the surgery should have helped my pain. It's now 8pm and I'm already hurting pretty darn bad. I'm afraid it's going to be worse tomorrow and hate the idea that I may have to suffer through the weekend when I've got finals this week. I'm sick of hurting and don't feel he is addressing my concerns. My GP is on vacation and the doc who's filling in for him that doesn't know me doesn't want to give me a refill on the norco, and I don't think he should have to. Isn't it the surgeons job to take care of me? Plus he told me to ween off of prednisone for this surgery, which sucked to do in only 5 days from 30mg a day, then gave me prednisone through iv before surgery. I asked him if I should start taking it again and he said he didn't know, ask my GP.
So what do I do? I feel like I'm just going to page him tomorrow if I'm still hurting and tell him they aren't working. Am I right in doing that? I knew this wouldn't cut it as my body somehow has a high tolerance for these types of medications, I told him that, and he decided to still give me less. I feel like he's more worried about
the liability than my well being.
I had to edit a word in your post. We do have to watch our language since we do not know the ages of the people that reads these posts. Please take a look at the forum rules, thanks...Susie
Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 4/28/2012 10:54:11 AM (GMT-6)