I'm just at my breaking point and need to get this off my chest so here it goes..!
a month ago I decided I wanted to get off the fentanyl patch because I didn't like what it was doing to my tolerance, it was making my BT oxycodone seem like just sugar pills, plus I wasn't getting much more relief from the patch. But before I had a chance to let my doctor know I was landed in the hospital with pneumonia. So, while there, I let my attending MD know I was interested in starting a taper. She contacted the pain clinic and a NP from the practice came over with a taper plan. But because I'm not 18 till February 22nd, I can't actually go to the pain clinic so the taper plan was sent over to my GP. Well, somewhere in the communication line, someone messed up and the plan sent to my GP was to get off my oxycodone too! I told him everything and how I had volunteered to want off the fentanyl but had said nothing about
the oxy! But he refused to listen and has tapered me off of a 50mcg fentanyl patch with 15mg of oxy every 6 hours in ONE MONTH!
I feel horrible.. I have absolutely no pain meds now and am feeling all the chronic pain I deal with on top of withdrawals!
As I said, I turn 18 on February 22nd and will be able to see the pain clinic then and get my meds sorted out. But they won't even allow me to make an appointment until AFTER I've turned 18 and I've heard it's a long wait for an appointment.
So, here I sit with all my medical problems which cause me about
7-9 pain scales everyday, with no form of relief besides me heating pad & that barely even does anything.. Ugh, just so stressed out.
Thanks for listening.
~xoxo, kayla :) 17 y/o My DX:
Mid Aortic Syndrome(Aorta, SMA, Both Renal's, Celiac), Aortic Aneurysm, Chronic Pancreatitis, Stenosis of Pancreas and Liver Ducts, Gastroparesis, IC, Endometriosis, IBS, Anemia & more! Turn your wounds into wisdom! <3