Posted 8/9/2013 11:15 AM (GMT -7)
This topic, the essence of it as I'm gathering, has been brought up before. When we, as CP'ers, become knowledgeable and informed about things pertaining specifically to narcotic pain meds, we can get shut down pretty quick.
I've learned the hard way that sadly sometimes I have to "play dumb," or "ignorant," or plant ideas of what my goals are so the docs perceive this as "their idea." And above all, I've never asked by a medication by name. No wait, I lie. I did, once. I was fortunate, and it turned out well and turned out to be a savior for me, but.....no. Never. Don't do it. Or,...maybe once you have a long standing relationship of trust established? It's tricky.
I have the same complaints, especially because I'm relocating, and I know here we go again, more hoop jumping, and I will admit, I'm still learning how to phrase things within the office as a CP patient.
My pcp is great, and it took time to build trust, but she's great. I hate to leave her. But it took time, and we now speak more like peers and I find we get more accomplished, and both of us save time and less running around the bush. I am not her peer, and I never will be. But our relationship permitted the development of the vernacular agreed upon.
I sympathize entirely. If you get it figured out, please let me know too, as our "official move" is now in 7 days, (although I'll be staying in MA longer) but I must start establishing relationships with every,....single,....medical,...professional.... Every one of 'em! (That's a lot).
Look forward to hearing how you do. :)