So I had something weird come up. I have been at odds with my pain clinic for the last month or two. I have not really said anything because I do not want to rock the boat. I have asked to taper my medication down each visit, this has been my request. I started out at 60mg of Oxy IR a day when I went there, I was down to 4 5mg tablets a day. I went in and we decided to go down to 3 tablets this month. After 1.5 weeks I called saying I was just playing catch up to my pain. I have asked about
extended release meds 1 time, he seemed
open to it but never followed through.
Anyways, the nurses are always a pain. They told me to make an appt. for a eval sooner. I tried, but of course nothing is open. So I used my patient portal and let them know the soonest I could get in is early next month for my original appt. I just asked if they would please talk to my doctor to see if I could go back to 4 tablets until I see him.
She flipped out on me. She called me immediately and the next thing I know she is telling me I have go see a counselor before I come to my next visit. I was like really, I asked 1 question.
I made the appointment and will follow through with that visit as I do not want look like a drug seeker or something, but I think it might be time for a new clinic. I was just shocked that asking a simple question caused such an uproar with the nurse. I asked if she talked to David and she said she told him she was recommending me to see the counselor.
Anyone ever have issues like that, I have been jumping through all their hoops as I understand with the new regulations etc. they have to keep a tight eye on things. It is just frustrating, i drive 1.5 hours 1 way to go there.