Thanks again you guys! Yes, I am puzzled by the muscle relaxer thing too. When I broke my ribs the docs there sent me home with tons of meds and huge bottles of muscle relaxers. I love my surgeon, but am puzzled by the "hanging out to dry" on the meds.
It's not like I didn't just have major surgery or anything! And it's not like I take any other meds that would cause a problem. I get monitoring pain med intake but this seems ridiculous to me. He knows I am not a drug seeking abuser. You would think they could write me dated scrips to refill so I don't have to call and call and essentially beg for refills.
I will only be four weeks out tomorrow. I keep having to end up making the 5 hr round trip to go physically pick up my scrips when they call me 4 days after I run completely out to tell me they are just now putting them in the mail, which because we only get mail here three days a week, makes it almost always yet another five days before I actually receive the refill scrip. Anyone else ever had this issue?
I don't really have a GP, all the ones I have gone to since !moving here basically refuse to write pain scrips. I swear every time I have gone to a doc when I am so sick with pain I am throwing up, the first thing they say when they walk in the room and see that I am there for pain issues, is "we won't give you any drugs". Huh? I had to quit three jobs because I would get so sick with pain and the docs would not help.
When I lived in Iowa, and it was there I broke my ribs a few months ago, they just handed me scrips with a months worth of stuff at least. Home here in WY, after major surgery, getting pain meds is worse than pulling teeth! I could understand if I had a history of abusing them or something, but I never have or would. It's making my recovery hard.
I had to make that drive two weeks after surgery, five days after calling in for a refill, and having had no pain meds for over three days, not even two weeks out! I was one mess of pain I tell ya. Then having to basically suffer sudden withdrawal on top of the pain just trying to get a refill set me way back, especially after that long car ride. Took me three days to get out of bed again. Right now I am in the exact same spot AGAIN. I really don't understand it.
He did move to a different office, so his nursing staff is new. He did my first fusion last August and his nurses there always got my scrips out by the next day at the latest so it wasn't quite as bad. Now I am stuck on a cycle of 5 days of muscle relaxer, and ten days of pain med scrips at a time, with several days of being completely out of both before I receive my refill scrips, and have a feeling I will end up having to drive all the way down there again just to get my refill scrips or I will be out of everything for at least a week.
I take it from your responses that this is not a normal thing a post surgical patient should have to endure. I honestly have no idea what to do about
it as there seems to be nothing I can do. A GP here won't help me out since they will assume I am just trying to get more drugs. Doesn't matter if I have my bottles with me to prove dates etc, been there, tried that. Needless to say it just adds a ton of extra stress on my body and making my recovery very difficult, and frankly pissing me off! Sorry for the rant on that, I just SOOOO don't get it.
My summer business I own is guided trail rides and riding lessons but I have a feeling that won't happen this year, especially if they keep setting me back this way. I even told them last time that I had been completely out of meds for four days, after stretching my 10 day supply to almost two weeks. I swear the nurse was like, "well you've been out of surgery a couple weeks so I can see if we can refill it". Huh? That's why right now I am living in dread that the won't even refill the request I made yesterday. If I stretch my pain meds out again I can make them last if I only take three 7.5 mg of my oxycodone a day for next two days. With no muscle relaxers. Thanks for listening, I am just having a very hard time with all this!
And yes, believe me, White Beard, I thank God every day for my husband! If I was him I would have left me a long time ago!! I told him how my dr. Appts here went and he had a hard time believing it, so I had him go to a few with me. He could NOT believe how they treated me. I was just trying to get help so I could KEEP working and was treated like a drug seeking gutter addict. By multiple doctors. It's been a very, very long road.
I have made some paragraphs to make your post easier to read. Some of us having tracking problems when reading. Thanks.
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