CRANKY 1 said...
I've had chronic back and knee pain for many years. My pain management doctor won't prescribe any medication for me, just an ongoing series of epidurals and nerve blocks. They do me no good. I've played by the rules with these shots for over three years. Still, I am in constant pain and have no quality of life. I can barely take care of myself, and am not able to do even the most basic housecleaning or laundry. I really think Fentenyl patches would greatly improve my quality of life, but I think I have a snowball's chance in hell to get my pain management doctor to prescribe them for me. I was wondering if anyone has used, or is using the patches. Also, what conditions are you on them for?
I'm just so tired of not being able to do anything, and more fed-up that I'm still in pain when I'm sitting still.
I would appreciate any information or recommendations you all might have.
FIND ANOTHER PAIN DOCTOR,PERIOD. I went from a pain doc (I have 5 herniated disks) who would give me nothing but 100mgs. methadone,he killed him self, to a wonderful doctor that will let me try ANYTHING i want if I think it will help. He first put me on 2 40 mg. Extended release Oxy's, and 3 30 mg. quick release Roxy's for breakthrough, and 2 2 mg. klonopin. It made me depressed, so we went back to 120 mg. Meth, with the 3 30 mg. Roxy's, better. Now the DEA's got a bug up their ass about
methadone, 10mg. incraments only, so thats 12 tablet a day X 30. We're fixing to try something else. There is an understanding Doc out there, just make sure he is a PAIN DOCTOR. And you take Stadol. I think that may put you in withdrwawl if you use with opiates. Ask people in the hospital,Dr's offices when you go. Anyone in pain will be GLAD TO HELP find you an understanding doc. I live in the South, and there are 2 or 3 UNDERSTANDING Dos's in my town.