Lucia, I don't ever think its a good idea for a patient to walk in a drs office and tell the dr specifically what they want to take. Its best to be upfront and tell your dr the pain medication is not working for you and is there anything else he can give you, or ask him if he thinks you should be switched to something else. Drs become very leary of patients that walk in and start telling them what medication they want, thats a quick way for him to assume you are a drug seeker. Sure don't need that title. Hug, Susie
I think you are right. I am thinking of telling him that the 10 mg lortabs do help me most of the times but that there are times that the lortabs, even two lortabs (yes he knows I take two lortabs when needed), do not touch the pain at all, and ask him if there is anything he can do about
those times. Then the ball would be in his court and it won't sound bad. What do you think?
Born with hip dysplasia in left hip, 2 surgeries to fix it when I was a very small toddler.
Also, 2 injured discs in lower back at L3-L4 and at L4-L5.
Zyprexa 5 mg
Zoloft 25 mg (weaning off)
Wellbutrin XL 150 mg
Valium 10-20 mg
Lortab 10 mg/500mg 1-2 tablets
Robaxin 750 mg 1-2 tablets a day
Ibuprofen 800 mg