Pain medication makes it possible for me to get up in the morning, make food, get some housework done, make phone calls, get bills paid, actually socialize with people. Although there is some debate about
what type of meds help what type of pain, I know what type of meds make my life bearable. When I run out of pain meds or my doctor undertreats my pain, which he does, consistently, my life is a living hell. I am trying to care for my aging father, when in pain and without meds, I cannot function. What is wrong with this picture? I don't want to get high, I hate not being able to think straight, but I do want to live my life, somewhat modified, but still, I want to live it. It isn't fair. I'm almost to the point of going to the underground market for help. i don't know what to do. Conversations with my doctor about
undermedicating result in his sneering at me, I don't think he likes me very much, and me in tears. I asked to be referred to a pain mngt.clinic, his response, "they can't do anything for you, I can't do"? What? I went for two of those 15 minute introductory meetings with two other doctors, they both said "Celexa". I have a dual diagnosis, also BiPolar, Celexa would send me into a rapid cycling tailspin. Help please.