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Pain Medications

Started by blahnessa on 05/09/2012 9:01pm

I am not sure if this is the right place but I have no where else to turn and no other people to ask. I take percocet 10/325 for my back and they are all that help me function the pain in back is severe. I recently had a random drug test and had nothing but hydrocodone in my system and I told my Doctor that that was going to be what would happen because I had run out of my pain medds and still had some left over from before she changed my medication. I am not on a pain contract and have never been asked to sign on and did not even kinow they could have me urine tested when not on one. I do not abuse my meds but like I tell my dr there are times when I do way more activity then I know i should and I end up takin one extra a day. Now I just got a letter saying that they will no longer perscribe me anything and being just cut of I do not think is good for my health and to be with out my medication that helps for me to maintain a life that is productive is just determental to me. I am wondering how this is going to affect me if I do try to go see a pain specialist am I not going to be able to get my medication back. I have called my Dr. ( who is jus a nurses assistant technically) but they have not called me back because I think I should get more of a explanation even more so since I told her what was going on and what she would find in my system it is also the fact that they also tested for another drug which was klonozapan which I am only suppose to take when they are needed. I could really use some advice on this Thank you!

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Sounds like you're in a tough situation. I would continue to try and speak directly to the prescribing doctor. It is unwise to ever take more than prescribed for this reason. If at any time your current dose is not covering your pain you should contact the doctor and let them know. They can then decide if you need an increased dose or a better medication. I know it's tough for us who NEED our medication for true pain to have all this "red tape" however the doctors do need to protect themselves. If this is the first time you've run out early hopefully a one on one conversation would work. I've not had this situation personally but worth a try.

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Dr's work for you, not the other way around. There are a lot of doctors out there and my humble opinion is; if the doctor you are seeing doesn't understand your situation and philosophy on how you need to be treated and you don't understand his philosophy on treating patients. Both of you will be wasting your time! There are doctors out there that will treat you like a patient in need of great medical treatment. You just have to interview them like you were hiring them, which you are!!!!! Don't hold your head down.

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find a new doctor , you are wasting your time with this one . you need to find
one who will listen to what's going on . good luck .

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