i am glad i am going back to work,teaching, tomorrow. i've been posting too much-ha ha. well back to semi serious. another thing i have noticed lately is the number of people who complain about their pain doctors and how they are treated. it seems to this humble poster that it is quite a lot lately. i for one have for the most part never had a problem with pain dr's. my first one retired, 10 years, the second one i did not like they were not very compassionate and the last-one and one half years. for the most all were compassionate and did not accuse me of drug addiction or i did not get the feeling that i was not liked. remember these guys have the hardest job in medicine. people demanding narcotics, being lied to, exaggerations, and the worse not bringing in test results to show them. if you have mris cat scan etc one needs to bring in all tests and reports, drs are not going to make a diagnosis on the spot and prescribe drugs because you feel you want them. there is a systematic proceedure that one has to go through before meds are given. rarely will they give you meds at the first visit. i had to go through a whole routine before given meds, mri discography, nerve test cat scan x=rays blood tests office visits etc. so are some of you paranoid because you think they don't like you? you have to work with them. don't go in and say i can only take narcotics because i am allergic to naisd's etc. red flags. if they give you nerve pills it might be they don't write scripts for narcotics or they might suspect you of wanting drugs. some won't give out narcotics at all
pain free and happy lives for all
give the guys a break
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.