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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Pain Medications
So, I am on a pain contract with my regular dr. On Sept 18th, I go to see a pain mgmt dr about getting injections. My problem is, when I went to turn in the MSContin, cause it made me severely sick, (a waste of $35 for a month's worth) she wrote me a new rx for oxycodone but just until the 18th. Why do you think she did this? If this Dr doesnt deal with medicines, just injections and therapy (as most around here do, theres no real "pain dr" here) what should I do? Call my General Dr after appt and say what? I am not sure if she understands that if it is her intentions to pull me off narcotics, I would hope she would taper me off ,and not cold turkey. :SS I guess I am just freaking out. This medicine is the only thing that takes my pain away, and what if the pain Dr wont prescribe me these? I have tried Ultram (made me violently ill and no pain relief) not sure what to do here and who I should speak with about this. Should I ask the new Dr to take over my meds or ask that my general keep the contract going? I dont want to look like a drug seeker @)
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Comments

  • Maybe you should ask the doc why they wrote the rx for that amount. They should be able to explain their intentions.
  • because you are seeing a PM on the 18th. That way if your PM does take over your meds then you will not be getting them from 2 docs which is illegal. IF your new PM doesn't prescribe pain meds have them write something on their letter head that states that and take it back to your reg doc. I am sure that is the reason she only gave you enough to get through until the 18th.
  • I agree that the question about the number of pills prescribed should be addressed with your doctor, but I also am wondering if she is hoping that the injections will work and you will not NEED the pain meds any longer. When you have your appointment on the 18th. I know the fear of running out of meds. Again, you should be asking these questions to the doctors.
  • I am fairly new to the forum, so don't know mom in pain's background and what the diagnosis is for your back. What did the MRI show and why won't they do surgery?
  • Maybe your PCP wants to see what the pain doctor's evaluation and recommendation is. The pain doctor will let you know if he only does injections, or if he prescribes meds. Just make sure you take your records from your PCP to your appt. They have to know about him giving you MS Contin.
    It could be that your PCP knows the pain doc only does epidurals. If that's the case, call the PCP right after the appt and see if more MS Contin can be refilled.

    That way, you'll go to pain mgt for your injections, and see your PCP for your MS Contin. You will still be following the rules of your pain contract with the PCP and have no problems.
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