Not sure if this belongs here but here goes.
Last night I had a visit with my PCP to see if they would give me a Rx for diazepam as it seems to be the only muscle relaxer that helps any at all. That and they said they had the report from my latest neck MRI there too.
So I ask her straight out if she can give me the Rx, I explained to her that I was in the ER twice in one weekend due to pain in my neck, arm, side torso and lower right side (leg). They gave me the valium as a muscle relaxer, worked beautifuly. She flat out said no, it's addicting.
Then she goes and says "Remember last year we wouldn't refill your pain meds for you anymore because you were addicted to them?" I just looked at her in disbelief.
This past Saturday I went and recieved a copy of every report from my NS to my PCP and lawyer so I could see what is being said about me. Well apparently according to my NS no amount of surgeries will get rid of my pain, it's permanent. Now I know that my PCP has been getting these reports, yet they think I'm fishing for pain killers. :O
It doesn't matter because my NS finally said he would handle my pain meds for me, anything else to get from the PCP. Also, I had to remind her that she had my new MRI report. THe only new thing on going on now is arthritis in my c-spine! JOY! My PCP seemed shocked that my NS was Rx'ing me percocet to handle my pain.
I've been with this PCP for over 20 years, I would hate to change but I may have to go to my wife's PCP who is a little more understanding.
Again, I wasn't fishing for pills to get high, I'm well past the "high" effects stage of pain meds (2.5 years), I'm just trying to maintain and decent level of life day to day and of all people the docs are making it the hardest.