Anyone else have a significant other who doesn't agree with them being on narcotics?
I know I'm young, but that doesn't dismiss the fact I had a laminectomy at age 25, and a fusion at 29.
I've been taking Vicodin for about...hmmm, 5 years maybe, on and off.
For a while, I was down to Darvocet (that doesn't do poop for the pain).
Now I go to the spine doc tomorrow, my 4 month post-op checkup, and I'm afraid of asking him for a prescription. His nurse refused to do it a couple of weeks ago, so I got my primary care doc to write me a weeks worth.
I know I'll prolly end up going back to the PM doc, but my fiance is NOT happy about the Vicodin sitch.
There is SUCH a stigma attached to narcotics.
The thing is, I can't leave the house, or be a sort of productive human being, if my pain is WAAAAY outta control.
How do you get what you need, in a prescription....without looking like a drug seeker?
It's not my fault my back pain has increased 10 fold, nor is it my fault the ortho surgeon has kept me outta PT for 4+ months. My muscles are SERIOUS atrophying.
I always have that fear that the doc won't help me out, leaving me in terrible pain. It's happened before....
Thanks for letting me vent :S