Sorry I have posted my back problems, I will next time I sign in and update my profile. In Short I have had an L3-L4 fusion back 2001, I felt great for about a year. The DR that did the fusion did tell me all he did was give me the nerve back and I would have pain the rest of my life and that the disc above and below the fusion were not in great shape and might need fusing later, but ok enough not to fuse right then.
Now to my question, I have been with the same PM for 3 years, now he has changed his ways, I have been on Percocet for ever but he has given it to me for the past three years 10mg 4 times a day, plus a weak muscle pill. A year ago he came out with this contract, which I had no problem signing and have no problem taking UA's whenever he wants. I have never lost my pills and needed more. I have been a prefect patient if he said lets try injections in my back I took them, when said lets try radio freq I did, and have been doing both for 3 years which help a little with the Percocet I can get around and work most of the time. Now the confusing part I was told He is not a pill giver, he will give me Meds as long as I have injections, He told me when I am not getting treatments I have to go to my primary caregiver for pain meds. My PCM is confused he told me that why I sent you to the PM Doc so he can track you Narcs and only one Dr. gives them to you plus you signed a contract with him, so I cant legally give you Narcs. So I tell my PM Dr, what the PCM said and as long as I tell him that I am getting my drugs from my PCm We are Ok.
I have never asked for anything stronger then what I am on now. So what do I do if the PM Dr. wont give me anything for pain and my PCm won’t give me anything. I joked if they would send me to the Betty Ford clinic for the with drawls or do I go cold turkey, take it up with your PCM.
I was in 2 helicopter crashes while in the Army, I will retire in 1 month so I will have to try to explain all this to another PCM, What Fun, I'm looking forward to someone else looking at me as a drug seeker, what a life! Last thing he is pushing the pain pump really hard now, not looking forward to another possibly failed surgery. Thanks for letting me vent.