I go see pain management doc that I have been seeing for years now & he does not help me. My meds have been managed by my ortho who did my back fusion 9/25/08.
He had me on several pain killers & they were not giving me long relief so he puts me on 10mg methadone 2xdaily on 2/2/09 & tells me I have to see pain management doc for ongoing meds.
I see pm doc last Wednesday & tell him whats going on & that the side effects are too much on meth. He proceeds to ask me what I want & I tell him I get side effects from ANYTHING I take. He mentions many drugs that I have taken in the past & I say no to all of them due to side effects.
He puts me on soma, clonidine, mobic & ups my neurontin from 300mg to 600mg. I start taking them & start getting side effects right away & I am getting no pain relief. I call his office the next day & Friday & tell them its not working. They check with doc & he says thats what he wants me to take.
I have been in terrible pain since Thursday & cannot sleep so I call his office today & leave a message with the answering service to have him call me as I am in terrible pain. I give it an hour & he never calls so I take a percocet.
Now I have to see him next wednesday & wonder what he will do. You have to sign a contract agreeing to take only what he gives you. Well it was either I take a percocet or end up in the ER from the pain. I cannot believe this, I go from taking meth to no pain killer. Can you believe? I thought one of the new drugs he was giving me was a pain killer.