I have 3 bulging discs, (at least seen on last MRI a year ago) which are possibly hurniated by now. I work in a physical labor field for my job. Been to pysical therapy/taction/pain management (denied to give me epidural shot) says they work last for my pain, since i am phsical at work.
I have been on Oxy20 twice a day with 5mg vicodin for b/t up until a month ago. I told my doc that they were not working as well, as i am building a tolerance so he increased both, 40 Oxy, and 10Vic. He referred me to see an ortho surgeron, however I do not want surgery.. until its my last resort.
How do I tell him at my next office visit next month that I dont want the surgery? And as well, I think i am immune to the B/t Vicodin.. they dont do anything. Should I ask for 40-oxy 3 times a day and no b/t, or something diff. for b/t. As the Oxy only last for about 6 hours or so...then its pain-especailly on a work day.