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Almost 2 weeks and no meds

jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Chronic Pain
Most of you know my story and how my doc stopped my meds so I will not go into it again. What I will say is OMG this has been a horrible week. I tried to make appointment with PCP and he is on vacation so I called PM and explained what is going on and I see him Friday, but heres the real reason for this post. I got to thinking is my pain really that bad or am I just afraid of the pain? I would love for the answer to be that I am afraid of the pain but it is not. This week has been a nightmare! With meds I can work, take care of my 80 year old mother and enjoy life. Sure I cannot do alot of things even with the meds but at least they give me some quality of life.
This week I could only work about 20 hrs, had to have help taking care of my mother and have barely slept at all.Pain was too bad to let me sleep. I have a good relationship with PM doc and I am just going to lay it all onto the table. I need help and I need some relief,NOW! As far as my PCP goes I have decided he is not the right doctor for me. I need a doctor that will take care of my medical issues not one that makes me feel guilty because I have medical needs. As Donald Trump says "your fired!". Or at least he will be as soon as I find another one. LOL. I keep telling myself "you can make it until Friday" but it feels like it might as well be a month away.


  • getting the short end of the stick...your job and your doc...thats the spirit ...go on the ATTACK
  • I would think it's your pm's job to give you meds ,not your pcp, if you're under the care of a pm. Unless I missed something and you're not under the care of a pm yet. From my experience my pcp won't give meds cuz I had a pm. Except if it has to do with with other problems I'm having. When you have a issue that's not in your pcp's area of training it's his job to send you to a specialist or pm. I know my pcp can only do so much and most the time he's only guessing and so a specialist would take it to the next level. And if you're under the care of a pm and he's already aware of your issues, I don't get why he's not at least giving you something to make it at least til u see him Friday. I hope you get to feeling better, it really sux to just be left out in the cold hurting and waiting. About sleeping.. I can't take rx sleep aid so I take 2 benedryl or Tylenol pm. And I may not sleep all nite but at least I know I'll get at least 4hrs of hard sleep, which is better than none and tossing and turning so much from the pain that I wake up with a Mohawk.
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    Pete my work has been wonderful to me since I went back and have bent over backwards to make things easier on me. It took me some time to realize they were only trying to help and not condemning the whole situation. I truly believe I will be with this company until I retire.Yes I do take the 2 mandatory breaks that I complained so much about but guess what...I need them. As far as my doc goes I sit and think about things from the past, things my doctor should of done and did not. Symptoms that were so obvious to me that he just blew off. He just is not the right doctor for me anymore due to all my issues. Its time to move on. Is he a bad doctor absolutly not..just not the right one for me.
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    Hollie, In the beginning I was getting my meds from pain doc but pcp wanted to be in control of meds and I saw PM for what seemes like 20 injections over the years, My pain doc is not real big on prescibing meds but will. Since I have not seen PM doctor since January I do not know if he will give meds or not. But at least this is a starting point. I am game for injections,physical therapy or anything else he thinks will help.
  • Just seems like someone needs to do something til then.
    I'm sure that's your thought,too.
    I'm feeling for you.... It just sux!
  • he goes out of his way to give me medication the last thing he wants is for me to be feeling the kind of pain that you have with nerve damage and bone problems {the pain is the same as cancer pain} nerve and bone that is like i said befor get shut of your doctor and find a sympathetic one not one from the third reich!!!
  • And I know my dr wouldn't let me suffer either! At least a shot in the butt or something.

  • :H This seems to be the week for people posting how bad they are feeling -- I must look into the astrology of it all (NOT!). @)

    Bless your heart =(( , hang in there - I'm with you, find another doctor who you feel respects that you are telling him the truth and will respond with respect for your medical needs.

    I know Friday seems far away when you need relief but keep hanging in there! From reading everyone's posts about their doctors, I think we need to sponsor a seminar for doctors on how to communicate with their patients OR is it just that they're all so afraid of being sued -- who knows?!

    Take care and sending you a >:D< .


  • You keep saying that over and over and over "I can make it til Friday!!!" Yell it out loud if you have to!!! It's so funny, (not funny ha-ha) because I was thinking the same thing as Judy, what is up with so many people having problems with their docs this week? I'm glad that your work is so understanding, and you have help with taking care of your mom. Hang in there, take it easy, lots of hot baths, and relaxing, positive thoughts (I know, it's hard, but you'll make it)!!! And good luck with your search for a new doctor.
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
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