I had a car accident two years ago hence the back problem, I have been on Oxycontin 60mg bd, panadeine forte prn, endone (or equivalent), anti-depressant plus a few others on and off for over two years.
I had my ALIF L5/S1 on 17th August, which initially I was doing well with, but on the weekend I was sitting watching my husband and kids play follow the leader outside when my hubby comically hit his head on the swings and I laughed, since then the pain in my back has been pretty unbearable and the pain down my right leg is excrutiating. Hubby reckons God Smote me.
Any my gp was already starting to get antsy about all the medications i'm on and has questioned whether my reasons for taking them are more emotionally based than physically. He is putting strict time limits on when I can have more prescribed and i'm really starting to feel like a druggie.
The thing is even though i'm in a lot of pain at present i'm not feeling depressed. I don't feel that i'm needing the drugs for emotional reasons (other than the anti-depressant obviously). I genuinely feel I need the pain meds for pain and right now I need more than i'm getting.
Does anyone else feel like they are being treated like a druggie? How do I get through to my gp that i'm genuine and not a druggie?
Any advise would be appreciated.
P.S. Mr Pond fisher,if you read this. i've been meaning to say that I enjoy reading your posts you are truly a breath of fresh air. You have a way of viewing the world which is truly unique. I'm australian, and if I didn't know better i'd swear you were an Aussie too, you'd fit right in down here. Please keep posting you make the world a better place