Hi, I'm moving from Nevada to Richland, Washington. Is anyone here from the Richland, Washington, area? If so, could you please PM me with a recommended pain doctor in the area.
I have a pain management doctor here in Nevada, and I have an appointment with him on Thursday for my refills. I'm on 20 mg of Oxycontin twice a day, and I am also taking 4 Percocets (10 mg) as well as Lyrica, Voltaren gel, Nabumetome (sp?), and Skelaxin.
At my last appointment, he knew that I might be moving, and he is willing to refer me to a pain management doctor in Washington and fax my records.
I made an appointment with a pain management doctor (don't know if I can list his name here) in Richland yesterday, while I was visiting my husband there. I have the appt. on October 7, and I will run out of my medications on October 9. I'm so worried that the new pain management doctor won't keep me on the same medications. I live with chronic back pain (herniated discs in lower back), scoliosis, arthritis, fibro, and chronic pelvic, hip, leg, and back pain. I'm only 35 years old, and so doctors haven't always taken me seriously.
I don't if my pain management doctor here could call in or fax a prescription if for some reason the new doctor won't write me prescriptions for my medication. Is that even possible across state lines? Does anyone know the procedure on that?
I don't want to look like a pain pill seeker either, because I have documentable pain problems. And for anyone who is on these types of medications and lives with chronic pain, I would hope you could understand my problem. Has anyone moved and had this dilemma? I would really appreciate any advice on how to talk to this new doctor.
Thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to give me advice. It's stressful enough having to move, but this is so hard.
God bless you all