once again, i am reading post from various people, especially the ones about doctors who want patients to get off pain meds. doctors will use any excuse, and even lie, yes a doctor will lie to you. one person posted about her doctor wanting her to get off pain meds because they don't help pain after a while, they make it worse. the infamous dr drew of celebrity rehab is famous for his distortions and lies about narcoticsl yes, he even used this excuse on a patient. my favorite lies are when a doctor will med speak to you, knowing well that you have no idea what he is talking about. i had blood in my urine once and he said i had some post menopausal, vernicular hemotob partition of the uretha, i am exaggerating of course but you get my drift. even my current pain dr once tried to get me off because i has swelling in my feet. he said oxyconitn was responsible for this i told him i researched oxy and there was not mention of this side effect at all. i am still on oxy and he does not hastle me. so, when a dr says this and that about pain meds, beware, he does not or want you on narcotics. drs are infamous about their fear of narcotics. they are afraid of getting looked at by the dea and the are also brainwashed by the medical profession and med schools about narcotics. inmho. nerve pain meds and naisd's are given out instead of narcotics because of this fear. for th emost part, these meds have never helped my pain at all. i refuse to take them.
so my pain friends, beware of the excuses doctors give you. i believe a lot of these reasons are bogus
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.