This is my 2nd PM Dr. Loved my first one, but they just weren't listening to me. They gave me Tramadol and said that should do the trick. It doesn't even touch it for more than an hour. I go again on Friday and would like some advice on what I can do to get them to understand my pain level & concerns.
My fiance and I have even split up after 7 years because he says " I'm about as fun as a wet noodle" I'm irritable all the time and I know I'm no fun. But how can you be when the pain consumes you? I just want relief. I know I'm not going to be 100%, probably ever again. But I'd like to at least be tolerable of the pain enough to bring me back to life again. Regardless, I'll never go back to the ex. If he's not going to be there with me through this, then I can only imagine what type of burden I would be if something more serious would happen.
2nd Dr. has given me Oxycodone, but I told him how well the ER worked for me.... 20mg's, 2-3x a day. The oxy works well with the Tramadol, but only for a few hours (3 tops). He told me to alternate. Take a Tramadol, then my next dosage take an Oxy, etc.., etc... That didn't work so I was taking a Tramadol WITH 1 1/2 Oxy every 4 hours.
How do I make them understand I want longterm relief with a breakthrough med? I DO work and I need to be able to continue doing so. But this pain every single day is waring me down. I don't get much sleep (due to pain), and then I come and work for 8 hours.
AxiaLIF Procedure done in Oct. 2009, no relief & in worse pain than ever.