I am just so confused and I don't want to cause any trouble; however, my PM PA has had me on three long term opioids and with this one my cervical pain is gone (thank the Lord) but my lumbar is very bad. On top of that I FELL down my stairs Mon. morn, I am very injured, difficult to walk with knee injury and for heavens sake guys, I took the full impact on my rear ribs close to my thoracic spine. I'm bruised in several other places. I went to my primary and he ordered several x rays, don't know results yet.
Here is my question, and I'll make it brief. I hear from other pain patients that they take a long term med and one for breakthrough pain. My PA never prescribes a breakthrough drug. I so appreciate the help with my cervical spine that I am afraid to ask for anything more to help my lumbar problems. She always asked how it is when I am bright, alert, and SITTING DOWN. The pain starts when I stand up, never mind trying to get my house chores done and my gardening is in small spurts.
Am I supposed to ask outright for something to manage my lumbar pain while trying to live a comfortable life? I am just 65 and I don't want to have a sour puss for the rest of my days. Ideas?