I'm new here & I'm sure that this problem has been addressed before, but as I'm still learning my way around, I decided to post.
I have a bulging disc @ L5-S1 & have been in excruciating pain for months, steadily getting worse. My first Dr wouldn't give me anything but anti-inflamatories. I lot many, many nights of sleep. I finally found a somewhat understanding Dr who prescribed 7.5mg Lortab 6 times a day & muscle relaxers, helped minimally. Dr sent me for spinal injections. They refused to give me the third in the series, because my condition was deteriorating. I have an appointment with a surgeon on 9-20.
Last week the Dr upped my lortab to 10mg, which really isn't helping. I've had to take a leave from work. I've been reading lots of posts on here & it seems that most everybody is on much stronger meds & more than one kind.
I'm fraid of looking like a drug seeker if I keep bugging my doc to increase my meds.
Will the surgeon adjust my meds if he thinks it's necessary, or will I be left at the mercy of my PCP?
Nice to "meet" everybody