I am on pain medications prescribed by my PCP for 2 years. She just moved. I saw a new doctor at the same clinic yesterday. In the past I would call my PCP med assistant and she would have me come into the clinic and sign for my meds. The new doc wants me to see her monthly and try different meds. Her goal is to get me to the lowest possible dose of narcotics. She was quite opinionated about narcotic drugs and about how my use was handled by my pervious doctor. She doesn't like to handle Narcotic drug patients. There will be urinalysis and contracts. She said she read my summery and knows I have tried many things like multiple meds., Surgery, injections, Blocks, SCS trials 3X's, PT 4X's (currently going) etc...She offered Gabapedin or lyrica. Both drugs cause bad side effects for me. She offered Cymbalta but I told her my insurance doesn't cover new drugs very well. She prescribed Elavil as a nerve pain drug. I took one last night and had to call in to miss work today as I had a headache, dizzy, nausea ect. I am wondering if I should try to go to another doctor. I felt like a drug addict just because I take these meds for pain. I have been dealing with this condition since 2006. I continue to try to work and remain as active as possible. I will say that work has made many acomendations and I haven't been able to do as much lately due to increased pain and decreased mobility. Not sure what to do next. Sorry for the rambling. I feel kind of spacey right now.
Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.