Well, I'm kind of mad...no. Irritated.
I saw my Surgeon last week, Thursday to be exact, and he refilled my Rx for Lorcet every 4-6 hours. I have a 2 level microdiskectomy scheduled for 4/25.
I take 4 tablets a day.
He's on vacation this week, and when I called for a refill, the PA switched my dose to 1-2 tablets a day, telling the med secretary that I should be using them "sparingly."
In my opinion, I am using them "sparingly."
The best part??? I explained that the surgeon and I had this conversation about pain meds, and that there was no indication that I would need to mak a change. He refilled the rx.
The medical secretary said: " Well, do your best. If you need to use more than that that just call us." I told her that I thought that was not appropriate, as I refuse to use the medication any other way than what is prescribed on the bottle.She assured me that she would put a "note" in my chart.
I thought about it overnight, and I think that they are worried about the amount of meds I am on prior to surgery, but if I back down to 2 a day I am not going to be able to walk without excruicating pain.
I'm sure that they have stronger pain meds for me after surgery since I have probably built a tolerance.
I also resent the implication that I am not using the medication "sparingly." That bums me out. I've been good.
OK....I'm done. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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