During my last pain management visit, I let my mouth get ahead of my thoughts by letting a few choice words (edited to remove inappropriate forum language- Please review the forum rules and guidelines) were said by me while in the nearly vacant waiting room. I did not specifically curse AT any of the workers...it was directed at the situation. Not to dwell on whether their actions were right or wrong (I know I was wrong). I am just giving background for my question. I got to the regular room and in came my nurse practitioner...asked me how I was doing as she always did...told her fine...she said no you're not because you are dismissed. My jaw dropped as it really did not register. I had a urine test during my previous visit, so I thought something may have showed up that should not...no reason for that to happen, though. She said that I was dismissed for cursing in the waiting room and frightening the staff, etc. she did not let me get a word in and was really fired up talking louder than usual and very determined. I mean she would not let me get two words to begin a sentence out. Then, all of a sudden she starts forcefully saying that I must be an addict and that I am self-centered thinking of no one but myself and that I expect everybody to drop what they are doing to way on me. I just looked at her and said that I was not an addict but just a regular person that has serious spinal issues that has been in pain the past ten years trying to legitimately find a caring clinic to help with some type of relief by the book. She said well that is how addicts act all screaming in the waiting room wanting their Rx filled. Mercy, I held my tongue on that one as I was already (EDITED FOR LANGUAGE). She said she was tapering my medication down and I would be lucky to find another PM clinic after she finished gherkin dictation for my records. Now, my insurance is not popular here, so I have a total of two additional choices...do not know anything about either. 12 years at the same clinic with no problems and 13 months with this one with zero problems...never a urine test issue...never a Rx issue at all...no issues whatsoever.
I have been on opiates of all forms nonstop for the last 13 years and currently taking generic MS Contin 30mg three times a day along with oxycodone 10/350 three times daily for breakthrough...this was enough to keep my level at 5-6 with an occasional spike after yard work. I have always needed the extended release three times per day as twice does not last. I have been on this for the last three years. Here is how she is weaning me off...she did not write a Rx for oxycodone at all and wrote for me to take morphine er 15mg twice a day then 15mg once a day for the following two week
With what I will begin taking this Sunday, does anyone foresee any actual withdrawal issues besides finding out my true brutal pain level? Obviously, this is totally new to me as I have never been in this situation. My main concern now is hopefully finding one of these two other choices to be somewhat okay...it will still be the end of the month after all is said and done before any more Rx will be prescribed, if I am luck
Also, should I physically pick up my records to see what she wrote about me before passing them off to the next doctor? No telling what she will write...I am sure the "recommendation" will be scathing
Sorry about the book...thanks for any insight!
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