so, i had my 3 month appointment with pain management today, i always just see the nurse practioner. they had me take a urine test right when i came in. so after that the nurse practioner comes in, and proceeds to tell me that the doctor has reviewed my file, and they will no longer treat me, because there is a solution for me, the microdiscetomy that the neurosurgeon i saw about 2 years ago recommended. she explained to me that narcotics, are for a last resort, usually after surgery, and nothing else has helped.
i understand that, narcotics are not good for me, i take 150mg of nucynta er every 12 hours, they started me at 50mg. i also take 300mg of gabapentin 4 times a day, and 1 200mg of celebrex a day. she said i could talk to my regular doctor, and see if he would prescribe the nucynta, or switch it to vicoden, otherwise they will just wean me off. i told her i am scared to death of surgery, because i have a physical job, and must lift things at work, i would be very worried of reherniating. i do stretches every morning for about 45 minutes to an hour. i also bought and take vitamin b gummies. also i rarely sit, i either stand or lay. i feel very good and have for some time. i do not know if its the nucynta er, the stretches, or all of the above. but i feel well enough, that i dont need the surgery as of now. i explained to my wife the whole situation, i will not lie, i was upset, and in tears. and she just tells me i must be addicted, by the way i am acting, being upset. i will say it again, i just do not understand why the pain management, has done all of this for me for around 2 years, and now they just say we are basicly don with you. also they did do the injections, a total of 4 in the beginning. i do not feel like an addict, just a person that has come a long way, and has been feeling much better. sorry to go on for long, i just feel some people on here have been thru this. i know they are cracking down on pain manegment, i am just upset, and worry about the pain coming back at full force. i guess i shall see.
thanks to this forum, it gives me a place to vent.