So i have been seeing my PM since Oct 1st. My 2nd visit i had my 2nd epidural shot later a week after my 1st visit and it didn't work and hurt badly much worse than my 1st. I was getting vicodin 5/325 every 6 hours. Doctor increased it 1-2 pills every 6 hours and i was getting refills like 4x for 20 tablets each time even though they were barely touching the pain. I was open with my PM center when i went to ER for my stomach pain NOT my herniated disc because i was also given 5/325 vicodin and they were OK with it. Now i called back because i needed some more at least until my next appt on Oct 29th. Nurse said OK i will ask the doctor and asked me how much i was taking and how often i told her 5/325 - and 2 tabs every 6 hours and even then it was barely touching the pain. The other nurse the other day told me the doctor wanted me to stay on this dose until my next appt with him since he wouldn't call in anything else for me to try. Well i found out she called me in a script i assumed the same thing 1-2 tabs every 6 hours and i asked her for at least enough to get me through the 29th for my appt so i don't have to keep calling everytime i need more. So i get to the pharmacy and found out they called me in 15 tablets 5/500 and it says take 1 tablet 1x day (edit) ? I am in more pain and was told i could i could initially take 1-2 every 6 hours and now only 1 pill 1x day?? Has anyone ever heard of this before? Why are they doing this all of a sudden?
They also have me scheduled for another steroid injection on the 29th and i don't want anymore. I've had 2 already i don't like where this doctor did it because it didn't work plus it's way too soon for another one for me. What do you think?? I am suggesting finding another PM who will not take me seriously and play around with my medication and not even make me aware. I don't like how they are dealing with me. I asked for an appt sooner than the 29th and they told me no.. because they want me to have another steroid injection.. i don't want one and they didn't ask me if shot #3 was okay.
Edit to remove inappropriate forum language. Foul language in any form, is not allowed on Spine Health.
Post edited by Sandi
Herniated disc diagnosis 6/2013
Bulg disc pushing on nerve at L5-S1
Steroid injection #1 was 6/2013
Steroid injection #2 was 10/1/2013