I am inpatient at a psych facility right now. I met my doctor today. I told her I don't feel like my pain meds help at all but she seems not to believe me. I told her I missed an appointment a week or two ago and ran out. The pain was exactly the same so I figured they don't work anymore and stopped taking them. My GP agreed that there's no point taking it if it doesn't help. Now in the hospital they have me back on it. Why would I have stopped taking the med if it helps? I'm thinking tomorrow when I see the dr again I will flat out ask for a different pain med. Will that sound to much like drug seeking? It's not as if I can abuse or misuse it in here. It will be doled out dose by dose like all meds in a hospital. I don't want to be a demanding, difficult patient but I would be so easy for them to help me. I'm on a weak med, codeine 60mg. There are a bunch of others that would probably make some difference to my pain. Part of the problem is that the doc, who is a psychiatrist, wants to get a consult with a PM doc, which is great, but it looks like she's not gonna do much for me in the meantime. How do I voice my concerns respectfully without xxxx anyone off?
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