So good to find this forum. I have what I think is a pinched nerve, nerve conduction test came back very bad, saw the concerned look on my doctors face. Mri says surgery not needed, though. Terrible pain, not the needles and pins thing in the feet, but mind blowing, earth shattering pain in the skin of the inner thigh and front of thigh. Lower back pain too, sever burning under my stomach line and in my pubic area, like a torch is burning me. I cry so much I have ran out of tears.
Anyway, I have been on Tramadol for a while and I have liked it other than I wasn't allowed to take enough of it to help. When I have taken three 50mg tabs along with a lyrica, it has helped me fine. So I finally am in PM and saw my doctor last week. I have a new family doctor and when he saw what pain i was in he gave my 60 oxycodone 10/325. My pm doc said I could stick with that. It was for two pills a day and the family doc said I could use my tramadol along with it to supplement it. This went well, but my new pm doc said one or the other. I chose the oxycodone and he gav me a script and counted up what I had left of the original 60 and said I could take 4 a day. So I have not filled the new script for 120 yet until my original 60 are gone--just a few days left of them
But now, I am scared because I just don't want to get addicted to these things. I don't want the huge responsibility of having them around my loved ones and such, having to protect them and knowing there are people out there who would break in to my home and maybe even do us harm to get them. I am just afraid of this stuff and don't want to get addicted to this stuff.
My Tramadol worked fine and I am thinking that before I fill this script I want to call the doc and ask for a visit to askif I can switch to tramadol if he wil let me have the option of taking 150mg four times a day. The top recomended dosage of tramadol
is 400mg, but I would be asking for 600mg. I would not have to take this much many days, just about half the time when I am hurting real bad. Do you think he would allow me to go over the top reccomended dosage that far? I really would feel a lot better if I were not on this hard core stuff and trmadol seems a lot less troublesome and easy going. It works when I have enough and I am just terrified of having this oxy stuff around my home and loved ones let alone me getting addicted to it.
Should I call Monday morning and at least ask the nurse to give him a note or something?