I'm fairly new here(only a few posts to date) and I'm having surgery on the 17th of Sept but in the mean time I have been seeing a pain manageement doctor and have had 4 steriod/ SI nerve blocks which don't really work. However when it comes to prescribing pain meds my doc seems a little stingy. When I first saw him he prescribed vicodin 5/325 for twice a day for the week before my first injection. At my followup I told him that my PCP didn't want me to take tylenol because my liver enzymes were elevated so he prescribed me dilaudid 2mg for once a day to take in addition to the tizanidine that is twice a day. At my next followup after my second injection I told him that by taking the medication once a day I was unable to get ahead of the pain so he increased the dose to 1-2 tablets once a day. This helps a bit more but I even taking 1 tablet twice a day I am still finding that the pain creeps back to where I began and that I can't geta head of it. Ihavemy next followup from my last injection back in July because he was on vacation and rescheduled appointments. How do I let him know that my current regimine isn't working ideally witout sounding like I just want more meds?
Medications I currently take for my back:
* Celebrex 200mg QD
* Tizanidine 4mg BID
* Dilaudid 2mg BID
* Naproxen 550mg only on occasion
* Gapapentin 1800mg BID (for migraine prevention)