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Going to a new PM doctor

Nwalker9NNwalker9 Posts: 4
edited 03/22/2015 - 9:10 PM in Pain Management
So for the past 2-3 years I've been going to xxxx to manage my chronic low back pain. Just recently the doctor there and I came to a mutual agreement that I should move on to a longer term pain management doctor, as he could not prescribe me stronger medicine to deal with my increasing needs or had ideas of what left to do. On Tuesday now, I am going to see a new PM guy. I'm both excited and terrified. Excited because I am hoping he can help me more than the last doctor could both in medicine and other solutions. Terrified because I'm worried that he's not going to prescribe me the dose of pain medicine I was taking before (which isn't much, 4x 7.5 mg Percocet daily) or worse, not prescribe me anything at all. At this point in my life I am very reliant on the medication. I take it to work, out to the store for errands, and around the house for chores. I am in moderate-severe pain without it all the time. Even laying in bed writing this message is painful anymore. So I guess my question is, are doctors hesitant or against writing pain prescriptions to new patients? I'm already running out of medication as is because the dose before is just not enough to cover 24/7 pain.
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