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pain meds not working

Pain meds doc got me on dont stop pain,no relief,should i ask for higher mg?


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    I find it more beneficial to let doctor know of how you are feeling...how meds are effective or not..communicate whatever you are going through. And ask doctor what he thinks.
    Then doctor will decide of change of treatment or increase of med or whatever other treatment idea he might have.

    If you are having no relief, talk to doctor. No need for unnecessary suffering...esp since you have a doctor helping you.
    Often times the meds can be trial...and try again.

    Usually the goal of taking pain meds isn't to take pain away but to make it tolerable ..take the edge of....for better quality of life.
    You don't state the reason for your pain.....but this has been my experience with chronic pain.

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  • I've had a similar experience to savage. I just tell my pm the truth and he finds a dose that he's comfortable going to. My pain is not completely eliminated by the medicine. If I were to go to the next higher dose it would wipe it out, unfortunately it would also put me into a slight stupor and I would no longer be able to do a good job at work or with the family.

    As savage stated just put the information out there for the doctor and let him come up with the dose that he's comfortable with. A daily record of pain levels and medication times would help. I use a simple Excel spreadsheet nothing fancy.
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