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How and if I should ask OBGYN for stronger medication. Please Help

EnemyLoveEEnemyLove Posts: 1
edited 05/25/2015 - 7:41 PM in Pain Medications
So I'm 18 years old and have recently had a baby, as which in the process of delivery I broke my tailbone. So...as my tailbone was getting better, stupid me tripped down the bottom of the steps and landed directly on it. Now I'm dealing with a hurt tailbone and EXCRUCIATING back pain. I honestly hate taken medicine with a passion but since this happened I've been taking Advil like candy and it hasn't helped at all. Everyone suggests staying off my back but I can't do that as much as I like taking care of a newborn along with babysitting my boyfriend's twin sisters...
All of that being said...I just moved out of state and don't have a doctor yet. I've been to urgent care twice and all they do is talk to me for about a minute or two and throw meds at me. First time I got a muscle relaxer which did help but made me feel horrible and I cannot take it when I'm alone with my son...which is a lot. The second they gave me something called lodine which makes me feel no different after I take it...my mother in law told me it's like Advil which is tough because that doesn't help my back at all... So on Wednesday I have an appointment with a new OBGYN for my postpartum check up...and I'm wondering if him/her can help me with this.
If I ask for something stronger will they be able to help? I once again am not a fan of meds (especially narcotics as both of my parents were heavily addicted to them) but this has become so unbearable I can't tough it out and be a good mother at the same time. I can barely bend over to put my son in his crib. I haven't really had the time to get a primary doc yet with all of my sons appointment and no transportation...so I was hoping to kill two birds with one stone. I don't want to come off as a "doctor shopper" since I've already been to urgent care but I don't want to go back because the doctors seem like their so busy they don't even have time to talk to me.

What should I do??? Is this okay??


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  • to prescribe pain meds in this situation. How do you know that the tailbone is fractured? Who diagnosed that? There is little that can be done for a fracture of the tailbone, other than ice, and perhaps some prescription strength motrin.
    I have fractured my tailbone and displaced it twice, and was told the same thing.

  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Sounds like you are getting your treatment instructions from friends and mother in law. :)

    You really need to be talking to a doctor.

    If you not yet have a primary, yes, I would tell the OB about what happened.
    As written, above, I too wonder how you know you have fracture, without doctor order for any kind of X-ray? Was it in ER?

    Your OB may be able to advise you in the interim.
    Your OB probably is able to refer you to a primary care doctor.

    I don't understand the comment about doctor shopper.
    You are new to area and makes sense you need time to get situated....although being pregnant you had OB set up.
    And going to urgent care....that is what they are there for.

    And re doctors being too busy to talk, or such........that has nothing to do with you communicating what happened, what are your symptoms, explain any concerns or fears you have...... and your need to ask any questions you have so you and doctor understand each other...being on the same page.

    Some of us need to push ourselves to care for ourselves or get the care we need, just as we would get the care needed for a loved one.
    You're a mom! I think moms are one of the strongest kind of person alive!
    You will need to take time with getting full doctor attention and care for children.
    You deserve no less. Your kids also depend on you to be in best health as possible to continue care for them.
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    edited 05/27/2015 - 8:27 AM
    Annoying tremor caused double post...yet again....oops
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