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PAIN help

29va229va Posts: 15
so after a few months of pain and various treatments my right let pain and numbness got severe. Long story short my PCP has me on 10gm every 4 hours Percocet 10mg valium every 8 hours naproxen and gabapenten. Seen Ortho surgeon after MRI disk hernination l5-s1 surgery scheduled for Jan 20th. Surgeon cut pain meds in half and taper of valium but even at 10mg im in extream pain, I have been on the 10mg Percocet for 30 days now so ive probably built a toleramce. I am considering seeing my PCP about a refill or even upping it a little until surgery day, ive been with him since i was 7 so he knows me unlike the Ortho and knows im no drug seeker. He also promises after surgery to help wean me off the strong pain meds. Does this seem like the right thing to do, basically going around the surgeon to get pain meds?? I have to do something I cant bear it any longer!!

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  • [Deleted User][[Deleted User] Posts: 65
    edited 01/10/2016 - 5:01 AM
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  • Didnt mean to sound confusing. I am dong the Valium taper but the ortho pain meds script was only a 5 day supply which runs out tomorrow and my surgery is scheduled for the 20th so not like im trying to double up in perscriptions.
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  • To deal with, since he will be responsible for your care post op and for a period of time after.
    If you have only been on the Percocet for 30 days, tolerance really isn't as much of an issue as you might think.
    There are valid reasons for lowering the doses of pain and valium prior to going into surgery, the primary one being, post op pain management. It is far more difficult to manage post op pain when someone is taking. large doses of opiates and 10 mg every 4 hours is a hefty dose preop, and 30 mg of valium is a significant dose as well.
    All states have prescription monitoring programs, which physicians are required to Check before prescribing scheduled meds to someone. Going around the surgeon to get either med will only hurt you in the long run.

  • Im fine lowering the valium but I guess im just frustrated since I am in so much pain even on 10mg of percocet every 4 hours, I have tried 5mg and it does nothing so i take another, I have tried that 3 times. My 5 day supply is up tomorrow so I will call surgeon office and explain that and ask if its possible he can supply the 10mg until surgery date and see what he says.
    On a side note when i first seen the surgeon he had me get my pain meds from my PCP until he got my mri results back.
    Thanks for the advice
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  • Thanks! Ive had umbilical hernia repair and carpal tunnel release so im kind of prepaired. This pain has been worse already then any of that stuff, basically stuck lying in bed, been to er 3 times for pain even when taking the 10mg of oxy. It has eased a little from that point the last week, im actually excited about surgery to get rid of this major pain hopefully and off pain meds.
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