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Went OK today but tomarrow is big.

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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Chronic Pain
Went today to the 21 and under place unfortunely i was the only one under 21 everyone else 40-80years old. He didnt know how to read my mri so he read off what was wrong gave me lyrcia i think. But my pharmacist couldnt fill this without the doctors notification, she said she could replace it with noratin not sure on spelling. Pharmacist she said he gave you this off the bat. Tomarrow i go see another Dr. I am gonna express and open up with everything if he can improve my quality of life it would be just simply simply B E A U TIFUL. I need to start living my life i forgot what its like to laugh without hurting or cough or sneeze without hurting. I have got to get help for my chonic diseases and my CHRONIC PAIN.


  • This Pain Sucks, you guys have been amazing for helping me understand what i am doing and how i was so wrong before. To call in and ask for hydro 5/500s because the yellow ones were messing with my stomach and i discontinued them. I just got the cortozone shot so i was in pain. But you guys made me realize i just gotta be more patient and think about what i am doing before i do it. For some of you dealing with pain over 5-10 years your amazing. Keep up the good work i hope life it as good AS I CAN BE. Half my pain gone for a month would be absolute heavon.
  • I am really sorry for you because you are dealing with docs predjudice aginst young people thinking that you just want drugs. In reality when you can show them that there is a reason for your pain you should be treated differently. Paul has made a very intelligent suggestion because drug seekers (especially young ones) usually look like drug seekers and you want to set yourself apart from them. Also the eye contact makes you seem trustworthy so these were all great suggestions by paul. Good luck and let us know how it goes tomorrow.
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  • how many dr's have you seen? what is under 21? once again you state all drs treat you bad. paul has a good point about dr's thinking people are drug seekers. be careful because the doctors have a system where they know who is visiting what doctors and how many and what they are being prescribed. if a dr suspects one of doctor shopping they can look up one's medicine, who prescribed it and how much one is getting. not to be negative but your drs might suspect you of this. this might be why they give you a bad time. not all doctors can be bad. paul gave you some good ideas about how to act and look. my pain dr tells me stories of checking patients out if he suspects them of dr shopping and he drops them asap and lets them go through withdrawl symptoms. he can be legally liable also if the dea suspects him of carrying a patient. be careful. just a word of caution. dr shopping is against the law. one has to be very careful. a lot of people have given you good advice
    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • My doctor i had, had left his practice and he is from india,and he was the most kind doctor i ever had,i dont like your statment in which you are racist,i dont judge doctors by the color of there skin,i really disagree with your state ment.....i am sorry i cant be supportive of you when you make a statement like that....
  • Hmm... :? I really truly do not know how to respond to Chronic's last post, but I simply cannot ignore it... /:)

    My PM doctor is Arab and I haven't had a single problem with him. I trust him 100%, just as he trusts me. I've never given him any reason not to trust me (because there IS no reason not to) and most certainly never will.

    "Bad" Doctors come in all colors, shapes and sizes-as do "Good" ones! :B

    Good luck in your search for a Doctor that will help you.
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  • I'm SO glad I'm not the only one that was offended by Chronic's last statement! I made myself calm down a few mins before responding because I was on the verge of ripping a new "orifice".... X( ....and I don't like to be that way.

    If there's anything I can't tolerate it's racism! It ranks high up on my list of absolute no-no's... [(

    (How ya doin' BigCat?? It's been a long time! :) )
  • it is not only the racism but the idea of the posts that i find offensive. imho, chronic is a dr shopper and the dr's sense this and that is why they give him or her a bad time. all of her posts have been on the weird side . i don't understand what the point is or what she wants. her way of stating things is not clear. i am also glad that others find chronic's posts on the weird side. most drs i know have been kind and understanding. chronic feels that all drs are out to get her and all give her a bad time. just my 2 cents on this topic. if i am wrong so be it. but, it will take a lot of explaining to change my mind. i also have had drs of different ethnicities and find all or most of them kind and understanding. some have bad bedside manners but their hearts are in the right place
    peace and pain free for all >:D<
    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • NOT trying to start anything, here. I think I missed a post or 2 for chronic pain. Especially the ones that were considered racist. Were these flagged as offensive, and thereby removed?

    Is that what happens to the offensive posts?

    Again, not trying to start anything, I am just curious (and curiously confused)....

    Also, Paul - the suggestion to go in like it's a job interview.... that was brilliant! At my first 2 pain management appointments, I felt too bad to be 'presentable'. But, definitely brilliant advice!


  • I'm not taking any sides but Its not easy being young with spine diseases. Chronic pain takes yur life away and to much Narcotics will ruin your life also. I have been in this situation for 2 1/2 long long years.

    What other meds are you taking besides pain killers

    lyrica is a few years on the market its almost the same as neurotin this is a good call by your Dr. for starters. For its a nerve med that needs to build up in your system. Nerve pain sucks but this med will help with pain alot. what about nsaids, are you on any type of anti flamatory a consistant dose of this will help also.

    If you have questions or want information on my past experiences or ways to cope with the pain you may PM me and I will try to help as much as I can. Your not alone

  • I am with you. I must have missed that post also. Must have been flagged and removed. I guess if we would have had a chance to read what he wrote we would be more in the loop.
    Everyone else
    I too see his posts as odd. And if he is talking to the Dr's the way he is typing things then I am SURE they are getting a red flag! It is all too weird. :?
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