:H I am just looking for some reassurance here I guess. I have a spinal cord stimulator in my back after a failed back surgery syndrome of L5-S1 fusion with rods and screws.
The stimulator helps, and I'm also on Kadian and neurontin. I have a lot of cramps and spasms in my back muscles though, and there's not much I can do for it. The stimulator makes the muscles stay in almost a constant state of contraction when it's turned up.
How do I ask my PM Dr. for a muscle relaxer without looking like a seeker? Their prescription refill system works via voice mail. Call in, tell them the name of the drug you need a refill, all the info, etc, and they mail it or call it in. They don't contact you back.
I'm really worried that if I call and leave a message for the nurse, they will call me back and drill me wondering why I need this. I hate the stigma that comes with needing pain meds. ~X(
Anybody have any advice on how I should or could approach this with out looking a drug seeker?