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Norco and a dr in san diego who will perscribe pain meds for someone in pain!!!

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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Pain Medications
I am in San Diego, Ca and I want to find a doctor who is not afraid to perscribe an adequate and ongoing supply of norco or lortab. I have legitimate pain and I am sick of arguing with doctors and suffering and being made to feel like I am lying.

I know where to go in Mexico...but I feel like I am risking my life to do that.

Any input would be awesome! :??


  • It's up to the highly trained doctors to decide what to prescribe you; insisting on a specific med in substantial quantities every month makes them(and me) suspicious. You probably wont get it at all.

    Take your MRI/Xray or whatever you have to substantiate your valid pain (what is it, by the way?) and ask your primary doc for a referral to a pain management doctor; they are not medicine shy, but they also can spot a drug seeker ten miles away. If you come in and say 'I need norco, it has to be norco' you won't get it. Be open to the fact that time release morphine or something similar/different might manage your pain MUCH, much better than handfuls upon handfuls of Norco. As long as you let them decide what medicine to try, you shouldn't be frustrated or have to argue EVER, and your pain WILL get taken care of. If you insist on one med only, you're not really trying to fix your pain.

    I'm not saying that there are no people for which one med only is the 'holy grail' of pain relief; most of us here have exactly that, but we've been through countless procedures and other meds to get there.

    Good luck whatever route you choose, and please reply and tell us your story! (you may have been through it all, but your original post was too short to tell..) More information will help us to direct you better..


  • This post sounds suspicious to me(only 1 post and this is it?).I hope that I am wrong, but you need to get a doctor first then see what he says.Self medicating is dangerous and also mmakes it harder on those that really need these meds to gain some quality of life.

    What is your DX and what have you done already?
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  • yeah we've had a lot of those lately.. but we still gotta be nice and hope for the best =)
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