i see my pain dr every 2 months and one time he will tell me my meds are good and he will not change them , then the next time he will say he wants me to try to drop my doseage. so when i go to him, i feel like i am in the principal's office. well, again, he said he will keep my dose where it is and now since i am stable, i might not have to see him for 3 months and not 2. i am on 4-40mg oxy and 4 700micro gr of fenatyl lollypops a day. i feel like i have to make up stories so he will not change doseage. if i say i am in too much pain, he will drop dose and if i say i am not he will keep dose where it is. so all of you who have problems with pain drs, it comes with the territory. i have been with pain drs for 10 years and this guy for 3. i feel sorry for those of you who can't even get pain meds or get lectures from pain drs. we are stuck with what we have and it is a major hassle to get a new one. if you try, the new dr will wonder why the change? he will feel like you are a drug seeker if you want to change. well at least i feel blessed that i do get adequate pain meds and basically treated well. all i can say is keep the faith and if you have problems, find someone else and be honest with them.
just food for thought
a pain free christmas and holiday season for all
your friend in pain
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.