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No meds for a week

jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:35 AM in Chronic Pain
It will be a week tomorrow that my doc stopped my meds. The pain I am having is unacceptable. I do not know where to turn. I know my doctor will not prescribe (he believes in tough it out). He thinks because its been 2 months since surgery I should be healed. Surgeon says primary doc has to prescribe so here I sit in pain. I tried to find a new primary but so far no luck. I do not think I will be able to find a new doc that will take me on with all my problems. I am at my wits end. I have had 6 surgeries on my spine to date so it is not like I do not have any medical conditions to warrant medication. I need a referral to see PM because it has been almost a year since I saw him because my PCP took over my scripts. I have had the same PCP for over 20 years so I am pretty upset with him due to he knows exactly what my medical issues are. I have tried to talk to PCP and my response was "it will get better in time". I need some relief and do not know what to do. Just dealing with this is not working. I am not a drug seeker I am in true pain. I need some relief!


  • That really sucks!!
    How I wish I could help.
    I understand your pain and flusteration.
    Sending you a hug.... >:D<
    I know it's no help to you but it's all I can do.
    Patsy W
  • doc not too brite. doesnt he know it can take up to a year before nerves calm down?
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  • I felt ill just reading that story. Didn't your surgeon mention that you need to find another doctor well before he cut you off? It's normal for the surgeon to end his prescription giving but you usually are turned over to someone else, if you don't already have one then they refer you.

    Why don't you go to the ER and get a couple od days meds to get you by plus they may be able to refer you to a doctor from there. I know my ER can give up to 10 narcotic pain meds at a time. (1By prescription. (10 actual pills by prescription) I would at the least do that.

    Then of course there is always the chance and I hope this won't be true for you, of the pain never going away, like me and many others on here just because the surgery has healed.

    I rewally wish you the best of luck. Let us know what happens.
  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
    I swear it makes me mad the way true pain patients are treated just because of those that are drug seekers. I hope you can get an appt with PM or at least another doctor who will help you. Please just try to take it easy and stay as calm as possible. I've found that the more aggitated I get the worse it hurts. Doctors. It's a shame, that's all I can say. Good luck.

  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    Thanks everyone. I do think I am going to go the ER. I have chronic lower back pain from 2 lumbar surgeries and recovering from 4th cervical surgery. My son will be over at noon and I am going to have him take me. I couldnt drive myself. I can barely stand up.I just cant believe my doctor did this to me, I could understand if I was abusing my medication but I was not. Matter of fact when I called for my last refill I was 4 days past due. I just do not understand why he did this and I cannot get an explanation from him other then he thinks I am taking too much. I took my meds as prescribed. Some days less.
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  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
    I hope that the ER doctor will prescribe you something for the pain to at least hold you over until you can see someone else. Maybe they'll even help you get an appointment after you tell them how your doctor has treated you. I'm sorry you're going through this.

  • your doctor is barbaric in my opinion ..what have you had done? are you in the UK? if so i can give you info on how to make a formal complaint .this is ridiculous find another doctor if you are in genuine pain .and i am sure that after only 2 months post surgery you will be do something about it ..i am highly disgusted ..my doctor has kept me on meds for over 2 years as my pain is unbearable ..doctors are supposed to do not harm and prevent suffering its part of the hippocratic oath this man is a moron !!{i hope that i have not offended anyone i am just in a lot of pain myself and can sympathise more than normal with people in the same situation i know that if my doctor were to stop my meds i can honestly say i would not last the day !}
  • I'm so sorry you are dealing with such pain and no help.
    He sounds like my dad who thinks I had surgery and should be healed.
    If my drs cut me off, like straker, I'd not make it through the day.
    It doesn't sound right that he's cut you off so soon knowing the recovery time could last a year or so. Even then there's no guarentee that you will be okay. Many of us here have been on meds for a longtime after surgery and probly will be for many years to come. That is just rediculous that they expect you to deal with it.
    I sure hope you get help and good luck at ER.
    So sorry to hear about your situation.
  • Hello - on the front of this site - I believe there is an arcticle - that talks about the causes of chronic pain, and this surgeon states, leaving patients in pain - "causes chronic pain". Treat the pain and decrease your chances of having more problems with your patients. It is peer reviewed!

    A quick search should pop it up, print it and take a copy with you -to your dr.

    I have found that using this resource has educated my dr - its slow- he wants to read it and check things for himself, but he normally comes around to me at least 1/2 way.

  • Best of luck to you at the ER. I prey they help you.
    Please let us know how things go for you at the ER.
    I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

    I found your comment very informative and helpful to all of us here. That's a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

    Patsy W
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