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SCARED please read first time seeing a pain doctor

Hello and thank you for reading i am a 27 year old male who has had 3 lamenectomys and 3 desectomys and the most reacent surgerie was a fusion im scared because im in constant pain my wife has to help me in the morning get dressed from the waist down im am in so much pain my doctor said she can no longer keep mt comfortable i take 180 ultram 120 7.5norcos and 90 10mg valium the ulram does nothing the norco hurts my stomach and the valium works i have did PT and OT along with steroid injections and facet blocks im scared because im in so much pain i dont know if they will give me anything because of my age please help i dont know what to do will they help my first appt with the pain doctor is on Wed i just want to be pain free please anything will help what should i expect my family doctor gave me just enougjh medicine to make it to my appt so scared about going because of my age will they look down on me if i tell them the norcos hurt my stomach will they give me an extended realease medicine that dont have tylonol PLEASE AGAIN ANYTHING WILL HELP please excuse the spelling i have a bit of a learning disability thanks again
justin d


  • I am very sorry to hear about how much pain you are in.

    How long ago was your fusion surgery?
    It can take quite a long time before we feel the benefit of spine surgery.

    I am sure that you have been referred to the pain doctor to get your pain under control.
    As it is your first appointment with them, they will want a lot of information from you about the pain you are in.
    Before you appointment on Wednesday, I suggest that you think about and write down your history of pain and surgeries. Record the pain tablets that you are taking and their strengths and how often you take them.
    Also make a note of other tablets that you have used and if they worked for you.
    Have you ever had tablets to protect your stomach?

    Try not to fear this appointment, but think of it as a step towards getting help.
    Be open and honest with the doctor.

    I hope it goes well for you and please do come back and let us know how you get on. :-)

  • devriesj1ddevriesj1 Posts: 20
    edited 07/22/2013 - 1:11 PM
    i take ultram 50mg 1 to 2 tabs every 4 to 6 hours and the same with norco and valium it just doent help im just scared they are going to try and give me something like oxy cotin its scares me because i have seen so many people become addicted to stronger meds what would be a good med to replace the norco the tylonol killing my stomach thank you for replying so fast im just scared and do not know what to do.
    justin d
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