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  • But remember there are a lot of people who are just figuring out what a pm is, & what they can & cannot due. Some of us are fairly new to the use of long term narcotics, so there is a learning curve. I'm sorry for those of you that have been in pain so long that you know how "the system" works, but am eternally grateful that you have shared your knowledge with all those who are still in the earlier stages of our journey.
    We can't always control the cards we are dealt in life, but we can control how we play the hand
  • There is no learning curve or trying to figure out what a PM is. Its plain as day, take your medications as prescribed and do as your told by your doctor. if you cant do that then either you are an addict or you don't have a serious problem that justifies taking narcotic meds.
    alif l4-s1
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  • buffgirl23bbuffgirl23 Posts: 76
    edited 03/19/2014 - 8:17 AM
    I agree with you, msg. Alot of people are new to this narcotic thing, so how in the world would you know!!!
  • what do you mean figuring out what to do? anyone with all of the press should know not to doctor shop or take narcotics from more than one doctor. one has to be living in the twilight zone today to not know this. taking more meds from more doctors is illegal and an adult should know better. it has nothing to do with learning about pain doctors at all. that is a cop out in my opinion
    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.
  • backbback Posts: 190
    edited 03/20/2014 - 5:30 AM
    I have had two surgeries recently, one for my shoulder and the other for my hand. I wasn't given anything extra for my shoulder surgery and I got a little extra for my hand. Both surgeries were performed by the same doctor. The only thing that is required of me with my PM Doctor is to inform him if I get a script from someone else. He was really xxxx at my surgeon for not prescribing anything extra and called him during my appointment. This is probably why I got taken care of for my hand surgery.

    It seems to me that some of these doctors make it way to complicated.


    Post edited to remove inappropriate language...Liz spine-health moderator.. Please read the Forum rules
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  • LC84LLC84 Posts: 599
    edited 03/19/2014 - 9:54 AM
    It is a lot different when you're new to pain and figuring things out, especially when you keep getting referred to different specialists. That was my case in the beginning. I saw many different Doctors, a PM doc for injections, 2 different orthopedic surgeons and a neurosurgeon. Plus I had frequent visits with my primary Doc. But like everyone else said, if you get pain meds from only one Doc and take them as directed you should be okay.
    Progressive DDD
    Chronic S1 Radiculopathy
    Discectomy L5-S1 2002
    Discectomy, Laminotomy/Foraminotomy L3-S1 January 2014
    Bilateral SI Joint Fusion and 2 level spinal Fusion October 2014
  • it is not different and you guys are just making excuses because you are all worried about what has happened with pain. it is common sense for crying out loud. excuses, excuses and more excuses. i knew this before is saw a pain doctor 13 years ago that i should not go from dr to dr to get pain meds. and that was before all of the stuff going on now with dea and drs and pharmacies.
    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.
  • terror8396 said:
    why people would not know if they have been tagged is a mystery to me. it is pretty clear as to how and what drs and pharmacies do and why. if you don't know then you are probably a candidate. it has been explained clearly in this post as to how one is tagged. what do you not understand?
    I was clarifying why I had asked to begin with. Not asking again.
    36 yr old with one degenerative disc (L5-S1)
    3 rounds of Epidurals in 2013
    6 PT visits in 2013
    Microdiscectomy L5 S1 on 9/5/2013.
    Re-herniated in January 2014.
    Epidural on 3/3/14.
    A/PLIF (L5-S1) 6/3/14
  • buffgirl23bbuffgirl23 Posts: 76
    edited 03/20/2014 - 4:10 AM
    how about stopping bullying everyone? This is getting old.
  • if it is getting old, you should look up the definition of bulling and more importantly read the rules. i have every right to express my opinion and if you don't like it don't comment or read it and move on exactly what the rules state. people wh are offended by this are probably guilty of doing things that would get you red flagged. i guess this hits too close to home for some of you. so read the rules and if you are offended, flag it as offensive.
    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.
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