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am I expecting too much?

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  • Moonchild,
    I feel for you! The one thing that I can say about my PM Doc is that he was/is very pro-active. At the beggining I was seeing him every week, and he kept on adjusting the dosages that I was getting of morphine, Oxy does not work for me at all! Then I was seeing him every 2 weeks, now every month and I am feeling better and better,but I just had an SCS installed 3 weeks ago, so that is helping bunches! Just ask for an ASAP appointment and talk to her eye to eye, she should understand your predicament.
  • I wish she would see me every week until we get the right meds. We tried morphine, Kadian, and I had a terrible reaction to it. My next appointment is on July 21st. I have tried to get earlier appointments before as I always have to call her to tell her the meds are not working, but they are so busy and usually have no openings. Im just so surprised that she went on vacation with no back up to care for her patients.
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  • hi,
    so sorry they are not working for you. your experience sounds like mine. we tried the kadian. no go.
    then off to the oxycontin. which you think would of worked since my percocet did so well. they never upped the dosage just switched to a different med. then i went to the fentynl patches. started at 12.5 mcg. did nothing. then he did go up to 25mcg. they worked for a bit. instead of upping the dosage we went straight to methadone. 5mg in the morning 5 at night. worked wonders.
    i went off due to scheduling surgery. not a med of choice i wanted to stay on for a long time.
    my pm would not up mine during the month. i had to wait till my next appt whether they worked or not.
    i just wanted you to know im thinking about ya, and i feel your suffering.
    let us know when you go back what happens.
    take care
    terri :)
  • she laughed at me....yes my PM Doc laughed at me when I told her the Long acting oxy was only working 4 hours. Then she was aruing with me that it should work for 12 hours. Sorry, but Ive been going thru a week of hell, while you were on vacation with no backup Dr for your patients....but it only lasts 4 HOURS!!!! I didnt really say that, but thats what I was thinking. And also my husband is travelling for work and its me & the kids. Well, this morning, I get my 2 yr old out of bed and WHAMO...there goes my back. I actually made to to daycare and work but I left 1/2 day to put heat on it. Anyway, my Doc is writing a script for the old oxycodone until our next appointment. At least she understands enough to write a new script.
  • :jawdrop: :jawdrop: She laughed at you....... not good!
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  • I called today and said 20mg not working, only getting 4 to 6 hours of relief, and I had a script for the 30mg at 4:30 pm. He did cut down on my breakthrough pain (15mg IR), though, so I sure hope it works! Maybe I will cut the IR in half instead of popping the whole thing for breakthrough, the only thing is that they are so tiny...
  • :O
    Hi Sweets,

    I know I haven't been here in a while. Still just dealing with my own life here and missed you. Thought maybe things were Ok. cuz I didn't see you for a week or so.

    Now I think I came to S.H. when both my PM Doc and the PCP, both went on Vacation for a week and left me in Pain with very little medication at the time and I had no alternative but to go to E.R. and they gave me 10 percs to last 5 days. Talk about living in Hell! When Both Doctors came back from there Golf Trip I was Prescribed the same Med's by my PCP the PM doctor refused to take over prescribing meds and Now Im still taking the Same Med's with an increase in Dosage.

    Seems like a Never Ending battle with the Doctor's to get from Point A to Pain Free or at least tolerable.

    Lots of Love,
    ;)
    DawnO
  • OMG :? I just do not understand why people who treat their patients like that have the right to have the word "Dr" in front of their name & the word "MD or DO" after their name.I am new to these boards, but I just could not hold my thoughts about her to myself. I, too, have had a Dr like that once several years ago. I wanted my husband to do something about it, but we decided it was not worth him going to jail over. }:) I believe that people who treat others like that will have their own day--what goes around, comes around, you know. I am very fortunate to have a great Dr now who is caring & is trying to help me by keeping me on enough medication to at least keep the back pain at a tolerable level most of the time. I try very hard to listen to what he tells me & I try very hard to follow his suggestions. Is it possible to find another Dr who might be more tolerant & helpful for you ? That might be the best thing for you to do. It does not sound like your current Dr cares very much about her patients
  • I am only on short acting meds but I know exactly what you are talking about! I have been in the care of a PM doctor since March, after a failed ESI he passed me over to a physiatrist who performed an EMG on Wed. PM doc (who I really liked and was very compassionate) had me on perocset 1 pill 3x a day which worked really well. PM doc said phsyiatrist would take over my meds now. Well, physiatrist is anti-med and she gave me Ultram (might as well as given me NOTHING) and 30 5/325 hydrocodones to last 30 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jawdrop:

    Needless to say this sucks. No pain relief at all, basically. I am considering calling my PM doctor and telling him what is going on and seeing if he will take over my meds.
  • It's really just so awful when doctors under prescribe medicine for their patients because they don't want to be "liable" for that patient. I've had doctors that will only give me a certain strength of medicine, and if I tell them that it's not working and I need something stronger, they simply ignored me and told me to continue taking what hadn't been working. Ugh! :( Once again those addicts who make it so hard for us to get our medicine legitimately are really making me mad!! :?
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