My Fiance' has had many accidents in his life as with different things that show up like H-pylori and unfortunate things that happened like Hep-C from a blood transfusion (took treatment for that, doesn't show on tests any more) and I feel so bad for him because I have tried to encourage his doctors to help fix the problems he is having instead of just putting a band aid on it. With his chronic pain he has been given different pain medication which he has been taking stronger and stronger since 1976 when he fell into a 27 foot hole that caved in under him. Now at age 55 he is in constant pain and the pain medication doesn't help hardly at all. The only way he can get any relief is to almost overdose himself. I control his medications, no worries. Is there any information that can be given to help this guy? I even thought about contacting the Laser Spine Institute. The closest to us is in AZ.View Thread
My boyfriend who is 53, 6'2", @315lbs, has had numerous body parts broken over 40 years and has chronic pain in his lower back, neck, right knee, left foot and migraines from 6 Ostioma surgeries in his frontal lobe. He has taken pain meds for more than 20 years and my concern is now he is getting 7.5/750 Vicoden from his primary (90) for 30 days and he goes through them in about 10 days. He has numerous resources who can get him mostly 5/500 Vicoden "off the street" and he pays anywhere from an extra $200-$300 (he is on disability) for them to last the rest of the month until he sees his Dr again for the refill. He says to me he can't tell Drs that he needs or takes 5 to 10 a day for fear that he will be taken off of them and then he will be forced to find them "from the street" and he doesn't want to have to do that.(Although he already does). It is in the long run, as I have told him, that proper communication to his Dr to refer him to someone who can help (which I already asked him to be sent to pain management) and to be honest with the Dr so he can get the proper dosage that will last him all month as well as all day long without taking extra to maintain the effect of dulled pain or numbed pain. I am supposing from previous experience he thinks being deceptive to the Dr will get at least something but from my experience being truthful I get what I need ( I don't take pain meds) to help the problem I am having. What would be the best advice to help him get over his stigmata of being deceptive to the Dr and then end up paying "off the street" prices each month when he could pay @$1.10 for what he needs to get him through the month? Help would be greatly appreciated. That is money that could go to other things we really need. (I am an out of work college student age 42)View Thread
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