Hi. I'm so sorry you're suffering. I have chronic migraines, which means more than eight migraines a month. On top of everything else that hurts, migraines are the worst pain. How long has your head been hurting? Have you seen a doctor?View Thread
I haven't had a problem getting my prescriptions filled but I do not use a chain store anymore. There was a problem a few years ago with Walgreens here shorting people on their pain meds. And it became the "norm" to count them before leaving the store or the drive thru. Now when I pick up a narcotic script, it's initialed twice, as it's been counted twice. I live in Kentucky and have heard that if you change pharmacies, they give you a hard time of it if you get narcotics. I haven't seen this personally, but only heard it.View Thread
I know it's frustrating to have to wait. I loathe anything to do with worker's comp as they're only out for themselves, and don't really care about the worker's who get hurt on the job.
When I was on worker's comp, it started in Oct 2006 with carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel, I had 5 different workers in two months. So I'd have to wait, and wait, and wait for them to collect all my paper work. I blew up on the last one I had, his name was Michael, because I was suppose to see the neurologist again but was waiting for them to ok it. Poor Michael got the brunt of my impatients. But I got the appointment ok'd by the end of the week. LOL
I was wondering about this medication because my PM doctor says the muscle relaxer's I'm taking are not working properly. I have knots in my shoulders and down my back because of muscle spasms. I've tried the usual, Flexeril, Baclofen, Skelaxin, Robaxin, Zanaflex, parafon forte DSC, etc all to no avail. The spasms get so bad sometimes that they go up my neck, to the back of my head and into my face.
My PM specialist mentioned Soma and asked me to talk to my primary doctor who flat out refused to prescribe it. She said it was very addicting, and since I take .5 mg of Klonopin, it could stop my heart. I dropped it because it seemed to make her mad. Now I'm back on Flexeril 10 mg twice a day.
I'm going to talk to my PM next time I go. Maybe he can prescribe it since he suggested it, and my pcp flatly refuses.View Thread
Well bless your heart. I've tried to fit all of the posts together but I end up confusing myself. I know it's very difficult to try to get your point across while you're typing. It is for me sometimes.
I'm very glad that you got to go back to your PM doctor. Always be truthful with them, especially about your pain and the levels of pain. They need to know this so they can treat you appropriately.
OK Let's try this again.. the first one didn't post.. guess the site was hungry and ate it??
It's not considered doctor shopping if you go the ER. I live in Kentucky and they do not give prescriptions of narcotics out to pain patients where I live. They may give you a shot that will offer some relief but rarely do they give prescriptions for any type of narcotic. .
It's also not considered doctor shopping for your own MD to give you meds until you can get into a PM specialist. Have you gotten a regular doctor now? Your obgyn might can help you find one.
You can request your medical records from any physician's office who has ever seen you. You'll need to sign a release form and it usually takes a few days to get them together and make sure there are copies of any tests, blood work, x rays, MRI's, etc included in the copies. Look them all over and make note of any discrepancies. I don't know how to get inaccuracies removed from medical records but you can make your own personal notes and go over them with a new doctor.
I really wish you the best of luck and please keep us posted.
I I'm going to have to agree with everyone else here. Unless it was on a weekend, or after hours, your sister should have seen her own doctor.
However, I really hate it when hospital ER personnel label incoming patients as "pill heads" because they are pain patients, and don't treat them accordingly. Do you live in KY because they do that a lot here! Seems to me they should have, at the very least, done an ultrasound.
I wouldn't take the antibiotics though. They won't treat a virus, and any self respecting MD, PA, or APRN knows that.View Thread