I pretty lucky because a bottle of Hydro will last me about 4-6 months. So it would be obvious to any drug official that Im not abusing it. But, the next time I need a refill, I will have to talk to my PM first. thanks View Thread
ok, gotcha. I had the hydro fill a few months before I made my first apt. with this PM Dr. So as long as I dont refill it, I should be fine. Once I run out of it, I will tell the PM Dr. and if they refuse to give me the script, then I will tell her what you said. I will get paper from her and my Dr.View Thread
Oh, ok, so its the DEA. Good to know. This whole thing with the medication is sssoooo confusing and frustrating. On paper work it probably looks like Im Dr. shopping because I have had to go from one Dr. to another Dr. trying to find some pain relief for my LSC. There is no cure for LSC and Dr.s who actually specialize in it are very rare. So I have had to try different Dr.s, many Dr.s and I have had to try many different scripts, many different treatments, even was a guinea pig for one treatment.
Do you know if Lyrica is a controlled substance? I have all kinds of meds. from all sorts of different Dr.s and I have NO clue if any of my other meds are controlled or not.
Hello annette, hhhmmmm I understand what the specialists are trying to do and I understand that the FDA is putting pressure on them also. I DONT understand WHY anyone should have to sign a paper stating that they wont get opioids from any other Dr. when they aren't getting opioids from THAT Dr. in the first place. The whole system is a bit of a mess.
I feel for the Dr.s who are being pressured from the FDA and I feel badly for the patients who are suffering because they cant get the meds they need.
Oh hun, I am so sorry that you have to continue looking for the PM that will help you. Ive been through many different ones myself. For my back, shoulder and neck pain I went to this HUGE facility. They pretty much guaranteed that they could fix my pain. One year and a half later, the Dr. told me that they could do no more, so pain meds and muscle relaxers was all they gave me. I found another PM with hopes that they could do something else, but NO, just pain meds.
Its very frustrating and I understand how you feel. hugsView Thread
Hello Bren Bren, They could only do one side of the pudendal nerve. Also they couldnt do a Pudendal nerve ablation because its too dangerous, so they did a Pudendal pulse RSA (I believe thats what it is called) which is safer but should have the same results. They told me that I wouldnt notice anything for about two weeks. So far I havent noticed a difference. After to having the left side done and waiting two weeks after that, then I should know if it worked or not.
My Gyno told me that the left side of my pelvic floor is tight. My health ins. wont cover Pelvic Floor Therapy.
There are also operations that can be done that is supposed to stop the vulva pain. But they could also cause more problems. One operations is to completely remove the vuvla nerves. Very scary stuff.
So you suffer from vulva or vaginal pain? What is your diag.?View Thread
Ive been taking them for about 6 yrs, the same meds, the same strength and the same dosage. I make each bottle last 6 months because I only take them as needed. I understand that these meds can be addictive, so I try to avoid taking them unless I really need to. So I have never misused them or gave some to anyone, so I have NO clue why my pain specialist had such a fit.
I have neck pain, shoulder pain, muscle pain that follows both sides of my spine all the way to my lower back, the muscles under my shoulder blade hurt, I have tail bone pain and I have Lichen Simplex Chronicus Vulva. The LSC is a burning pain of the entire vulva area, it travels down my buttox to my inner thighs. So everything that I do hurts. Even laying down hurts.
Many years ago I finally accepted the fact that I will always have back, shoulder and neck pain. I figured I will just have to live with the pain and take my pain meds when needed. When I developed the LSC, it became impossible to accept. I wake up every day knowing that I will be in horrible pain, all day long. Sometimes its hard for me to get out of bed because I just want to give up. I go through depression at times and there have been times that I wouldnt have cared if lighting struck me dead.
I switched pain specialists and found one who is trying to help me with the LSC pain. I had my Pudendal nerve burned and Im hoping that will help. If it doesnt help, then I will be back to being depressed again.
Thanks for replying Grace. You seem like a very kind person.View Thread