After you've been on a med for a long time, the side effects do diminish. I assume this is long term disability. They usually do all they can to get rid of you ASAP. Are you also receiving SSDI ?View Thread
It is not unusual for a patient to be required to see a mental health professional for the depression. Mental health professionals are specially trained in evaluating and treating depression and other mental health issues. PCP's and Pain Management Dr's aren't.View Thread
If i understand you correctly, you are fine now. From a legal stand point, without loss of limb, life, ability to work for many yrs, etc, there is nothing you can do. There would also have to be medical evidence in your medical records that the stand of care you received from this dr was negligent. Drs make mistakes, they aren't perfect. That is why as patients we must do our own research and not blindly do everything our drs tell us.View Thread
I don't know of any of these drug tests that screen for only the levels of prescribed meds. They also screen for other prescription meds that that dr didn't prescribe as well as illegal drugs. You need to talk to your dr. Unfortunatey our drs aren't always honest about things like this. You can get a copy of your medical records. The lab results would be in there and you can see exactly what they test for.View Thread
You signed a Pain Contract agreeing to not receive pain meds from any other dr, along with other conditions for your pain management. It is your responsibility to go by the contract, not the ER drs.View Thread
If the dr isn't her regular dr, get an appointment with her regular dr and go and talk to him. One dr can't tell another how to prescribe for patients. But, he may be able to look at her medical records at the rehab as a courtsey. There is a joint commission that is suppose to look into patients not having their pain managed in hospital settings. But, I'm not sure about Rehabs. I can't think of the name of the organizations, but one of the regulars here should be able to. Although, it won't do your mother any good because it takes too long. But, it may help others.View Thread
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