You need to see your dr ASAP. If you don't have a dr you need to go to an Emergency Room It is against WebMD Policies to give out medical advice. We aren't drs. This can't be diagnoised over the internet..View Thread
You brough up the suicide attempts. Frankly with the way you said you were acting with your dr, I would be surprised if he gave you anything for pain. If he wrote down what anyone was view as unstable emotional behavior, you will have a much harder time trying to find a dr to treat your pain. There have been a huge number of death by those taking pain meds. Whenever a dr sees anything that indicates a patient is unstable emotionally and or mentally or has a history of suicide attemps, no matter how long ago, they rarely rx pain meds tp that patient. Crying and carrying on didn't help you. Some people seem to believe that acting that way will make the dr give them something fo the pain, when in reality it does just the oppossiteView Thread
You don't have to pay for others to wean you off of meds. Talk to your dr and if they won't help, find one who will. Decreasing Dosage is the only way and that can be done at home on a schedule. Your dr doesn't have to give you a schedule to go by, but it is better if they do. Any dr can give you meds to help if you have withdrawals. Don't waste your money.View Thread
Tell your dr about these side effects. Tell them the things you aren't able to do and how your energy level affects the quality of the things you can do. The side effects often wear off the longer you take the meds.View Thread
Carpal Tunnel surgery is highly succesful and rarely requires being put to sleep. You don't state your age, but unless you're in your late 50's or older, being young is another strick against you. Even when you're older that is no guarantee that a dr will treat you pain with pain meds and that is without a adverse psy history. More and more physicians are moving away from using pain meds to treat non cancer related pain that is chronic. And the ones that do are reducing the meds they use drastically. They want patients to use non medication forms of pain management. An_261447 is right, there is no such thing as being pain free any longer. You and your husband may also want to see a Marriage Counselor.View Thread
If changing drs isn't an option, you will have to go along with what your current dr wants to do. They don't usually ask the patient for their approval when they lower pain meds and they certainlly don't need the patients approval. If you're not seeing a pain managment dr, if there is one you can get to, that is what you need to do.View Thread
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