My Dr. did a complete blood work up. I'm not for sure what you call it maybe a emg test of both legs. it runs small electric currents through both legs and feet. then like i said he put me on lyrica. which has helped very much. you can google it and check it out.View Thread
I had the exact symptoms as you are having. i went to a neurologist and he said it was neuropathy. which is damaged nerve's in the feet. he prescribed lyrica which has worked very well for me. not 100% but way better than it was. hope this helps.View Thread
I don't think the DEA belongs in the Dr's office either. I do think there are people that have abused the system to fix their habit. Which has made harder for people that really need the meds.
My pm doctor has me see him every 3 months. i had to sign a form stating i would not pill shop or he would drop me. and i must take a urine test every 90 days. i have no problem with any of this as i have nothing to hide. though i do not like the 180 dollars his lab charges for these test each time.View Thread
Just my 2 cents worth. But Doctors are really getting tough about abuse of these pain meds. Even for the people that depend on them. The paper trail they have to fill out is unreal.
Once i was having dental work done and did mention it to my doctor and he told in no uncertain terms do not accept any pain meds from my dentist. that what i had would work and if i ran short to call him.View Thread
Im glad your doing better Vivian. Good for you.I too take lorcet for a back injury.All the hoops the Doctors make you jump thru is a shame. I understand why they do it, meaning all the other people using the system to get the narcotics. I had to sign paper work stating i would not seek other doctors or he would drop me from his pratice. they will only allow one pharmacy. and the random drug testing. which i don't mind. i'm glad to do that. it just makes it harder on the ones who really need it.View Thread