Your so right. That's kind of the conclusion that I can to, but you confimed it for me. I hope I'm on my way. Thanks for the kind reply.
Been through something similar. Once you've had that label stuck on you, its hard to rip it off and prove yourself to anyone. My only advice is to look for a PM DR who isnt connected to the hospital or the other clinics. Be upfront from the beginning with the new dr about what had happened. Then they'll come to their own conclusions in time.
The PM communities end up being very close knit, one dr can work at multiple clinics or practices and they all seem to know about each other, esp in large cities. You just have to find someone outside of the circle, or a Dr who'd rather judge for himself/herself than just give in to generalizations. Once you've seen a new dr, passed drug tested, shown them your print outs from the pharmacy, disclosed everything you can, the trust will build. It took me months but everything works itself out eventually.
Steve, Tuck, and everyone else:
Obviously my previous posts were deleted and has been explained in a personal email to me why they have been removed. I'm sorry if I offended anyone on this and any post. Obviously you all felt that it was inappropriate and I apologize.
Best of luck Steve. I hope you find a wonderful doctor that you are searching for.
Oh and Steve....I forgot to say that yes this forum can be part of a pain management treatment plan. I think it helps many of us.
I don't think your a duck either. And you are right. If animals had the type and level of pain that many of us endure, they would be put down if there was no help for them.
Sometimes I think that ppl, including the medical community have more compassion for a suffering animal then they do their fellow humans. Sad, sad but often true.
And last but not least I've noted you are making duplicate threads. If you having difficultly when you write your questions...please let me know. Maybe you're hitting the post your question icon twice. The site can be slow to post to actually post the questions...just give it a little more time. :o)
My Best to You,
You are right Ashlen, his two posts were made back to back. Plus I believe that your correct that we all deserve the benefit of the doubt, unless proven otherwise. I would not want to be in his shoes.
And though his story may not sound just perfectly right....believe me I heard a lot worse true stories. Not everyone is a great written communicator. It can be hard to put things in writing. It happens to me all the time. So no one should be so quick to judge.
I've actually posted on his other thread because I did NOT see that there were duplicates.My error...I could have "fixed" it. Sorry.
We wish you well Steve.
Actually both posts were started on the same day at around the same time....I know that his story seems a little bizarre but I think maybe we should give him the benefit of the doubt and see what he says when/if he comes back?
Steve, can you try to find another doctor?
Your situation really s*cks and I'm sorry you're going through this.
I have a question for you about something you wrote. When you wrote the doctors say, "it's a narcotic, that can't be" did you mean that they don't believe that it keeps you awake? If that IS what you're saying, they're dead wrong. I'm the exact same way. Narcotics keep me awake too !!!! As a matter of fact, my body OFTEN reacts to meds the opposite way than expected.
Again, I'm very sorry you're having to deal with this. It's truly shameful that you can't get help.
As of the last few days, I've added the forums to my mix of therapies.
It works as well, if not better than any other new drugs I've found in a long time.
Hi Steve. Wow. I'm so sorry that you're going through this. It's great that your pharmacist is on your side. If I were you, I'd keep trying to find a PM doctor. I can't believe that you don't have use of your legs because the doctors didn't believe you. That is the most terrible thing I've ever heard!
There are a lot of very supportive people here on this forum, so please stick around!
Or the one I need. Respectfully, Steve
Ps. A typo. Can't take the Vic at night
One can only take 4000mgs of acetaminophen a day. What do you expect the pnt to do at night when he's in blinding pain and can take the vics?
Would you accept non treatment for a family member in my situation? I seriously doubt it. You know how long it takes to be accepted into pain management. And in the meantime? Grin and bear it? If I was a horse I'd be put down. My dog gets better care that I've received. My bp was 160/90. Something was obviously wrong. I deride the notion that anyone in pain is duck. I'm on a farging duck. I do however appreciate your post.
As an ER person we always say, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, must be a duck.
Save your $ on the lawyer; it would take years IF you can find one to take it, and you will lose. Actually you DO have the Vicodin. It IS pain medication...just not the one you want. You're in quite a pickle.
My GP is only willing to write 2 Vics a day. He says he's not a pain doc. He does however give me more when I run out. So I really effectively get more than 2 a day. Although, I really must have a 24 hour solution. My pain doesn't go home at 5 O'clock. And I can't take the vics at night because they get me awake.
The stupid doctors don't even understand this,saying, "it's a narcotic, that can't be".
Thank you for replying. It truly is cathartic sharing with people that understand you.
pm is pain management.
my friend, as long as you have your gp and pharmicist behind you, i suggest you hire a lawyer. quickly, as it is a long process. is there some reason your gp cannot rx the pain meds you need until you can get things worked out? please keep us posted and let us know what happens!
this really sound back and sounds liet sux ive never heard of this before wht is PM by the way