Dr. Took me off pain meds

Turtle
By Turtle Latest Reply 2009-11-16 07:23:31 -0600
Started 2009-11-06 22:07:13 -0600

I saw my dr. for a mo. check up after being put on glucophage and she was real happy that he med is working for me. However, she also took me off the pain med I have been on since surgery. She has me taking Robaxin, a muscle relaxent 2x daily. So far, I am doing ok. My pain is not worse but not better. I just needed to get off the pain med, I agree. I use extra strength tylenol when I need it.

Turtle


10 replies

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-11-16 07:22:07 -0600 Report

Good morning turtle,

I know how hard it is to live with pain every day. I don't think these doctors know what they are doing half, no most of the time. Your Dr. shouldn't have just stopped your pain meds completely. He/She should have tried to wean you off them gradually. Just Stopping some medications all at one time is not always a good thing. I agree with everyone else, you really need to have a good long talk with your Dr. Hang in there sweetie. I will keep you in my prayers…Keep us posted on how you are doing. Good luck… Sue T

Turtle
Turtle 2009-11-11 18:07:17 -0600 Report

I am in so much pain…even w/ this lower dose of pain med. I go to PT 2x weekly and that causes pain that is unbelieveable. I know it should get better w/ time but right now, I hurt. I also take a muscle relaxent 2x a day but it is less than I used to take. Before the dr messed w/ my meds, I could take it 4x a day.

I feel like I am just complaining…I am sorry.
Turtle

Kira_xo
Kira_xo 2009-11-11 19:29:36 -0600 Report

Don't feel like you are complaining! It's alright. If you are in pain then you are in pain. I would try to talk to the doctor about how much pain you are in and let her know that the lower dose is just not cutting it. I do hope you start feeling a bit better soon!

lipsie
lipsie 2009-11-16 05:53:27 -0600 Report

I agree, you really should try and talk with your doctor again I think and try to get her to raise your pain meds…I am sorry you are in pain and never feel like you are complaining on here…we are your friends and here fore you. Hugs! Sheila

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-11-16 07:23:31 -0600 Report

You are not complaining, your are just telling it like it is, and that is what we are here for, to listen and try to help as best we can. Hugs to you… Sue T.

Turtle
Turtle 2009-11-09 19:40:42 -0600 Report

My dr put me back on pain med today. It is lesser dose and I can only take it 2x a day. I wish I could really tell her how I feel because I am still in pt and that causes pain too. I feel so angry w/ my dr. She is worried about addiction. I am not. I have gone off this med. 3x cold turkey and I show no signs of addiction.

Turtle

lipsie
lipsie 2009-11-11 12:58:46 -0600 Report

Oh I am so sorry you can not explain your real pain with your doctor. I am glad you got some back though, that should help some. I know how hard it his without pain medication, and how the doctors worry so much about addiction. ugh! Good luck hun! Hugs! Sheila

lipsie
lipsie 2009-11-08 11:30:29 -0600 Report

Turtle,

Great to hear you are going further!! And sounds like you had a busy day today, I would just kick back and relax for the night hun! Great news though hun!! Hugs! Sheila

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-11-07 07:14:08 -0600 Report

Thats good Turtle, seems like your doing a little better and Im so glad for you. The pain will get better, and just continue to get stronger.