When I see the Dr on Aug 19, if he doesn’t help me by increasing the pain meds, or even trying a different med, I will have to try and find a different Dr.
He has treated me for many years and should understand that meds need to be adjusted at times.
But he seems to treat young men different than he does older women.
I only say this because he has a patient with RSD in one finger and that man is 35 years old and has no other ailments. Yet the Dr is giving him such a heavy load of pain meds, so much that that I wouldn’t ever take that much.
Yet, I have RSD in the entire right shoulder all the way to fingertips and now it’s going into my left shoulder and leg. Plus I have nerve damage from a broken neck (three places) and a broken back (4 places) plus arthritis, fibro, and more.
My request is not unreasonable, but the Dr doesn’t seem to understand that I have been in severe chronic pain for many years, and do know that I need more pain relief than he is giving me.
This will be my last attempt to try to make him understand just how severe the pain is. In N. C. it very hard to change Drs, because I am on medicare and medicaid and they just don’t want us to change Drs.
I had a very difficult time changing drug stores, and that was only because the store I was using would no longer carry "drugs" That is schedule 2 meds. So I had no choice, but I had so many problems changing stores. This should not be a problem–but it is. Now that I am using Wal-Mart for all my meds- I don’t have any problem getting my rx’s. In 5 years there was only one time that they didnt’ have enough to fill my rx.
Another problem is that the Chronic Fatigue is getting so much worse, but I haven’t told the Dr about this yet. I don’t want him to grab onto to that to refuse to change the dosage of the pain meds.
Still trying to gain weight and I have managed to gain almost 3 pounds in the last couple of months and that is good. Now I weigh 114 and that is a great improvement, So I’m doing well there.