i have an implanted pain pump i have had it for the past 4 yrs. it is wonderful for my lower back and sciatica pain but i also have arthritis in my spine hand and wrists. i have been a barber for 39 yrs. i was just recently let go from a hob i have worked at since 1984. i was let go for missing work and also for not being able to preform my duties. i went on to get my pump refilled and spoke to the Dr. about the issues i waa having. i told him i get hurting in the areas i have fibromyalgia and arthritis to the point of throwing up.
i get the fact that there is a huge problem with opioids in our country but i cant keep going on like this. Im not trying to get high, but if it weren't for the fact fact that i promised my dad i would stay with my mom and make sure she is ok before he passed away i would be homeless right now. i was able to get a new job but the barbershop has only been open a month and i have went from making $200 to $300 a day to doing 4 or 5 haircuts if im lucky. i need something for breakthrough pain before bbn i lose this job as well. the only thing he said he could trt was doubling my dose of gabapentin. please help do they not prescribe any oral pain meds if you have a pump?