My pain mgmt doctor closed his practice. He was the only doctor to prescribe meds that treated my pain effectively so that I have a somewhat normal life. I am on high doses of oxy - 3 x the max recommendation (I take 310 MME per day). I have failed back surgery syndrome from surgeries to treat lumbar congenital stenosis and I also have foraminal stenosis now. I can’t get a fusion because I have a mass on my kidney that needs to be treated first. It might be cancer.
I’ve called 10 offices so far and got only 1 appointment. Most have refused to see me when I tell them my dosages. The doc I had appt with wouldn’t subscribe more than 1/10 with no tapering. I admittedly had a break down in his office.
I have a weeks worth of immediate release left. I am pretty sure I’m going to be forced into withdrawal. Has anyone experienced this? What is your advice?
I tried to start tapering but it’s hard when that pain creeps in like clockwork not to take a pill that will help you to continue to function especially when I have to work a full time job from home.
I’m writing this while sobbing. I’m so terrified.
What is a pain pump like? If you have one When did you decide to get one? I feel like convincing a doc to give me a pain pump may be my only choice.