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Does anyone else feel like your doctor just doesnt listen?

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  • I actually did work with my second GP on it, but he immediately sent me to the pain management doc who screwed up the other side of my neck. On top of that, the PM doc seemed to prescribe me medicines that werent taking care of the pain, more muscle relaxers that didnt do a thing. I told him on several occasions that they did nothing. He only prescribed me pain meds once and that was after begging him for them due to the pain and an upcoming trip.

    I understand how cautious all of these doctors are due to pill seekers. The problem is, the doctors had my X-rays in hand and could see the problems and knew what they could cause, but still refused any sort of reputable treatment. That is, other than Cortisone injections that hurt me more and muscle relaxers that did nothing for the pain.

    As I said, I am going back to my original GP doc. He actually listened to me and tried to help with any situation that came up with my neck and back. It helps that my wife, a nurse practitioner, worked for him and is good friends with him.

    Maybe there should be a law put in place for these pill seekers, making it a federal offense with a 3 year minimum prison sentence. That way, the real people in the world who legitimately need these meds are covered.
  • Jailing drug abusers is a failure of massive proportions unfortunately. I mean there are thousands of people in jail for tiny amounts of marijuana, who leave prison WORSE off than when they went in. Maybe more violent, maybe psychologically damaged, who knows?

    The DEA is a psycho organization that makes it hard for doctors to feel safe prescribing medications. The doctor should not be at fault if he thinks for sure someone is in pain and it turns out they're a drug dealer, that's not his fault. If he knows, or prescribes massive amounts that's something else obviously.
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  • It is my understanding that nurse practitioners can write prescriptions for medications. Can you not get your pain meds from your wife? Maybe there are rules against this that I am unaware of, don't know. But that would certainly solve the problem if your wife were able to get your medications for you.
    xtreme said:
    I explained to the pain management doctor, that if they would just operate and fix the problem, I wouldnt need meds. The problem is, they wont do that until I am(What seems like) basically paralyzed.
    Just wanted to chime in here that surgery isn't always the answer, and often we are left with more neck pain after surgery than before. It sounds like your pain is mostly in your neck and not affecting other extremities, and I was told by my doctors that they won't do surgery for neck pain only, as they can't guarantee they will get rid of it. However, if you have cord compression or nerve root compression, they are more apt to operate, feeling that decompressing the cord or affected nerve root will relieve your symptoms.

    Have you tried a TENS unit? I use mine daily and it gives me more relief than any medication I take. Good luck, and I hope you get some relief soon.

    Cindy
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
  • Neck of Steel said:
    It is my understanding that nurse practitioners can write prescriptions for medications. Can you not get your pain meds from your wife? Maybe there are rules against this that I am unaware of, don't know. But that would certainly solve the problem if your wife were able to get your medications for you.
    I wish it were that easy. While my wife can write prescriptions, it is only under the watchful eye of a doctor. It becomes even more suspicious under the DEA's watchful eye if you are writing scrips for family members. So that is out.

    I hear you about surgery, it can go either way. My nerves are on the verge of being pinched as per my xrays, so maybe that will help in seeking a surgeon to do something. It is a shame that meds seem the only way to go. After getting injured at the hands of my last PM, I am a bit more hesitant on trying another as the doctors around here have little to no time for each patient. To top things off, my 7 day a week business doesnt help matters. It wont be until mid September until my schedule loosens up a bit, though I am going to see my original, trusted GM soon to at least get some meds before then.

    How is it that these athletes hurt their neck and are operated on the next day, yet it takes a normal person years to get the same treatment? ( I already know the answer... $$$$).

    Thank you everyone here for the help and kind words.
  • a nurse may be able to write a script like a blood preesure med under an dr and so can a PAC but that doesnt include narcotic pain meds, one has to have a DEA # to do so and that requires that one is an MD, at least thats how it is in the USA. in other countries like mexico for instance you can buy some meds over the counter like vicodin and valium and you are allowed to bring back to the usa up to a 3 month personal supply. when we going?
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  • Nope, my new pain management "doctor" is a nurse practitioner and she prescribed fentanyl patches and kadian for me, both narcotics. I am in the US, in New Hampshire.
  • Ah New Hampshire, one of the sane states of New England. I hate Massachusetts!
  • DonnaJay said:
    Nope, my new pain management "doctor" is a nurse practitioner and she prescribed fentanyl patches and kadian for me, both narcotics. I am in the US, in New Hampshire.
    Yes. She has to work under a Doctors license though. That is federal. If you were a family member, it would be a no go as far as prescriptions are concerned... unfortunately. If my wife could write me prescriptions(Yes, she has a DEA #), I would have never found these boards :))(

    Again, I thank everyone. It is very disheartening to hear that others experience the same difficulties in getting the relief that they deserve.
  • Yup, theextreme1, I'm sure she does work under a doctor, but tenneseejed was saying:

    "a nurse may be able to write a script like a blood preesure med under an dr and so can a PAC but that doesnt include narcotic pain meds"

    ...and that's not true. They can write scripts for narcotics.

    ChronicPain1, I can't stand when I have to drive through Mass. The turnpike is ridiculous! And city driving? Oh boy I'm ready to have a heart attack trying to drive in Boston. The streets are confusing enough without every driver trying to cut you off!
  • DonnaJay said:
    Yup, theextreme1, I'm sure she does work under a doctor, but tenneseejed was saying:

    "a nurse may be able to write a script like a blood preesure med under an dr and so can a PAC but that doesnt include narcotic pain meds"

    ...and that's not true. They can write scripts for narcotics.

    ChronicPain1, I can't stand when I have to drive through Mass. The turnpike is ridiculous! And city driving? Oh boy I'm ready to have a heart attack trying to drive in Boston. The streets are confusing enough without every driver trying to cut you off!
    Sure, they can write scrips for narcotics, but it all falls under the doctors license, in which he keeps careful watch over so as to prevent drug seekers from abusing the system through the practitioners. It is a tough system for anyone to get through. It seems the seekers have an easier time then we do though. :)

    Thanks for all of the help and kind words again. It is great to have an outlet to discuss the problems I and, it seems, others are facing.
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