Hi guys, new here but glad I found this resource.
OK my story is that I was required to do some heavy lifting at a previous job and ping, something went in my lower back.
Cue the doctors appointment, had a really decent Dr who said it was probably a pulled muscle. Prescribed Ibuprofen and 30/500 co-codamol. The pain stayed, anyhow long story short I was bumped up to Tramadol, then MRI which showed a slipped disc. On my way down the stairs one day tripped over the cat and landed square on my bum. Thought nothing much of it until later. Furious pain I had never felt the likes of before. Drs appointment started on Amiltryptaline, Naproxen, Oxycontin and Oxycodone. Eventually I was taking 30mg Oxycontin x2 and 10mg Oc IR for breakthrough pain. That all got me back to work which was amazing after spending 3 months climbing the walls. I had a steroid injection that didn't seem to do much and the pain started increasing again which I put down to tolerance. Saw a new doctor who decided I didn't need to be on 30mg OC ER. He took them off me and just kept me on the IR. I made the mistake of saying was it just tolerance as I had been taking them for 11 months. He said I needed an operation and that was the only way the pain would stop.
I asked if he was going to feed my family while I was off work, at which point he kicked me out of the office.
Set up an appointment with my original doctor, he is dead against surgery and prescribed me up to 50mg Morphine Er x 2 to use as I saw fit, but to try and keep the dosage as low as I could.
I've been on them for 3 weeks now, the temperature has been making the pain worse so I'be been pretty much maxing out my 100mg a day. I've had a viscious headache since starting on them, they don't seem to help at all. What should be my approach to my Dr as to look too knowledgeable about drugs gives off the wrong signals?
Sorry it was so long.
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