adina91 wrote:That is so weird! I am experiencing EXACTLY the same issues right now and my PCP is hesitant to renew my vicodin scrip. I feel like saying "Look at my medical history!!! I am not abusing these pills!!!!" but I think the stigma attached to opiate pain relievers has really freaked the doctors out. I feel like because of the few doctors that over-prescribe, there are many that under-prescribe. Some days I am fine...I don't even need the calmoseptine and advil is fine. But, others, I need a vicodin, calmoseptine, a bath and a heating pad and I guess I don't see that there is anything wrong with that unless it becomes abuse.
However, I have heard realy good things about tramadol as well. My mom takes it for her various ailments, so my next step will be to ask about that as an alternative. I think that unless your doctor has experienced the burning, pain and discomfort themselves, they really have NO idea how awful it really is. Let us know what you and your doc decide!
adina91 wrote:Liz - Yes! I am definitely going to get myself a referral to a pain management doc. I have been thinking about it for awhile and you just gave me the push to do it without feeling guilty as though somehow its something I am not doing correctly and that's why I'm in pain. Thank you!
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