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#1 Patty

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:19 AM

I saw my general practitioner the other day and we talked about me being in pain. I got him to give me pain meds but he did the RX for one pill a day!! I am so mad I could spit! I have pain all day long and now I can only take one pain pill a day because he says I will get addicted and blame him later on, so this is about him not me! I can't even change Dr's because of my insurance so I am stuck. I just do not get it. I guess the way he thinks I should not get in a car because I could get in an accident.. I wish the doctors that treat us would really try to understand what we go through every day. I keep saying if I had cancer I would get more understanding but because I have something that is not well known people think that I am ok to do everything I used to do. I wish there was a way to get people to learn more about Sclero and understand us better.

Thanks for letting me rany yet again.

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Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:28 AM

Patty I think all doctors do that now. In fear of us geting hooked on the pain meds I see it happening more and more each day. He is just looking out for you not him, well him too because he can loose his license. I hope that taking one pain med will help you. If not seek out pain management doctor then. Hope this helps. Sam
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 03:27 AM

Patty,
Question - does the one pill give you any relief from your pain for a while? Do you get a few hours of relief? If so, I might suggest that you ask your doctor if you could try cutting the daily pill in half and stretch it out (provided it is a pill that can be cut in half 0 some can't.) That's what my mother did. She found that a half tablet was providing her enough relief so she split it and took half in the morning and half in the afternoon. Her doctor was happy with take, because he - like your doctor - what concerned about addiction.

Of course - a half might not ease the pain, but it might be worth a try. I certainly hope you get some relief very soon!

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:21 AM

Hi Patty,

I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I know how frustrating this must be. Janey gave you good advice. Can you sit down and talk with him? Is this a new general practitioner? I sure hope you can work through this.
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:43 AM

Thanks for the replies.

I took a half of pill like Janey suggested and I will see what happenes. MY rhummy is in today so if it is not helping I am going to give her a call and see what she has to say.
I will let you know if I get anywhere.

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If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.