Darvocet not working, Rhuemy won't give anything

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by claudiaw, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    stronger, what should I do?

    I'm so stressed, went to P.T. today, had eval, was told because I had a bad month that my insurance will cut me off.

    I have had a stressful month and my pain med's are not helping, especially when I get a "migraine" type headache ( they start out w/muscletightness so migraine med's don't work) where I vomit and feel like my skull is going to explode.

    I'm afraid to go to emergency, because I don't rust them not to over dose me, as I have a low tolerance to new med's.Especially when I've already taken so much beforehand.

    This pain is still excurciating after 4 darvocet's, 2 o3 muscle relaxer's and about 20mg valium .

    My P.T. feel's I need new pain med to help w/my progress, so I called my Rhuemy ( my appt. isn't til end of may) and asked about new pain med and his nurse told me he won't prescribe anything stronger.

    He said I need to see my GP, whom I haven't seen in over 2 yrs. because I was filing disability and she wouldn't fill out paper's and he would. Also SS wanted me to be seeing a Specialist.

    I just can't afford to pay two doctor's for treating the same thing. If he is suppose to be treating my FM, why won't he give me a better pain reliever. I have a whole bottle of darvocet, plus turned down his offer of a refill, so he should know I am not abusing them.

    I purposely deal with a lot of pain and DON't take my med's because I didn't want to build up a tolerance, but after 4yrs. on darvocet, I guess I finally built one up.

    I just want something to take when I get those bad headaches, I can still use the darvocet for more moderate pain.

    I can't drive, and my husband will be gone 2 wks. on business, and it scares me that I might have one of those headaches alone.

    How many doctor's do I need to treat this condtion? I don't have the $ or the rides to run from doctor to doctor.

    Sorry this is so long I feel screwed and frustrated, my insurance will cancel me if I can't get in within 4wks., they will cancel me if I have a bad month, I can't win, maybe I should go in when I feel good, but then they would say I'm well and cancel me!

    I feel damned if I do, damned if I don't.

    Sorry this is so long, I just feel like I'm having a nervous breakdown and needed to tell someone who understand's.

    To top it all off, I got home only to find my dog once again, look's like he has hurt his leg. We are hoping it is just a sprain and not broken, we are still not done paying last months vet bill of 500.00!

    Sorry this was so long, I needed to vent, but now i'm really tight and hurting, no telling where my BP is right now.

    Anyway, if you take the time to read this, I want to thank you and I hope this makes sense. It's hard to put into word's.

    Claudia
  2. JewelRA

    JewelRA New Member

    Here's a cyberhug for you Claudia. I have had a rough time lately too, and sometimes you just need to vent and feel like someone is listening and cares. This board is great for that. I really hope you get some help soon.

    Why won't your rheumy give you anything stronger? Do you have a primary doctor or any other that might give you something else?

    Here's a cyberhug and prayers for relief.

    Julie
  3. sherri_baby

    sherri_baby New Member

    Hello, I am new here and I have been dealing with FM since 2000 and now have symptoms of CFS since Dec. My Orthopedic Physician moved away at the end of last year and I have been dealing with my pain with no pain meds. ever since. I also have degenerative disc disease in c4-5 and L4-5. I also have bad tension head aches and I take many Excedrin’s every day.

    I started seeing a new MD this month but he wouldn’t prescribe anything at that time because he didn’t have enough of my medical records yet. Then I called him a couple of weeks later and the nurse said he wanted to wait till he sees me again. That will be next Thursday. I could do nothing but cry after that phone call. I was at work and I just had to go to the bathroom and let it out. I was so depressed about it all. I think they all think we are drug addicts or something.

    I will be seeing my sisters Rhuemy to try to get my Dx but that isn’t until June. I don’t know why we have to suffer so much.

    I also wanted to say that I am sorry about your dog. My hubby and I raise dogs too and I know the vet bills can really set you back.

    I will pray for your head aches and for you to have the strength you need while your hubby is away.

    Best wishes and God bless,
    Sherri
  4. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    Thanks for your responses.

    I have been seeing this doc. for about 1 yr. so I think he know's me pretty good. He filled out my paper's to submit to SS for my disability hearing.

    He know's I'm not fond of med's and take as little as possible.

    I have an appt. w/him on May 23rd, so I will ask about this. His nurse said he never prescribes anything stronger. I guess he doesn't want to deal w/possible abuser's, who know's.

    I haven't seen my GP in yrs., because my Rhuemy was doing the same thing as she was, and apart fron poison ivy, I have had no reason to see her.

    Now, I have to go through the whole long explanantion of what's been going on the last few yrs w/ my GP. That's why I like to stick with 1 doc, especially if it is for one condition.I hate having to constantly explain the same thing over and over.

    It's just frisrtating that people who abuse med's and even SS make it hard for the rest of us, who are just trying to have some kind of quality of life.

    I wish I didn't need ANY drug's I hate them, but right now they are a neccessary evil.:)

    sherry thank's for the concern of my dog, he's my best companion, but has cost us a fortune in vet bills. He is the clumsiest dog I have ever seen! Plus he is allergic to everything, has had cancer, you name it.

    Anyway, thanks for listening and helping.

    claudia

  5. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    myself for evening crowd.:)
  6. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    May have to try that.

    There are so many med's I can't take. All the anti-seizure type(Lyrica,nuerontin)anti-depressant's gave me panic attack's.

    The whole thing is frustrating. I need someone who will let me try different things.

    I only want something a little stronger. I am not asking for morphine.I'm fed up with doctor's.

    Sorry still upset.

    Thanks for your advice.:)

    Claudia
    P.S. Just to clarify for those on morphine. I just mean I only want to go up to next pain med above darvocet, not just go right for the strongest ones.
    [This Message was Edited on 04/26/2006]
  7. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    May have to try that.

    There are so many med's I can't take. All the anti-seizure type(Lyrica,nuerontin)anti-depressant's gave me panic attack's.

    The whole thing is frustrating. I need someone who will let me try different things.

    I only want something a little stronger. I am not asking for morphine.I'm fed up with doctor's.

    Sorry still upset.

    Thanks for your advice.:)

    Claudia
  8. penpardee

    penpardee New Member

    Maybe you can try a drug of similar strength but a different chemical make-up. Simply stated...I would question my physician if he were not receptive to trying to find the right drug for me. If he is unable to manage your pain he should refer you to someone who will.

    Good luck to you,

    Penny

  9. barbslilies

    barbslilies New Member

    What problem did you have with the Lyrica? I was just given a prescription for this. I can understand about the pain and am sure lots of people here can also. It is really hard to be in pain and cannot get any relief or at least if any not much. Will pray for you to feel better.
  10. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    is just a newer version of neurontin.

    It made me dizzy(which I get on my own), foggy, like I was a zombie, trouble concentrating, felt like I was in a dream state. it also made my heart flutter.

    That's just me though. I'm very sensitive to med's, there are some here who do great with it.

    I would try it, but take half of what your doc said to take.

    That's what I do, so if there is a bad reaction, it won't last as long, or be as bad.:)

    i hope it help's you. It did help my pain.

    Claudia