two more questions need answers before 9:00 am Pac Tim Please

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by risinforce, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. risinforce

    risinforce New Member

    First question is an easy one, does anyone us a cane to help them walk, especially during a flare? I'm considering getting one so I don't fall down.

    Second one is very delicate. I know we are not to get meds from more than one doc but do to my situation (if you've read my last few post from yesterday and today and actually this month) I'm going to do so from my back doc today. I have no choice as my pain doc is less than willing to give me what I normally used to get and due to the month long headache I've had and week long flare I'm in I've exhausted my meds.

    I know this is a giant no no and I guess am feeling guilt and anxiety about it. Just wondering if anyone has been in my shoes and have had to do this as well? I will end up DTing if I don't and I can't bump my appt w/my pain doc which isn't till 2nd week in November.

    Even though he has my file from my prior pain doc and knows what kind of meds I'm used to taking he still started me out on very low pain meds. This in its self did not do my FM pain much good. Probably caused most of my flares. This is my 2nd flare this month. I just moved and the end of Sept up 3 flights of stairs which as you might guess laid my out.

    Just thougts and concerns that only you guys can help me with.

    Thanks, just finished praying for all of you and myself.

    Hugs, Shawn
  2. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    cant answer your questions on meds as I'm in UK and we have a different system but yes I do have a walking stick, two actually although I tend to use the right handed one mostly. It helps when I'm in a flare.

    Good luck with your meds, I wouldnt want mine taken away like that.

  3. PepperGirl52

    PepperGirl52 New Member

    I haven't had to walk with a cane-yet. Hoping that won't come any time soon.

    As far as your meds, you are getting them from a legitimate source, not off the streets from some drug dealer. I personally, would not worry about it at this point.

    You can't afford to go into detox right now. Just make sure that you are totally honest with yourself and know that you took the extra meds for a reason (the moving, etc), and know in your heart it isn't something that's going to become a habit.

    I haven't read your past posts, so I'm shooting in the dark here. So, just giving my opinion. If you need the meds, and you obviously do, get them from your spine doc, and don't worry about it. Just my 2cents, anyway. But I would say, don't make it a habit-it'll catch up with you really quickly, trust me! PG Good luck!
  4. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    I had a cane and finally got rid of it when I found the right FM doctor. I could hardly walk before without pain.

    Re: meds-not a conventional opinion, but if they give it--I would take it.I take medicine conservatively and do not drink anymore with them, so I can trust myself.

    I can not do it because I have a contract with my doctor that I will only get pain meds from him and nobody else or he will not see me anymore.

    So--two sides of one coin there for you.

  5. tonakay

    tonakay New Member

    Just a thought: your pharmacy may question another pain script from a different doctor.. just my two cents.

    I'm hoping you get relief soon.
  6. risinforce

    risinforce New Member

    I don't drink at all and don't question the med use. In other words it's not abuse but necessity. This is not something I do.

    My only other option is to call my psyciatrist and have myself admitted into the hospital which is quite extreme.

    Anyhow, I appreciate all of your help and have been praying for all and myself. I've been experiencing pins and needles throughout my whole upper body this morning which is completely new to me. This flare is whopper. I can't believe it.

    I'm about to leave so have to finish getting ready.

    Hugs, Shawn
  7. tngirl

    tngirl New Member

    I get medications from more than one doctor and update the specialist I see for the FM.

    I am under no contract and only once was it another pain med. My primary care doctor gave me some Lorcet the first of August. I just saw the specialist and showed him the bottle which is still a third full two months later.

    The prescription was only for 15 days worth (if I took them twice a day as directed, which I don't) The specialist noted that I am obviously not taking very many and wrote me a prescription for more without my even asking.

    This was along with the ultram and lunesta. I just thanked him and went on.

    I only see him every two or three months, so why should I suffer between time if the pain is horrible?

    But I can see why you would not want to if you signed a contract.

    Anyway I don't think you should feel guilty about talking to the doctor.

  8. Zzzsharn

    Zzzsharn New Member

    Although rationally, I can understand the purpose of a contract, for drug seekers and such. Just once I would like to draw up a contract that commits these doctors to relieve our pain. It's so frustrating.

    In response to your questions Shawn, Yes, I have a cane and I use it when I need to.

    I have sought medication from both my pain specialist and my Primary care dr. I have no qualms about finding the treatment and medications I need. I am the only person who has to live in MY body.

    I believe that you do what you need to do to have a life worth living. Otherwise, what's the point.

    In today's world with as many medical options for pain relief as there are, NOBODY should have to suffer, it's sad that so many of us do.

    Best of luck,

  9. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I use a cane to walk with due to my back problems--not the fibro.

    The state I live in has a computerized system for narcotics. Regardless of which pharmacy you fill narcotics at, it goes into this data base and the pharmacist can tell where and when you filled your last narcotics script, as well as what med it is and what dr. prescribed it.

    This way they can tell if you are dr. shopping. If so, they notify the police. This is to reduce drug abuse.

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