| | My atty mad because I want to stop meds!!!!
For those who read my first post, i finally took the first step yesterday. I called the 2nd dr's office and told his nurse I had found another dr to please discharge me. i really already had another dr, but....just to cover my a$$!! Anyway, I had gone that far, so I decided to be brave and take yet another step...i had my monthly appt with my reg dr yesterday also. I DID get my meds, which I wasn't too proud of, but this time I got them for legit pain and I am going to try to wean myself off. Here's the thing...I've been seeing this dr for 5 years for a back injury from an accident. I've had every test and procedure done except surgery, which I'm trying to avoid. Last night while sitting up thinking about how screwed up my life is because of these meds, I decided to write my attorney (that's handling the injury case) a letter, stating that I felt I was "beginning" to have an addiction problem with the meds and that I wanted to be discharged from any and all physicians they had me seeing and consulting with, and to please contact me when they are able to reach a settlement. I faxed the letter to his office last night. Well, bright and early this morning, I get a call from his very angry secretary, basically yelling at me, saying I HAVE to go to the dr, and i HAVE to get the meds filled even if I don't take them!!! Her reasoning for this?? If i'm not taking meds, the insurance co won't think I'm really hurt! UGHHHHH!!!!! I'm telling this woman i have an addiction, and all they're worried about is how hurt i "look" to the insurance co! how do you wean off of 30+ pills per day though? the original dose is each med 3x/day, which is 12 pills a day. There's no way I can make such a drastic change. Not only do i not have the willpower, but my tolerance is so high, I won't even get any relief from that dose.