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Old 02-04-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Please bear with me as I let you guys know what I am dealing with.

I have some issues.

Everybody can call me Taylor.

I have rheumatoid arthritis in every joint of my body. I was diagnosed when I was a teenager.

I had a ruptured disc in my lower back and had a discectomy in 1997 at L5/S1. It was basically a butcher job. I was told the operation would last 45 minutes and I would have a 3/4" scar. Well, it lasted 5 hours and I have a 7Ē incision on my lower back from it.

Over the years, a very large mass of scar tissue has formed in the area. This scar tissue wraps around all of the nerve roots exiting the spinal cord.

Coupled with that, I have a lot of nerve damage as well down there. I have also developed severe advanced bone degeneration of the lower vertebrae.

The pain is unbearable and without any pain meds and I can barely walk around. I figure I would be on a couple canes at the very least or maybe even in a wheelchair. I am 36 years old and married to a wonderful woman who is 10 years younger then me. She is very active and I was not so debilitated when we were newly married 8 years ago. She is very long suffering and empathetic to my situation, but to be frank, she didn't sign on for all of this when we were dating. I feel like such a burden to her sometimes, and that i am unable to keep up with her and do the things she wants to do because of my limitations.

After years of trying every form of possible treatment to help, I was told that my condition would not improve, would constantly get worse for the rest of my life, and since I can't fix the problems, I had to concentrate on "quality of life" from now on.

I ended up being referred to a pain management doctor. Prior to this I had tried everything: physical therapy, hydro-therapy, electro-stimulation (TENS unit), muscle relaxers, chiropractors, epidurals, on and on and on.

So anyway, when I started with the pain management doctor I had great insurance. He started me on fentanyl patches and I was stabilized with a dosage of 100micrograms/hour patch replaced every 48 hours.

After the above mentioned epidurals and facet blocks, the pain management doctor also convinced me to try doing a nerve ablation on the nerves in my lower back. I went in to have the procedure, and I must say it was the single most painful thing I have ever had to endure. The local anesthetic that he used was either not strong enough or was not given enough time to take effect.

Whatever the reason, I felt every millimeter of the rods and needles he inserted. I was screaming and sweating and almost passed out from the pain. He just acted like nothing was wrong and kept saying it's almost over.

A few days after the procedure I noticed I was still have a tremendous amount of pain and I went back to the office. He then checked the nerves using the same technique as before when he did the facet block, and he found that he had "missed" all 8 nerves. Every single one of them was still very much active and alive. He offered to repeat the procedure for free. I declined.

After I lost my job and my insurance about 1.5 years ago, I could no longer afford the fentanyl patches. So he switched me to methadone for pain control. He failed to educate me on all of the possible outcomes of prolonged methadone usage and/or side effects.

Iím sure many of you already know what comes next.

I have been on the methadone for about 1.5 years now and my current dosage is a total of 6 tablets/day.

I have followed the pain contract I signed with the doctor to the letter. I have even been randomly drug tested with him and passed every time. I donít screw around with this stuff.

On a side not, I am one of Jehovahís Witnesses and as one I have a very strict sense or morality. So I have a lot bigger reasons to not abuse drugs and alcohol or abuse the system/break the law, than just because I might get caught. I want to make my Creator happy with my actions and way of life. The point is, I am an honest person and I do not break my promises or vows.

Anyway, there has been a total of 3 times over the 1.5 year period where I have run out of meds on a day that happened to be either a Friday or a holiday situation when the office is not open. And they wonít fill the script early.

I have found out because of this, that I am the type of person who starts going through with violent withdrawals within 24-36 hours after my last dosage. Shaking, violent vomiting, sweating, not to mention the outrageous pain from the underlying conditions.

Well, this past month my 30th day was on 1/1/09 (Thursday) and the office didnít open back up until the next Tuesday. They would not fill provide a script on Tuesday before since that was too early, and the office was closed from Wednesday-Tuesday.

After I went to the ER, and I got back to see the doctor on that Tuesday, he suggested that I start going to a local methadone clinic. He said that he was getting close to his limit of what he can prescribe. The methadone clinics have more freedom, he said, to issue higher doses.

Well, I contacted all three methadone clinics here in my city, and they all told me the exact same thing: it is state law they can not treat for pain management. They are ONLY allowed to treat for drug dependency withdrawal. And they all said my doctor should have known that. They said he was just trying to get rid of me.

Being made to go to the methadone clinics was severely depressing as well. To see the other patients waiting or being provided their medication to combat their withdrawals, was unnerving. I felt like I was being violated and dehumanized to be forced to co-mingle with individuals that for whatever reason, had turned to using illicit drugs. Not that I think I am better than them, nor that I am in a position to judge them. But that is not me. That is not who I am or where I am from. And to be subjected to such an environment was not fair to me.

So now I have been trying to find another pain management specialist but they are few and far between in my city. The few that are here all have reasons why I canít see them.

One doctor is not seeing new patients, another one will not treat with meds, they only use injections and/or physical therapy. Another one will not take self pay clients, you must have insurance. The last one says they are booked up for the next 6 weeks, even after I told the guy my dilemma.

So what do I do??

I am at a point where I had better get a script for the methadone or I am going to start the withdrawals (and the doctor never educated me that it would be that bad). The doctor also never told me of the long-term effects of prolong large-dose methadone usage. Another doctor in the same clinic told me that even if my heart is perfect right now, within 8-10 years of methadone usage, my heart could be destroyed.

But I have also been told by a pharmacist that any and all opiate based treatments are going to do the same thing to my heart.

The next stage I have been told by the other doctor is to have a pump surgically installed that would dispense something along the lines of morphine or some other drug. But I donít have insurance and canít afford a $40,000+ operation.

So should I stick with the methadone since they are all going to do the same thing, and might as well save money killing myself slowly since methadone is the cheapest high end opiate narcotic? Or is there something else out there that will do the job, with out severe long term side effects? Will I need to be admitted to go through detox for the methadone, in order to start the new med?

Iím up against a wall here. I cannot stand the immense amount of pain. It is debilitating and I donít think I should be forced to suffer when there are things readily available that can alleviate the suffering.

Thanks for listening.

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention that at one point I was on a total of 15 meds related to the management of pain or it's side effects.

The meds included methadone, Cymbalta, Nuerontin (very, very high dose), Ambien (couldn't sleep), a stimulant of some kind (because I was lethargic all day at work), and a few more that I can't even remember. The pain management doctor would just add a new med whenever I complained about the side effects of the previous meds.

It put a huge strain on my wife. I would many times sleep walk and even "sleep cook" after I had taken the Ambien. Of course I would remember none of that at all. I talked about a bunch of nonsense. I had huge gaps in my short term memory. My personality changed for the worse.

I finally decided I had had enough. I quit all of the meds and I am now only on the methadone, a pill for my hypertension, and then OTC Zantac for GERD.

 
Old 02-04-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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Hi Taylor~
Welcome to our "family." My heart just breaks to hear of all you have been thru and all you are having to endure. I can sincerely relate to the spouse thing, them not "signing up for what they are having to deal with." My husband married a healthy, happy active person who has in the last year gone to almost not going outdoors at all, and frankly being really depressed. My life as I knew it came to a screeching halt a few moths ago, and its still there.

I had a doctor the same way, really, who had moved away, but really was at his limit of prescribing. He was a GP, not a pain doc, but I really had a horrible time finding someone to help me. I forgot to add, that he was recently diagnosed with early stages of alzheimers, ,and has taken a leave, and wont be practicing at all. It really broke my heart, because he did so much for me.
I did find an amazing GP who is very supportive, ect. but they all seem to want to always "get my meds down." What Im trying to function on is barely enough, and the doc wants me to get to a goal of not needing breakthru meds. I really dont think anyone can do that unless their base meds are doing the job. It gets so frustrating. I dont want to make my new doc angry, so I just try to deal, and Im sure that she and I can come up with a solution that will be good for both of us.

In your situation, would it be a good thing to hire an attorney? This guy botched your procedure, [he knows he did or he wouldnt have offered to do it for free] plus he is trying to push you off to a methadone clinic to treat your CP, which I would think is illegal for him to do. Have you checked out anything like that? I think that is terribly immoral.
Glad to have you here, and please post back. Youve come to a super place for support, Im sure you'll get more responses and help. Hang in there, Taylor~
xoxoxox,
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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Re: First Post: Need Help and Encouragement

Taylor,
That is absolutely ludricous and terrible what that doctor is putting you through especially not allowing you to even pick up the scripts early. If I were you I would stick with the guy for now, as long as he will give you the script for Methadone. As for it causing heart problems, or even any of the opiates causing heart problems is pretty ludicous. The only one that has been shown, in RARE cases to cause heat problems is Methadone. Keep in mind it is RARE cases (something like 1 in 10,000). So you really should not worry about that. The pharmacist that told you that is in idiot too. I hope that many other people on here will back me up and tell you the same thing. Do your own research and you will find out this is true what I am telling you.

If I were you I would get online and start searching for another PM doctor even if they are an hour away it would be worth it. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Old 02-04-2009, 05:47 PM   #5
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Taylor,
That is absolutely ludricous and terrible what that doctor is putting you through especially not allowing you to even pick up the scripts early. If I were you I would stick with the guy for now, as long as he will give you the script for Methadone. As for it causing heart problems, or even any of the opiates causing heart problems is pretty ludicous. The only one that has been shown, in RARE cases to cause heat problems is Methadone. Keep in mind it is RARE cases (something like 1 in 10,000). So you really should not worry about that. The pharmacist that told you that is in idiot too. I hope that many other people on here will back me up and tell you the same thing. Do your own research and you will find out this is true what I am telling you.

If I were you I would get online and start searching for another PM doctor even if they are an hour away it would be worth it. Good luck and keep us posted.

brian

Oooooooooooh,
I get SO angry at these docs who think their patients dont have a friggin clue. Youre' right Bri. The guy ought to be turned in. To make a person WAIT until they're out is absolutely uncalled for.
xxoxoxox
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #6
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Enderwiggin, so sorry that you are in such a position. Brian is right that opioid meds do not cause organ damage of any kind. It would be very rare indeed. I have a good friend who has been on high doses of opiod meds for more than 25 years. The condition you describe of scar tissue strangling your nerve ends and in your spinal cord could be arachnoiditis, which is what I suffer from. Those who have this disease must never allow any epidurals or any kind of injury to the spinal cord. It will only lead to further pain and disability.
I know that many pain management clinics are nothing more than injection mills and don't even want many patients who can only be helped by palliative care. My solution is my wonderful PCP, who prescribes my meds and monitors my condition. I am on SSDI and LTD from my last job, as there is no hope of getting better. Perhaps you also could find a compassionate PCP. I am 53 which is in my favor because many docs don't want to prescribe opiates long-term for younger patients.
I realize that you can only work on one problem at a time, but those of us who are intractable pain patients need to work on having a small supply of meds to tide us over in case of emergency or just running out over a long weekend or such.
If you have my condition or one similar to mine, you will probably be on a cocktail of meds for the rest of your life. It was trial and error for me and my doc and am currently on Percocet, lortab, tramadol, neurontion, baclofen, celexa, and androgel. My mind is clear and I suffer no ill effects from them. This cocktail of meds gives me the best quality of life I can expect. I hope that you won't be afraid to try many things until the right combo is found for you.
My wife did not sign up for this either when she married me 28 years ago, yet she is loving and kind and we are making a go of it. In many ways this disease has brought us closer. Since I can no longer work, I am around the house and am still able to do chores moderately, which makes her life easier.
I hope you are able to find a doc to be on your side. I can assure you that there is life worth living even after disability.

 
Old 02-04-2009, 09:29 PM   #7
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I really appreciate all the positive thoughts from everyone. And the information about having organ damage only in rare circumstances does lift my spirits some.

My wife, even though she didn't anticipate these trial-some times, is my lifeline. She encourages me to keep going even when I just want to give up. She is my best friend or strongest supporter.

She happens to also work for a law-firm. I am going to talk to one of her attorneys tomorrow and see what they say about this doctor's actions. Thank you for the suggestions.

I just feel that if there are things readily available to alleviate my suffering, even if only for a temporary period, then I should not be forced to endure the pain. I can't seem to get this PM doctor to treat me as a human being, instead of a number.

I still have one PM doctor left that I am trying to get an appointment with. It's the one who said they are backed up for 6 weeks. I am going to try and call my PCP and see if she will talk to him as a professional courtesy to me. See if she can get through his barriers with her compassion.

My PCP is great. She has always treated me as if my well being mattered to her. The only issue is that her restrictions as to what she can prescribe, limit her ability to help me. I think the biggest thing she can prescribe is something along the lines of a 7.5mg/500mg hydrocodone/tylenol pill. And those are like candy to this level of pain They do almost nothing except make me feel "doped up". That is the one thing I truly appreciate about the methadone: there is no euphoria feeling associated with it, at least for me there isn't.

And because of that, even though my body may be addicted to it, my mind is not. There is no "high" to crave and desire ever more and more, as I would assume true illicit drug addiction would be like. I can take my meds as soon as I wake up and not have to wait until I get to work, so that I do not get a DUI ticket.

I must say that it is encouraging to be in a forum where I can be open and honest, have no fear of being labeled or made to feel criminal. And I can talk to people who are going through some of the things I am going through.

My foster mother doesn't understand my level of pain and disability. It's not that she is unloving, she just doesn't comprehend. So in the past when meds would come up in conversation, she would always accuse me of being a "pill popper". Just like my real father and my brother.

Both of them are full blown addicts and have been for a very long time. My foster parents tried to keep us kids away from the influences of the world. Tried to shelter us from the storm.

Everyone was unsuccessful with my brother. He has spent time in prison for drug offenses. My real father is an alcoholic. So it would appear that addiction runs in my family. So that is why I have tried for so long, and continue, to do what is right. I don't want to go down the road they have traveled.

But in one sense I am already on that road, at least from my body's standpoint. My body is addicted to these meds, and it fights back when conditions come together to prevent me from obtaining my script. So I have this self imposed stigma, because of how my foster parents feel, and how I am made to feel when I have to beg with the PM doctors nurses to provide me the script in a timely manner.

Don't get me wrong, my foster parents are not evil or unloving as I have stated. It's just difficult to understand why it is, since I am always walking around great, without the aid of any crutches, canes, walkers, or wheelchairs, why do I need to be on such heavy "drugs?. I seem normal in public.

What they don't see is those mornings when I can't even walk to the bathroom from my bed and my wife has to bring me my meds. I'm 36 for crying out loud! They are in their 60's and getting around great! How can a relatively young man be in such bad shape on the inside, yet look perfectly fine on the outside?!?

 
Old 02-04-2009, 10:48 PM   #8
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I hope you get in with the doc (the one who has the waiting list)!

In regards to the other doctor- I cannnnnnnnnnot imagine what he is thinking with not letting you have "early" refills, when all you are asking for is ON TIME refills. There is no reason that he cant write a script with a DO NOT FILL UNTIL date on it, or even call your script into the pharmacy and give them instructions that it cant be filled until a certain date if HIS OFFICE wont be open!

Even if he would keep seeing you, I would ditch him- It sounds like he is plays a lot of very uncompassionate GAMES. Insane!

I would however be adamant that he FILL your scripts until you get in to see the other doctor and have another script! He certainly can do this much after a botched procedure and a sudden decision to pass you off to a meth clinic. I agree that you should not be put in a situaiton of getting your PAIN RELIEF thru the same means that an ex-heroin addict gets his/her addiction medication from. That is also wrong, In my opinion.

You didnt ask for this life- you didnt do anything wrong and you shouldnt have to sit thru that. It might not be the nicest thing in the world to say, but its how I feel. Ive been a chronic pain patient since 2001- thank god i found a wonderful Pain Specialist on my first try and have had him ever since. There is enough "negativity" towards chronic pain patients without literally TREATING THEM LIKE ADDICTS (sending you to a methadone clinic)... WRONG... You are a chronic pain patient and should be treated as a PAIN patient, in a DOCTORS office that specializes in PAIN. Not addictions.

Anyway, sorry for going off on a rant lol- I Lurk around the pain mgmt boards a lot and never post, but just wanted to let you know what i thought on your situation!!!!!
WISHING YOU LUCK WITH THAT PAIN DOC YOU ARE TRYING TO SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jennie

 
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I just wanted to let you know my heart goes out to you. I just dont get why a doctor would choose to go into pain managment if he/she is willing to let someone suffer.All doctors should know that to let someone suffer in pain is going to cause some level of depression &/or anxiety. Which I know can be every bit as bad as the pain.

I know finding a good PM can be hard to do. I do think asking you PCP if she can try to get you in is smart. I did have a doctor in the past tell me if I had to long of a wait to call her & she would do what she could to get me in sooner. Hopefully you PCP will accomadate, especially if she has been your treating PCP for for awhile. If you had insurance I would suggest making an appointment with your PCP & taking your wife along. As I had a simulair situation in the past where I was not prescribed my meds & my PCP did not deal with narcotics but after explaining my situation & my husband backing me up the office did give me my script just that one time.
So many of us have went through situations simulair to yours. Not knowing who was going to prescribe our meds, worried about getting in with a good PM, & of course feeling the same about our spouses.
My PM postdates me scripts for me without even asking thank goodness.
I just want you to know I understand completely & really like the way you explained how although your body may be dependant or addicted to the meds you mind is not. Hang in there & please let us know how you are doing.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:13 PM   #10
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I have what may be my last appointment with my current PM doctor tomorrow morning.

I will let y'all know how it goes.

 
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Yes, please do...Ill be sure to check and see how it went.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:05 PM   #12
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Well, everyone, I had about the worst visit to this doctor I have ever had.

I went into the appointment trying to be all positive. Of course I knew we were going to have to cover the situation with the methadone clinics turning me away, but I was going to approach it as if maybe he didn't know, and not from the angle that I was going to accuse him of trying to get rid of me.

Well here is how the appointment went:

He stepped into the room and shut the door.

I guess I should back-track a little and mention that they had me submit to a drug test as soon as I got to the office. Of course, there was nothing to be worried about, I am taking my meds as prescribed, and not taking anything I shouldn't be taking.

So he actually waits until the drug test results are done, before coming into the room. I could see him down the hall with the nurse, and he kept looking at the results thing, whatever it is, and kept holding it up to look closer at it. As if by looking at it harder it would somehow come up positive or something.

So he comes in, shuts the door, sits down and without saying anything just starts typing away on his laptop. He starts going down like a list of things on his laptop about when I had gotten refills in the last few months and the number of times I have been to the ER for running out without a refill.

He asks me, without even looking at me, "What am I going to do with you?"

"This just doesn't seem like it's working out. Today just happens to be your 2 year anniversary since you started coming here. You PCP called me up and begged me to see you and she dropped you on my doorstep. (like I am some sort of stray dog or something) I gave you epidurals that only lasted a couple days, somehow. You say you are in tremendous pain in your back and hips, and neck, and legs, and ankles, and on and on and on. I've had you go to physical therapy, but you said it made you worse. I gave you a TENS unit, that you say doesn't help. Seems like drugs are the only thing that helps, somehow."

"And here we are 2 years later and you are up to x amount of methadone 3 times a day. And even that seems to not be enough right now. Seems like it's time to adjust the dosage up, again."

"I just don't see how I am going to be able to help you. What are we doing here? What am I going to do with you?"

I am just floored at this point. I am starting to choke up. I can't believe he is treating me like this.

I almost broke down, but I barely kept it together.

I told him, "Look, we both know that the problems I have are real, and they cannot be fixed. I am not asking for any specific drugs at all. I simply don't want to hurt, ok? I don't care what I am on, I just need a measure of quality of life. I don't think that it's fair for me to be forced to suffer, if there are medications available that can take the majority of that suffering away. That's my goal. That's what I want. I want the pain to go away."

There was a long silence.

He's tapping away at his laptop.

Finally he says he is going to call a buddy of his, another PM doctor and try to get them to agree to take me on as a patient. He actually said that this other doctor was a lot nicer and easier going than he was. He then gave me only a two week refill on my meds.

I walked out of there, and I am NEVER going back to him.

What do I need to do to sue him?

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Old 02-10-2009, 02:20 PM   #13
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wow that is so harsh. he is really angry with you for some reason. you had mentioned that you have gone to the ER room a few times b/c you ran out of your meds early. Did you explain to him that this is not the case, the situation is happening b/c he does not give you your meds in 30 days so of coarse you are going to run out. The bottom line is that you have never taken more meds than your supposed to and you have been totally complaint so what is the problem? I think you need to remind him that the reason you ran out of meds is b/c of HIS office closing and not giving you your meds on time. He is really a mean DR and I feel terrible for you. I would not stand for that at all and I am glad you will not be going back to him. I hope you can get all of your records from him and get your pharmacy records for the last 12 months showing your new Dr that you have not called in for early refills.

Most PM Dr's will terminate a patient for this, but from what I have read you never called for early refills right? you only ran out b/c of his darn office not filling your scripts on time. this is ABSURD. I am so angry right along with you. you deserve to be treated with respect and I would write a letter to the board about how he has treated you!! get all of your records and go elsewhere. I hope the new Dr can help you. please keep us posted. You might want to cut back on your meds a bit in case it takes longer than 2 weeks to get into the new Dr. the least he could have done was given you a months supply of meds. I really hope the new Doc is going to help you. I am praying for you and your story makes me so sad!
You have done nothing wrong this Dr is just being difficult for some reason.
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Taylor where are you located? Maybe you could do a post asking if anyone knows if a good PM Dr in your area. You may have to travel a little but it might be worth a shot. Let us know what City your in.

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OMG~
I can TOTALLY relate. My first PM I went to, I had to wait weeks and then when I got there she didnt prescribe narcotics at all, and Ive been on the for 5 years, and i was due to run out THAT day. It was the same nightmare.
Although the doc was very nice, and she did call my GP that Id had and told him that I was out, and that I couldnt go cold turkey, ect. She told him she doesnt prescribe narcotics anymore to anyone, and when I talked to him, he said..."oh, I forgot she didnt, I didnt know THATS who you were going to."
Actually, 2 weeks I found out he has early stages of Alzheimers, and has retired. I knew something was up, he was so forgetful, but such a nice man, anyway...
He gave me 2 weeks worth of meds, and I found a super GP that is amazing in my home town. the PM doc was 6 hours one way.
So i totally know the feeling. I also know the feeling of being made to feel like a drug addict by being under medicated as well. Actually not by the doctor, but others, even other ppl who are in PM, and that makes it even worse. Not everyone has the luxury of having top PM care, I in a very rural area, and we have no PMs within 12 hours, AND, the docs I have called say Im too far away. Thats why I use GP's. And we only have two doc offices here for three small towns, and two of them are sports medicine because of two ski areas!
They dont have the means to regulate top PM care, and many in rural areas w/o Pms are severly undermedicated.
Anyway, I agree with Slip...know its SO hard to cut back when you already arent being medicated, but you may have to wait to get into this other doc.
Can you call the doc who "begged" this other doc to see you, and ask if he can help you get by if the meds dont last 2 weeks?

That doc is a major ***ole, and I agree you should not ever retun, and I would do something as well to report him. My doc has jokingly told me shes going to "smack me" LOL, but we have a super relationship, and she loves to kid. but to be insulted by a jerk like that is just toally uncalled for. I think what you said to him was spot on, and you kept yourself together and showed you have far more class and dignity that he will ever have.
Im so sorry for you, I remember how I felt that day, and I had to drive back 6 hours in a raging blizzard with only 1 dose of meds to last me 2 days until my script came in the mail. OH, and it came three days later, and he had written it wrong. When it didnt come the day it was supposed to, I called him, and he called me in some vicoprofen to get me by, and mind you that was a 200% med increase, and THEN, I had to wait 3 more days for the other script that he had to re write. {my old GP had moved hours away}.
Hang in there, Ill say a prayer for you, for sure. Please keep posting~
xoxoxo,
IZZY'SMOM

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