| | Please Help! My pills go straight through me!!!
I have written about this before, but this has gotten out of hand. I take a long-acting pain med, and I have some sort of stomach problem. The med is a 12 hour med, it releases it's first dose in the first hour, and the second dose in the 6th hour. Since last Friday....yes LAST Friday after only about 6 hours, I have to use the bathroom. I have loose stools and there is my pill! This has happened before, but I have two meds that I can usually take to help it. I take Lomotil (for diharrea), and Levsin (for stomach spasms).
My problem now is that this has been constant! I have taken the stomach meds and cannot get this to stop. I am in so much pain most of the time, due to my medication not being absorbed. I called my stomach doctor Monday and never heard back. Today I called and asked for an emergency appointment tomorrow morning.
One of the problems is that I have talked to the nurse practitioner at the pain center about this before. (This will usually happen for a day or two before I can get in under control). All they told me, after the looked at me like I was crazy, they told me that it was my stomach doctor's problem, not their's. Meanwhile, the stomach doctor stated that I would need to take more of the break-thru med until it clears up. Obviously, the pain doctor did not agree and wrote me, and my issue, off.
Any suggestions???? I really need some help with this. It does not seem like many others have had this issue, so I already feel like they think I am making this up for an excuse for extra meds. Can someone help please???