Should I up my BP meds on My Own?
Since Friday my blood pressure has been 210/189 or somewhere right around there due to chronic pain compounded with lack of pain meds.I have 50 mg. toprol and wonder if it's okay to just up the dose?
For the past 17 years I had been taking about 200 mg. per day of morphine sulfate ,I left pain clinic( I refused ketomine infusion and was thrown out of Balto.s most famous hospital's pain clinic) where those Rx's were dispensed w/ proviso that PC Dr. would write Rx until I could see new pain management Dr. My PC Dr. wanted a plan of treatment from new pain Dr. which he dragged his feet writing SO my PC Dr. said "I am not writing until I hear from new Dr. so go to the emergency room" which I did on Wednesday,was prescribed 10 2mg. hydromorpone which ran out by Friday.In the mean time I beseeched new pain Dr.'s office to send PC the letter detailing plan treatment which they did on Friday morning so I called PC office,verified letter was there and had been read and was again told "Go back to ER,I am not writing."
That eve I went back to ER and attending PA called my PC Dr. who told him "Oh,He could have come to my office today,we're open from 9-5."
ER Dr. read ME the riot act about drug seeking,being responsible for my own care and when I tried to explain he said "Nothing you have to say to me matters,here's 10 (5mg.) percocet,I hope you can make them last for 2 days until you go back to Pc Dr."
In the mean time my blood pressure keeps shooting through the roof...it's not like I am going BACK to the ER to be berated and embarrassed and it is not my fault that my PC Dr LIED.
Since Nov.9th I have been gone through withdrawl about 5 times and am doing so again.I only wonder if I can up the toprol so I do not have a stroke,which when I really think about it would be ironic after battling chronic pain for 35 years!Thank you very much!