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Old 05-20-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
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Battle with doctor


I have lived with pain for the past 5 years, I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia. 2 weeks before being diagnosed my doctor put me on Vioxx and vicoden. after all the meds my doctor tried me on, this treatment plan worked the best, when I told him it was working, he decided to take me off vicoden. What I dont understand is why, I do not take them every day, only on the days when the pain is so bad that it hurts to walk. What can I say to my doctor to get him to keep me on the pain pills with the vioxx? any sugestions? Why would a doctor stop a treatment plan when it is working? I'm a medical Assistant, I know you can get addicted and what they can do to your body if you take too much, but I'm not addicted to them, I go weeks without one, like I said, I take 1 when it is really needed.
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Old 05-21-2004, 05:39 AM   #2
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Re: Battle with doctor

First, I am glad that you had found anything that helps your pain as this treatment did not work on me. Where is the reasoning of discontinuing this treatment is another whole story? I would hate to wish anyone having fibro, but it would be nice for doctor to experience this pain temporarily so they could get a realistic understanding of what we go through. Personally, I would see another doctor to get adequate treatment. Just the fact that you work in medical field as I do seems to be a threat to doctors and it seems more difficult to obtain treatment. I am so anti-doctor that I feel like running them through the mill before they even attempt to treat me, i.e., do you believe in fibromyalgia, how many patients have you treated with this condition, I would like patient references to testify to your ability to treat them successfully, etc. Good luck on finding a better doctor. (TT)

 
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