Re: Discharged from PM, need advice
What were you taking, what were your prescribed dosages and by how much did you exceed the prescription? Depending on your answers to these questions, you may want to try and "salvage" your reputation in the PM world by asking if you could come back and have your pain controlled with non-narcotic medications and other methods (PT, tens unit, procedures). This lets the Dr know that you are serious about obtaining pain control and not just obtaining narcotics. Then, once you are on solid ground again, you could switch doctors if you really feel you need a narcotic for pain control and not have this issue continue to plague you. Also, I know this is after the fact, but when your meds are not controllling your pain, it's important to call and let the Dr. know this. Then ask if you can increase some of your dosages or if the Dr. could add another medication. In other words, keep them in the loop.