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Board: Pain Management 09-01-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: New to pain management.

Welcome! This is a great question for your doctor. I think its important for us to be on the same page with our doctors, ask about treatment goals, etc. Its good you are doing pt in addition to...
Board: Pain Management 08-29-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: How does one determine what brands of fentanyl patches a Walgreens or CVS stocks

Its just a silly automatic name here based on how many posts I've made. (Like for you it says newbie)
Board: Pain Management 08-29-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: How does one determine what brands of fentanyl patches a Walgreens or CVS stocks

Will your doctor not prescribe it to swap the patches every 2 days? Many many folks need to do this, and most insurance companies will now cover even that. Another generic may feel slightly...
Board: Pain Management 08-28-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: How does one determine what brands of fentanyl patches a Walgreens or CVS stocks

I don't know of any way besides asking them directly. You may even need to walk in with your prescription when you ask as some pharmacies are hesitant to give any information on Schedule II meds...
Board: Pain Management 08-25-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Baclofen Vs. Soma

Any chance you can pay out of pocket for the Soma (if your doctor is willing to keep you on it)? You might as well ask your pharmacy (as well as call around to check on prices) if you haven't...
Board: Chronic Pain 08-25-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Am I crazy!

Its because this mess makes us stronger!
Board: Pain Management 08-24-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Methadone Orange Disk watered down

My guess is that this is take homes from a Methadone clinic (which doesn't automatically mean they are using them for addiction, as some folks do end up going to a Methadone clinic for their pain as...
Board: Pain Management 08-11-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Major surgery while on pain management

I'll admit I've only gone through this to a lesser extent (gum graft "surgery" which required pain meds for a few days). My pain doc allowed my periodontist to prescribe whatever they wanted on top...
Board: Pain Management 08-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Love this board!

Welcome back! Glad to read you are doing relatively well. Best wishes.
Board: Pain Management 07-30-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: pain management, cant cope so fed up

Welcome! Sorry you are suffering. Do you have a pain management doctor to work with who has new ideas to try? If not, that would be a good step. Also, if your condition is getting worse, you...
Board: Pain Management 07-29-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Tramadol for pain?

Welcome! I would not ask for a specific dose, or even an increase. Just let the doctor know what is going on, such as less pain relief, med not lasting as long, where your pain levels are, etc, and...
Board: Pain Management 07-28-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: DNA test to determine the effectiveness of pain medication?

Welcome! You'll have to let us know if you notice an increase in pain relief with the med switch. You are correct that this has nothing to do with opiate tolerance, only your genetic reaction to...
Board: Pain Management 07-27-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Drug Testing

I agree to get on top of this and definitely not let things go. Its good you are at least checking in with your family doctor. If they aren't willing to take over prescribing (or if only for the...
Board: Pain Management 07-27-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Drug Testing

So sorry you are dealing with this. Are they at least tapering you? Have you tried having your pharmacist calling your doctor to discuss it, and bringing in some evidence of the possibility? You...
Board: Pain Management 07-15-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,191
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Hysingla ER

Is your doctor having you come in to get a script for more Norco then? Your pharmacist may be able to shed some light on why you might have had such a delayed reaction. I hope the pain stays away....
Board: Pain Management 07-11-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,191
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Hysingla ER

Ok good its the Hydro you are splitting. I read "If I take a half of a pill it mostly goes away so just wondering if my body could still be adjusting to the steady dose" to mean that you took less,...
Board: Pain Management 07-11-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,191
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Hysingla ER

Sometimes side effects take awhile to develop. Or, it may not even be related to the medication...something new could be going on.

I hope your doctor gets back to you quickly. Your pharmacist...
Board: Chronic Pain 07-08-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Is it criminal what my pm is doing?

backhurtz & Rdbomb94-That is what I thought. The doctor should have written out & signed the prescriptions for the day based on what patients got last time (and re-scheduled a patient if they...
Board: Pain Management 07-07-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: ??? do they have to give you a 30 day supply by law ???

Agree that unless a particular state has a law (I seem to remember hearing a handful of them may), there is no law that says they have to give you any meds at all when dismissed. This kind of...
Board: Chronic Pain 07-07-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Is it criminal what my pm is doing?

I think that having an office assistant (or anyone not able to have their own prescription pad) write out a previously-signed prescription is likely illegal. It shouldn't matter if the office...
Board: Pain Management 07-06-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Pain, Pain Medication & too Argumentative

Welcome! Sorry you are dealing with this. It may help to pinpoint whether you had those other symptoms and behavior changes before or after starting pain meds, and if they have increased or...
Board: Pain Management 06-24-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Time Magazine cover story (this week)

There is a preview of the article available on Time magazine's website. Agree that so often the media gets it wrong. That said however, there is a big addiction problem. They need to figure out...
Board: Pain Management 06-16-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: methadone

So to be clear, you asked to reschedule your appointment, not the doctor's office? Because if a doctor's office delays your appointment causing you to be late getting your pain meds, that is really...
Board: Pain Management 06-16-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Haven't been here for a while...

I hope things work out, and at least you have another month of pain meds. The letter was a really good idea on your part, as I can imagine having issues without it. Although if they had been...
Board: Pain Management 06-15-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Haven't been here for a while...

Sorry you are still dealing with this. I think a headache clinic and/or pain clinic would be a good idea. Although it may seem like you have run out of options, a good out of the box thinking type...
Board: Chronic Pain 06-15-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: They are recommending Lyrica

Welcome! Agreed that it is quite an individual thing, but it is a medication that helps quite a few folks, so is definitely worth a try. My best advice (although pretty much common to any med) is...
Board: Pain Management 06-13-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Finding New PM ... so crazy

Sorry you are having such a tough time finding a pain doc. I agree that places are really moving away from meds/opioids and pushing injections. Unfortunately I can see why, as it lowers their risk...
Board: Pain Management 06-09-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Finding New PM ... so crazy

Sorry you are dealing with this. I agree, it is scary, especially considering you have a time frame. It can be tough to find a new pain doctor without personal recommendations, but not impossible. ...
Board: Chronic Pain 06-09-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Dr. did a 180 on me

Lazimme: Welcome! I hope you are able to switch back to your previous pain clinic without issues. I agree that I don't have a problem with a doctor having a difference in opinion as far as...
Board: Chronic Pain 06-07-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Pain Pump Drug Test Question

If you feel a need to work, but don't necessarily need the income and fear you will have difficulty finding & keeping a suitable job, what about volunteer work? That can be a great step towards...
Board: Pain Management 05-30-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Filling prescriptions- insurance/pharmacy

tearsnfears: If it will have been the appropriate amount of time, the only issue I see you having is potentially the pharmacy having it out of stock, but it is a pretty common medication, and of...
Board: Chronic Pain 05-29-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Excited and Scared

I'm glad you've found it helpful. Agreed to talk to your doctor; you may find you can get by with a much lower dose, which will lower your risks and your cost. I've read a lot of doctors start...
Board: Chronic Pain 05-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Dr. did a 180 on me

Unfortunately they are moving away from using opioids from chronic non-cancer pain, even in patients who have done well on them for many years and have tried & failed a number of other treatments...
Board: Pain Management 05-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: question about meds...

I would let your doctor know how much pain relief you are getting, say you understand it isn't supposed to relieve 100% of your pain, but ask what a reasonable goal for pain relief is with the...
Board: Pain Management 05-25-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: question about meds...

Welcome! At your follow up, hopefully your doctor will ask how the medication is working for your pain, how you are doing, something like that. At that time you could give specific information,...
Board: Pain Management 05-14-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: frustration with pain doc.

Unfortunately many people do need to drive a long ways for good pain management. I wonder if you can get any sort of waiver to see a closer doctor if Medicaid doesn't cover anyone close which meets...
Board: Pain Management 05-14-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: frustration with pain doc.

Although I agree with trying everything a doctor suggests, only within reason...if a treatment has been tried and doesn't help and even makes things worse, and it is not something that requires a...
Board: Pain Management 05-06-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Getting help for chronic pain

Welcome! On the headache front, definitely seek out a headache clinic/specialist, not just a general neurologist. Most neuros don't actually like to treat headache patients. That said, the Western...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-28-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: pain

The first thing I would do is work with your stimulator representative to see if any adjustments can be made with your stim programs to get you some/more relief. Did you ever get relief with the...
Board: Pain Management 04-28-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Zyhydro shortage?!?

Sorry you are having this issue. Definitely get in touch with your doctor ASAP. Let them know when you will be out of meds (or if this has happened already, as most of us refill on the last day of...
Board: Pain Management 04-25-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: How early can I refiil Tramadol my prescription?

Welcome! Typically in this situation it should be coordinated with the doctor ahead of time to be allowed an early refill due to travel. However, it seems it is too late to do anything before you...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-22-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: back and hip pain

Welcome! Sorry you are dealing with this. It can be quite tough to get medical care when you don't have the means to. Can you look into any local programs which provide free medical care which are...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-21-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Teen with Chronic Pain

Welcome! I can relate some to what your daughter is going through as I have had a constant headache for 9 years that started in college (they are calling it New Daily Persistent Headache). ...
Board: Pain Management 04-21-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Actavis Percocet

Welcome! There is actually very little little allowable dose variation in generics, but some folks do find a difference, especially when switching between two different generics. It is more likely...
Board: Pain Management 04-20-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,179
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: When to fill your pain med; how often do you visit your prescribing doc?

Its unacceptable for a doctor to not address your concerns / ignore what you say. They don't necessarily have to submit to your request, but they should have some suggestion on how to address any...
Board: Pain Management 04-19-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,179
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: When to fill your pain med; how often do you visit your prescribing doc?

Withdrawal from stopping a daily pain med is just as likely with Hydrocodone as it is with Oxycodone or any other opiate. It is all about how much of the day it is in your system...if it is an as...
Board: Pain Management 04-17-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,179
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: When to fill your pain med; how often do you visit your prescribing doc?

freks1988: For me, having my pain managed means an average of 50% relief. When I get a spike, my breakthrough meds can bring it back to that relief level. Its important to discuss pain relief...
Board: Pain Management 04-17-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: why is Vicodin not acceptable for long-term pain relief?

From what you said it sounds like the issue more is the use of opiates for fibromyalgia pain, not the use of short acting opiates long term. If it was long vs. short acting, then they would have...
Board: Pain Management 04-14-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Fentanyl side effects (need advice)

Welcome! Sorry your family is dealing with this. I would consult with his doctor ASAP or even take him to the ER (although it sounds like he may at least have home health care as you described...
Board: Pain Management 04-13-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By tortoisegirl
Re: Chronic abdominal pain ... help with pain management

Welcome! Sorry you are dealing with so much. Especially in some areas, getting opiate meds long term for chronic non-cancer pain is very tough. My best advice would be to keep trying different...
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