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I sure don't get it. Given three types of medicine with same action for same problem

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Old 10-16-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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I sure don't get it. Given three types of medicine with same action for same problem

In the past I have tried neurontin which didn't help. Samething for other similar medicine!

Today, i was given lyrica which is an evolution of neurontin. Since neurontin has never worked and did take it for a long time, I sure don't understand why they still give me similar medicine KNOWINGLY they haven't worked nor help in the past...... I feel like they are taking me for a fool ride or out of knowing what to do, they just prescribe me whatever with the hope maybe that we, patients, will not investigate or ask what we are given?

I feel like I am stepping backward in the cures offered.

Samething for sleeping problem. I am told today that what i was given was to help 'FALL' asleep phase not to 'remain' asleep... as its effects run out after 2 hours....... what's the deal? If I have been clear that i do fall asleep but sleep two or three hours max in good nights then nothing will help or make sleep afterwards, why was I prescribed something to make me fall asleep?

I feel like they are taking me for a sick ride and am already on the russian mountains so what do they hope to achieve doing this?

I will soon give up all hope on medical field if they keep going this way and give up all medicine altogether!

I know I am on tons of medication for different patologies (chain reaction just adding up and else) but for x sake if they have no clue, they should say so and do some research before giving whatever just to what......? get rid of a patient from their office and get paid for the visit anyway? Is this what 'cares' mean nowaday? I am seriously wondering about what has become of the profession ??? Looks like a job as any other one to me

it is NOT FAIR!

One thing is sure, I will not spend a dime on those f... meds prescribed today!
If I had not stop home to check those meds online, I would have ended up loosing money on top of it all to throw them in the toilet bowl ........ that's sick!

Sorry but i sure need to vent and better do it here where some might relate or at least understand to some degree than taking it out in other negative and nefast ways.......... if i could handle the smell I'd get out few bottles and just get drunk till i pass out At least I'd get decent sleep if nothing else! I'm going downhill and feel really chitty right now.

From feeling down, no one has idea how I feel right now

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:36 AM   #2
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Re: I sure don't get it. Given three types of medicine with same action for same pro

I know where your coming from it almost sounds like we have been to the same doctors. I try to tell them that I want some other alternatives besides the drugs and their awful side effects and don't give me the time release pain medicine because it doesn't work I only want to take the pain med when I need it not 24 hours a day but what happens is I walk out of the office with more prescriptions and spend another $80 - $100 for drugs that I will use a few times and then end up flushing them. I have taken several anti-depresants and anti-seizure drugs which none have worked so this last time my doctor gave me blood pressure medicine he said it assist the pain meds. How does blood pressure medicine work with pain, thats news to me and since I have normal to low blood pressure won't that make me very light headed or pass out?

I went in to my doctor yesterday and asked questions about STS Therapy and TENS machines and his response was "you can get a spinal stimulator implanted" that wasn't was I asked, why would I want to do that if I can get the same or better results from another treatment?

I have a friend that told me one day that Pain Management doctors are nothing but legal drug dealers and she is so right about that, I can't seem to leave the office without some additional drugs to pick up.

I was also told that with 3 nerve blocks we should be able to get rid of my neuropathy, then I told him that is has been over a year so what are my chances of remission he couldn't even answer me on that. It's amazing how much a doctor can say without saying anything.

Well I had a terrible night last night my 12 pain medicine didn't work at all 7 hours into it with no relief I finally took 2 Tylenol #3 but didn't get to sleep until 4:30. It's hard to have a pity party by yourself so it's great to have these message boards to go to.

Good luck to you and I hope you get relief (hopefully drug free) soon.

Old 10-17-2007, 01:13 PM   #3
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Re: I sure don't get it. Given three types of medicine with same action for same pro

Sorry for you. Seems like you had your share too.

Better be told that he doesn't know about your chance of remission or being told as i was that i am 'fu...ed'?

Personaly i rather know the truth as awful it can be. At least knowing where I stand I can adjust or look for outter help to learn to cope. But being ..... and pay the price for medical 'human mistakes'? that i can no longer accept. Today was the last drop. I've had it.

My doc is back at writing wrong posologies, lower dosage or how many a day else I must take.... just to give you a slight idea. Specialist well you read the prior post so... And I limited my post just letting a tad of the overflow out..... today was the cherry on the cake so I am not in any mood to comment or say much more.

I will only comment on ONE thing you have put in your post. NEVER believe NOR take one's word as if it was 'god's word' (none is perfect and often speaking out of ignorance without foundation) so DO your own search and get informed AT the source. As you seem to be suffering, I recomend you to go directly to a pain management department at the hospital for cure. It is way far from what you have written I CAN ASSURE YOU.

I have a wonderful team of specialists at the oncologist dep. hosp that does handle Pain Management and also do reseach in the field for several years now and the first one here that started such program and research so in the best possible hands.

if your situation requires pain management, i highly recomend you to seek assistance at the hospital. keep in mind that long term pain is tricky. it starts physically then reaches our mental defenses and then....... lets say that no one needs to add more to what one has already.

I hope you will find what you are lookig for.

Be well (wont say drug free but PAIN FREE)

Last edited by WhereIsTheLight; 10-18-2007 at 02:10 PM. Reason: i wish i had not vented... making it shorter but cant cancel it

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