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Old 10-18-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Discharged from PM, need advice

Hello All,
I was in a pain clinic and took more of my meds than I was suppose to because of the pain. My Dr. discharged me because of this. He told me that He would put this in his notes and pass it on to any other specialist that I went to. I need some advise on how to deal with this.
I am willing to go to a rehab if that is what he wants me to do. Any sugesstions to what I should do?

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Old 10-18-2009, 02:57 PM   #2
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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.

Old 10-18-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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Re: Discharged from PM, need advice

I was on 30mg Roxicodone, 3x a day but at night I was in pain and ended taking 2 more before daylight. This put me way behind. I will try your idea and see where it goes. He was also prescribing celexa for depression and xanax for anxiety. He told me that he would continue to treat me for that but not for pain management. I cant afford to see two specialist.

Old 10-19-2009, 06:38 AM   #4
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Re: Discharged from PM, need advice

Hi there,

Did you sign a pain management contract? Did your doctor explain to you the consequences should you take more than prescribed? If he didn't then he should be willing to talk to you about it and come up with some other options. If your honestly made a mistake because you were in loads of pain and you will never abuse your meds again, he might let this one go. I would be wanting to patch the relationship up with this doc because you don't want him Black marking you with all the other PMs if you need narcotics in the future.

i'd ask him what you can do to redeem yourself in his eyes.
Good luck

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