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    Old 11-07-2010, 03:32 PM   #91
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    Re: Alternative to OC 480MG a day??

    Peggy, I just got back and they said that they couldn't do anything for me. She wouldn't even prescribe vicodan or a muscle relaxant. I will not go back to another place only to be told that I cannot be helped. Why are they practicing if not to help people. She did say that I should call BlueCross blue Shield and demand that they, because I pay premiums every month, should put it on them to find me a PCP. I'll do that now and see if they are open. -Sunny
    ps. WAHOO is when you register online or over the phone and they call you from NextCare when the room is ready.

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    Old 11-07-2010, 03:38 PM   #92
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    I don't know if you have great help in the area but have you tried looking for methadone treatment centers. Where I live the help is terrible for anyone needing help. YOu may have some methadone treatment centers to help you thru. If you aren't familiar methadone is an opiate prescribed to take people off of opiates. Works great for withdrawl and pain it works okay. Really though keep looking for a PM doc and don't wait for insurance they can be very slow. Do you have problems with high blood pressure or the heart? this cold turkey think can be very bad for your heart. It can surge your blood pressure through the roof. Skip the urgent cares they seem to be scam joints. An ER may be a better step along with a breakdown in the hospital. If they think you can be bulldosed they will ...this isn't anything to play with and it isn't like you are taking illegals meds.. With you getting very sick the ER should help you.

     
    Old 11-07-2010, 04:54 PM   #93
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    Sunny,
    I'm so sorry that you hit another dead end, that they wouldn't, not couldn't but wouldn't, help you today. I've never heard of registering on line, that's really neat and must save people hours of sitting in waiting rooms.
    Have you asked your pharmacist who he/she recommends? A few years ago I needed a specialist for my daughter, and I wasn't having any luck with my insurance company. I asked my pharmacist who he would go to and I got the name and phone number of an excellent doctor. After all, they're the ones who know a whole bunch of doctors. I'd try that.
    Today someone mentioned that after a few days your withdrawal symptoms should be going away. I agree with that. There is light at the end of the tunnel that withdrawal symptoms don't last forever. The problem comes in though, that you still have a bad back, and the pain is still there.
    Have you been able to teach recently? I think of you every day as I'm a fellow teacher. One of the good things about November is that there are lots of holidays, so there are fewer days than most months that you have to go to work.
    Keep us posted. I really do care, and I know the others on this board also care.
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    Old 11-07-2010, 05:16 PM   #94
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    Peggy, I know you do. I think about you also. Last week, I did Monday and Thursday and Friday. I don't know about tomorrow right now. I hurt so bad. I don't know if I'll sleep and if I don't, I can't be "up" for the kids no matter how hard I try. That's a great idea. A fellow teacher also called and recommended his doctor and I'm going to call first thing tomorrow morning. If I get in, I really am not going in. Yes, WAHOO is great, it beats sitting in a room full of germy people. Thank you Peggy for being here, Sonia

     
    Old 11-08-2010, 05:26 AM   #95
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    ilovehawaii, Thank you, I would appreciate any information that you can give me. I think I had the sweats and restless something/everything, all last night and slept from 4:30 to 6:00am. The PCP is a primary care provider and yes, these people were in charge of my care. The PCP I saw right after my surgery back in 2007 and then everytime I made an appt. I saw the FNP who prescribed these powerful meds from then on, but for the past 15+ years that office was close to me and I had prenatal care, my ob/gyn, my daughter's pediatritician was there, the FNP (which is a family nurse practictioner) did my annuals, etc and then to be told that I cannot return to the office and must find another doctor was quite a blow. I was ******. Now I'm too busy being sick but I'm calling a malpractice lawyer (friend of the family) and see what they say. I am sure that there ought to be a freakin law against doing this to a person.
    So any info. on things that can ease the pain or make it a little less painful, would be appreciated. Thank you, Sunny

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    Old 11-08-2010, 09:25 AM   #96
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    hi guys,
    Sunny I have not really been able to get on here very much,i had a bunch of stuff happen. but anyways I have been thinking ad praying 4 u. did u call the dr ur friend told u about? i would also call the and report this dr,this i know u can do,i just dont know the number. i would also call the ns back and tell them they need to hurry up! Did u get to work today? i know u only had a little sleep. I hope u r hanging in there. anyways I just wanted to let u know Im still here rooting 4 u
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    Old 11-08-2010, 09:40 AM   #97
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    Kelsey, I did get an appointment. Lately, I've been putting all my eggs in one basket, ex. the NS, thier PM referral, ... only to have my eggs mashed to hell. So I am taking this appointment with a grain of salt. I plan to take 6mths. print out from the pharmacy so that he can see exactly whats on it and my bag of meds, and my MRI cd and the results. It said in the written report from the mri that, I have not one, but 3 disc protrusions at three different levels and two facet joints rubbing, bone on bone. and the NS SAYS HE CAN SEE NOTHING THAT CAN BE FIXED WITH SURGERY!!! What is up with that? I feel black balled, if you'll all pardon the expression. at this point. My stomach hurt so bad yesterday that my husband took me to the nextcare only to b told, for the third time, sorry I can't help you. Thank you Kelsey. No, I didn't go to work yet again, but was up during the nite to send lesson plans. If anyone bothers to check the time stamp, it says 3:25 am on my plans. Love you Kelsey. Keep praying that's what keeps me going. -Sunny

     
    Old 11-08-2010, 10:31 AM   #98
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    sunny
    When is your appt? I think u have been black balled ,lets just hope its at the urgent care center. How long can u stay off work and b ok?
    love u 2 baby,,it will get better, kelsey

     
    Old 11-08-2010, 10:37 AM   #99
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    Kelsey, the appointment is at 2pm today. It's the doctor of a colleague and this person has back pain but its from him being too heavy. He's about 300lbs. but he is losing weight. He's down 100lbs. The doctor he sees, the one I'm seeing today, prescribes him meds, vikes and valium, and he doesn't have the issues I do. I am going to be completely up front and tell everything. They can't make me cry anymore. All he can do is say No, sorry.
    Love you, love your show Babe, -Sunny (waiting to shine here in Tucson)

     
    Old 11-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #100
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    Kelsey, I just returned home. He couldn't have been kinder and more considerate. I was upfront about everything. He said, Looking at this MRI report how could they deny you medical help. They are just afraid to practice medicine anymore. He also asked if I was in a car crash. I said no, I was born this way. He's not too much for surgery. I told him what the NS had said that there was nothing in the mri that he sees that can be fixed with surgery. Dr. "T" said, leave it to him. He knows and if it's not going to benefit you, don't push it. He re-scribed all my scripts and wrote me three referrals. One for a PM (and he said until I get in, he's prescribing my meds), one to an upper GI doc and another one. So very nice. I also have labs to go get done and he did a check up. I am so glad! Thank Jesus! Thank you and your prayers, all of you, I adore all of you. Thank you Kelsey! -Sunny

     
    Old 11-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #101
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    Sunny,
    So happy for you! Did you go back on the oxy OP's? Just curious.....
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    Old 11-08-2010, 06:02 PM   #102
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    yes, he did prescribe the oxy OP's but he said if I find them in my stools "unprocessed" to take the 30 mgs. of IR oxys in the meantime and he said we'll get me into to see the GI doc asap. He prescribed 120 30mgs. I told him that I did not want to go back up to 80's again and he prescribed 40's ER/OP. He told me not to continue with the tegretol, said it was hard on the liver and kidneys and really unnecessary, also not to take the Gabapentin, that it takes up to a year to build up enough to be effective and hard on the liver. I told him about the fent. patch. I was on 100mcgs/every 48hrs and I was going thru perimenopause. I was experiencing hot flashes, very dry places all over my body, and I told him that I myself researched it and found out that fentynal stops the release of estrogen in the body and that I told the FNP about it and she replied, "Really?" So I took myself off that. He ordered labs of everything and gave me referrals to PM and said that until I got in to see someone for PM and I was comfortable with them, that he'd be prescribing my pain meds. I signed a pain contract with him and I feel like I am going to be taken care of. He asked if I was in a car accident and when I told him no, he asked how all this came about. I told him that one morning I awoke to find my arms and hands numb and they'd be that way for an hour or so afterwards. That then I got a referral to a NS and he found the spondylithesis in the cervical area and the rest in the lower lumbar. Dr. T said that he cannot see how anyone could deny me pain meds, with just the MRI report saying that two facet joints were rubbing, and 3 disc protusions at three different levels. He said I guess they are afraid to practice medicine. He is such a kind person and his wife is the other doctor in the office. She'll do my annuals and all. Thank you so much for your concern. Love, Sunny

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    Old 11-08-2010, 06:47 PM   #103
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    I just got home, i am soooooooooo happy 4 u, i have been crying sence i read ur post. I knew god would come though 4 u, i dont even know what else to say right now i am soo tried i had to tell u i am so happy u r in relief right now,i know i will sleep so much better, THANK U GOD... KELSEY

     
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    Old 11-08-2010, 08:53 PM   #104
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    Kelsey, Thanks to you and all who pray for me. I will continue praying for all of us too. One door closed and God opened another. I do believe it was devine intervention to gotten the name of this doctor. My husband had taken me to urent care because my stomach was hurting badly, I didn't even mention the back before they said , Sorry can't do anything for you. Well, I was texting our son and he and our daughter were at the movie theater. They just happened to see a colleague, friend of the family, fellow educator there and they related what was going on with me. He's the one that told them, "Tell your mom to call Dr. T" and he gave my son the number, that was last night! Dr. T told me that a lot of the stuff the FNP had me on was unnecessary and damaging to the liver and kidneys. He said don't take this, or this, or this one. Truly, I believe that it was God's plan. Had I continued on those meds whose to say I wouldn't have suffered some type of organ failure in the long run on this crap. Thank you Kelsey, you and your prayers have helped me so much! I am so thankful to have all of you supporting me. Love ya, Sunny

     
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    HEY SUNNY
    I totally agree nothing happpens by mistake. So how r u doing on the meds? I did sleep good knowing that u that god took care of u. Did u get to go back to work today? I hope u r doing well with the meds? I can bet your life is sooo much better now.I tell u i was soo happy to c thing work out 4 u,and to c gods work, i cried for a hour. We become so close here cause we understand like no others can . This is another job done by god. cause we need each other. THANK GOD 4 U AND ALL THE OTHERS...

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