I have treatment resistant depression. I also have very bad chronic headaches. My pain management doctor has given me Actique 600mcg every 6 to 8 hours for pain(Fentyl) I was in the hospital for pneumonia a week before Christmas and was given tylenol for pain. The withdrawal symptoms were bad. It was like drinking water. Other doctors treat me as though I am an addict and seeking narcotics. In a way this is true. I am the one that suffers from the doctors that treat me this way. I do not know what to do. I do not want to be labeled this way but it seems that I either have extreme pain or extreme misunderstanding from these other doctors. I know that they probably believe that their license might be in danger but if it is legitimate, why can’t they treat my pain or at least try to understand or contact my pain management doctor? thank you
NO! I did not run out od my pain meds. Read the next answer. The pain Meds are for chronic pain. Pnuemonia was acute.My pain management doctor can only give their management plans and if they are not affiliated with the hospital it makes things that much worse. You should like you have not sufferred with chronic pain before.My medication is supervised very close! This is the attitude that befalls the patients like myself that suffer. Although I had pnuemonia, My chronice pain still existed along with the treatment resistant depression.I do realise that narcotics are deadly is not followed properly.If a patient has become tolerant to a certain dose of medication, aplain tylenol is like drinking a glass of water. It is difficult for some medical professionals to understand. Therefore unless the doctor understands about the chronic pain and the meds, you as a patient will suffer the consequences.
You cannot bring your own meds to the ER and tell them that they should medicate those to you. I see my pain management doctor as he requires as well as my therapist ,that happens to be his wife.My doctor is aware of my chronic condition and knows that I am not drug seeking and I would not exactly consider going to the ER by rescue squad for not being able to breathe and having pnuemonia an attempt to acquire strong narcotics.May you be blessed with a non or a chronic pain as does alot of people do.
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