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    How did you breach the subject of pain meds? I have a uro/gyn do you think I should make a apt with a uro? I just don;t want them to think I am dependant or to become dependant....

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    I understand the fear of asking for something for pain...it is really hard to do that the first time. I would just ask him what he suggests you take for the pain you are experiencing. I asked my uro/gyno and he didn't believe in pain meds so then I had to go to my PCP. My PCP was very understanding and didn't have a problem writing a script for pain meds. I started with what ever he wanted me to try and then we have gradually gone to stronger meds as the time has gone on.
    I am not sure that I have been very helpful or not, but just be honest about the pain and the amount of pain you are in...
    I think that it is sad that those of us that are in real pain are so scared to talk to DR.s about pain meds because we are scared to look like a drug seeker.
    Good luck,
    Kirsten
    Started Vaginal Valium Suppositories April 2014
    Hysterectomy April 2003 (for abdominal pain),Diagnosed with IC August 2003
    Diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Disorder 2004,Had right ovary and fallopan tube removed 2005
    Diagnosed with diverticulosis 2006,Interstim December 2006,Home Instillations 2007-not effective
    Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia November 2007,Appendectomy February 2008,
    Interstim repair December 2008,Removal of the Interstim August 2011,
    6 Hydrodistentions from 2003-2009 Diagnosed with restless leg syndrome March 2014
    Diagnosed with Raynaud's Syndrome November 2013
    Ambien 5mg for sleep.
    Elivil 50 mg at bed
    Lisinopril 20mg in AM
    Effexor 225 mg
    Oxycodone 10 mgs 2 x a day for pain
    Baclofen 20mg 3x a day
    Phenazopyridine 200 mg as needed
    Omeprazole 20 mg at night
    Lyrica 450 mg daily
    Requip .50 mg at night
    Ketorolac 10 mg as needed for migraines

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    • #3
      Thank you. Your words may give me the strength I need. It is so hard I work with chronic pain sufferers and I cannot help myslef I am a massage therapist. Time to bite the bullet and call teh PCP

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      • #4
        Just be straight forward and truthfull, tell them about your pain and could you be treated for it.

        Good luck MG
        My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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