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Why Doctor Wont Give Stronger Pain Meds
Go see another doc: If your doctor won't give you pain meds, consider transferring your care to another physician, especially someone who specializes in treating chronic pain. At the very least, see if you can get a referral to just such a specialist if you want to maintain your primary care w/your current physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Had pain from the bottom of ribs to my pelvis for 6 months now.Diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. Doctor wont give pain meds. How can I stop the pain?
Diagnosis?: Pcos is almost never a cause of pelvic pain, so if you have pcos it is an incidental finding to the pain. Your description also sounds unlikely for a pelvic cause of pain. I also wouldn't give pain meds either without knowing what's wrong. Discuss with your doctor: if he's unhelpful, get a second opinion. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroid and am having severe nerve pain in my feet. My doc prescribed Ambien but won't give me pain meds. What can I do? The pain is bad!
Other options: Nerve pain is typically not helped by pain medications. Typically, over-the-counter pain medications are the first option, such as ibuprofen. After that, medications used to treat nerve pain include gabapentin, cymbalta, tricyclic antidepressants, and lyrica. You would have to be evaluated by a doctor and if these are warranted, then they can be prescribed. ...Read more
Comment or question?: In the us, dr's are there to provide patients with what the dr believe is the best course of treatment for the patient and the patient has the right to make an informed consent decision in that process. No prudent doctor would intend to cause pain to a patient but sometimes things don't go the way we intended it to. Many times giving pain meds does more harm than good & that too is accountability. ...Read more
The doctors have changed my antibioticts to a stronger one, it has been 4 days and i'm still having to take 2 or 3 pain meds with codine in it. ?
Not necessarily: May try a different class of drugs or look at non-pharmacologic options. ...Read more
I had a bunionectomy 5 days ago. The doctor told my husband and i that he would give me more pain meds for it. Are there any drawbacks?
Not severe.: Yes, recovering from surgery can be painful, but the more you elevate after surgery, the less you swell, and the less you swell, the less you hurt. Your surgeon will give you a boot or shoe, and pain medication, too: don't be afraid to take what has been prescribed by your surgeon. Most common side effects to the pain meds are sleepiness or some nausea. Take the meds with food to prevent this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stronger Meds: Make an appointment with your pain management doctor ; explain that your pain is not currently optimally controlled. Your medication regimen may be adjusted ; alternative therapeutic options may be considered; such as interventional procedures, physical therapy, chiropractic, home exercise, etc. ...Read more
Can a doctor refuse to give a patient pain meds if the patient has already had 2 surguries and refuses another?
WE CAN REFUSE TO : Prescribe anything that in our knowledge and experience, as well as based on years of experience and scientific, evidence based medicine can either harm you and or it is not indicated. ...Read more
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