That is ridiculous

May 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Kedaso – Since you have been on Vicodin for a few years does it get addicting or do you find you have to use more of it? I do have a good PCP, but unfurtunately he does not like to give out Vicodin either. The only time he did was when I had shingles. I have not been to see hime since I have had the really bad pain and swelling. I have called him and made an appointment with him for Friday. Hopefully, he will give me a prescription. My Neuro is a good doctor, but he is hesitant about narcotics. He wants to find out what the real problem is, but in the meantime I don’t know what he expects me to do for the pain.

Clare in Michigan

That Is Ridiculous!

May 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm

You tell your neuro what DOES help the pain, and he ignores what you told him works…THAT RIDICULOUS!

Confront him, and ask him why he thinks you should be in pain, when there are SO many pain medications…that’s what they’re there for–to alleviate pain.
Do you also have a Primary Care Physician? I would suggest going to him, update him on what’s going on, and tell him “enough is enough”. There is NO REASON you should be in pain. I have been on Vicodin for years now–so what? When the Neurontin doesn’t work, I pop a Vicodin. Sometimes, if I don’t have much work to do, I will take a Marinol or two–it makes you “forget” you have pain. (My doc tells me I can take up to 3 at one time–I did that once, and I was zonkered for hours…)
I have a very good neuro, and a very, very good PCP. If there is EVER a problem, they take good care of me. This CIDP is a nasty disease, and you shouldn’t have to be in pain. I know that if I ever get to the point that Vicodin doesn’t alleviate my pain, then I trust my doctors to go the next step up for a pain-reliever. YOU SHOULD BE IN THE SAME POSITION, TOO.
That is nonsense–get the Vicodin or Perc ordered.