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Hi everyone,

I will ask a question and hope for your replys. I need to know if I'm being unrealistic. My rhuemy says that I am "addicted " to lortab. He says he will not try me on anything else and that he treats only arthritis, not lupus. This was my criteria for going to him in the first place, that he sees Lupus patients and I was told YES! This has been about two or more years now that I have been seeing this Dr., over time he has increased my lortab to four daily, that's one every six hours, right? Well, after the "addicted" statement I went looking for a Pain Specialist and my rhuemy did agree to request an appointment to see him. So on the 30th I will finaly get to see him. I am so insulted by the addicted thing and I feel the rhuemy will give that to the pain Dr. too so how do I aproach this.??????? The lortab does not take care of the muscle pain for any length of time untill I'm hurting again. I think there is so much more to what is going on with me than this dr. is willing to mess with. His nurse was just horrible to me yesterday on the phone, saying "no the dr will not refill till Monday", when I asked why she unloaded on me. Later I called my pharmacy and talked with the pharmacist who told me that I was due a refill and that I wasn't but a few over, not enough to matter. He promply refilled for me, god bless him. I know the nurse will be angry about this, she was just really cold almost mean to me. How do I talk to the Specialist? I don't want him to think I'm drugie (sp)? Is my pharmacist in trouble for doing this? He better not be.
Anyone else ever have this problem? How do I handle this? Please:worried:

Thanks in advance,
Annada
 

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Thank you Stephanie, Maia, & Gwennie

:) Your information, thoughts and careing has been like medicine for my soul. I have hope that I can make it through this now. I know there is more to what is going on with my body and i'm not being taken seriously by my Rheumy. I think I will try to put it all down on paper and take it with me along with my questions for the pain mgmnt. dr. Sometimes I have a hard time remembering everything I wanted to ask.

God bless you for your help and encourageing words !!

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Thank you Penny

Your reply has given me hope and courage to not be so afraid. Yes, I had asked myself why I would be prescribed this and then be told I'm addicted. I never wanted this, only to be able to function in this world as much as I could. I have been told that the Pain Specialists KNOW that some Dr.s don't know how to adequitly treat people with Chronic pain. This also gave me hope that he will have an open mind about my situation.

Thank you Penny for your reply:)
Hugs to you,

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Thank you tbunny1

I think I will ask when I go in. You are right about the relationship being damaged. He tried to help and then just seemed to think it's all made up with me I guess. I've thought so much about it all and it is just better if I move on to see just who can help me and take me seriously. I will ask the pain management Dr. for a recomendation.

Thank you so much:)


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