I myself was just told this yesterday. I am a chromic pain patient with a back injury. I have a herniated disc in my neck, a bulging disc in my lower back. this has been going on for over 5 yrs. I am on oxyicotin 15 mg and oxycodone 10-325. I am on these and the doctor told me I needed to be weaned off of them. he said I was desensitized to the pain. the little bit of pain and to me it is chronic....lmao These doctors see you 10 minutes the need to spend a few days with you before a comment like it. Good luck there are some good over the counter things depending where you are hurt. Good luck.....Danna
First thing. Rid yourself of the guilt. Opiates can twist emotions. Last thing you need at this time. If a person is blind, should they feel guilty about it?
Our society is full of finger pointing. Please know you are in this situation with so many others. Blame is pointless.
As we are support for you, the Dr needs to be involved with any Taper plan.
Thank you for your post! You are important to us. We are hear to help.
I went through a period where the doctors I was seeing for an intestinal issue all gave me the run around, the shaming, acted like I was a hypochondriac. Then I ended up in the hospital with a colon resection. Boys was I ever angry at them. I wrote them letters and copied to their respective medical associations. Never take that from a doctor. You know your body best. As to weaning off. I have done that but definitely told my doctor and had his approval.
Thank you Danna,
I have similar issues with some added bone problems, needless to say, I was a little thrown off by this doctor. I will be informing my other specialist as well to get their feedback. ;)
Thank you CR! Very sweet of you. See earlier post about informing my other specialist re this 'newer' doctors comments. Ugh, so frustrating isn't it?