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Surgery and a non-listening surgeon

I am allergic to Aspirin, Morphine, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Tramadol and Ibuprofen.  After my last back surgery they put me on Gabapentin several times a day.  Now I just take it at night to help take the edge off so I can sleep.  Now I have to have a shoulder replacement in 2 weeks and they want me to see a pain management specialist because they don't know what to give me when I come home.  I told them to just up the Gabapentin to several times a day.  But  they don't want to do that.  Why not?
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I get it if you had a bad reaction to any of those other drugs.  I would look at it like they are trying to look out for you. While we know our body best, they have the experience that we don't have.  The pain management specialist may have ideas for you and you'll be covered pain wise which is key. And hopefully whatever they give you is temporary.   When is the surgery?
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Acute post op pain is very different than treating chronic neuropathic pain. There are other options that the anesthesiologist and pain management specialist can use post op. Shoulder replacement surgery recovery is painful and difficult, so the earlier you can make post surgery pain treatment planned the smoother your recovery period will be.
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