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Always nervous going to the dr.

Jul 17, 2015 11:19 AM

Is anyone else ever nervous about going to the Dr and worried they are going to tell u they can't give u medicine anymore? I have a appt today and my stomach is in knots. I really don't know why, I do really good with my medicine not abusing it and its only tramadol. But I've been reading a lot of articles about drs scared of giving out any pain medicine. And yes it is extremely sad that all of us with chronic pain have to worry about these things! Don't we have enough on our plate! Just doing our normal everyday activities is hard and now we have to worry if they r gonna take our only thing that makes us normal away! Its really messed up what we have to go through. I have to get four paper prescriptions at a time and give them to the pharmacy and call no earlier than the next one to have them fill it. Once again like we don't have enough to deal with!!!

Jul 17, 2015 11:26 AM

Noodles13, I go through that every time I go to pain management. With the DEA breathing down their necks I'm always afraid they're going to take something away. It will only cause more pain. It makes my gut hurt and my blood pressure go up and sometimes gives me the runs. Try to take deep breaths and relax. I do FULLY know where you're coming from and how it feels so I'm not just saying "calm down" like someone who didn't understand our pain. Know that it will be ok and you'll get what you need. I'll be thinking of you. By the way, I go Monday so I'm already doing what you are.. Worrying... LOL!!! You'll be ok.💕

Jul 17, 2015 11:45 AM

It is ridiculous! I feel like a criminal every time I go in thee pharmacy! Itsoesn't help either when Igo to the dDr I'm so nervous by this time Iccan't even talk right. Ya let's give her some medicine!! Lol I used to be able to justcall my refill in but since they changed the laws I have to go to the dDr every 4 months. Well I wish u luck also its very nerve racking!! 😥

Jul 17, 2015 11:46 AM

Sorry Igot a new phone....my typing sucks!! Lol

Jul 17, 2015 11:52 AM

Noodles, I get nervous to, but also because I keep being told "we can't do anything for you.". Just one more bridle the govt has put on people's personal lives to control us, in my opinion. 🙏🌼

Jul 17, 2015 11:53 AM

Oops, sorry for the politics... I usually about! Lol 🙏🌼

Jul 17, 2015 9:21 PM

I'm the same way, especially because my primary care clinic is awful, and is known for labeling every one as drug seekers, my councilor has heard about it a lot, and they are not open about needs, and don't research the things they prescribe. The nurses are really sweet, but I try to avoid every doc there. I left one appointment and my dad told me he wanted to punch her (he's not violent so I was surprised) and I was sobbing because she did say I couldn't have meds, except for allergies and asthma.
She's also the reason I get to explain to every specialist why she falsely placed carpal tunnel on my diagnoses list. I've had carpal tunnel, but she was calling my CRPS carpal tunnel, which is ridiculous! I told my dad if at the next appointment she was there, I would walk out of the building. He agrees that I should.
The best doctor in the clinic is still narrow minded, and there is a language barrier so that she only understands half of what I say. At least she is willing to refer me to other people, that's a start.
Sorry for the rant I just can't believe that I got treated like that. Yeah, I'm also nervous about going to the doctor. It's not an unrealistic fear.

Jul 18, 2015 3:04 PM

I do have the same feelings....there has been just one too many times, even recently when I told my doctor I was doing fine on what I was prescribed the previous week, she told me I have to drop the dosage ( I was on the lowest dose). I'm like wtf? Do I have to tell you if I am in extreme agony for you to continue my meds?

I have been in pain for four years....only been prescribed the stronger opioids recently and still have to go in weekly to give an update if not I won't get any meds. There are never repeat scripts, they only last me two weeks at a time! So sick and tired. I think next week, I'm just going to lay it out for them!

I've lost my quality of life for 4 years now and them taking what's working for me away is the same as forcing me into depression and self harm. I've been there and don't want to go there again. I rather live now and being happy with what I have now and will accept any consequences of what the drugs can do to me than being miserable till the day I die.

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