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Nov 02, 2016 11:15 AM

I was discharged from my pain management in Dec 2015 on the basis that there was nothing more they could do for me other than being on 2 strong pain killers. I was discharged on the basis I would stay on 40mg Zomorph and Oral morphine liquid 310ml a week!!!

Fast forward to July 16 and my GP has taking oral morph off me and upped my Zomorph to 80mg morning and 80mg night with Dihydracodeine as break through pain relief and ibrofen gel!

Fast forward to now and I'm struggling to function, struggling to sleep, struggling to cope! My pain is that bad I've not slept in 3 days, rarely ate, taking over the max doses of pain relief and tried tens machine, ice and hot temperatures... Etc!!

I feel like giving up!

Help!!! X

Nov 02, 2016 11:22 AM

You need to find a passion management doctor. Physiatrist are great. I've been with mine for years. I'm a spinal cord injury patient, chronic pain and she does a great job. Don't give up just keep looking. I went through 4 doctors until I found her. She is always willing to try new things, options other than surgery. She is great at what age does. GP don't understand chronic pain management.

Nov 02, 2016 11:34 AM

Thank you! I can't be referred back to pain management because they discharged me and my GP refuses to send me back to him. X

Nov 02, 2016 1:12 PM

I can't imagine a GP who would want to manage Chronic Pain. Not sure if you are in the US but not many GP doctors here will prescribe narcotics. I also don't understand a pain specialist releasing you as long as you were still on pain medications. I see mine every 45 days to get refills and to touch base on how I am doing. Chronic pain changes and what might not have helped a year or so may help now. :( it sounds like you need a new GP - one that is willing to work as a team with you and whatever doctors you may need.

Nov 02, 2016 9:27 PM

I'm new to this site and it seems like a great support group. I have chronic intractable pain and I understand your suffering. I go to a pain management doctor and I feel like they want to cut back on patients and prescriptions because of the pressure they are under to justify everything so they don't get their license pulled. People that live with pain are the one's that loose all around because of people that abuse meds. Sad!

Nov 03, 2016 12:00 AM

Oh no, that's terrible, have you been back to your GP to explain how much pain you're in and that what they've done isn't working?

I'm not sure where you are altho that shouldn't make a difference really but my pain clinic nurse has said that as long as I'm on the strong pain meds I won't be discharged from their care.

If your GP is unwilling to help or re-refer you back to the pain management then maybe you need to look for another GP.

I'm sorry I csnt offer more advice xx

Sending you { { { BIG GENTLE LOVING HUGS } } } XX

Nov 03, 2016 1:27 AM

Im sorry you are going through this. Could you maybe have another conversation with your doctor?

Nov 03, 2016 7:17 AM

Self-refer back to pain management... ๐Ÿ˜šcall them direct and explain๐Ÿค— and they will see u. I was discharged twice... ๐Ÿ˜™for being so darn good at dealing with my pain.... ๐Ÿ˜‰(15yrs practice) if i get in a hole... i ring them direct โ˜บas unfortunately GP''s arent trained enough to make such judgment calls. ๐Ÿค—Above all dont stop until u see someone... dont take no for an answer! ๐Ÿ˜šU will get there hunni ๐Ÿค—

Nov 03, 2016 10:12 AM

Most GP/PCP's don't dispense pain meds and prefer patients to be under a pain specialist. Could you find a new one, and get another doctor to do the referral? I'd definitely consider a new GP if that one isn't listening and doing what's best for you. Hugs love and prayers you can under a compassionate doctor who will listen to you! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒธ

Nov 04, 2016 2:51 AM

There are gp's here that are willing to dispense narcotics for pain but if it is unrelenting and lasts for years, they tend to send you to pain management. It would be a good idea if you called the pain doctor yourself. If you have a PPO and don't need referrals. You can cut out the GP and go straight away to the pain clinic. Don't give up. Make sure you look out for you!!! Sending well wishes and let us know what happens. {{Hugs}}๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜

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