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Driving with pain for treatment

Jan 21, 2016 11:58 AM

Why do doctors assume you can drive or be in the car for 30+ minutes to get your treatment, and then expect you to feel better after! Or not have your pain score higher when you get there than when you left home! This makes no sense to me, does anyone get this?

Jan 21, 2016 12:40 PM

No..it is unrealistic. Whenever I have to have procedures done I try to have someone with me who can drive so I can medicate . I'd possible try that or even tell the doctor your concerns. You don't want to harm yourself or anyone else Due toyour pain

Jan 21, 2016 1:23 PM

I have someone take me if the drive is too long.

Jan 21, 2016 1:25 PM

I always have someone drive me.

Jan 21, 2016 1:28 PM

If the drive is far or I'm having injections, someone drives me. When I go to pain management it's about a 10 minute drive and I skip my pain meds that morning. I always get as close to the first appointment as I can get so I don't have to be in pain overload for too long. I would voice my concerns to the doctor or if you have someone who could, have them drive you so you can Medicate.

Jan 21, 2016 2:04 PM

My son drives me to all of my appts but I'm still exhausted and hurting by the time we get home. I have a 3 hr round trip drive 2-3 x a wk for Drs and pt

Jan 21, 2016 9:22 PM

My hubby drives me πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 22, 2016 12:24 PM

@Alwayzinpain
The Medicaid transport here sucks, it takes 3x as long to get and come back from anywhere and the vans are cramped, smelly, and usually quite uncomfortable.
Me and my mom usually take turns driving.

Jan 22, 2016 12:24 PM

I also have some friends from church who will drive if needed.

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