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New, Blue, & Tired

May 16, 2015 2:20 AM

Greetings all. As the title suggests, I am new here. The blue is due to getting a nurse practitioner who had a God complex. His name is Chuck, but I will call him Nurse Chucky...affectionately of course ;) He twisted my words, interrupted me as I was trying to explain my circumstances, talked over me, almost yelling, accused me of being a pain medicine abuser, and proceeded to cut my pain meds (oxycodone/ace 10-325) down to two a day.

So, I find myself in greater pain (already 24-7 to start with) and feeling so very alone. Oh, and I am also so very tired! I do not understand how medical professionals (and Nurse Chucky) can get away with treating patients like this. I even begged him to give me a non-narcotic medicine that he thought might help since he thought I was embellishing. He was silent on that, not even acknowledging the plea.

So my lower back, hips, legs, and feet are in a constant loop of shooting, burning, throbbing, and searing pain. I apologize for the length of this post but I really needed to "get it out." Blessings and prayers over all of you here!

May 16, 2015 3:01 AM

Don't worry about the length. Take as much time as you need to express yourself. I am sorry that you found a nurse who was not compassionate. Maybe you need to change to a doctor in the practice or see another practice. Maybe go to a pain management center. They usually accept there suggestions as a rule. It takes them off the hook for giving out narcotics needlessly.

It is sad that there are so many people who abuse pain medicine that when it comes to us who need it, they treat us like addicts. One time when my son was in an accident, I use to put a couple of a few types of pills in a pill bottle. I put a few oxycodone, methadone, ibuprofen, Tylenol in one pill bottle. When the police came, my son told the police that they would find my pain medicine in the glove compartment. He told my son that I was a drug addict. He told me on the phone that I was. I explained my situation.. But he didn't seem to believe. Fortunately., he didn't charge my son.. He was going to charge my son with possession even though he told him. If he would have stayed quiet, they would never have looked. He said my prescription ibuprofen was Vicodin. Then sometimes pharmacist treat you bad. I have been fortunate in that area but I have had bad experiences.

Maybe you can look into some devices and procedures that may help. That is where pain management can help. I had a procedure where they burned some of my nerves that were causing my pain that didn't allow me to sit for more than an hour. It helped a lot. Lidocaine patches. Cymbalta helped me a lot with pain and made me a happier person.. I hope you find something that will help with your pain. Research always helps with the problem you have and the treatments available at the time. I hope you get relief. I will keep you in my prayers.

May 16, 2015 3:10 AM

Thank you for your response! It was very encouraging! I should have clarified, this was pain management. I going to try to go talk to an actual doctor there on Monday.

I have a tens unit, lidocaine patches, and a cream I use. I am also on neurotin 600mg 3x a day, Mobic, and a muscle relaxer.

It took a year to finally get someone to put me on neurotin! I have just had a rough go with finding people willing to help me. I wish that I were alone in this because I know there are others much worse than I am who are going through the same thing 😞

Thank you for the prayers! It is a lil after 3 am here and I think I might just be exhausted enough to sleep despite the blasted pain 😉 G'nite and God Bless!

May 16, 2015 3:24 AM

Well Pastorlarry, It is good not to be alone. And I see by your name that you know that God would not want you to be alone. Of course you have him, but he would want you to have people to empathize with you and understand you. That is why there is always someone going through the same things that we are. Being isolated would make us selfish and only thinking about ourselves and our own problems and we don't want that, do we? I am sure you don't.

Plus we need hope. Being a man of the bible, remember Revelation, the book of the future at 21:3,4 where it tells us that soon there will be no more death and pain, sickness. No one will cry over the former things. I can't wait for that day for all of us whether or not we believe or not. I hope we do though. Take care my friend.

May 20, 2015 10:40 AM

Welcome PastorLarry! I'm so sorry you've experienced the uncaring type med professional. We've all shared that experience. I've had chronic spine issues since the early 90's and I have more severe allergies to medications than I can count. So I use a lot of non narcotic treatment methods. Tylenol Arthritis, Voltaren gel (rx), ice & heat, muscle relaxers, and a TENS unit. I can't always tolerate ice so I purchased a shoulder wrap with beads that can be frozen or microwaved. Then I created a dry white rice pack from a tube sock (filled & knotted) that fits smaller areas but does the same. Reschedule an appt and tell them you will not see the same NP, or go to a new doctor elsewhere. A pain specialist is great for chronic pain, using epidural steroid injections to block nerve signals, and they provide rx too. I have an old long wand style "Dr Scholls" back massager with infrared heat that works too. I hope it never breaks because they don't make that exact style now. Praying you will find the right provider and get the care you need soon! 🙏🌼

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