Its tough. On one hand you want the pain to go but on the other, docs can be funny when it comes to strong medication. Maybe just explain how its effecting your life to the doc. Are you getting tests done at the moment? Maybe explain that you understand its not a ‘fix over night’ senario, but that if theres anything they can advise to help manage the pain while tests are done youd really appreciate it? Hope that helps x
I have been going to a pain clinic for about five years. When I first went, I thought they were actually going to investigate and find out what the problem(s) were...unfortunately they just put me on all kinds of medication including two narcotics and after those weren’t working very well they added and added more medications. I got to where I couldn’t drive because I would dose off at the wheel and I had to work full time at that point so I went off of everything except the opioids (which now I wish I would have stopped them instead). Five years later I’m still on oxy and morphine along with two different muscle relaxers and anxiety meds. Just last month I finally got some answers as to why my pain keeps getting worse nearly every month...I was diagnosed with opioid induced fibromyalgia and that doctor want me to wean off of them. The pain clinic drs day that could take up to two years since I have been on such a high dose of them for so long. The dr who diagnosed me said the opiods are actually making my fibromyalgia pain much worse but the pain is so bad that I can’t imagine not taking it...if I could go back I would have never started the narcotics. I had quite a bit of pain when I started taking them, but nothing like what I have now.
The only way to get what you need is to communicate. Write down everything you want to speak about ahead of time. Go over it a few times. Sometimes we try to find the right words but it doesn't sound right. So edit and get help so you ask in a way that sounds like you want what is in your own best interest.