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Mar 04, 2015 12:22 PM

The quick of it is, I am in the middle of a really bad fibro flare that has been laying a couple weeks and my doc or her office messed up dosage for my Lyrica. I called to tell her that my current dosage isn't working (like she told me to) and either the wrong message was delivered or she wrote the Rx incorrectly. I really don't know because I never even got to talk to her or her nurse, just reception.

It took me forever to find a doc that even believed me about my pain so I don't want to switch providers, but the office she works at is HORRIBLE when it comes to actually managing everything. I just wish I had the new dosage to try while I'm snowed in at my house instead of the same old dose that isn't working. It's even been so bad some days that Tramadol won't touch it.

Anybody have any words of wisdom on how to deal with a crappy doctor's office or a really bad flare that the meds aren't touching?

Mar 04, 2015 12:35 PM

Hi Mountain girl Call back and ask if you can speak to the Dr youself. They will usually call at their lunch hr or after office hrs. Try your hardest to kill with kindness when dealing with the office staff, I know that's hard especially when you are in pain. But they will get back to you faster than if you cop an attitude with them. As for me Lyrica and Tramadol are like taking Tylenol for me. Hope you feel better and get this RX confusion cleared up soo.

Mar 04, 2015 12:44 PM

I actually have tried, very calmly and nicely, three times to at least get to talk with the nurse. They passed the message on once but then reception called me back.

I'm a nurse myself, was in the process of furthering my nursing education when fibro got in the way, so I'm extra careful about treating medical professionals with respect.

Mar 04, 2015 1:03 PM

I'm sorry Mountaingirl. Do you have the e-format connection to their office where you can send a message to the doctor/nurse? Many of my doctors offices now have this, and its a great, secure tool.

Mar 04, 2015 1:32 PM

I'll check into it, thank you for the suggestion.

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