Some doctors are only comfortable prescribing certain medications depending on experience, training and local situation. I would recommend finding another doctor for a second opinion, maybe in a different town. Some may call this doctor shopping, but sometimes you do need to shop around to find a better solution.
Many alternatives are available, but it is not my place to state what is right for you. Only a treating physician who has examined and talked with you can do that.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
I think it is ridiculous a doctor would refuse to offer you alternatives. I just saw a PA (under my doctor's supervision of course) at a pain clinic in Oregon 2 hours north of my home & they were telling me about treatment options I had never heard of. Many of these new pain pills they mentioned are indeed new & not all doctors know about them, so be sure to consider the cost of a namebrand medication (assuming that is a fctor); plus it would be the merri-go-round of trying new medications that may or may not work. But I would seriously encourage you to research other pain medication options for yourself & speak to your doctor about your concerns. Additionally, I would encourage you to look up what the best pain clinics or neurologists are in your state and consider driving a distance that feels comfortable to to you or less painful, what have you, and see if a physician that is more experienced in working to find a solution rather than making accusations or assumptions.
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