Its simply due to the pressure being put on doctors by various organizations, most related to the DEA and have no clue about treating pain. Unfortunately they have been invesigating any doctor who has higher than normal amount of patients that take these pills. They are obviously the source of a lot of addiction on the streets and this is their way of keeping them off the streets as they are afraid of diversion to people who do not need it or are addicted. In other words the liability of perscribing these pills is rising and it makes it more and more difficult for those who need such medications to get them. I am sorry for your plight. All I can say is be honest and keep trying as you will eventually find a compassionate ear. If you have to write to the docotor or pain clinic directly letting them know the issues you have been having.
2 TFCC debrevments, ulnar shortenting on my right arm , pinning at the wrist, and ulnar nerve transposition. That's just part of whats happened in the last 5 yrs. On top of that I still have 1 blown out knee , 3 bulging disks , need L5 surgery, still have carpal tunnel in both hands and 2 torn rottator cuffs. Guess what ...........................................You got it no one will help with the pain . Even the doctors that created half or more of it. It's a sad sad sad world we live in. I can show all my surgeries and complications. I can show all my pharmacy documentation. And yet when i moved to Oregon 3 months ago to find a new doctor do you know what he told me to my face. " I'm sure your in pain. But i have been burned before." Thats when i snapped and told him in a rather calm voice that he doesnt know me and i dont know him so here we are. Told the doc that when i called the receptionist wanted to know what i wanted to be seen for and i told her. PAIN MANAGMENT. Told him i just paid $157 for nothing.
We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.