Doctor won't prescribe pain meds, should I find a new one? *UPDATE IN RED*
I have been dealing with this chronic pain drama for 7 and a 1/2 years. It's from a c-section gone bad. A lot of backstory, but here is where it's at now. A year and a 1/2 ago I had surgery to try to correct the surgery. It didn't work, but they found that my uterus was attached to my bladder, and so new OBGYN wants to give me a hysterectomy. Well, when I am PMSing, the pain is so severe! I called and asked for pain meds. Her nurse called back and said she would prescribe Tramadol but I denied it because I have had a bad reaction to it before. So then she calls in a high powered anti-inflammatory, which would normally be just fine but not when I'm getting ready to start my period. So here I sit, in tears because it hurts so BAD, and I'm angry because there is nothing I can do about it. My surgery is in a little more than 2 months, and if she expects me to deal with this pain the whole time I'm thinking about just finding a new doctor. She could drug test me, anything, I don't care I'm not a junkie and I don't have an addiction. I just feel like either she is not that compassionate, or she doesn't like prescribing meds and that worries me because, is she going to make sure I'm as comfortable as possible after the surgery?
What would you do? :(
I went ahead and found a new doctor. I really just didn't like that lady even though she had really high reviews. When I was bawling my eyes out in her office she didn't even look up at me, just stared at my chart. So I LOVE the new surgeon, totally worth it! Also he had some better ideas about my treatment. I'm still getting the hysterectomy in 15 days but he's also going to revise my whole scar. Woohoo!
So my advice to any of you who don't LOVE your doctor, find a new one that you like!
Thanks for all of your help CM:)