My Dr. is insisting I take a medication that I do not want to take.
I think I’m going to have to ask my Dr. for a referral. Things aren’t going well as far as my treatment I need another opinion, I need to know my options, things I can do to avoid surgery, other avenues of treatment. I did tell my Dr. last Friday I wasn’t ready for a referral & would like to give PT another try. So he put me on Gabapentin 300mn & said I would be hearing from PT to schedule an appointment. That has been done, but the Gabapentin is something I can’t tolerate. After taking it last Friday night I have been i so much pain that the only thing I’ve been able to do is stay in bed & get up when I need to use the bathroom.This is not the quality of life I want. I have had Spondylolisthesis & DDD for years but was able to live with it. Then last March I fell in my kitchen & woke up the next morning in excruciating pain. My story is long so I won’t go into it, but that brings me back to my current situation. I was told today to keep taking this medication, but I just can’t. It causes such awful pain. I was doing fine on Tramadol & was able to exercise at home. I didn’t need it all the time, which was good as my Dr. only writes the script every 6 to 8 weeks & only for 12 at a time. I need to have some say in my health care. As it stands now, I won’t take that medication again & I want a referral for another opinion. I’m not after more Tramadol, just treatment that will hopefully keep me from needing surgery.
I know this is long. Thank you for letting me get this all out!