I recently moved to Beaufort, SC and I am living with my daughter, her husband and 2 grandchildren. I am looking a physician to continue my pain management but I have been unsuccessful. Most ask if I am taking medication for pain and when I tell them that I am prescribed 10 mg. of Oxycontin daily, they say the physician is not seeing people taking these types of medication. My pain isn't totally controlled… read more
When the fed gov. passed the new laws on prescribing pain meds it also made the requirements for doctors very strict. Many of the clinics here require you to go to a pain clinic first.
Coastal Pain & Spine Dr. Susan Cramer Bluffton SC
I'm not able to take the regular medications for fibromyalgia or over the counter pain medications due to my kidney disease. My doctor offered me some narcotic pain medications which I quickly refused. I was a chemical dependence counselor and saw to many people addicted to pain medications due to illnesses like ours. They compounded their health issues by adding addiction. I am not willing to chance addiction on top of everything else I have. It is not worth it to me no matter how bad the pain is. Remember, I can't take the normal ones either, I instead try to be kind to my self and manage the pain naturally. I use up to 3 heating pads at a time, bath in warm water in my jetted tub, rest, have lap quilts for extra comfort ( I'm a quilter as u know), and be patient with my self. I do what I can when I can and try not to stress over what I can't do at the moment of a flare up. Food for thought!!!