How do I ask my doctor to increase my pain medication, I been on the same dose for 8 years it is not providing relief from my chronic lower back pain and I think I need a dose adjustment.I currently take lortab 5mg,500 twice a day, this is not bringing relief, like how it use too. I am afraid the dr will think I am just drug seeking, I do have a chronic lower back pain and calf muscle pain. I take 3 muscle relaxers same dose for 8 years, 3 carisoprodol 300 mg 3 times a day . I tryed taking take lortab 5mg,500 3 times a day and this really did provide relief from the serve pain
, but 2 are just not doing what they did 8 years ago. Is it wrong to ask for a dose adjustment ?
Just like with so many others:
Narcotics and muscle relaxers are not good long term solutions to chronic pain. That is what you should talk to your provider about!! He/She is doing you a disservice by providing narcotics and muscle relaxers for a long period of time without addressing the underlying cause of your problem.
by: David B
on: 12th March 12
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