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Re: topomax pain JPS

Posted by headachequeen on April 6, 2004, at 16:00:23

In reply to Re: topomax, posted by JPS on April 6, 2004, at 8:38:45

> Explained to my Dr. I wasn't getting any pain releif from the Topomax for my ruptured disc and pinched nerve, (I also have chronic pelvic pain)which I take Zoloft 150 mg. He refused to give me anything else for the pain.
> If you remember he started me at one week, went to 100mg. the next week (last week). I've been reading all of the warnings on here about going up to fast on dosage, I ask him for Lortab, I mean if a ruptured disk and pinched nerve isn't something that requires pain meds I don't know what is, oh no, he won't hear of it, he says, up the dose of Topomax to 150mg.
> I see it this way, he's not here at my house, I had already told him of my concern of that much of a increase in dosage that fast, so I just nodded and I don't plan on taking the 150mg. like he ordered. I'll just continue the 100mg. What do you guys think?
> I'm 45 min. away from another neurologist, with my back pain I can't drive that far right now. Why is it so hard to get pain meds for real pain? I understand Dr.'s concern for addiction, but we're talking about medically necessary here.
> Signed,
> Discouraged :(

I don't wonder that you are discouraged...

has anyone else ever used topomax for pain?
I saw my surgeon this afternoon for a follow-up visit regarding the eye surgery... and the next date was set sigh... he has no ideas about its use as a pain med either...
as far as he is concerned if two regular strength Tylenol taken every four hours don't deal with the pain when he sends a patient home then the patient should come right back to see him...
now that is a new slant on the whole idea...
he was also annoyed because I hadn't called when I was concerned about the swelling over the left eye...
kept telling me that is why he has a phone and a pager...
what a novel approach...
wish he would bite some of the other doctors I know...
then maybe we would have some solid answers about this...

so topomax and pain, what do we know about it?????





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