At the end of August I had an appointment with my pain doctor, but I had to cancel it because I had the flu at the time. I then had to wait two weeks for my rescheduled appointment.
Of course this has thrown my prescriptions all off. When I missed my appointment I was almost due for a new prescription of my pain meds. She doesn’t like to write out prescriptions when medicines aren’t due. I don’t mind that as I used to work in a pain clinic for close to 10 years and I know that people in chronic pain can abuse their drugs and overuse them.
So, when I was due for my meds I had to call my pharmacy who then placed a call to the doctor to get the refill.
Now since my appointments are out of whack I just had to do that again. I’ve only got a few days worth of pain meds left.
I hate having to call the pharmacy to get refills. They are slow, don’t always call the doctor and the whole experience of having to ask a third party for my pain meds kind of makes me feel like a drug abuser.
To top that off, during my last appointment with my pain doctor in mid September we were talking about what would happen if I became pregnant. You guys know we’re trying to get pregnant right? Well that’s not always the best thing when you are on pain meds. None of the meds I’m on will hurt a baby, but the doctor did talk to me about the fact that if I’ve been taking pain meds while pregnant our baby would probably have to go through a mini drug rehab when it’s born.
I’m hoping that’s not the case if I do get pregnant. Many women with Crohn’s end up going into remission when they get pregnant and often feel their best while pregnant. I’m hoping I’m one of those women as I’d be able to get off my pain meds and have a truly healthy baby if that were the case.
Whatever happens if I do get pregnant I think I’ll try to get off the pain meds that I’m on even if I’m still having pain symptoms from the Crohn’s disease. Keep your fingers crossed that the non narcotic pain medication that I got two weeks ago works for me as I’ll be able to start getting off the heavy duty pain meds if it works!