I definitely will check this option out.
I too believe Drs have an advantage of choosing Big Pharma! Most Drs will post a sign on the exterior door saying they will only see Pharmaceutical representatives one day a week say (Wednesdays for an example ) an by appointment only.
However, state and federal officials keep an eye on what these Drs prescribe and how much. In 13 yrs I have only asked for one increase in medication of hydrocodone. I weaned myself of OxyContin and subsequently went thru withdrawal. However different times in the hospital they took me off Oxycodone temporarily for a few days and I had no withdrawal symptoms.
You are correct, one’s body develops a tolerance for narcotics generally and seems to require more to get the same pain relief. I have only experienced this once in the last 8 months.
So naturally my PA took this as I had finally developed a tolerance for that medication. I don’t reject her opinion, but I also know my joints are progressively deteriorating. Not everyone who has psoriatic or osteoarthritis has the progressive form. Unfortunately I am not able to walk in a doctors office from the parking lot. So, then I use a wheelchair. Also I have foot drop in both feet which prevents me from driving a car.
I have tried multiple widely advertised biologics which are given once per month. After a period of time they eventually fail, same with arthritis pills Otezla etc. While they are advised for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis even my Dr readily admitted none of the medications really are effective in treating progressive Psoriatic Arthritis.
Thanks for your reply back.
Much of my back pain is from FBSS, failed back surgery syndrome. I had even had a Boston Scientific spinal stimulator implanted. It only resolves about 30% of my current back pain.
The future looks a little dim but I will continue with my general positive outlook!
Thanks for the quick comment!