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I was in the hospital for 8 days with acute pantreatitis. I've been out of the hospital for 2 weeks and still have lots of pain, mostly after I eat. The hospital gave me Percocet when I was released for pain and I've been taking a couple a day for the pain. I ran out the other day and had to go back to my primary doc for the second time following my release in order to be considered for additional pain meds. When I went today the doc asked me why I thought I needed pain meds in a sarcastic manner. I explained the pain I was experiencing and how, from what I've been reading here, could go on for a while. I was made to feel guilty for requesting relief, and like I was only searching for pain meds.
The doc requested more blood work, which I had done just a week ago, and scheduled an ultrasound, when I had a CAT scan 2 weeks ago before my release from the hospital. Reluctantly, I was given some more pain meds, oxycodone, 20 pills, which should last 10 days taking 2 per day.
So, questions for those of you reading this......Have others experienced the same regarding getting pain meds? And, from what I read on here, it appears I could be dealing with this pain for quite some time. Any of your experiences wiht recovery and dealing with the conitnued pain would be appreciated.
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