Hey everyone, for the past 4-6 months I have been going to my general practitioner at a family clinic in Texas. I have had a crazy cough that they keep on diagnosing me as just a common cold, and they have prescribed me various cough syrups ranging from the pathetic Cheratussin, to the prescription that has actually worked - Tussionex. I have gone back countless times to get a refill / be re-diagnosed so I can get Tussionex again, but they only rarely prescribe me it, even when I explain to them that the Tussionex is the only thing currently working. I am getting unbelievably sick of playing the prescription roller-coaster when I have found a medication that works, but it seems that the doctors see me as a drug seeker.
To be honest, I have had this cough a good majority of my life, and to finally find relief is a godsend, I really would prefer to be on the Tussionex long term (which is something a doctor never wants to hear), but the benefits outweigh the negatives.
Are there any doctors that would be more inclined to prescribe me the Tussionex without treating me as a drug seeker? I'm thinking about going to a pain management clinic, explaining my story honestly, and seeing if I could get on a long term prescription that way.
Or, would there be some other way that would be easier to be prescribed the Tussionex on a more long term basis? Any suggestions would be great, and sorry for typing so much. I just really hate having a doctor not trust me, so I guess I'm willing to do whatever it takes to actually get the medication that I know works for me.