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RE: A weekend of misery - jayne - 10-28-2013

Its a constant battle thats why I try and never use all my pain meds and keep extras in my safe. I had to go 2 weeks this month before they filled my scrips...


RE: A weekend of misery - bronco54501 - 10-28-2013

(10-28-2013, 06:35 PM)jayne Wrote: Its a constant battle thats why I try and never use all my pain meds and keep extras in my safe. I had to go 2 weeks this month before they filled my scrips...

Jayne I do the same, but after I took that fall I used up my reserves. This hopefully don't happen again.


RE: A weekend of misery - jayne - 10-28-2013

I really am afraid Bronco with all the new rules for Obamacare my Dr has said he will retire at the end of his contract with the clinic he works for. He doesnt make much per patient with medicare and its just not worth it for him to continue. I hate to change horses midstream and this has me worried. My medical records are about 3 inches thick just from the last 8 years no new Dr is gonna take the time to get to know me or my injuries. He has to see 16 patients per hour now he starts his morning at 6 am at the hospital and he ends after 9 every day at the hospital and thats if there are no emergency c-sections... He is tired and tired Drs make mistakes.


RE: A weekend of misery - Bummer Knees - 10-29-2013

Jayne I can not imagine changing doctors, more likely I would get a quack like the treating work comp doctor who believed the majority or patients are faking. And there is the fact I take little meds for my injuries but I tell you I could not survive without the tens unit and pain patches.


RE: A weekend of misery - bronco54501 - 10-29-2013

Our clinic has slowly lost good drs, and nurses that have been there a long time. It seems my dr is worth keeping he has 3 nurses that assist him, partly because of the short time he is allowed to be with patients. I don't know what I would do if he would leave, I also have a lot of medical records from injury to current and the only other dr that know my condition is a donkey and believes narcotics are bad. I would either find a dr that wouldn't give me enough or one that wants to over medicate.


RE: A weekend of misery - SickOfTheProcess - 10-30-2013

Sorry to hear you were in so much pain from the morphine withdrawal. What you experienced is just the tip of the iceberg. Lucky for you that refills were delayed just 72 hours.

I went through that same hell to get off this crap and was so terrified I was going to die on the floor curled up in my shower coming off this stuff. I sure as hell wanted to though, just to get it over with! The pain of this withdrawal is excruciating. Mine was brought on by a IA who decided to stop all scrips despite a court order. Of course, no penalties to the IC. Only me, who got to suffer this hell.

What is more terrifying is the new CA IMR process. Meds are readily being denied to chronic pain patients. The IMR decisions are just astounding. Denying pain meds for chronic pain patients because "records don't document continued improvement with the pain." Like this is about getting "better" after years of denied treatment.

By denying treatment, many of us would never be taking the levels of pain pills in the first place. Now our dealers (IC) have a new arm to cut you off completely (IMR Review). PRICELESS.


RE: A weekend of misery - bronco54501 - 10-30-2013

I don't recall if you ever posted what you were taking...SickOfTheProcess .

I seriously am thinking my dr was seeing how I would react without my meds. I think they saw a side of me they never seen before, anger/pain and a side of withdrals. But if I would have waited until they played their game I would have ended up in the er.

I know when I was on oxy it wasn't near as bad when I came off when I went back to work the first time. Morphine has been the only med thus far that keeps my pain levels down enough to cope, and other than feeling tired it don't play mind gamed and sound sensitive, . We all know deep down that narcotics are bad but what is one to do....suffer.

It has been on our local news channels about cracking down on dr 's scripting narcotics. The er now has stopped giving narcotics scripts, the most there willing to give out is tramadol, or Tylenol 3 with codine. This rule doesn't apply to extreme cases. My oldest son broke his clavical twice and the first time they gave him vicodin the last time it was tramadol. They told him if he needed something stronger to call his reg dr. There is no doubt, I do agree with them its a path that sometimes never ends.

This is what ticks me off, my sons friend has a cousin who broke his finger and it was severly stretched, . No doubt he was in pain, 2 years later and he is still on vicodin 10's 120 per month. Plus he gets gabapentin.


RE: A weekend of misery - jayne - 10-30-2013

I worry about the "new health care" are we going to be put out to pasture to suck it up or told we are not worth the health care dollars. Cuz I can tell you my monthly cost is alot more than what my Daddys was and we know how the new health care feels about old people



RE: A weekend of misery - SickOfTheProcess - 10-30-2013

(10-30-2013, 11:49 AM)bronco54501 Wrote: I don't recall if you ever posted what you were taking...SickOfTheProcess .

I seriously am thinking my dr was seeing how I would react without my meds. I think they saw a side of me they never seen before, anger/pain and a side of withdrals. But if I would have waited until they played their game I would have ended up in the er.

I know when I was on oxy it wasn't near as bad when I came off when I went back to work the first time. Morphine has been the only med thus far that keeps my pain levels down enough to cope, and other than feeling tired it don't play mind gamed and sound sensitive, . We all know deep down that narcotics are bad but what is one to do....suffer.

It has been on our local news channels about cracking down on dr 's scripting narcotics. The er now has stopped giving narcotics scripts, the most there willing to give out is tramadol, or Tylenol 3 with codine. This rule doesn't apply to extreme cases. My oldest son broke his clavical twice and the first time they gave him vicodin the last time it was tramadol. They told him if he needed something stronger to call his reg dr. There is no doubt, I do agree with them its a path that sometimes never ends.

This is what ticks me off, my sons friend has a cousin who broke his finger and it was severly stretched, . No doubt he was in pain, 2 years later and he is still on vicodin 10's 120 per month. Plus he gets gabapentin.


I was prescribed 5 mg fentanyl transdermal pain patch in place of Vicodin 7.5's 3 x daily for chronic/severe pain (cervical/lumbar/shoulder). Was really sick off this stuff from the get go. Then they switched me to Opana which was hell on earth to get off of. I truly felt like some junky in an alley somewhere trying to get this crap out of my system.

If your doctor is trying to get you off some of these high dose, narcotic meds, they need to do it professionally and not just withhold scrips as my IC did to me. You have been taking this stuff for so long you could end up going into cardiac arrest as your body seizes, and tries to adjust to not having meds on board. those with no designated father!

I know there are folks who are out there abusing this stuff. But for those of us who are labeled "chronic, moderate - severe pain patients," they need to stop the BS and follow a protocol for proper drug access and treatment with this class of drugs. I get urine screenings bi-monthly and come up clean (only prescribed meds on board) every time because I don't abuse this stuff. I need to work. I need to keep working. The only way I can do this is with these meds.



RE: A weekend of misery - Bummer Knees - 10-30-2013

This cold damp air is about to do me in with this cervical neck pain and migraines. I got to sleep around 11:00 last night, up at 1:00 in th norning and did not get to bed until 4:00 this morning then up at 6:30 to get Cody ready for school.

It was my day to work the nonprofit so a did that for a few hours.

I have a appointment with the doctor next week and going to talk to him about taking something that will not knock me on my bu-- as the tens unit and pain patches are not touching the pain.