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Are You Concerned About Losing Your Medications Or Have You Already Lost Them?
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Is anyone staying abreast of this whole #opioidscrisis #opioidepidemic #dea #Kolondny going on?
And, are you concerned about losing your medications or have you already lost them?

posted December 5, 2017
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A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I'm not on any Opioids!! But I think it's terrible that the government is overstepping it boundaries!! I think it should be left to the Dr on what he perscribes! People like us need them to help us to continue to function! I don't understand it!! Gentle hugs!!

posted December 6, 2017
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member, I totally agree with your thoughts and statements. I will go one step further, and propose that the "Opiate crisis" is, in effect, a drug company/insurance conspiracy. I cannot be sure, help me out here, but are not maybe 75% of chronic pain sufferers elderly? Take away their meds and all they can do is buy on the black market (who of us can afford that?) or lie in bed and die. Population crisis solved! I wouldn't put anything past big pharma and our own government. So thankful that I never was able to take the pain meds. I have always relied on Asprin. I will be in a world of hurt when "they" start abusing Asprin and it is taken off the market. Maybe I won't see that in my life time.
The solution. as I see it, and it is impossible for some, I know, is to get involved in politics. We need to get our voices out there so that we can be heard. Hugs and prayers.

posted April 3, 2018 (edited)
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I haven't lost my medications yet. My pain management doctor follows protocol to the T, and I have always been compliant, including bringing in my solution bottle so that he can see how much I've had to take, and how much I will need (if any) for the next refill. Between that, being fully compliant with random drug screening, and keeping the lines of communication open both ways (he explains not just the CDC guidelines but also Maryland laws which are even tighter.
I've also put together a timeline of my illness that these meds are prescribed for, but initial doses, new triggers, development of tolerance (about when), what drug we tried next, what effects and side-effects I've had, etc. He was both impressed that I took the time to do that as well as appreciative.
Blessings and Hugs!

posted December 9, 2017
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I don't have any medications, except for OTC things like Asprin, and various creams and rubs. I have never been able to take the pain meds that are on the market today. I am sure that my pain levels are not in the same neighborhood as some of you other sufferers. But the pain is very real to me. But my philosophy, and indeed scripture tells me, that God does not give us more than we can bear. I have spent many hours trying to recall where, in my life, I did something so wrong that I would have to suffer such pain. Truth is, satan is the god of this world and satan brings all the pain and suffering upon us. God is there to help us in times of troubles. Pray about your pain meds and just see what He works out. Of course, you must have a personal relationship with God, in the first place. But that is how I deal with the fear,whether it be fear of the loss of meds, fear of the idea that I will have to deal with this pain for the rest of my life; or any other fear you can dream up. So, my friends, I do not intend to preach to you, just to give you the benefit of my experiences. You can take them or leave them. Have a blessed day. Hugs and prayers.

posted December 6, 2017
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I am sorry you can’t even say things for fear they will change your meds. I got medical marijuana gummies to help me sleep at night. They are very expensive compared to the cost of prescribed meds. No one should have to suffer due to someone else missing drugs. People with chronic pain suffer need help.

posted June 16, 2022

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