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Drs Are Lowering The Amt Of Pain Meds We Can Get Due To The Opioid Epidemic,we Are Not Part Of It But It Ison The Streets Which Some Pe

Drs Are Lowering The Amt Of Pain Meds We Can Get Due To The Opioid Epidemic,we Are Not Part Of It But It Ison The Streets Which Some Pe

Drs lowering amt of pain meds due to opioid epidemic. People are resorting to street drugs because of it. Have others have their drs. lower their meds stating fed mandated?

over 4 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I was lowered from 200 morhine equiv to 120. Was able to manage there, but had to supplement with Extra Strength Tylenol several times a day, Then 3 mts later was lowered to 80 mmi. Also during this same period,went from 8 mg klonapin a day to 2 mg. Suppose to be off klonapin totally in 2 mts, Am suffering so bad and am a nervous wreck. I know that the klonapin helped me relax enough to let the pain pills work. I am a mess. Dont know how how long I can go on. I am so tired and in pain.

almost 4 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Doctors get so scared about the ridulous rules made because of all the drug addicts out there ruining it for people with real problems. Try to explain to your doctor the difference between being a drug addict and someone who’s truly sick. If they don’t understand look for a new doctor (which I know isn’t easy) but I had to do it for that exact reason. My doctor was playing God with my medication which was working better than anything had and allowed me to function again. You need a doctor that won’t just cut your meds because they’re “worried” or have an ego problem. They have a job to do and if they won’t do it properly you need to move on. If something works whether it be OxyContin or marijuana or whatever you need ...stick with what works. Getting taking off your meds can make you go back to before you got stabilized. So try your best to find someone new and keep standing up for your rights as a person with chronic pain! Good luck

almost 4 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

They took my Percocets last December and put me on Cymbalta for pain I have Lupus SLE and fibromyalgia all Cymbalta do is make me sleepy. Plus gabapentin for tingling in my feet why I have to take all that when my Percocets stopped all that??

almost 4 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member, say goodbye to your valium as that's coming. No benzos plus pain meds a major no-no. These tracking doctors are no longer doctors as they have to protect their license at the expense of their patient. The DEA is out of control.I've been w/o meds for 2 years. Was on Duragesic 75 for 15 years, stable then Aetna said not paying so methadone 90 msg a day and after every procedure, I was cut because you must do A to get B. Down to 30 mgs, move to Virginia and its dry here. No meds, no opioids and sadly only needed 2 one for pain and one for a GI issue. Slowly dying but I write the state medical board, the state senate and house as well as Congress, and I write on the FDA site everytime they want to do something with opioids. Canada just reversed their opinion on opioids recently and if you have pain you can get care. Use to be just Britush Columbia. Thinking I wish I had a passport.😀

almost 4 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Amen, Music man......Excellent post.

over 4 years ago

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