I know that they are bad people out there, but we are not one of them, and yet we get treated like we are bad, because we are in pain and what helps us is being decided by people who do not feel what we do
Hi Donald and Jean;
Opiod deaths are considered a crisis right now and have been for a few years now. We are simply being penalized and doctors who prescribe them are getting their hands slapped with fines so they are scared to prescribe them to anyone. This is simply ridiculous.
Until groups of us stand up to the government and demand our right to an opiod that gives us a better way of life, this will remain the same.
If the doctors hands are now tied then where are the people who are ODing getting their drugs?? On the street and they are not pure, they are tainted...
This has nothing to do with our doctors.
We need to get together and stand up to the government. Anyone have any suggestions on how we can start? Perhaps start with a letter and a petition?
so many people do not understand what we go through with chronic pain, it is wrong the way we are treated. It is wrong and I did not make anyone put a needle in there arm, or do I push people to overdose on things they shouldn't. I wish people would take responsibly for their selves choosing to over dose, so please stop making us who follow the rules pay for the ones that don't.
After awhile your body builds a tolerance. They say you need to raise your dose. I was dropped from 6 to 4 when I saw a pm dr. I take the 4 a day. When they don’t work so well I’ll quit taking them to remind myself what pain is like w/o pain meds and after a few days, a week those 4 help a lot. I’ve been on 4 a day now for over a year. Sometimes I’ll take 3 then back to 4 so the 4 does help. It’s better than nothing. I’m thankful for what I get.
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member Hey Don, love the new pic! I often don't have the time to come here any more. If I get a notification then I try. The opioid issue is still a big one here but to answer your question if I read it correctly, the pharmacies can only notify the Board of Pharmacy of any controlled substance. Every time you refill or fill a controlled substance the Board is notified. If you fill two different controlled substances you become a red flag online between the Board, the pharmacy, and your doctor. I live in NC but see better docs and fill rx's in Virginia. I have Norco and Valium so big red flag! Fortunately I am well known where I go and never ever deviate from my pattern. In my case the pharmacy can hold the prescriptions until both docs are notified of the other. Mine know and one referred me to the other. Because I'm known and considered stable, ha ha, I get my meds with no problems. Legally the Doc, Board, and Pharmacy can only share information between themselves. There is a hook though. Any new doctor you see can, if you are honest about what you take, access that info at the Board of Pharmacy. That is causing problems for folks who need a new primary care doctor. Like me and the hubby. It can't be shared any other place without serious legal issues with the store, the pharmacist's license, and Federal privacy laws. Technically you have given that new doctor implied permission to access your records.
We never share your personal information with anyone.