You have no idea Maureen until you have been in our place. I contracted Lyme disease from tick bites almost 25 years ago, which caused me to get osteoarthritis in almost all my joints, my hips and knees being the worst. I came back to the U.
And no, I am in no way affiliated with him. I had my medication changed this month. You need to see a psychiatrist for approval, then an addiction counselor and finally a pain management specialist who only prescribed the smallest amount.
Go ahead! Solving the problem begins with communication among the medical community, to ensure patients have access to their necessary medicine and the ability to live the life they deserve.
I hate taking pills but what choice do we have? Pain never goes away. The only difference is the government gets their gut out of what you buy through them. You are putting accountability on a pill. Yet no one cares anymore. It may not be perfect, but compared to mexico, Canada or most of europe it is wayyyyy better.
It effects my whole way of life. Most chronic pain patients take their meds as prescribed to get the relief bthey need. The govt needs to understand that there are those of us who are truly in serious pain and would not Abuse or try to loose out pain medication at all. I was 18! In my state MAINE , virtually all medical clinics providing primary care physicians have blanket administrative policies barring the prescribing of narcotics even as verifying evidence is supplied that I continue to suffer greatly and have found all other alternatives to treat pain have failed.
They think they are really fixing something!! Their not hurting the addicts their killing the pain patients the government need to keep its nose out of where it dont belong!Substance Review: Hydrocodone
So tell me oh wise one…. Wow, your an idiot. The studies used to develop these faulty Guidelines were of short duration and the dose used too low as stated above. I myself had a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in a last chance attempt to help to control my pain, it was a very expensive and very painfull ordeal that I was more than willing to try with the hope that I would get relief and possibly be able to cut back on opiates or totally stop taking them all together and it did help but not nearly enough to make that radical step even close to being worth it although for some people it will help considerably or at least thats what they say.
My opioid therapy is in the end of its 10th year and its still working beautifully. This is the most ridiculous law I have ever seen pass in the history of this world. She lives two hours away from the doctor who currently helps manage her pain. Medications such as NSAIDS and acetaminophen should only be used for short duration but opiates are safe over long term.