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originally posted by: Bedlam
originally posted by: James1982
There is zero compassion left in the medical industry, it's nothing but money and image. Stop playing with people's pain as your own little political tool.
Not sure about the logic of this statement. Surely "big pharma" or whatever would want to sell you all the pills you want.
I've never heard a doctor lobby for more regulation. There are, however, a LOT of people who like to gobble norco like popcorn, and you can get a decent price on the street for it, so there are a lot of bums that come in for Norco scripts.
Personally, it wouldn't bother me if they put a big Halloween bowl of percocet out on the counter and let people have at it. The problem would solve itself shortly.
originally posted by: sean
a reply to: Redwizrd
I can see a more regulation, but in what way does a fax of a script stop addiction?? I have my share of problems and have to have narc on hand. Back goes out, left hip goes out and probably will need surgery for that. Left ankle is fused with a 6 inch titanium bolt. I am constantly riddled with chronic pain and when something goes out I literally cannot walk for days. When I need a narc I need it! I take two at once just to take the edge off for a couple hours. I am in no way addicted. Twelve pills is all I am given. It lasted me the entire summer I still have 2 left :::knocks on wood::: I am lucky I haven't had such serious episodes this time around.
Seriously doc, why the hell do I have to beg for pills?? Why do I have to jump through hoops to prove myself? I always get told narcs are bad for you narcs ruin your liver, but they will recommend 1000mg of Ibuprofen twice a day. So ibuprofen helps inflammatory which helps pain I get it. I do use it too, but when your femur decides it wants to dislocate from your hip that's an entirely different kind of pain. In that point in time I wish I had morphine. The last episode I had to call an ambulance. I don't think Ibuprofen is going to fix that doc. It's getting to the point people got to beg, borrow, steal to get any real pain relief. I use to smoke marijuana years and years ago and I quit, I willed myself off cigarettes and quit, I don't drink.
I am seriously thinking of going back to marijuana and ingesting it in a pill form with or without the blessing of the feds. Piss on em! Here we are the great nation or once was and we have the worst the worst medical. My PA I see never checks my heart, carotid artery, never checks lungs, never checks a damn thing other than a pulse. I suppose if you have a pulse these days you're healthy. Where is the doctor? Oh he's out golfing with Obama. I am practically my own doctor!
Conway said law enforcement agencies across the state are "beginning to make a concerted effort" against heroin by, for example, creating task forces to fight the drug. Louisville Metro Police officials said they don't have a specific heroin task force but do have 50 sworn officers in narcotics units. They said detectives educate and train police colleagues on heroin and any other drugs on the rise.
"More can certainly be done here," said Conway, who recently announced he is running for governor in 2015. "We can always do more."
originally posted by: diggindirt
A close relative of mine has used Lortabs for pain relief since he was in an accident that broke many, many bones and required a dozen surgeries. He has trauma-induced arthritis pain in several joints that over-the-counter drugs won't touch. Mainly it only happens when there is a change in the weather. He takes one or two a week sometimes---and has stayed at that level since he got over the initial surgeries over 20 years ago. He will need this type of pain relief for the rest of his life. Those bones are as good as they'll ever get, the arthritis won't go away and leave him pain-free and yet these medical "professionals" can't distinguish between a person who uses the medication for chronic pain relief and the ones that are distributing them to the abusers.
According to his doc, it seems that the corporate medical industry is attempting to funnel all pain relief issues into some sort of specialized pain management clinics. Another relative of mine was sent to one of those clinics and found out that if he refused any of their treatments---when the treatment didn't work on his pain, or made him so sick he couldn't function---they will refuse to treat the patient! It's their way or the highway---in other words they don't actually care if they take care of the pain as long as the patient does exactly what they tell him to do AND that the insurance papers are all in order....
originally posted by: wanderingconfusion
One doctor said he couldn't write because he didn't believe she was in as much pain as she let on and if she would lose weight she would not be in so much pain. Keep in mind she has been thin all her life until now and gained due to being more sedentary. So yeah I have witnesses terrible/horrible/no good/ very bad bedside manner and insurance smacking you in the face even harder.
It is all truly a scam. Give to me. Give to me. Give. to. me.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: sean
Solution: Stop taking opiates. They are bad for you anyways. Medical marijuana is around the corner, it's safer and better for you than opiates. Jump on that train instead.
ETA: The solution to this whole thread is medical marijuana.
originally posted by: U4ea82
a reply to: whyamIhere
I wish I could but currently, it is the only pharmacy in my area that will order name brand Fentanyl. All of the others refuse to order Duragesic. My insurance company will only pay for the name brand. My copay for the name brand is $15, whereas if I have to purchase generic it is $285.