When a government starts to dictate the choices in our lives, we no longer have freedom and liberty, but instead tyranny.
Agreed!! And, what I have to go thru, every time I go to the pharmacy, is INSANE!!
I have a bulging disk in my back, sciatica with bones pressing on my main nerve in my lower back, and the inside of my knees have been degenerating
for decades. As this causes me great pain and, without pain meds, I would not be able to function! As it is, the amount I take daily barely covers my
pain on those "bad" days.
Sure, doctor has suggested going to specialists - which costs a fortune for people, like myself, with NO insurance. The least expensive way to manage
my pain is with pain meds (vicodin) - THE LEAST EXPENSIVE!! Yet the Government makes us jump through hoops every time we get our refills!!
I have to show my ID and sign a stupid statement EVERY time!! Believe me, I let the person checking me out know how I feel about the Government's
involvement!! It IS intrusive for someone like myself!! Hell, I have to do the very same every time I get my 'behind the counter' Sudafed for my
sinuses!! I am a 56 yr old woman who has to go to the pharmacy every 10 days because the Government is afraid I may use the Sudafed to make meth!!!
I, also, stay with the same doctor for my meds ALWAYS!! Have only changed when I have had to move to another location. And, YES!! I have medical
records to back up my need for the meds I take. I have been taking pain meds for, at least, 10 years. And, my doctor has always had internet access to
my x-rays, MRIs, etc as proof that the conditions I have are, in fact, real and cause great pain!!
I think God I found my current MD a few months after I moved here. I had been taking pain meds for several years before coming here - with the same
doctor. My first experience, in a community clinic due to no insurance, was the doctor walking in and, actually, YELLING at me saying "If you are here
for pain meds, you will NOT get them!" This was with proof of my need for them over the last few years!!! I told to old F where to go and walked out!!
Finally, my work insurance went into effect and I got ther doctor I have now. (No insurance now, but doctor 'works with me.)
There are better ways to 'get' those abusing their meds and making meth from Sudafed, for crying out loud. WITHOUT, constantly, hasseling those of us
that need these meds to live a, somewhat, normal life!! I want the Government OUT of my business..............
edit on 9/9/2010 by Champagne because: (no reason given)