It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Important information; When out of the house and carrying medications (especially class II narcotics) make sure they are in the bottle the pharmacy gave you otherwise you will be considered to be in Illegal posession of drugs. No joke.
Well wouldn't you know it but thanks to OBAMACARE, Regular doctors can not write scripts for narcotics anymore. Only pain management doctors can and they will accuse you of doctor shopping for trying to go see another one.
Originally posted by sugarcookie1
40mg 2 times a day of prednisone id like to add prednisone is horrible and mood altering stay off it unless you have to be on it also caused me to be diabetic..
I have to go as many as 3 weeks at a time without receiving renewals on my morphine prescriptions because my primary care physician was on vacation or sick and there was not another doctor on duty at the outpatient clinic I am seen at to write the renewal.. I have to drive over 200 miles round trip for appointments and procedures that aren't done at the local clinic... I have driven people that are receiving treatment from private doctors and was amazed at the dosages of medication they were prescribed... Almost all of the people in the waiting rooms were nodding off and sliding out of their chairs... I never saw anything like that at a VA facility except psychiatric patients on psychotropic medications and thorazine... I do feel lucky for the care I receive from the VA because I couldn't get insurance because my preexisting injuries were apparent every time I had to take a physical for employment.. I would have to either sign a waiver to get a job or work as an independent contractor... I had spent enough time on light duty when in boot camp and the 2 months of my enlistment in the Marines to finally get a service connected disability award and get medical care.
Originally posted by Patriotsrevenge
reply to post by hypervigilant
And if you were not dealing with the VA you would have really had a hard time. I am glad you don't have to deal with the crap most of us do.