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Has The Opioid Crisis Caused Your Doctor To Decrease Your Pain Meds?

Has The Opioid Crisis Caused Your Doctor To Decrease Your Pain Meds?

I just got my pain med dose cut in HALF after 11 years on the same dosage. Something is VERY wrong with this. The FDA is killing chronic pain patients or having them turn to the streets. Seems to me they are perpetuating the crisis.
Just wondering how many of you out there have been affected. If you haven't yet be warned. It is happening all over the country. Many forums I am on pain patients are being cut.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@pepper67-drs are able to do whatever they want regarding our
Pain meds and they r being
Pressured to lower the prescription amounts. It is all so unfair but watch-big pharmacist goong to come out with a really expensive non addictive pain meds that drs want to put us on and it will be extremely expensive. Drug companies have big money and pay government officials vacations to do what they
Want to get them richer. This country is sooooo corrupt.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have a great pain management doctor. I viat him every month. Has actually increased the number of monthly pain meds by 10 so I receive 100 instead of 90. I was in 2 major car accidents. My first pain management doctor was also my neurologist. Started me off on a non narcotic... Actually we tried several. When that didn't work it was Lortab 7.5 tid. That wasn't working to his satisfaction so it went to Lortab 10/500 then I moved to GA. The 1st & 2nd pain doctors would not listen to me and were try non narcotics and of course they didn't work the first two times. I said to HADES with this. Then I was referred to my current doctor. I love him so much. He takes time to listen to my questions and concerns and does procedures when I need them. (I just had facette joint injections and trigger point injections and he is going to try a cervical epidural /nerve block because ofmy constant headache (around level 3,but it spikes into a migraine 2-3 times a week. I am one of few people who is prescribed 18 pills 0f Maxalt a month. He upped my pain med a couple of years ago to 20mg ocxycodon tid as needed. This whole pain thing began with the first car accident in July 2000. I have progressively gotten worse. Since the 2nd accident. He randomly gives us drug tests and he prescribed Narcan to all of his patients to carry with them. Some of the older patients have really bad short term memories and accidentally forget they already took it. Sometimes forget twice! So, no matter what, I follow his directions to the letter. If atmy primary care or hospital I will not take anything until they speak with my pain management Dr. Also he has me on soma 350mg 3x a day as all my muscles are in constant spasms. 2nd accident happened the same way. I don't get high from them. Not even a little dizzy. It just takes my pain away so I can have some quality of life. I still can't do alot of what I used to, like belly dancing & gardening. Grocery shopping is still a very painful thing to do. LISTEN UP : PEOPLE ARE DEPENDANT ON THEIR PAIN MEDICATION WE DON'T ABUSE IT AND ARE NOT ADDICTED TO IT! NOW for me to clarify that statement Take DIABETICS, are they dependent on their insulin or are they addicted to it? Same goes for those of us who REALLY need it. We are dependent not addicts. Please stop treating us like we are addicted to it!

Thank you.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was taking a total of 10 mg oxycodone at night for quite a few years until I moved to a different area in the same state. Starting at a new clinic over a year ago, they weren't going to prescribe me any opioids. After about 8 or so months the doctors in the New clinic made an assessment that I could go back on the 10 mg of oxycodone. During the time I was off of it, my quality of life just wasn't as good. It improved with the addition of my oxycodone. I take such a small dose, but you always get the feeling like you're a criminal or something. Someone said something about corruption. I couldn't agree more. Stay strong.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Geez, this opioid shit must b all over the world. I cant wait till Monday morning cuz my dr and I r going to have a long talk. Not only did he lie to me about the appeal with the insurance, but i also read your opiate level does not have to b below 90mg if I morphine. In case u r familiar on what they r doing. They r using what ever narcotic u r on and how much that is equal to morphine. They r saying my 20mg of oxycodone is equal to 30mg of morphine. How the hell can that b! Oxy isn't stronger than morphine. People I know my drugs. I dont know how they r coming up with these number. Getting back to yoyr opiate level having to b below 90. Untrue! There is some circumstances that make that untrue. This opiate epidemic is way out of control. I have never been so pissed in my life. I hardly ever sleep at night usually just rest in bed. I cant even do that anymore my neck down yo my hips and groin hurt like hell. I gotta get up and sit in a chair. Mind u i work night shift. U know how hard it is to sleep during the day yo begin with. I am livid! I just hope i dont mouth off at the dr cuz of how mad I am and end up getting kicked out of his practice lol. Did any of u on narcotics have to get Narcan in case of overdose? U know how embarrassed I was picking thst up. It made me look like a junkie. I read thst if your opiate level is over 50mg u r suppose to have it. Oooo I am so stressed with this. I wish it was Monday already!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I know what you mean. Opiod Crisis. Most of them use herion and other stuff None of us touch that crap. I never have or would. Even if my doc took me off my narcotics. Its all making it so difficult for us to be able to be somewhat comfortable in life.

posted over 2 years ago
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