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... But clinics are not the same as established relationships with established doctors that have the time to know you and your case. ... (8 replies)
... ht muscles. Even a muscle biopsy reveals "nothing wrong", and I have submitted to a lot of really painful tests to determine the cause of this. This should serve as proof I am not bluffing, I do not know what else I can do to prove that I really have serious pain that will not go away. ... (8 replies)
... Not to say they have no pain, but often other things are going on that can be managed by oneself or helped in other ways. Such as losing weight when obese or cutting out simple carbs for a diabetic or by regular exercise, enough sleep, stopping alcohol, and so on. ... (8 replies)

... ed drug and judging by the way disabled spaces are always full here they must hand them out like candy. Of course, I brought in my existing valid parking permit as proof, and again, they could have made a simple call to my old doctor. ... (8 replies)
... Doctors won't give extras for an emergency, nor will they give extras to make up for any delays. It took me awhile to save up an emergency stash, such as by extending time between doses on the weekends. ... (8 replies)
... BigBlock, You aren't going to like my answers, but here goes.The days of a primary care doctor supplying ongoing prescriptions for ANY scheduled medication are gone. It doesn't matter if it's considered a less potent scheduled med or not, it's still scheduled, which means that you need to be seen in the office, by the doctor, on a regular basis. If you are going to be... (8 replies)
... They seem to make them up as they go and they differ from doctor to doctor. ... (8 replies)
... I'm so tired of them using the DEA as an excuse. It's perfectly legal for them to give me my meds when I ask for them! ... (8 replies)
... or nerve meds, as well as some of the other modalities I mentioned. He may change his mind. ... (9 replies)
Not much left
Jun 14, 2018
... similar to what has been tried before. Another option is combining therapies that were tolerated in the past but by themselves didn't have a noticeable result, as in combination there could be an impact. ... (2 replies)
Need help
May 30, 2018
... cident that left me quite crippled in my legs. Have been like this since I was 17 and now I am 69! Was in a serious accident. and now have old age kind of pains, as well. ... (3 replies)
... As far as the bottles go, many if not the majority, ask to have a patient bring them in to a new doctor, even if they did not prescribe them. ... (6 replies)
... My point is, we are responsible for advocating for our own healthcare. Since opioid abuse is such a hot topic, I would think it imperative that we all do as much homework as we can if something threatens our ability to get treatment. ... (6 replies)
... ctice, coming to them on some rather hefty medications, and it doesnt sound like other than the letter from your previous doctor, you provided them any info such as pharmacy records, dosages when you first went to their office. ... (6 replies)
... or well over a decade, and when I lived in California, I always had good doctors who were willing to treat my pain, and who also seemed to actually care about me as a person. ... (6 replies)
... Sorry you are struggling. I would continue to try to communicate with your doctor about your concerns. Have you specifically asked to be switched to something else? There are several other options. Morphine is often poorly tolerated, although sedation is more common than stimulation (but not unheard of - some get opposite reactions). If your doctor does not listen and... (1 replies)
... lots of paperwork. The way I see it, contracts and such also protect patients in addition to doctors, as they reduce the risk of our being cut off by a doctor due to them losing their license. ... (3 replies)
... doctor was very kind. He could have just cut you off from the drug. The pain pill instructions are clear about alcohol. It's our own responsibility to use drugs as directed. ... (3 replies)
... gs me to what prompted me to write this post. The Dr. was completely sympathetic but said it is completely out of his control because they say so. He went so far as to tell me to feel free to continue doing it BUT make sure I don't within 5 days of any appointment. ... (3 replies)
... Hello! I need help trying to resolve a "false positive" issue that I believe may be resulting from my doctor's lab rep not believing there is any need for him to tell the lab that I'm taking a relatively new drug (one that might be a close spectral match for an existing one). I am wearing a fentanyl patch 100mcg/72h for severe pain and Opana IR (oxymorphone) for... (1 replies)

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