Sounds like you are going to a pill mill for your meds and you are no different then the dopers you are pointing fingers at. You are on a slippery slope.
Buddy if that place was a "pill mill" they'd have no issues giving people high quantities of pain meds..The most they give there 4 breakthrough meds is #90 which is TID for a 30 day supply!!!! And if u look them up on NJs state medicare propublica website for prescribing Oxycodone HCL IR alone they aren't even on the list so its def not a pill mill..pill mills have a lot of people waiting outside the building half the day smoking cigs til their turn is up..I don't see how I'm on a slippery slope but whatever you can have ur own opinion although ur wrong but idc..If ur gonna post on a topic try and make it helpful not pessimistic and instigating ok because then what's the point of this forum then ya know..but hey have a good day and feel bettr man
Tread carefully, this site does have some posters that vent on how they feel but we don't usually criticize each other. Penny for thoughts.
I'm lost here..I criticized no1..I was called a doper which I'm fn NOT and I'm the 1 being chastised lol..I was just trying to help out some1 who needed help she didn't have 2 take my advice but I thought mayb it could help her in some way ya know..and the people I was talking about in my post at the dr office I go 2 isn't about any1 on this forum so I think some people just misunderstood what I was saying and/or took it personally idk..I'm just on here 2 hear n talk 2 other people who r injured 2 thats it..I don't mean any harm 2 any1..I apologize if I indirectly upset anybody
But not necessary...I can handle a !#*?%? off young 'un.
As for you, you seem to think you get to determine what meds, what dosages, what strengths, and what frequency you need.
Medicine , my friend doesn't work that way. The DOCTOR determines what medications, dosages frequency, strengths are good for a particular patient.
It doesn't matter how many other patients he may or may not have on any particular medication, YOUR DOCTOR has decided that in your case, he is not willing to give you meds and doses given to you previously. He is under NO obligation to do so.
In fact, he doesn't have to give you a darn thing.
He can simply decide your attitude and entitlement issues aren't worth dealing with at all.
PTSD doesn't require opiates, so that particular diagnosis has no relevance to having pain treated. The best option for successful treatment of that is working with a qualified therapist who can help you learn to handle and treat it.
As far as your injuries go, you were lucky in that surgery was able to prevent permanent paralysis and address the fractures with fusion. Fractures heal, which was the reason for the surgery. Opiates don't work well with muscle issues, so a muscle relaxer would be a good idea....nerve pain meds if you have nerve pain are the right choice, not more opiates and arthritis is usually best treated with anti inflammatory meds, along with regular stretching and excercise. A disc bulge doesn't mean anything, most of the world will have a few disc bulges, unless they are big enough that they are in contact with the nerve roots, it is just an anatomical finding.
All stenosis means is narrowing, it is the severity and location of the narrowing that matters.
You seem to be under the mistaken impression that because you were on massive amounts of meds previously, that automatically entitles you to try to bully your way back to them.
I can assure you that won't work. Instead of complaining about what that "idiot" pm isn'the giving you, how about you appreciate the fact that he may be saving your life by not continuing you on enough opiates to kill a couple of elephants, and try some other pain management tools such as excercise, therapy, swimming, TENS, yoga, meditation, injections and see what those do to ease some of the pain.
I have dealt with chronic pain since before you were born trial member. The truth hurts sometimes.... Live and learn....good health to you....
And we are both still here to tell the tales.
THE biggest mistake I see over and over are those who come in with a laundry list of conditions and old injuries who think that if they list them , justifies massive quantities of opiates, and get irate when the doctors don't agree.
The doctor is an idiot, or on a power trip, or selfish, incompetent and more.
They sit in the office comparing their prescriptions to what someone else is given and think they are entitled to more, more, more.
"I told the truth today and my Dr. had a telephone meeting with my primary and my admitting(to hospital last week again!!!)and said "they had to cut me back",however while I was having a major panic attack they all decided i was not to be cut back,and i could get my meds a week before due (Dr.going away for a while)and i was right as the fire department had gathered a bunch of old bottles from 2011,12 and last year from my garbage!!!!!I told the truth and it was a major good move!!!Allways do this and if the docs are cool and honest themselves it is all reall good!!!!!Keep it real,RD PS allways keep papaerwork in wallet,a smart move G. PEACE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>RD
Honesty is the best policy. No lies to remember..nothing to hide...in a one on one situation with your Dr these days fibbing doesn't fly long.