Times are changing
I really do feel for those who have been affected by the new changes made regarding the use of opiate medications. I know how it feels to have a routine and have it for some time. For those who have had chronic pain, especially crps, I have learned first hand how hard it is to find quality health care.
But I have learned these medications are very much a privelage and are getting harder and harder to obtain for a list of reasons. Doctors are put in lousy positions as well because it is getting harder for them to properly treat pain.
Unfortunately insurance reflects how adaquately a person is treated and maintained. It makes me sick. And in order for us to be on opiate therapy there are more hoops to jump through.
I'm new on pain management and these stipulations are all I know. I have a full time job, 3 kids and I live an hour away from my doctor. But I make it work every month in order to keep my privelage. I follow the rules and things have been great. I agree that folks have hardships and folks need their pain medication but the hard truth is in order to get them we have to follow more rules.
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