Originally Posted by chaos
Yes, you're totally correct, with some docs. I just fired one because she actually said "I'm the doctor". Really? And I'm some idiot who can't read or understand what my body is feeling? If you're in pain, you just can't get anything done, nor can you heal, if healing is an option at all. And of course you're going to come off as pissy if you don't feel well. Vent away!
I've been watching your thread because I'm interested to find out what options there are. My husband and I were just talking about Xanax and how hard it was for his friend to get it. She goes to the hospital or docs and they treat her like a junkie, when all she has is real anxiety. That's how they treat you about pain meds too. Nope, you can't have that because you'll do whatever it is they think junkies do. Like you're faking all your pain, nope!
Can you go in there and say "I've researched these meds, and I feel I need this or this" and present clinical information on your findings? My Neuro has given me options each time and allowed me to do my own reading on what he's suggested. Write it all out, I find I get too emotional if I have to discuss these things out loud, and it weakens what I'm trying to say.
It seems that you understand where I am coming from. You re made to feel guilty about having pain in the first place, or like your husbands friend with the anxiety (which I might add is an epidemic now due to our high stress , highly toxic environment). Why do they make these drugs if they are not going to prescribe them to people who need them?
I found it almost humourous when my mother (56 years old) went in for minor day sugery on her foot to remove a bunion, and without her even inquiring about medication, was written a script for 100 percocets .
But because I am 29, I unfortunately fit into the "drug seeking" age group
I think I mentioned how in Ontario, there has been such an extreme cut back into oxycodone prescriptions, and therefore less being leaked onto the streets. So, previous abusers had no choice but to seek out and abuse fentynl (sorry if I keep spelling that incorrectly!). They scrape it off of the adhesive strip and smoke or inject it. They are dying as a result.
Now I am not saying that addicts should continue to abuse their drug of choice -oxycontin at all. They should get help for their addiction.
But that leaves myself, and countless others not getting the pain relief they need.
I cant tell you how many doctors have told me to take tylonal (highly toxic to the liver ) or advil ( great for heacache or sore muscles, not so great for the burning, stabbing hell of neuropathy).
I tried my first tablet of oxyneo time release and I might as well have taken a sugar pill, because it did nothing for my problem.
I am now in a panic and am planning for an ER visit sooner or later.
Again, I compare these drugs to anti depressants.
If a depressed person was on an SSRI, and it was helping, why would anyone stop them from taking it? The only difference that I can think of is that you cant crush and snort anti depressants.
In the more than 2 years tht I have been trying to get answers and help for the chronic pain, I have not really ran into even 1 doctor who I relly felt listened, cared, and let me choose what made sense. They are rushed, hardened to suffering, and have been brainwashed by pharmaceutical companies .
I also have to mention that I have no health insurance. Oxycodone was very affordable.
I went to fill my prescription for the cymbalata, and it cost me $30 for 10 days worth. So needless to say, this will be $90 a month just for the lowest dose per month.
I dont know who to voice my opinon and concerns to . I will take some time to figure that out.
I m not even 30 yet-my future is on the line. I think I mentioned that I had to quit my job, lost my boyfriend, dropped out of school (ouldnt afford it ater quitting my job) etc.
Oh the madness and sadness!
I appreciate the response . It is comforting to be able to relate, isnt it. Sometimes I feel like its all I have!
Sorry, I didnt address your question.- I have taken information in before to my GP and she actually held up her hand to my papaers and shook her head.
This is typical.