New Jersey Attorney General - establishes new regulations on opioids -- Drs can only prescribe 5 day amounts!!!
Just exactly are those of us with TRUE NEED for opioid pain relief supposed to do?? All that will serve to do is push more people to with switch to street herion.... (BAAAAAD IDEA!!) or get their prescriptions from doctors across state lines AND get them FILLED across STATE LINES!! Thankfully NJ isn't a state the size of TX, (my home state, where the distance btw state lines can be as much as 600 MILES from El Paso to the LA state line. So if GOD FORBID TX would come out with such a ruling... I would be TOTALLY SCREWED!!!!!
I too am concerned about the recent media blitz on opioids. I have no fear of becoming addicted as I am very selective as to when I use them. I consider them a last option and only use them when all else fails. What are we going to do if doctors are hesitant to prescribe them. I don't use them on a daily basis but usually 2-3 times a week. The rest I grin and bear it! Not fun believe me I'm in pain daily usually a 7 on a scale of 10. They make me too drowsy and I don't like living in a fog all day. I use other meds for inflammation, nerve pain and antispasmodic meds. Hot/cold etc. am very concerned about what will happen if I do not have access to a stronger med when I really need one.😫
Yeah... really. Wtf are we supposed to do. I'm in a slightly different boat as I've been on the fentanyl patch for YEARS and thanks to this SHIT I'm being FORCED to drop my dose!! I was at 75mcg and now they've dropped my dose TWOCE to 50mcg. It has made what life I did have at 75, far far worse!!!
Wow my pain clinic was gonna put me on a fentynal patch years ago. I refused. Then they wanted me in methadone. Refused again. I'm on Percocet now but am considering having them change the dosage. They sometimes are quick to hand it out. I'm glad they are looking closer to what they are doing because of addiction but they are hurting honest people who truly need pain management in there lives. Not those who seek a recreational drug!😩