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May 01, 2017 6:33 AM

Louisiana passed a law to enforce a strict regulation on pain medicine. But we all know that one bad seed ruins it for the rest of us! My Pain Specialist wrote my prescription and it was worded incorrectly and the PHARMACY refused to fill it unless he gave the new way it has to be written. I GAVE my Dr the SCRIPTS back to him and explained this. He took them and wrote on the bottom that they are worded correctly! Oh. Dear. Lord! Why didn't he just write a new one? He took the time to write a paragraph on my script but, didn't want to be "wrong" about the wording? I told him the pharmacy still would not fill it and he just walked out of the room! This event happened as I was in the pre-op room about to go in for a cervical procedure. He literally sent me home with ZERO pain medicine!!! The pain is so bad that I get waves of nausea. That happens when I am about to pass out from pain. If you are a pain specialist, why would you not manage your patients pain? I know why...because he doesn't care! It's not him in pain. I'm not even on a medicine that you would think would be worth fighting over and over about. It's the lowest dose possible! I'm still in pain even then but, I'm so tired of fighting for myself that I have given up hope on ever being comfortable again.
I live in a state where the person on pain medicine is a "dope head" or "drug seeker" ect... I also live in a town (Army sent us here) where I have to drive an hour and a half to see any specialist. This Dr is the only one around for 3 hours in each direction! So, I can't just jump in the car and go pick up another script. This Dr is the Worst Dr I have ever been to. But he knows that he has the monopoly on this specialty. No General Practioner will prescribe any type of pain medicine, especially if you are being treated by another Dr. Sorry for venting but I feel like I am dying.

May 01, 2017 7:01 AM

That's just awful! I can't believe he took the time to write a paragraph and wouldn't just write a new script. I'm so sorry u are going thru this!😡

May 01, 2017 11:28 AM

I'm sorry your going through all of this. My state did the same thing. My pharmacy that I have gone to for years on the same dose and quantity for years refused me. I had to drive an hour back and he refuse to see me without an appointment. I had to wait 3 weeks. I have chronic pain and diagnosed by some as RCPS. I wasn't after surgery like you though. It is awful what he did to you. I am prying for you. Know that.

May 01, 2017 3:10 PM

Omg I'm so sorry that happened to you.

May 08, 2017 6:37 AM

I have been dealing with so much pain that if I stand up, my blood pressure bottoms out, and I almost faint. I think that there should be a law that protects patients like us. Maybe I am just wishful thinking but, you would think that a Dr should not be able to treat a patient so poorly. Is there a reporting system in place that a patient can go to? Patients that are clearly following the law, but having a Dr that has consistently made it clear that he has no reason to care about your health and wellbeing. This Dr is the only one that is covered by my insurance (thank you USARMY). I already drive an hour and a half for visits and surgery. And, his staff SUCKS! Not sure if they were instructed to make him uninformed about his patients having problems, or he pretends to be surprised by everything you have been going through since the last time you were there! Really?!? Maybe the Dr doesn't know that his answering machine says to leave only one message. Do not call back again, Or you will not be called back! I have never heard of such a thing from a Doctors office!

May 08, 2017 10:17 AM

Sometimes it is just better to pay out of pocket if you can find a better doctor. You can still use your insurance for your medications. That is what I have done before.

May 09, 2017 6:21 AM

Cavwife, I'm understanding that you go to the VA doctor or is this through the CareChoice? It maybe called something else in another state; but if you go to VA, you have the VA Rep. who might be helpful(?).

LMB, I pay out of pocket (no ins)
and I find their attitude towards me is deplorable. I was told because I live so far away he doesn't feel he can give me pain relief? Since when does our care depend upon proximity of location?

So far, I have contacted a malpractice atty and they have never heard of such treatment by medical people...and of course they couldn't help nor could they tell me where to turn to...

My niece printed Advocate information for me. I haven't gone through them yet...I don't think it matters...I have never been so low..

Unless we can get lawmakers to back out of the doctors office and declassify codeine, we might have a chance. ??

I remember few years back, I couldn't get SOMA (carisoprodal)
and codiene and ativan together because of new regulations..then it was because Govt would only allow pharmacies to get a certain quanity of codiene...then you could only go to pharmacies within a 25 mile radius of your home...or doctors office...

Now, we have to sign a contract!!
Allowed a "preferred pharmacy"
(Yep have trouble there too)
Agree to be drug tested!!!
(So far I have been billed $1,300.00 for drug testing! )

We ARE being demonized because of the addictions and overdoses...and govt HAS to save us! But what is failed to really be said, those people are abusing and it's mixed with heroine or whatever they mix it with...

Addicted or dependent...I personally don't care...I just want relief now-- I don't want to wait 4-8wks and maybe get relief which is unrealistic..

LMB, there's the rub: finding another doctor...somehow medical records are being loaded into a medical program so you don't sign for release of medical records anymore! They can even get a printout of medications from pharmacies too! I was shocked at that!

There is a website that has listings of states where narcotics are given more freely but this is a pay for the service...

I'm sorry Cavwife, I can't offer any tangible solutions, and may not help to know you're not alone, 🙏🏼 for your day to be better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today..💖

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