Hi group! I'm on my way to my family doctor. He has a policy of not prescribing narcotics, yet her did have me on canabis. My question is: how do I go about convincing him to prescribe pain killers. I'm in so much pain, and I don't like being bed ridden. Should I go to pain clinic instead?
I have pain meds for breakthrough pain. We use the other meds ( lyrica, neurontin, anti-depresents, sleeping pill, muscle relaxants, gentle exercise and alternative therapies) to control the day to day pain. My contribution is gluten free no sugar eating and keeping up the med/therapy regime. It's a tough row to hoe for me, and when I am doing my part I do feel better. Sleep hygiene is another of my contributions. When I stay up too late or have caffeine too late in the day or don't stick to a routine and dont get good sleep, I have flare ups.
A lot of pain clinics will not prescribe unless it's medically deemed necessary for your diagnosises. They have to justify giving them out to the govt. depending on what you have been diagnosed with you may have to do physical therapy x rays and other things as well. I went through 12 weeks of PT going 2x a week. Good luck. Hope you find relief
The addicts have totally f**ked it up for those of us who TRULY NEED THE NARCOTIC PAINKILLERS and so now even if you're already on them they've now you'll likely get your dose DRASTICALLY REDUCED because they are MANDATING THAT No one can be on more than 100 units of morphine equivalent !!
I am a huge moderator and webmaster in NV about CDC guidelines, MME and state laws and guidelines. The federal gvt has provided a "guideline" for prescribing opioids for both acute and chronic pain patients. Acute patients cannot receive more than 90 MME for short term pain and chronic patients 120MME if your under a pain management dr care. Please note, what you will find is that every state has adopted different laws in different MME thresholds and the reason for that is because states are allowed to protect their people /residents from overdose, harm, etc. the basest place to start is CDC guidelines and read. You will be overwhelmed by the reading but you should be able to find state guidelines and you can also contact you state governer with questions. I have a very good relationship with ours. This has been very instrumental in helping others with understanding these new guidelines. New Hampshire has the most restrictive opioid guidelines. Just so you know, marijuana (medical or street) is considered schedule I (no known medical use). In many states, CA too when you test positive for marijuana during a drug test you can be denied opioids. Then, you get blacklisted from what I have been told many times over.
Nothing personal about what you presented Spinepainsifferer; but that's just silly...so the govt knows better about how much meds people can take based on pain type? What ever happened to weight and sex and adult vs child! Then maybe we should skip medical profession and go right to the government! Maybe they can cure us too! What a load of diaper trash! (Not shooting the messenger)
Many primary care physicians won't prescribe pain meds anymore. They don't want to lose their license to practice medicine. It's that simple. The best thing to do is find a "reputable" pain doctor/clinic.
The DEA has come down hard on opiates. While I'm concerned about those who overdose, I grieve for those of us who truly need opiates and struggle to deal with our pain.
Just got out of hospital for a total knee replacement and am now in a rehab facility for physical therapy since I live alone. The hospital nurse forgot to give me one opiate so I went 8 hours without one. Was given one to deal with transfer from hospital to rehab. Ambulance didn't come on time and even though I had a pill three hours earlier (after 8 hr. without one), asked for one because I knew it would take more than 4 hrs. to get another one from rehab. Answer was no. Now I'm in serious pain and know I'll have to wait a total of another 8 hrs. to get another pill. The transfer process is brutal. Last time, other knee, took 11 hours to get pain med. The pain med patient, me, suffered greatly. Something needs to be done about this process. This would not have occurred but for the opioid "crisis."
Sorry this is do long but it's an example of the unfairness of the opioid crisis.
What is BS is that the Doctors are trained, licensed and have been taught to treat medical conditions. Now, the government wants to scare the Dr by threatened my them with license revocation? The Government is NOT TRSINED to treat, diagnose, cure or recommend anything. I am a licensed state contractor and if someone threatened me about how I'm to do my job I'd tell them to shove it. I've been on the phone weekly with our state governor and had them provide to me the revised state statutes and guidelines and the Drs don't even follow that, they do what they want because their scared to lose their license. This sounds like a class action lawsuit for all whom are being discriminated against and cannot receive medical treatment. Us common folks need to unite together, sue the states and the federal government for malpractice, practicing medicine without a license, pain, suffering, etc. My weekly conversations with out state governor has uncovered no palliative care for pain sufferers, defects in the guidelines, Drs that are not properly trained on the new guidelines. We the people need to stop this ridiculous bullying by those whom have no business meddling in our business. Today, the news is now stating that insurance companies are forcing Drs to assist in Suicides because it's cheaper than paying the costs associated with treatment. That's a big problem.
We need to stand up, we the people will not be treated, denied treatment or allow others whom do not posses the medical qualifications of A Dr to tell us how much medication we should or should not receive and threatening to revoke a Drs license for prescription pain medications is unacceptable! There are mechanisms in place for Drs yo view Joe much meds a patient receives and from whom. But, it's ok to sell, market recreational pot. E N O U G H.
I called an attorney about sueing for malpractice and was told that they didn't think it viable and they couldn't lead to another attorney whom might be willing to take this on; however, I was reminded there is statue of limitations.
I'm willing to help however I can so where to begin?