There is a new law in Queensland - Australia, where if you purchase painkillers with codeine, pharmacies have to record your drivers license details on a database that every pharmacy can access. This means that you can buy only 1 packet (30tabs) a week.
Now I understand that codeine is addictive & they're trying to cut down the drug dependency, but being denied pain relief is unbearable.
I've been on & off ibuprofen+codeine painkillers for years & it's the only thing that touches my pain. I refuse to take stronger meds that are just going to knock me out for a few hours, only to wake to more pain. The point of taking painkillers, is to get through the day, not to sleep it away.
When I last talked to my doctor about pain medication he brushed it off, giving me the impression that either he doesn't believe that I'm in pain or that I'll have to figure it out myself.
I've tried many pain relief remedies & none work, mainly because the pain doesn't stay in one spot for long.
I mean seriously, what am I supposed to do???