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LightUser99

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My goal is to try and become more self sufficient but so much easier said than done. And I’m not disabled so only speak for myself and my situation. I’m wondering if all these physicians rising up to sound the alarm on the mis-treatment of a recent patient population will create a new network to support those in need?
 

adudesf

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@LightUser99 - exactly!! Time and time again I've been disgusted with current healthcare here in the US. Supposedly we have the "best technology", but only for those who are wealthy or in-the-know. Doctors like to toss new pharmaceuticals out, all the while knowing they will scheduled or discontinued down the road. Why can't medical schools hammer into doctor's brains that changing meds is a BIG no-no for many folks lives?
 

Hurt

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I'm late to the party here but this post definitely resonated with me. It is beyond frustrating that people in legitimate pain are denied the meds they need to relieve that pain. I have never understood why pain meds were created in the first place if they cannot be utilized by those in need. Drug use for on-label, off-label, or even recreational intent is a very personal decision. If there is a potential benefit, it should be explored. It's like saying we can't as a country sell alcohol anymore because a percentage of the population will become alcoholics. Physical and mental pain can be reduced by certain compounds and preventing anyone from living their highest quality of existence to me is just inexcusable.
 

Seychelle

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I'm late to the party here but this post definitely resonated with me. It is beyond frustrating that people in legitimate pain are denied the meds they need to relieve that pain. I have never understood why pain meds were created in the first place if they cannot be utilized by those in need. Drug use for on-label, off-label, or even recreational intent is a very personal decision. If there is a potential benefit, it should be explored. It's like saying we can't as a country sell alcohol anymore because a percentage of the population will become alcoholics. Physical and mental pain can be reduced by certain compounds and preventing anyone from living their highest quality of existence to me is just inexcusable.
Hi Hurt,
Better late than never. Thank you for a rather elegant post :)
> After the prohibition of anything with codeine, I wrote a letter to both colleges, Pharmacy and Doctors.
With good intentions; asked if a mitigation procedure was considered. Even offered a few. We are bound by our ethics, yes thank you, they responded.
Fent OD's are through the roof here in Canada. Personal pain is breakthrough, so I asked my Doc of 20 years for tyl 3.
Said it would make him look bad within his peer society.
My government is unsupportive. Guess I must become a criminal to survive or any chance of joy.
 
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ned

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There are many financially-struggling physicians willing to take a chance on a new patients medication needs. Just package yourself to look like a safe bet for the Dr. Read up on what your needs are and document your condition. I realize it's not easy and otoh it's too easy to look like your 'Dr/drug Shopping' but I defend Shopping as a necessary evil from the over regulation of medication. Try to find a Dr who doesn't agree with that. By that point, you're halfway to the pharmacy.
Ned
 

Outdoort

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Id love some tips on finding the right doctor. It cost me 100 dollars the last doc visit for my back, and she gave me 5 days supply of oxycodone... wtf. So I gotta spend $100 every 5 days visiting the doc? Or how many $100 office visits do i need to make trying to shop for the right doctor?
 

jaders

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Id love some tips on finding the right doctor. It cost me 100 dollars the last doc visit for my back, and she gave me 5 days supply of oxycodone... wtf. So I gotta spend $100 every 5 days visiting the doc? Or how many $100 office visits do i need to make trying to shop for the right doctor?

Well like I said orthos seem better, from my limited experience. My opinion too is that the older (and male) doctors, the better. That you don’t have a pcp who knows you is likely a problem. Also being young is another problem.

You can stick around here long enough to become a senior but I understand that doesn’t help you now.

It totally sucks to be in pain in this dark age of inhumanity. I would think a good orthopedist would be helpful for all your concerns but I’m still guessing a bit.

Are you on the “Nextdoor” app? That might get you much better information for your local area too.

Sorry you’re going thru this. And they wonder why some folks end up turning to the street stuff...😔
 

Seychelle

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Id love some tips on finding the right doctor. It cost me 100 dollars the last doc visit for my back, and she gave me 5 days supply of oxycodone... wtf. So I gotta spend $100 every 5 days visiting the doc? Or how many $100 office visits do i need to make trying to shop for the right doctor?

Well like I said orthos seem better, from my limited experience. My opinion too is that the older (and male) doctors, the better. That you don’t have a pcp who knows you is likely a problem. Also being young is another problem.

You can stick around here long enough to become a senior but I understand that doesn’t help you now.

It totally sucks to be in pain in this dark age of inhumanity. I would think a good orthopedist would be helpful for all your concerns but I’m still guessing a bit.

Are you on the “Nextdoor” app? That might get you much better information for your local area too.

Sorry you’re going thru this. And they wonder why some folks end up turning to the street stuff...😔
It does seem so @jaders ; nothing in common with docs under 40. As for a GP prefer a male doctor with experience.
Specialists seem to be female; and seem to relate more positively.
 
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