I have been away from this board for a few weeks. Dealing with my own battles with FM, RA/Arthritis, DDD, nerve damage, etc.....and the sad truth about narcotics is that the people out there that have abused them are making it diffucult for people that REALLY need them...And then of course there is the DEA/State that governs it all.. Here in Utah, the usage of pain medication is monitored. And what i think is most disconcerting is that drs are afraid to prescribe more becuase the DEA/State licensing board dictates how much they can prescribe on fear of losing their licenses....Thats the simple sad truth of why drs are scared now to prescribe medications.....it shouldnt be this way. In my opioion, if you take them as prescribed and only when needed, and drs stood up to these so called entitites and their rights to practice medicine, maybe it would go away.....im lucky in the fact that i have very compassionate drs and that i dont take alot of pain meds even tho i need them....but i only get 30 pills a month and have to be careful....1 pill a day Geez, if i have a really bad day, then i have to either suffer through it or be so careful how i take my medication...i do have other things to take, but its all relative....The cocktail i have now seems to work and i am on older medications as it seems everytime my dr has tried a newer version of the older meds, i either get so sick or just the side effects are not worth it....The point here, the government/state agencies are dictating how we are to be treated (no matter what disease you have) and the drs have to adhere to what the laws are in your state....Big Brother is in every aspect....This is a real upseting subject for me and i am not going to dwell any further, just wanted to put my 2 cents in and just know that i understand how frustrating it all is to get the help you need.....Well, anyone reading this, hope you have an awesome day todayView Thread
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