Dear CTBeth, I like the New York Giants and I get crap for it all the time.... I hate the Doctors in New England or just docs in general they all look at you like you are a drug addict. What PISSES ME OFF is all these people that you hear about that don't take their pain medications and they are out there selling them and getting busted are ruining for the people that really need to take it with chronic debilitating pain diseases (DDD) such as myself. They give us all a bad name and so all doctors make you sign a contract with them to even give you your script and then piss test you. See the thing with my doctor is that she seems to think with all these fancy drug tests she does on me that cost tons of extra money for insurance companies that I fall in the category of a crack head in her mind and I have never seen the crap. Pisses me off so bad last time she did a UDS on me she did like three different kinds of Drug Screenings and that is ridiculous and found absolutely nothing due to the fact I do and take as told and don't abuse mistreat or misuse my medication at all... It is so hurtful that she does NOT understand the pain I am in.... Its nice to chat with you Ill try to keep up with you and just keep rooting for the teams that are your favorite and who cares what anyone else thinks due to the fact that, that is exactly why it is called a free country... Take Care MrsSourSoul1973View Thread
To answer your question YES all pharmacies look at you like you are a drug addict whether or not you are... Not saying anything bad.... But it's so damn true... They do however overcross each other and they can tell especially if you have insurance that pays for them. If you pay cash they can still tell and if not they will look you up... Good LuckView Thread
Well I do agree to somewhat of CTBeth's response on the point that any doctor can drop you at anytime BUT I also know that they have to have a legit reason why they are discontinuing you on your medication. I have to take random UDS (urine drug screens) even though I am NOT on a crsp (controlled substance refill program) , I do it still because my dr wont give me my meds without it) kinda stinks!!!
Back to you, I know one year ago there was a lady that was 70yrs old and her doctor had passed away suddenly and the new doctor that she saw would not give her the medications that she was currently taking which were oxycodone, morphine, and anxiety medications with also a depression med. For you though something must have gone wrong with not just insurance or your workers comp case but maybe they found something in your urine that you were not taking enough of or too much of I am not sure. I am just basing this on the fact that you do urine drug screens because most of the time they require it from anyone who is on meds such as yours. I hope all works out for you in the end and you are not sick with withdrawals as I hear that they are pretty serious. Keep in touch Ill follow the discussion. Sincerely, SourSoul1973View Thread
Hi, I am in so much pain lately its exhausting. I am a 39 year old female and I have a herniated disc in my L4-L5 (lumbar region of my spine) and some things going on in my sacral region of my spine with nerves I assume but I cant get any straight answers from my doctors at all. They all think it is psychological and its not. Lately I have had such a rough time, I had surgery on my left knee for the second time on Oct 1 (2012) and I thought the pain was coming from my knee, in my mind I know that some of it is but not all that is for sure. I know I have nothing wrong with my heart as I see my cardiologists regularly. I am on Oxycodone 45mg tablets 3 times a day and I have to take more due to the fact my pain is really bad. Could you please help me ? My lower back over my left top buttocks area has a lump inside ( not protruding outwards) but I can feel it like a hard ball when I lie down , sit up, or walk it gives a lot of pressure, my left leg is swelling up especially at night time to the point I have to take off my ped socks my foot has also started getting charlie horses in it and most of the time my left hip feels like somebody has kicked me with a steel toed boot and it hurts so bad that I can not walk on it correctly, I am limping. Sometimes my husband or friend has to assist me just to the bathroom. That is sad. I called my Ortho on Friday and he told me to go to the Emergency room for it as he was leaving for the day. Suppose he didnt wanna listen to me any further. I am going to the ER tomorrow as I couldnt make it due to the snowy weather. In the meantime I didnt know if anyone could help me on here and maybe have a suggestion on what it might be.? I have tried everything from heat, ice, ibuprofen,tylenol as my meds do not contain it, gabapentin which is an anti-inflammatory medication and just soaking in hot water I must admit I have to be the cleanest person around if I am not in my bed I am in the tub. lol I cannot go to the store or walk for a very long time because my leg gets so tight it literally feels like it is filling up with water. PLEASE can anyone help me ??? I would really appreciate it.View Thread
Hello this is SoreSoul1973, thank you for all your feedback, i am going to be seeing a specialist in the coming month. WITH ALL THE CONFUSION LET ME CLEAR SOMETHING UP! two people got it right i take 15mg 3 times a day of Oxycodone as two people understood. I am not being mean i just wanted to clear that up i know there is no 45mg of Oxycodone and i do NOT take Oxycontin. I have not gone to the ER due to the fact that the flu is so bad and i don't want to get anymore sick then what i am. Over the past few days i have been reviewing some test results from my doctors office and it was unclear to me that Levoscoliosis, discogenic (degenerative disc disease-DDD), spinal bone spurs through thoracic spine growing inwards not outwards (5-6 of them), herniated disc L4 L5-S1 with some nerve damage. Now everything i just said is in my reports dating back to 6-2-2010. I am hopeful that with the new pain management doctor that he will keep me at a comfortable level with my pain medicine until i get some testing done to find out what can be done for me to fix my problems. I had an MRI on knee, it showed that within 2 and a half months that the arthritis has come back worse and i have to strengthen the quads in my knee with some selective exercises so that is not a big issue even though the pain is something i have to deal with. I have gone back to my primary care doctor and she still believes that this pain is all in my head and my family sees that it is not and it is just something that is getting worse and worse and something has to be done.
My pain has gotten seriously worse, it is in my back, radiates to the nodule i have in my upper left buttocks near my spine, down into my hips and down into the numbness i feel all the way down to the left outer part of my left leg into my foot now where i am starting to get charlie horses daily. Does anyone know what i could do or why i would be getting these charlie horses in my left foot because it seems to be effecting one leg more than the other.
Thank you again for replying lets keep this discussion going and if there is anything anyone needs on this discussion i am here for you. My goal right now is to get fixed to alleviate my pain, to graduate from my online Medical Billing and Coding with a certificate on March 3, 2013, and being my associates degree on March 4, 2013 for the following 10 months.
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, i have just been sick with a G.I. bug but i am back and this new year is hopefully going to bring me to the right direction that i need to be to get better so i can go on and be the successful Medical Biller and Coder that i can be. I want to be able to go to work and not be on disability for the rest of my life, i want to be in the work environment and i have always wanted to be in the medical field and here i am less than 10 weeks from graduating, so i do have accomplishments and goals i have set for myself i just need someone to understand me i need the right doctor and i am on my way now.