I have to agree with Beth...We are a low to moderate income with two boys with duchenne muscular dystrophy...I have had to work hard in a hot factory forever....until I injured my back...will not get into detail but I have to go to pain management every month to get my meds just so i am able to work at a retirement home cooking now....people have abused and sold and made it the way it is now so we have to find a way to get the proper care...and as Beth says if that saves 1 life it is worth it....I have to pay quite a bit extra but we have to budget for me to go and have had to budget for my lower paying job....where there is a will there is a way...never went without what we needed maybe what we wanted but never what we needed....thanks and god be with all !!View Thread
ldycountry responded:Well I went back to my pain management today and after they sent my test to the lab they came back that I was only taking what was prescribed to me ... So now everything is ok and I am going to start getting injections in my knee for there is no cushion between my bones ole author... Thanks for all the advice and I learned a very good lesson on meds.. I will never ever take ANYTHING except my meds if I leave them at home I will just have to take a point at work and leave to get them as when we miss or leave we are on point system. but without the meds I cannot work so be it.... Hope everyone can find help to be relieved from their pain... whoever said life starts at 50 must not have been 50 or have to work very hard lol Again thanks for the advice I learned a lot from your advice...ldy...View Thread
Well I went back to my pain management today and after they sent my test to the lab they came back that I was only taking what was prescribed to me ... So now everything is ok and I am going to start getting injections in my knee for there is no cushion between my bones ole author... Thanks for all the advice and I learned a very good lesson on meds.. I will never ever take ANYTHING except my meds if I leave them at home I will just have to take a point at work and leave to get them as when we miss or leave we are on point system. but without the meds I cannot work so be it.... Hope everyone can find help to be relieved from their pain... whoever said life starts at 50 must not have been 50 or have to work very hard lol Again thanks for the advice I learned a lot from your advice...ldy...View Thread
Why will your doctor not sent you to a pain management clinic were they can monitor and control your pain? Most Doctors can only care for pain for 3 months and if you have chronic pain they send you to a pain management clinic...View Thread
I also agree with the above you should read your contract and follow it to the letter,that is where I made my mistake...I have had chronic pain for several yrs. I have went to pc doctor but I had to return to work which required me to have more meds to be able to function and he sent me to PM.. They are very good at managing your pain I was not saying anything bad about them,just wanted to let you know to please follow the contract and not make a crazy mistake like I did.. I do not know much about meds but I sure am learning and this web page is a good place to come to for advice for it has help me learn alot that never even cross my mind without having the knowledge.. I am not just seeking drugs,as some may be I have never taken any street drugs,I just need my meds to function after 2 back surgeries and knee problems.. In Pm I have to go every month as to when going to PC I went every 3 months also,so guess it is according to the state or doctor I am not sure how it works but your Pc doctor could probably tell you why,mine said he cold not manage chronic pain like mine longer than 3 months and I live in Tennessee best of luck to you it hard living with chronic pain when you have always been healthy but as time by we learn to adjust take care and good luck... ldyView Thread
The law has got it were you have to go to PM now if you have chronic pain for longer than 3 months as was stated above.They will not let Drs give certain pain meds for any longer unless they are PM...Believe me you better follow the rules and take exactly what you are suppose to and do not take anything else even if you think it is close to what you are taking and do not know different and do not have your meds on you for they do pacific drug screening and everything shows up,I have never had dealing with drugs except by by Dr and i took 2 pills that an older lady had at work we thought were about the same thing which I have never done but was in pain at work and did not want to leave for I lived aways from home so I took a couple of hers that day and now they have taken to lab I may get kicked out next month not sure yet..I know I should have not done that but just wanted to warn you how strict they are....Best of luck and hope they get your pain under control.ldyView Thread
I am not mad guess I am just learning alot about meds and the law......I am sorry if I came across cross but I have never had dealing with Pm....I appreciate all the advice that has been given to me guess I kinda got offensive since I have no education on this situation....But I sure will not have to worry about it again,for the meds really help me function I hate having to take them but I need to work and help take care of 2 Boys with MD...I never gave a thought to all the above and will certainly be very aware of alot that I have read on here...I am a very friendly and respectful person and never come across ugly to my Dr. I have been going to the same Dr for many years and he has even been to my house with my sick boys....I am not upset I got caught I was not trying to hide anything when they first said percoset I had no idea what they were talking about for her bottle said oxycodone and she said it was about the same thing I took I have never failed a drug test in my life I even had a Hair test for my job.. I did make a stupid mistake but it did help me thru the day just as mine did.....But NEVER again...When they get the lab back next month it will show i guess what I said is true and if she doen't drop me I will be straight as an arrow from now on...... I just never knew this stuff you all talking about... Sorry if i came across to strong Glad to have you all's help I now realize how serious this one time thing could have been..Thank-youView Thread
Well I have never taken anyone's medication until then and will NEVER do it again....I do Not pass meds around like candy it was 2 stupid older ladies that do not know much about this kind of stuff. I understand now that I made a big mistake but we honestly thought it was just about the same thing...I guess I will find out when i go back next month..I did come clean with the MD I am not trying to hide anything,But if they say I have taken more or are still in my system it is Not the truth..I made a stupid mistake and use to never even would use to take BC's for I thought they were bad for your stomach...lol...I should have told my boss your right but it is to late now but I did learn a valuable lesson that is for sure...just kinda wanted advice on these things for I know nothing about it or I would not be here...thanks for letting me know what a big drug dealer I am now appreciate it.....View Thread
I only use what is prescribed to me I have lower back problems with having 2 surgeries and knee problems.My doctor that I have seen for many years sent me to a pain management clinic. I have been going for several months and have my pain bearable were I can at least work.I went to work on my first day back and forgot my meds and I work with an older woman also we are cooks I am 56...She gave me 2 of her oxycodine and we thought they were about the same as hydro's that i take for I was in some bad pain I know I am suppose to not take anyone meds and never till this point for I needed to work..I do not drink or take any other drugs except what I need for my pain .. but when I went to my pain management they said I failed my drug test and said it was still in my system 2 months later....They never said anything when i went last month and that has been about 3 months ago when I took them and have NOT taken them again or ANYTHING else....My question is how long can 2 pills stay in my system and should I be kicked out for making that mistake which will NEVER happen again..I only go to one Dr.for years and to them..They said they was gonna take it to the lab will that show the truth about how many and how long ago I took them I am just overwhelmed they treated me like a drug addict talking smart and before I got hurt I have never done ANY kind of drugs....ThanksView Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.