If you're being told you can't get a copy of your medical records because the DEA has them, you are being lied to. You need to go to that drs office and tell them that you want a copy of your medical records and that by Federal Law it is your right to have a copy if you sign a release form, have proper ID and pay for the copies.
There is no such orgaization like the one you're asking about. There are different national organizations that are suppose to be working on changing laws. But, none that would be of immediate help to you. You may need to go to another city. Have you called your insurance company and asked them for other drs that take your insurance ? You also may have to accept the fact that you're going to have to start all over with a new dr, when you can find one who will take you as a new patient. When you call a drs office don't mention your previous dr, unless you are directly asked who your previous dr was or why you are looking for a new dr. If you are telling these drs or their office that you can't take NSAIDS, you will be flagged as a drug seeker. You have the choice of either jumping through the hoops we all have to jump through, or not being treated for you pain. Your new dr will have to have a copy of your medical records.
rich, you're right, medicine is a huge business. And the drs that put their patients before the almighty dollar are few and far between. And those are quickly retiring and/or dying. The drs in private practice are also quickly disappearing. When you have other drs/insurance companies/hospitals you have to answer to putting the patient first isn't always an option.View Thread
If someone abuses drugs, it is their choice. No one held a gun to their head and forced them to take the drugs. If someone is suffering from chronic severe pain, that is not their choice. A persons life can be runied by not having chronic severe pain treated or adequately treated.View Thread
darwriggels, I am not sure what you're referring to. But, there is something I thought of and I'm going to share it on the outside chance that it may be of some help to you. I use a salt bag for sinus headaches. It works great and with no unpleasant medication side effects. You take a piece of flannel large enough to lay over your sinus area with about 1 1/2 inches on all sides. Then you sew three sides up and pour table salt in from the top and then sew the top up.When you need it you put it in the oven for a few mins to warm it up, then yo lay down and place it over your sinues. It also works great if you have a toothache that is caused by your sinuses and not your tooth.
I understand that what I mentioned and the info you're looking for isn't the same. But, maybe there is something about the two that are similiarView Thread
ayla. most people have no clue what the laws are or how to look them up. And as you said they just trust what their drs say. I had a dr tell me one time that a pain meds I was on couldn't be refilled because of new state laws. I follow the state legislature and I knew that there were no such new laws and I told my dr this. He said, yes, I know, but you're the first patient I've had who actually knows how the laws read.
Keep us posted on how you're doing. I really hope you're able to get some relief. Growing older is a Blessing. And we shouldn't have any of it taken away because others make the choice to abuse drugs.View Thread
ayla, it seems odd that they would send out the letter that they did and not stay with their plan. If the reductions in meds was based in the level of pain each patient had, why send the letter out ? Or am I missing something.View Thread