Changes to prescribed pain medications?
Thanks to these addicts I couldn't get a refill on the short acting narcotic medication Dilaudid. My doctor feels bad about that but it's not his fault or my fault either. I use my medication carefully because I am scared of becoming an addict.
Right now I am taking Hydromorph Contin, a long acting narcotic medication for my pain. It doesn't take away the breakthrough pain I experience daily. The worst of my pain is in my lower back and my hips.
What they should do about the problem with people abusing these meds is have the doctors who have patients who are prescribed narcotic pain medications, is go through the patients files and see how many patients go through their medications faster than the patients who take them as prescibed. Then weed out the abusers of these meds, then for the patients who have a genuine need for these meds give them a card similar to a drivers license stating that these patients need opiate medications for chronic pain relief.
Unfortunately it took the deaths of Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger to take a look at how bad the abuse of these opiate pain medications. Because of these people who abuse narcotic pain meds makes it harder for people like me who genuinely need these meds for pain relief.
If you want to live life on your own terms,
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