... uteraus now have neupropathy in feet and hands due to aggressive chemo.and radiation.was staged 4 when diagnosed w/colorectal now has colosatomy need a Dr sympathic to.my ordeal now on 75mcg.fentanyl and 1perocet 10/325 3xs daily monthly.total of 90 I am on the good ole state of IN that started the "Bitter Pill" campain it has certainly left a bitter taste in my mouth
Don't know reference to "Bitter Pill Campaign" but assume related to the legal/legislative system involving themselves in the medical management of people with wholely creditable needs for using narcotic pain medications and doctors failing to treat their individual patients, not a group perception.
You say you are a cancer survivor, so, refering you to hospice doctors might be difficult to contemplate; they deal with comfort levels, so hospice pain management specialists deal with various drug routing methods and drug combinations that are not normally considered by other "pain specialists" "doctors."
You might find help from one of these docs. I'm not familiar with IN state insurance situations or IN Hospice Regulations. Hope you get some Rx resolution. However, learning about and giving relaxation/meditative therapy will help reduce your stress about the situation. I've had success using narcotic Rx meds and mind/body.
Elizabeth; I am so sorry for your problems, They are going to have to do better than what they are on worrying so much about us people overdosing on opiates of any type. I am in Oregon and I am having the same stuff going on here they treat us all like were junkies, One thing you might try is to go to a pain clinic. Just for your pain medications and talk with a doctor there they have these in most states that this is about all the doctors do. And the medical board is putting lots of pressure on the doctors and saying what they can and can't prescribe not to mention the government is behind all of this. But check with your Insurance and find out that they well cover a pain clinic and get a referral from your regular doctor. This is your best bet. until we can fight back and get things back to where you have the right to be out of pain. Don't give up and call your state reps and anything else you can do. As the time goes and you have time. I have not had a lot of problems doing it this way. I well know in a few weeks if the chemotherapy did the job getting my first pet-scan from stage 4 cancer and chronic pain from crushing my leg between bumpers of cars while trying to help a friend take them out of his back yard so I have a lot of nerve pain and pain still from the chemo-therapy Best of wishes for you. Don't give up talk to your doctor about a pain clinic also. And make sure no matter what you never take a pain prescription from any doctor other than the pain clinic it can screw you up with a pain contract. Chuck1957
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