... take action against them for such a thing ?
hey curly,as bad as it is to need painkillers to work and or function everyday stinks in itsself and wheather you are or not addicted to painkillers i myself wld hav to say yes that doctors can pretty much cut u off if they suspect abuse,etc... and again i say that from my own experiences... just before i had to hav 2 disc removed and 3 vertabra fused together and i wasnt able to do anything about it but find a doctor that cld finally read my mri's and see that i was indeed in lots of pain... Hope i helped and if your hurt and need help dont stop looking and demand test,x-rays,etc... Whatever it takes till u get the help u need.
I must agree with above poster, yes they can cut you off at a whim. Please try to find another pain management doc asap, so you do not go through withdrawals. So sorry this happened to you.
If you are in a bad way, perhaps a trip to the ER might behove you? I don't know if ER staff can ckassify you as a drug seeker, tis possible that you might get flagged. Yet if you take all your x-rays, reports, etc and ER staff can see your need for meds, you may get some relief.
Wishing you all the best,
Unfortunately a physician is within his rights to decide not to treat you for any reason UNLESS it is a life threatening emergency, then he is bound to stabilize you until someone else can take over or the crisis is passed. It doesnt seem right, I know, but it is a legal issue. A lot of people dont realize this. You can be seeing a Dr and you always have the right to refuse any treatment you do not feel is right for you, but on the otherhand, the Dr is also able to refuse to continue treating you if he feels he cannot help you or if you dont follow his advice. It is also a legality in your case. If he feels you are addicted and treating you could endanger his license in any way, and he doesnt treat addiction, he can refuse to treat. You might be able to ask him to refer you to someone who might be able to treat you. Keep looking. You will eventually find someone who can treat you. Good Luck!
I am in Florida. They now have a law here that if you get pain meds you have to have a pee test everytime before they will renew an RX to make sure you are not taking more that the RX calls for or that you do not have other meds in you that you might be getting from seeing more than one doctor. That is to help them know if you are starting to have a problem taking to much pain medicine. I say bring it on. I take as they tell me and only get from one doctor. I can see where some doctors could think someone it misusing meds. Just take test etc as other have said and find a new doctor if you have to do so.
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