I live in Oregon and they are trying to follow Washington State by cutting pain medications drastically. It doesn't matter how much or how long you have been on the meds. The worst part of the decision is that your pain level doesn't matter. My medications have been working for me for years. They have given me the ability to live a somewhat normal life, not pain free but at least tolerable. I have not needed an increase in the last 6/7 years and follow all the rules set forth by my primary. None of this matters my meds will end up being cut by about 93%. All because the State wants to save money and reduce prescription abuse. What the #z%& does that have to do with me? NOTHING!! But because of their new big ideas, my quality of life is about to change for the worst and I don't know how to change it. I need someones help!
The CDC has suggested that if you need pain medicine it should be dispensed by a pain management doctor and not a primary care doctor. Unfortunately everything going on with pain medication is because of the new CDC Guidelines. Ask your PCP for a referral to a Pain Management Physician.
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