I have a herniated disc in my lower back. I was in a car accident about 2 years ago and have had to jump from doctor to doctor to get the needed medicine it takes for me to get through the day. I work full time as a lawyer and I am on my feet all day practically. I do not abuse these pills. I take 2 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon and 2 in the evening. I will go to a doctor for 6 months or so and then they will quit prescribing me the percocets. It's very very frusterating to me. Nothing else works. Nothing. They say that I should be better by now, but I'm not. I am so fed up I don't know what to do. I am at the point that I am wondering if I should try and buy them off the streets but I am too scared to do that. But I have to be able to get things done each day between work and my kids and keeping up with the house. Without these pills I literally can not function. Can anyone help? Is there anyway someone can sell these to me legally? What options do I have? Please help!!
First off, get rid of them highheels! Ha! Just kidding. You have gotten the best answer there is. Have your doctor refer you to a Pain Management Clinic or Doctor. Tell him all you have said here except your last desparete plea, & take all records Make notes etc. Your a lawyer you know the drill. I am sure you can get some help. You might try a chiropractor also. They are doing wonders even for herniated discs. Godd luck, & all the best to you...
Finding a pain management doctor in your area is definitely the best route to take. If they are a credible pain management center, they have seen it all and they know what you are going through. They are not there to judge. The most important thing is to bring supporting documentation with you to show your history (past & current medications, x-rays, mri films, and any other tests or procedures that have been done).
Just so you know, pain pills are not always the answer, and can mask other conditions. Physical Therapy, steroid injections, tens unit, etc may also need to be discussed / considered as well.
I know how difficult it is to have a career and family while balancing pain management. The best of luck to you and your family!
You definitely do not want to turn to anything illegal as you would probably stand to loose your career in the event should you be caught. Even if you don't get caught, I have seen far too many instances where the pain pill seeker starts buying painpills from the street & then they ultimately end up addicted to far worse mediums: heroin, cocaine, etc...
Keep your chin up and stay positive.
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