I've been dealing w/ lower back pain for over 4 years. I just (7 weeks ago) had surgery #2! A few years ago ( about 3.5) I had signed a contract w/ my Dr. One very late night I had to go to the ER due to terrible muscle spasms. They gave me a shot of I think was lanacaine(sp??) Well, as far as they were concerned, I broke my contract and they shut me off! NO weening either! Now that I dont have a bone sticking out or am NOT bleeding to death they doubt my pain! I pray this surgery does work and I wont have to deal with any meds once all is said and done! BUT,what can I do in the meantime? I've gone for steroid enjections. Now seeing a therapist and in May will start seeing a Psychaitrist too! Please help with any and all ideas and suggestions (before the contract situation, I was getting Soma, Xanax & Oxycontins ( 30mg oc's and also 80mg. oc's)
You are not legally going to obtain oxycontin without a prescription. You may see some advertised on the internet, #1 you may get ripped off and then not be able to complain and #2 you may get a letter from the DEA or US Customs agency telling you they seized your shipment and they will prosecute you if you attempt to order more. They have changed the formula of OxyContin in order to prevent over doses and abuse, many have written here to complain about the change but for now, it is holding. You are probably going to have to find another doctor if the one who is treating your for back pain/surgery will no longer prescribe pain meds for you. You may have to go with a pain management doctor. The combo of medications you were on could have easily caused you to stop breathing, all 3 are strong respiratory depressants and many die from combos like this. In fact, I can think of 2 famous musicians who recently quit breathing from just opiate and benzos. One was very young. If you will try to find a doctor who does some alternative therapies, like physical therapy, accupuncture, and the like, and get re-evaluated, to make sure that something in your condition hasn't worsened, and work with this doctor at least trying some different therapies, you may be able to get some relief and maybe work your way into taking some pain meds as needed. I promise you I am not judging you at all, it may sound like it since we don't know each other. These doctors are under incredible pressure themselves, in the last year many have stopped writing pain med rx's, because the feds are sending them warnings, or they have had patients die from accidental overdoses and they don't want to feel responsible. I hope you will get some relief soon, I will keep you in my Prayers. Several of the antidepressants can help with chronic pain, if the doctor suggest them, at least try it for 4 to 6 weeks. When you at least try the doctors suggestions, they are more likely to work with you. Patti
I would suggest you ask your primary doctor to a referrel tioa anew Pain doctor, & be sure they ask if they write scripts for opiate pain meds too. I just went through a whole deal with my pain managemnet clinic about getting off of Methadone & back on hydrocodone to help my pain from failed back surgeries, compression fractures, fibromyalgia, nueropathy,severe osteoarthritis etc,etc,ect... You get the idea. I think this new thing about the contracts is a bunch of bull, but I do understand that they are required to do it. I even had to do a urine test at my Primarys last week for a script for xanax! I had another appt. with my new pain mgnt. 2 hours later & they are going to just get a copy of the test at the primarys office, but they needed one too, & I had to sign a contract at both places. It's a new Federal Regulation. Actually since I had the script for xanax with me the new pain mgnt doc just tore it up, & wrote me a new one so I don't have to do this at 2 places. But for you, I would definately seek out a new pain doc. I got one that isn't associated with a Clinic. He has an office all by himself. He told me the other clinic could have written me a prescription for hydrocodone, just didn't want to. And all 8 of their doctors are the same. Myson has been their,& they would give him anything for pain, & my husband still goies there & all they will give him is Methadone wich makes you like a zombie, & sleepy all the time. The reason I said get one that isn't with a clinic is because usually they will have a policy all the doctors have to follow. Some Clinic do write for opiates, but not around here they don't. So let your fingers di the walking, Call them first. Good luck to you It's no fun to be in pain. Would your surgeon write you a script or is this the doc who said you broke their contract?
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