Can I die of an overdose if it is helping me take my pain away or is it if you take a ton of meds... going through ptsd and it helps me and doc thinks I am a drug seeker. I dont understand. why do they make drugs that work and when you need them and ask they treat you like crap and those who use them to get high get them and get away with it. I am anxious, depressed, in pain and need help. How do I talk to a doctor and ask for help without it looking like I am a medicine cabinet. I dont have insurance and I need to get well. I am not a drug seeker, Dilaudid worked perfectly and my dr wont give it to me. Why??? I dont understand. When we need it to feel better they deny us.
Dilaudid is pretty strong what kind of pain do you have, I take lamictal morphine 15mg imm and avenza whivh is a sustained release morphine klonopin seroguel I am a walking drud store I would highly recommend the avenza it really works on the pain the cymbalta can help with certain pain find yourself a pain doc or a psych doc not for therapy but for meds they are the experts in pain depression anxiety and depression that comes from the pain. All you see him/her for is the management of the anxiety and depression but alot of the time the meds they prescribe can help with chronic pain depending on what kind of pain you have good luck and god bless
I agree with Barbles. It all depends on what type of pain you are having. Dilaudid is normally prescribed for people with severe chronic pain. Since you don't have insurance, find a pain management specialist on your own and set up a consultation. Have you had any x-rays, MRI's, other tests done that can verify the pain? If so, bring them with you to the consultation. It may help you walk out with a better prescription. Doctors are very strict these days on prescribing heavy narcotics. It's a shame so many have to suffer. But unfortunately, you'll have to prove the pain you have. If you could give a few details, we may be better able to help you.
My best wishes,
blondesailorri, When people are in pain, they react differently to drugs than do those who are using "recreationally". It ha something to do with the endorphins and such your body releases to signal pain. When hurting, most of the time the person in pain doesn't really get the 'rush" or euphoria one might get while a drug abuser uses specifically for that effect. (Until they get hooked that is, then they use it just to feel 'normal' again. It's a losing, crazy game!)
Can someone overdose on their prescribed doses? Of course, though it is rarer for someone who is taking these drug under the supervision of a doctor, as part of pain control regimen. However, as one builds tolerance for what they are taking (Worse in the 'dins' -Vicodin, Oxycontin,etc. than the longer lasting, more powerful drugs) they require more and more of the drug just to get the pain relieving effects. This is NORMAL and GOOD doctors watch for it and will adjust their patient's meds accordingly.
One of the reasons that doctors are hyper-careful about prescribing narcotics and other 'heavy hitting' pain meds is because the gov't is cracking down on 'pill mills' that are dumping millions of pills of ( again, mainly the 'dins') onto the street each year. I'm sure you have probably seen the ruckus going on in Florida this past year. Unfortunately in their zeal to stop crooked doctors, they are scaring off many GOOD, honest doctors. (And filure to fill forms out correctly or prescribing over a certain amount each month/year can trigger an investigation of a doctor/office which can cost the doctor his patients and/or license.
If your current doctor doesn't seem to believe you or want to treat your pain effectively, then you will have to shop around until you find one that DOES. I'm NOT saying to see several different docs each month asking for pills from each one! No, I'm saying that you may have to try out several different docs/offices before you find one that understands pain and the difference between Addiction and Physical Dependance. (It is like the differencebetween using crack and insulin. One destroys your life, the other makes it possible for you to live!)
I hope you have luck in finding one soon!!
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