... done). I take oxycontine 80mg 2xs a day and oxycodone 6xs a day. I have been on this medication for 8 yrs. My pcp is willing but fears it may cause him problems. I have done some research and have concluded that his fears are unfounded. ... can he and am I right? I live in n.j.
His fears are anything but unfounded. There are multiple hoops he'd have to jump thru to protect himself. Generally its better to use a pain dr because they know and are set up for all the hoops. Many drs have lost their licenses because they forgot a hoop. Several have gone to jail and lost all their assets, because they were arrested as pushers. They did 25 yrs in jail. As long as society and government think its ok to treat chronic pain patients as drug addicts, and our drs as pushers, we have a battle.
Your PCP needs to refer you to a pain management Dr as the DEA doesn't allow primary to give out a controlled substance scripts and your Dr could lose his license.
Yes he can if he opts to. Not sure where you researched, his fears are valid. DEA can't control the abuse so they're intimidating Doctors who write scripts for highly abused meds like these. So, yes he can, and no, your'e wrong about his concerns. Hope this helps.
I do not know whether this varies from drug to drug, state to state, from Dr. to Dr., or how it works. But my GP has prescribed my Norcos for quite sometime even though I do see a pain mngmt doctor.
Yes, he can. But he probably won't. He'll refer you to Pain Mgmt.
My PCP has been treating my back pain going on 6 years now. The problem is she won't prescibe long acting pain meds because she doesn't want to have to monitor the meds. I will consult with a PM doc on Dec 3 and have dealt with her in the past. From everything I've read I guess I'm lucky so far. Maybe going to see this PM better prepared will help, although I have my doubts. I mean heck she just wants to give steroids and that's it. It took a big undertaking to get my PCP this far. I realize this isn't a direct answer as I'm looking for answers myself. I live in Iowa and we just had a pain doc go through hell due to the death of a rock star who OD'd and was a patient of his. I don't think it's fair that those of us have to suffer because of actions of a few. Then you add the DEA on top all this. All I can say is be very well prepared. Have every document, MRI, x-ray, all treatments with you and provide them a copy and that's not a guarantee. Hope the best for you.
I live in AZ. Can my doctor prescribe me oxycodone pills& how many?; because I have severe DVTS I have had several surges they cut my main artery & nerves in both legs removing a blood clots. I have been on oxycodone for 8yrs. I have been reduced from 120 to 90 a month. Can he prescribe pain pills ; and what quantity... & on a monthly basis due to my injuries. I will have pain for the rest of my life... Again what is the law in AZ for this drug.. Thank you..
No it is not unfounded at all. They are closing up primary doctors left and right. You should not put pressure on your Dr just because you don’t want to go to a pain doctor. Go to the pain doctor and see your pcp as needed. Wait about 10 years when you have been booted from just about every dr near to you for reasons that are wrong or unfounded. That’s when you pleade to your primary care dr.
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