... 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.
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, xray, all treatments with you and provide them a copy and that's not a guarantee. Hope the best for you.
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