Hello I'm a 23 year old with chrons disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, a hole in my stomach that leaks fluid into my hips which I need replaced. I don't have health insurance either. She only gives me enough to take 2 5mg percocet a day. Which I need 40mg a day. I always hurt and my body is eating me alive. The percocet makes me feel like a regular person to an extent and gives me the freedom to bath myself an dress myself. My doctor made me sign a contract but I run out every month and have to go to the hospital. I'm scared they think IIuse my medications when in reality my tolerance had always been high and my pain is absolutely the worst 9 out of a 10. I'm scared they will cut me off but I'm slowly dying since my intestines are eating me alive an I've already dropped 90 pounds in a few months. The doctors at the hospital always understand and give me hugs and tell me if I ever run out come in because they know I don't abuse my meds and they give me the capability to walk and atleast get out of bed to pass a stool by myself. I don't know what to do and I don't want to get in trouble over something I can't control. My primary care physician is the one who gives me my meds an she always says I don't need them because back in her day people sucker it up so she refuses to give me more thstthat 2 a day. The pain is so bad that I've been on bedrest for almost 2 years now. All the ER doctors told me I have a body of a 75 year old when I'm only 23. I just want to function and be around people again but I'm not getting the correct treatment I deserve since I don't have insurance. Please somebody give me advice on what I should do! Thanks for your time!
Not receiving the right amount of medication and I run out early every month?
- 10 Nov 2015 by Zach123
- 10 Nov 2015
- percocet, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, colitis, oxycodone, insurance, medication, health insurance, disease, stomach, health
Added 10 Nov 2015:
Also my doctor said she wouldn't give me anything without signing a contract ao obviously I did because I literally can't walk 95 percent of the time. I don't want to get in trouble but the hospital knows how sick I am and how I'm slowly deteriorating ao they always say don't be afraid to come back we are here to help. Plus they know I don't abuse my meds. I don't want to get in trouble I just don't know what to do. I I'm curled up in a ball and can barely walk I need my medicine but the people who abuse it ruined it for people like me that actually need them to not be crying daily because of the excruciating pain I endure.
Zack123; Your regular doctor should understand to sounds like old school. IF you can't get her to fix it right then you need to see another doctor that knows more about your problems How about asking the E.R doctor if he or she knows of a doctor that can help you so you don't have to go to the E.R. There is no reason for this to keep going on. you can try and talk to your regular doctor and tell her to eighter fix the pain or increase the medication or refer yu to someone that well help. And in the mean time talk to the E.R. doctor and see if they know of a doctor that could help you out on a regular basis I am sorry for the way you are being treated by this doctor but they really do put the screws to the doctors now on pain medications but nobody should have to suffer. See if you can get your contract updated to what you really need or tell her you need a pain doctor. that cares and she can take care of the rest of your stuff. Good luck my friend. Chuck1957
That is crap. Pain does not know age. Do you have a colostomy or what? Maybe I can help you out there if I know what you're dealing with. When she gives you the crap about back in her day, you tell her you talked to a nurse who was a nurse for 50 yrs and back in my day people in pain got pain meds. We understood that without pain relief you could not have a life. This attitude with drugs is new. Its one of the reasons I retired, I could not deal with not treating pain. If you are leaking stomach juices on you belly, its very painful, that's acid.
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