... specialist to Wal-Mart to get filled . Wal-Mart would not do it because it was not a local doctor. Because it was a Florida doctor they would not fill it. They know me, this is a new doctor but I get all my medicines there and they have filled tramadol there for me before when I was hospitalized locally. Is this a D.E.A. thing Or a Wal-Mart thing?
It’s absolutely horrible what the Fake Opioid Crisis is doing to stereotype, fear and judge actual chronic sufferers.
It’s destroying lives because people who have been forced to use them to function in society due to desperate pain relief; Are being cold turkey taken off them after 6-20 years because doctors are scared into it because if any patient is hospitalized they are put under a microscope.
The people who are dying from Opioid overdoses are typically a teenager who stole left over pain pills from moms surgery etc.
95% of all others almost always a victim of their dealer lacing their recreational drugs with fentonyl which is very easy and cheap to make.
Others are actually patients who have run out, become addicted and are not tolerant to opioids and get a bottle of pills on the street and it’s always “just that one “ pill that has 100 times the dose.
Other doctors or really anyone now that is made aware of it are just shocked and they all have a 100 questions and I’m sick of it, it is between me and my family doctor.
The hysteria has gotten to seeing my clients who have mentioned that they take them are judged harshly; losing jobs, family, and entire careers because of this. Babysitters are no longer trusted with kids, daycare providers and actual addiction counselors like myself, are questioned and second guessed.
I absolutely would not be living today without after trying everything; surgeries, 40 different medications and finally there was no other choice. The Opioids only barely take away the pain and it is a daily battle to cope.
I do know that these drugs were only used for end of life situations in the past and am not lost on the fact that down ones life, yes, you may not get pain relief from surgery, traumatic illness or injury and dying. Ask anyone about that and they will absolutely say they would rather have a life now while they can actually make a contribution to society.
I do believe in close medication monitoring because it prevents most people from becoming addicts, or drug dealers themselves. I have seen Lawyers, Doctors, uncles etc Because it effects all of us in some way down the line.
In closing, I strongly advise any chronic pain sufferers to not divulge anything about your chronic pain management to anyone, especially with the way mainstream media is currently portraying it.
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