Or how the patient feels when, and how often mgs, are dropped? Are there any laws that protect patients from having to go through unwanted withdrawls due to dropping to much to rapid?
Drs treatment techniques vary greatly but all use COWS sheet score of at least 26 to induct pat. initially and pat. MUST b opiate free 4 at least 24 hours so subs will have room 2 sit on receptor sites n the brain, failure 2 wait will result in precip.WD. Once pat. on subs, slowly tapering dose should NOT send patient into WD. and patient usually won't feel a change in the dose 4 several days. I am pretty sure a pat. can't sue over WD, when tort reform passed yrs. ago, most pat. can't file viable case unless Permanent serious injury, ser. condition, or death occurs as a result of med. treatment.
Hi, i had been on subuxone for about a year and my doctor always let me decide how much i wanted, then i got up to 16mg and wnanted to get off of it,\so i went into detox, the detox was so hurrendous that i went back on 2mg and now i stay between 2mto 4mg. but i dont thing they shojul lower if you yuu dont think your ready!!
My dr always asks me at each visit how Im doing with the current dose and if Im ready to drop yet or not. He has no problem at all with leaving it where it is. I wouldnt either if I was him. He gets a $125 office visit from me each time which has to be paid by me, not insurance before each visit and he sees me for less than 5 mins each time. So its extremely easy money to just see me, talk for a min and write me a prescription. Heres my visits so far and dosage.
1st visit-- got put on 8mg 3 times a day
2nd visit--- after 1 week went back and got another script for the same
3rd visit--after 1 week went back and got the same
4th visit--after 2 weeks went back and got the same dose
5th visit--after 2 weeks went back and got the same dose
6th visit--after 3 weeks went back and got the same dose
7th visit--after 3 weeks went back and got the same dose
8th visit--after 4 weeks went back and got the same dose
9th visit--after 4 weeks. Told him Im ready to drop to 2.5 pills a day
10th visit--after 4 weeks told him Im still on 2.5 a day
The 10th was my last visit which was a week ago. He gave me the same amount each time so Id be sure not to run short on pills in case I had to go back up to the 3 a day. Next time when I go back after the month, Im gonna try dropping to 2 a day. Im not going to drop it too fast and mess it up. Id rather him keep giving me extra pills because its the same price through my insurance anyway and this way I have extra pills in case I need them. Also Ive given them to my gf some too.
As for your question, I dont see any doctors cutting you off before you are ready since it makes more sense for them to make money to have as many existing patients as possible. They could see a LOT of patients a day if this is all they are doing. They should be able to do about 6 an hour, maybe more if they are all returning patients. My visit last week was less than 5 minutes though so if they are all like that, they could do over 10 in an hour. Thats between 700 and 1150 an hour. Thats a serious hourly wage! ...
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