I Hate the drug dealers selling Oxycontin!
There was a local news station doing a special investigation on drug dealers getting the elderly to have a Dr proscribe Oxycontin for back pain. It was supposed to be about how the elderly are using medicare to get the med and then they sell them for $200.
The problem is that news like this makes it difficult for those of us who need Oxycontin to be able to move. I Have been taking Oxycontin 20mg as my main pain medication and then having Norco 10/325 for break through pain. I also am taking Lyrica 150 three times a day, Desipramine 100mg once at night and Norflex 100mg twice a day. With all of this I am close to getting where I can move around during the day and at least get some things done. I have been out of work on disability for about 14 months now with a little break in Feb when I tried to go back to work for about six weeks.. There are some days like today when I can't sleep at night because the pain is so bad . I had surgery last December and I have been in constant pain for the last 18 months.
Today I went and saw my new primary care Doctor (The old one moved out of state). He had watched the news investigation show. He told me that I have to chose which pain medication I want, My choices are either the Oxycontin, Norco or the Norflex I can only have one not three medications for pain relief. As it was he ended up saying he needs new x-rays or an MRI before he will prescribe anything.
I have about three days worth of medication and I am going to have to use them to taper off the meds on my own. I am so pissed and at the same time I am having to fight the depression of the fact I am going to be in so much pain again. When the pain is this bad My life consist of being bedridden and crawling to the toilet. I am going to find a different primary care doctor, but during the mean time I feel so frustrated I don't know how I am going to get by. I understand that my doctor just doesn't understand chronic pain, and he wants to do the right thing but in actually he is doing me harm. Right now I still feel hate for him and everyone on the news report, The drug dealers, the people who were selling the Prescriptions, and even the news reporters. Because of them those of us in the area (LA area) who actually need and use the medication responsibly cant get the medication we need.
This site is a blessing, I know others on here have been through what I am going through and understand. Because of this site I don't feel so alone. I am asking for others to pray for me as I am going to need all the help I can get. I am grateful that I have an understanding wife. If anyone has any words of encouragement I would be happy to receive them. If nothing else then thanks for just understanding and letting me get it out of my system.