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in pain and pissed

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#1 Aug 13, 2012
Is anyone else been treated like shit and effected by this new law. I showed for normal check up to get my refills and was turn away because i had surgey and was put under and sent home with post op meds quantity of 12. Then a month later had dental surgery and received two scripts qnty 5 and 8. The post op and dental meds is not even the same meds I normally receive. I have to lay in pain now until I can find another Dr. that will help. What do they expect people to do when their daily routine depends on medication. They are sure not handing out SSI.
Whoa

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Aug 13, 2012
Get off the pain pills junkie.
Carmen San Diego

Campbellsville, KY

#3 Aug 13, 2012
Ky has a huge prescription medication addiction problem. That is why the law was passed.

Docs will prescribe less and less narcotics, especially for minor procedures. They are now being audited and the state will be looking for "the candyman."

You can always go to the ER and sit there for 8 hours. But they are under the same law.

And....Whoa is right. Ask your doctor for help.
shut up

Glasgow, KY

#4 Aug 13, 2012
Whoa wrote:
Get off the pain pills junkie.
Who are you to tell someone to get off pain pills and call them a junky? There are alot of people who have severe pain every day of their life and have to take pain meds just so they can survive through the pain! It's the stupid Ass people who take and sell it on the streets and the ones who take them just to get high that hurts the ones who really need it!!!! Know what your talking about before you go calling someone out as a junky!!!!
shut up

Glasgow, KY

#5 Aug 13, 2012
Just like Meth, the reason why we can no longer go buy a simple over the counter cold medication without showing ID and signing a meth watch book because of idiots who abuse the medication for something other than a cold. Don't get on here talkin shit to people about pain medications if they actualy need them! The dealers, and abusers are the ones to attack! Not the ones who are in critical pain and are now suffering because of the idiots who misuse meds!!!!!
Compassionate

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 Aug 13, 2012
shut up wrote:
Just like Meth, the reason why we can no longer go buy a simple over the counter cold medication without showing ID and signing a meth watch book because of idiots who abuse the medication for something other than a cold. Don't get on here talkin shit to people about pain medications if they actualy need them! The dealers, and abusers are the ones to attack! Not the ones who are in critical pain and are now suffering because of the idiots who misuse meds!!!!!
These prescriptions have been passed out like candy for so long that the medical community has been careless with the regulation of narcotic pain meds. Thus contributing to the addictions out there.'Junkies' don't always become junkies because they are looking for a high. I know many good, honest people who have been fighting narcotic pain killer addictions for many years because they've grown dependent thanks to over-medicating Docs and lack of proper regulation. I think it's great that we are looking at ways to balance the amount of scripts being written so unsuspecting patients don't fall victim to the misunderstood dangers of these meds. I'm not sure if this is the perfect solution but it's a step in the right direction. Mis-use typically begins with a harmless script to relieve pain. It's an easy fix, as opposed to non-narcotic non-addictive options which are typically only prescribed if specifically requested. Weird, right?
Don't even get me started on rehab programs. A little research would lead you to believe the govt funded and only affordable options are designed to keep you dependent on something that feeds the state's pocket. Although, I'm not surprised.
Dealing with chronic pain is a terrible thing to experience and/or watch. At some point you have to decide the lesser of the two evils- Constant misery or dependancy. It's a sad situation.
I like that there is more focus on this growing problem that is killing people and destroying lies every day. I just hope we find a balance so those who need pain relief are not left to suffer.
nobody

United States

#7 Aug 13, 2012
Compassionate wrote:
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These prescriptions have been passed out like candy for so long that the medical community has been careless with the regulation of narcotic pain meds. Thus contributing to the addictions out there.'Junkies' don't always become junkies because they are looking for a high. I know many good, honest people who have been fighting narcotic pain killer addictions for many years because they've grown dependent thanks to over-medicating Docs and lack of proper regulation. I think it's great that we are looking at ways to balance the amount of scripts being written so unsuspecting patients don't fall victim to the misunderstood dangers of these meds. I'm not sure if this is the perfect solution but it's a step in the right direction. Mis-use typically begins with a harmless script to relieve pain. It's an easy fix, as opposed to non-narcotic non-addictive options which are typically only prescribed if specifically requested. Weird, right?
Don't even get me started on rehab programs. A little research would lead you to believe the govt funded and only affordable options are designed to keep you dependent on something that feeds the state's pocket. Although, I'm not surprised.
Dealing with chronic pain is a terrible thing to experience and/or watch. At some point you have to decide the lesser of the two evils- Constant misery or dependancy. It's a sad situation.
I like that there is more focus on this growing problem that is killing people and destroying lies every day. I just hope we find a balance so those who need pain relief are not left to suffer.
I havee been in pain for 15 years every day and night, now my doctor had to stop helping me with the pain and help keep me alive, i guess the great people that runs this country wants all the old and realy sick people to take their own lives. one thing for sure that gang in the white house will get what they want for pain I hope that steve the GOV.and the rest of his cronies end up with cronic pain to see how it fills. I didnt like to take them but i had no choice, i had rather be dead than try to live with this pain i have, i fill the same way about the KING H.ROGERS and KING MITCH. to the ones that are sick and in pain please if you are able please get out and vote new people in office, I am old and sick i need the pain pills just to live. i am 75 years old why should they cut me off, i dont sell the damn things i take them to ease the pain.
Compassionate

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Aug 13, 2012
nobody wrote:
<quoted text>I havee been in pain for 15 years every day and night, now my doctor had to stop helping me with the pain and help keep me alive, i guess the great people that runs this country wants all the old and realy sick people to take their own lives. one thing for sure that gang in the white house will get what they want for pain I hope that steve the GOV.and the rest of his cronies end up with cronic pain to see how it fills. I didnt like to take them but i had no choice, i had rather be dead than try to live with this pain i have, i fill the same way about the KING H.ROGERS and KING MITCH. to the ones that are sick and in pain please if you are able please get out and vote new people in office, I am old and sick i need the pain pills just to live. i am 75 years old why should they cut me off, i dont sell the damn things i take them to ease the pain.

I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through this. You have just given a prime example of the lack of intelligent discretion and balance in the extreme regulation I mentioned. I am glad this issue is getting focus and attention, but I hope legislators take a look at patient needs such as yours and take all factors in consideration when amending changes to these laws. There are two different types of people being heavily affected... One being the people who should be affected and the other being patients such as yourself who are using the medications as intended. Best of luck to you...
Stupid

Elizabethtown, KY

#9 Aug 13, 2012
The doctors are aware of drug seekers and so forth. Everytime you are prescribed a pain medication your name goes into a data base. And if you "doctor shop" they see that. Also when your doctor checks your urine for your pain pills for your "severe pain" and nothing comes back...that looks suspicious and they will stop prescribing them or lessen your prescription. This is not to you OP this is just a general statement. I'm sorry for your pain but I'm glad for the new laws. Doctors are constantly ruining into this bs and I don't blame them. People always ruin it for others, I know. I too have been there and not got the pain medication I feel thAt I needed. Might as well make the same rules apply to everyone unless of course you have a documented reason.
I suffer

Anaheim, CA

#10 Nov 8, 2012
I suffer from chronic pain and understand the frustration so many of us are facing. I have severe IBS and massive scar tissue, run fevers a majority of the time. My treating physicians do not even know if that is what is truly wrong. All I know is that I am in pain, and it has severely limited my quality of life. My pain started six years after my last son was born, and I am assuming the scar tissue is caused by the C-section I had with him. My periods became worse and worse, the pain was unbelievable and it aggravated whatever is wrong with me. I was denied pain medication besides Motrin base ones, which played havoc on my stomach. I eventually went on line and found Tylonal with codeine myself. The alternative is being in pain. I was on Medi-cal and I was discriminated against at the doctors, ER, and refused pain medication. It is a nightmare. Once I had an HMO plan this condition had worsened. I have been hospitalized for unknown stomach issues. Still, my doctor was hesitant to give me pain medication. My primary referred me to a pain specialist, who was and is a nightmare. I was treated poorly, refused pain medication for break through pain, and ended up admitted to the hospital, because of the pain. If I have break through pain, I have to go to the ER. Even though I do not see the pain specialist anymore, she has banned me from getting any medication from outside sources, even medication to prevent nausea. I find it easier to get the dose of pain medication from the internet. It is not worth dealing with a horrid pain management doctor who refuses to manage my pain adequately. Even after I was hospitalized and in horrid pain, my PSD refused to give me something for the agonizing pain I am in. I am fortunate that I can take a low dose of tylonal 3 and do not have to take any other narcotics. After dealing and reading some of the horror stories, I would never go to a PSD. The laws are horrible and wrong. Pain meds help to normalize your life so your not stuck in bed. Just a small amount of codeine brings my blood pressure down, helps me to function. It is sad that the DEA has nothing better to do. More people with find alternatives such as going to Mexico or getting the medication they need from a drug dealer.
Suzie

Louisville, KY

#11 Nov 8, 2012
You do realize if not for all the Mid East Doctors over in Eastern KY we wouldn't be in the mess don't you? That's where everyone was going for pills. The KY AG shut them down and now all the doctors are sending their patients to Pain management for their pills because of Casper. Pain management attempts to cut you back and also regulates. They may call you in the middle of the month and piss test you. Also bring your pills because you better have the right number left in the bottle. If you don't you either took too many or sold them. Piss pot or other drugs not prescribed or not have the proper number of pills and they will cut you off.
Neeley

Scottsville, KY

#12 Nov 14, 2012
Dang looks like my neighbors will be SOL. Lol
Charlie

Louisville, KY

#14 Nov 28, 2012
Compassionate wrote:
<quoted text>
These prescriptions have been passed out like candy for so long that the medical community has been careless with the regulation of narcotic pain meds. Thus contributing to the addictions out there.'Junkies' don't always become junkies because they are looking for a high. I know many good, honest people who have been fighting narcotic pain killer addictions for many years because they've grown dependent thanks to over-medicating Docs and lack of proper regulation. I think it's great that we are looking at ways to balance the amount of scripts being written so unsuspecting patients don't fall victim to the misunderstood dangers of these meds. I'm not sure if this is the perfect solution but it's a step in the right direction. Mis-use typically begins with a harmless script to relieve pain. It's an easy fix, as opposed to non-narcotic non-addictive options which are typically only prescribed if specifically requested. Weird, right?
Don't even get me started on rehab programs. A little research would lead you to believe the govt funded and only affordable options are designed to keep you dependent on something that feeds the state's pocket. Although, I'm not surprised.
Dealing with chronic pain is a terrible thing to experience and/or watch. At some point you have to decide the lesser of the two evils- Constant misery or dependancy. It's a sad situation.
I like that there is more focus on this growing problem that is killing people and destroying lies every day. I just hope we find a balance so those who need pain relief are not left to suffer.
<I just hope we find a balance so those who need pain relief are not left to suffer. >

That seems to be the problem as those that are hurting and have relied on pain pills for years are now being shuffled off to pain clinics as their doctor no longer wants to prescribe their pills. These pain clinics often attempt to cut patients back and lately some of the pain clinics are shuttering their doors.
This new law has screwed the people who are hurting and scared the doctors who are are trying to help their patients. We have always been taught from birth NO ONE SHOULD GO TO BED HUNGRY. We should also accept the fact that people can't get any sleep because they hurt too bad. That's not right!
Really

United States

#15 Dec 8, 2012
I think it's funny that everyone on here is blaming the doctors for the new regulations. These doctors were giving you what you wanted. How about you blame the zombies walking around Kentucky high on pain pills or the people that sell them in the streets. And there are people that truly need these pills because they have legit medical conditions so I do feel bad for things being made harder for them but a lot of people need to stop being such punks. I am only 29 and have arthritis in my back and my hip, I was born with a club foot so my ankle constantly hurts because it was "over corrected" at birth. I have bulging discs in my back, my cartilage is drying up between my discs, I have constant headaches, and spinal stenosis. I live with pain everyday because I refuse to be an addict or have to rely on pills to live my life and there are medications that aren't narcotics that lessen pain. When I go to the doctor or the ER I tell the doctor I do not want a narcotic and they don't give them to me so if you don't like the medication a doctor chooses to give you, find a different doctor.
All too common

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Dec 8, 2012
I've seen for years people in KY that actually need medication get denied or "shorthanded", but people that abuse medication can waltz in and get what legitimate patients were denied.

And then of course you have the doctors that will give you any thing you want, no questions asked. Thankfully they are cracking down on them.

It is an absolute travesty when people who are legitimately in severe pain get a few aspirin, but some addict can get enough to tranquilize an elephant. Sad, but unfortunately it's the way it is.
Curious

Elizabethtown, KY

#17 Dec 9, 2012
Any pain pill residential rehabs for juveniles near Ft Knox

Since: Nov 10

Campbellsville, KY

#18 Dec 9, 2012
Haha, poor pill heads, what drug is next?
letssee

Duluth, GA

#19 Dec 9, 2012
I work for a doctor here in town and we do have a serious problem with people wanting scripts for controlled substances. There are laws against pain medication and if you abide by those rules you will continue to receive the medication you need. If you are turned away some rule must have been broken. We turn a lot of people away for getting the same medication from more than one prescribing doctor. It is a huge problem and i am glad that these rules are in effect.
Flick

Vine Grove, KY

#20 Dec 10, 2012
Go to the ER....
Linda

Vine Grove, KY

#21 Dec 12, 2012
Most of the pill heads don't work and are on the gold card, insurance paid for by the taxpayer.

They show up complaining of pain and when the get a prescription for pain pills they can sell it on the s treet for cash.

So a 3 hour visit at the ER is not only paid for by the taxpayer, but so are the pills they get to sell.

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