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Andy ran out of oxycodone last week, the painkiller that eases his back pain when another medicine stops working. Full Story
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#166 Feb 22, 2012
hay everyone iam back are you all still here????? i had the spine core and it didnt work so they took it out back to trying everything we can and more lol so how is everyone doing????
Chris A

Columbus, OH

#168 Apr 2, 2012
How do you know this is true? Where did you get your information. I would like to have it for my doctor.

I am somebody that has had chronic pain and been disabled for 10 years and now can't get pain meds in Columbus Ohio because Kasich and DeWine are changing laws on pain clinics and they are at too much risk to prescribe them. Check out DeWine bill on narcotics HHRG-112-IF17-WState-AHaslam-2 0120301. Some parts will help reduce drug trafficking and other bad things but some parts ruin my life.

Me as a patient am now treated like a criminal when I go to a new pain doctor. It is all about how to prove I abuse them, rather than how it helps me continue to live. My pain doctor quit and I called at least 10 pain clinics in Columbus Ohio and none would continue prescribing pain meds to me.

I am left with going thru severe withdrawal, which I am currently going through since I can't find another doctor to prescribe pain meds to me. Or I can go thru detox so I don't suffer from withdrawal, but have to end my life to stop the severe chronic pain that I will continue to suffer when all of the meds are out of my system.

Nice new law. Taxpaying, law abiding citizens can't live comfortably on pain meds so I guess our only choice to stop the pain and end the suffering is to die.

Great policy. Everyone now on pain meds is in a govt run network that monitors everything I do regarding pain meds and pain doctors. I had one bad doctor and need a new one but who do I go to?

I will be sending a letter to DeWine and Kasich with my blood on it for their policy that prevents doctors from prescribing pain meds to law abiding citizens with chronic pain that have no other choice but to stop the suffering from going on every day, that prevents me from sleeping, sitting, being able to walk and enjoy life.

Sure Ohio will lead you to detox but how does that help me live another day when you can't stand the pain.
Hope wrote:
According to the CATO Institute approximately 100 million americans and over 2 million Ohio residents suffer from pain. Pain management is a special kind of health care that take a physician with knowledge and special training. This administration went after pain clinics without having a plan or thought about those who legitimately need pain medication and do not abuse it. Doctors were singled out that prescribe pain medication, and now doctors and pharmacists are reluctant to prescribe or fill pain medication. ODH statistics indicate that approximately 1,350 people died in Ohio in 2009 from overdose, 17 per county. Most took to many pills, did not take them correctly (injected them or snorted the pills) and some with alcohol. Now for those 2 million Ohio residents that may need pain medication you may not be able to get it. Some legitimate pain patients who obeyed the law are now turning to the streets for drugs. I am in good health and don't take any medication, but someday I may need it and Ohio Is not the place for pain management health care under this administration. The Ohio Medical Board and Pharmacy Board is under pressure to do what the governor and the AG Office directs them to do. For the 2 million people in Ohio who suffer from pain, make sure you are registered to vote and then vote.
Chris A

Columbus, OH

#169 Apr 2, 2012
I wish I could live another day. But I can't since I can't find a new pain doctor who will manage my pain meds so I am suffering thru withdrawal of pain patches with no new doctor in sight.

It's been 2 weeks now and 2 weeks to go thru hell with unbearable pain. If I don't find someone new, I need to go to detox to manage chest pain, pain so bad I can't sleep, lay down, or do anything which was managed by a pain doctor that put me on pain meds so I could survive the pain and have a life.

Now my only option seems to be detox to manage withdrawal and no more life for me since I can't survive the pain that's still left after detox, the problem doesn't go away when the pain meds do.

At least they can brag that there is one less disable person in the state of Ohio. Good luck with managing your pain.
Hotel California wrote:
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Good morning, and excellent. It's that living hell called pain management protocol that weeds out the addicts from the chronic pain patients. As you're existing through it, you're understanding the reason for it. Who would put up with it except those of us who NEED it to survive.
Once you PROVE that you acutally have an issue you want to survive and have the emotional stability to handle addictive agents, you'll get what you need. The life of a chronic pain patient is the most disciplined existence anybody will ever know, but its the best we can do and we can still enjoy much of life when the pain is controlled.
I'll be waiting to hear. Best wishes and OXOX. I have faith - you're gonna make it.
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Thornville, OH

#170 Jan 17, 2013
are there anyone still on here
DrugNAlcohol

Germany

#173 Apr 30, 2013
I found this medicine to be very effective. Of course, everyone's tolerance to pain medication is different, but for me, when Tylenol #3, Vicodin, Naproxen Sodium, and Ibuprofen didn't seem to help even in the slightest bit, but tramadol from RXAIRSTOREPILLS.INFO was a great relief for me. I am grateful to find something that helped my chronic pain problem.
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#174 May 2, 2013
I see a dr in lancaster ohio he helps me some but not much your as right about the good state of ohio it sucks be in pain who cares they can tell if you are taken them or not and not selling them
seriously

Lancaster, OH

#175 Jun 9, 2013
where's the common sense. If a person has actual medical evidence and a true need for medication then there should be NO issue with being able to get the medication they need but I guess the government knows better than doctors and patients. the people who are out there seeking these meds for recreational use or as a means of making money ruin it for those that need these meds. are we so stupid that were not capable of being able to tell the difference. So instead of finding a way to sort between the two they go after everybody. there are many pain clinics out there who will recommend pain meds but they do not write for them they refer the recommendation to your family physician who will not write for them because they cant or wont be held liable do to oversight from the DEA. Those of you who believe that government is the answer for all our problems are fools. Personal accountability should be the rule. Government makes more problems than they will ever solve. The funny thing is they want us to be accountable but are incapable of their own accountability. Sorry citizens of Ohio your screwed. As long as you continue to vote for overzealous pandering fools then this is what you get.
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#176 Jun 9, 2013
Welcome to the police state of american medicine! Doctors no longer make decisions on patient care. The decisions are now made by sadistic dea thugs with no medical training. I thought rethugs were for less government!
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#177 Jun 10, 2013
your all right we should just go to the police station for our doctor appointment and not to the doctor offices what are y'all think should we just go to the PlayStation I'm here for my 2 o'clock appointment
Idea

Roanoke, VA

#179 Jun 11, 2013
I forgot to comment about these authorities/law makers or what ever you want to call these gansters, make it so difficult on legit CCP's and doctors, that in the area where I live, the drugs on the street are sold as you all know by dealers right? Well many of them get away with for years and years, right? The reason is that they are greasing the palms of these "officials/authorities ". LOL//////////

For instance I went to school back in the 60's with a County Deputy that earns about $30K or so a year, but has a house and boat, a condo at the lake and all kinds of stuff I could not afford when I made decent money as an Environmental Engineer.

So, IMHO the authorities, etc...are actually dealing the dope. Seems to make sense that if they make it next to impossible to get help for pain, more CCP's will turn to the street level dealers, making these so-called authorities and law makers even richer?

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