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Doctors Call For Pullback On Narcotics For Chronic Pain

There are 14 comments on the WNYC-AM New York story from Sep 16, 2011, titled Doctors Call For Pullback On Narcotics For Chronic Pain. In it, WNYC-AM New York reports that:

In a bracing call to action, three doctors from California are telling their peers to think twice before prescribing potent narcotics for patients with chronic pain.

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Since: Sep 11

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#1 Sep 25, 2011
that is just crazy! they obviosly have never lived in pain!

Since: Sep 11

United States

#2 Sep 25, 2011
grammy1956 wrote:
that is just crazy! they obviosly have never lived in pain!
Amen to that! Trying to explain it to certain doc's is like talking to a wall
Joseph

United States

#4 Sep 28, 2011
That is BS. I have serious back problems and can barely move without pain and my pain management dr. wont prescribe me anything and I know it's just because I am 27. I don't do drugs and they know that because they urine test me randomly. When I do get percocet or something like that it helps my quality of life tremendously. If I was old they'd probably prescribe me opioids. And it just seems like they think I'm a drug seeker when I go in and tell them the weird medicine they give me isn't helping with my pain... frusterating

Since: Sep 11

Macon, GA

#6 Sep 28, 2011
That is really sad...I've been addicted to percocet and I have witnessed my own mother in pain from cancer...trust me my addiction wasn't even a percentage of what she went through...that doctor should be injected with cancer then given tylenol to fight his pain

“Kollie”

Since: Sep 11

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#7 Sep 28, 2011
Northerner831 wrote:
That is really sad...I've been addicted to percocet and I have witnessed my own mother in pain from cancer...trust me my addiction wasn't even a percentage of what she went through...that doctor should be injected with cancer then given tylenol to fight his pain
i agree with you!!! They should try living in chronic pain from cancer just one day, it might just change their minds....Some doctors should have their license's pulled for mis-treating patients.

Since: Mar 11

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#8 Sep 28, 2011
Joseph wrote:
That is BS. I have serious back problems and can barely move without pain and my pain management dr. wont prescribe me anything and I know it's just because I am 27. I don't do drugs and they know that because they urine test me randomly. When I do get percocet or something like that it helps my quality of life tremendously. If I was old they'd probably prescribe me opioids. And it just seems like they think I'm a drug seeker when I go in and tell them the weird medicine they give me isn't helping with my pain... frusterating
I hear ya buddy! I'm 27 also, 28 in october and have awful leg pain! The cause is still unknown. So I told this one doctor that the only thing I found that helps is vicodin, thinking maybe this info can help rule out somethings.
The look she gave me! Oh it was like she screamed "druggie!" with her eyes! She said " oh I'm not gonna start you on the crap! You're so young!" And I wasn't even asking her for any! I would have been happy if there were something else she could of given me that helped that much!
When the pain is at it's worse I'm useless. But the meds they gave me also left me useless because of all the crazy side effects, not to mention, they don't even help with the pain! The couple times they gave me a few vicodin, was only because I told them I'm ready to just hack my legs off because they were making me crazy!
It's like, because we are young, our pain isn't as real as someone's that is older. It's non- sense! Pain doesn't care how old you are! Young doctors are also the worst since they have been brain washed in med school into thinking tylanol is good enough for treating pain in younger people. All because some young morons take wayyy to much, over dose, and die, so we all get labeled "drug seekers". Just stupid!
As you said "frustrating" to say the least!
Maybe we should just start growing our own poppy plants! lol

“I Dont Bite...Non-Scamm ers >=3”

Since: Nov 10

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#9 Sep 28, 2011
this is insanity! D=<
T K Lawson RPhT

San Jose, CA

#10 Sep 29, 2011
Believe it or not, you- oneself must be your own Dr.

Since: Sep 11

United States

#11 Sep 29, 2011
It's all very SAD! I live with a Chronic Illness and with it comes horible pain. Studies after studies have shown how severe some patients with this Illness pain is. I saw a pain DR and he treated me like I was a junky between drug screen and 6 viles blood he didnt find jack shit in my system however I was waiting on my dr to mail refil for one thing It was over 35 days since refil and he wouldnt presrib anything cause it wasnt in my system. I read up on this drug and it only stays in system for 2-3 days. These DR's are fooked if I didnt have a family and had nothing toloose I would see to it that this DR would life in the pain I do. Are medical society has become a joke, & the DR who try's to do right ends up in jail WTH
painboi

Decatur, AL

#12 Sep 29, 2011
These people that give there comments about yoga and therapy might work for young people or anyone that recently suffered a injury, But people like myself 50 y/o and botched neck surgery with a damaged spinal cord and lower back damage also being in severe pain constantly depends on the opioid medication daily._______ I did not start out on opioids, I was 17y/o with neck injury and work related injurys over the years and was given low type meds like loratab around 20 years on and off until the severity of pain was to the point that percoset was the next step.____ A few years then in my early 40-41 y/o i was given opioid meds and that was adjusted to allow me to continue to work and enjoy life until i was disabled and no longer able to work and have been on Opioid pain meds since.________ So many young people in there Twentys and thirtys get slightly injured and think they should be able to go to a pain Doctor and get Oxycodone Oxycontin Opana xanax, Wake up people and do baby steps like the Doctors did me over the years, I have turned down implants of pain meds because to me thats farther in life, A twenty y/o thinks they should get 300mg of Oxycodone daily because there hurting, when there are people in severe pain unable to convince there Doctor they need what Millions are abusing.

Since: Mar 11

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#13 Sep 30, 2011
painboi wrote:
These people that give there comments about yoga and therapy might work for young people or anyone that recently suffered a injury, But people like myself 50 y/o and botched neck surgery with a damaged spinal cord and lower back damage also being in severe pain constantly depends on the opioid medication daily._______ I did not start out on opioids, I was 17y/o with neck injury and work related injurys over the years and was given low type meds like loratab around 20 years on and off until the severity of pain was to the point that percoset was the next step.____ A few years then in my early 40-41 y/o i was given opioid meds and that was adjusted to allow me to continue to work and enjoy life until i was disabled and no longer able to work and have been on Opioid pain meds since.________ So many young people in there Twentys and thirtys get slightly injured and think they should be able to go to a pain Doctor and get Oxycodone Oxycontin Opana xanax, Wake up people and do baby steps like the Doctors did me over the years, I have turned down implants of pain meds because to me thats farther in life, A twenty y/o thinks they should get 300mg of Oxycodone daily because there hurting, when there are people in severe pain unable to convince there Doctor they need what Millions are abusing.
Ha! I'm 27 and I never wanted or asked for any oxy's, in fact I'd be glad to only get hydro since that does help me and I don't even get that. Please don't sum up all young people because you're doing exactly what doctors do to us and most of us also don't get the help we need.
painboi

Decatur, AL

#14 Sep 30, 2011
BrokenDolly wrote:
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Ha! I'm 27 and I never wanted or asked for any oxy's, in fact I'd be glad to only get hydro since that does help me and I don't even get that. Please don't sum up all young people because you're doing exactly what doctors do to us and most of us also don't get the help we need.
Sorry if you misuderstood my point, But im not implying just because a person is young they should not get certain meds, There are way to many thinking they need Oxycondone or any type of opioids.
Yesterday in orlando fl a doctor gave a male in there early 30s 120 oxycodone 30mg____ 120 opana 40mg____ and 120 xanax bars and this person does not need these its all being abused___ This doctor does not care about that person just the money____ Now u understand my point.
scottcx

Houston, TX

#15 Sep 30, 2011
BrokenDolly wrote:
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I hear ya buddy! I'm 27 also, 28 in october and have awful leg pain! The cause is still unknown. So I told this one doctor that the only thing I found that helps is vicodin, thinking maybe this info can help rule out somethings.
The look she gave me! Oh it was like she screamed "druggie!" with her eyes! She said " oh I'm not gonna start you on the crap! You're so young!" And I wasn't even asking her for any! I would have been happy if there were something else she could of given me that helped that much!
When the pain is at it's worse I'm useless. But the meds they gave me also left me useless because of all the crazy side effects, not to mention, they don't even help with the pain! The couple times they gave me a few vicodin, was only because I told them I'm ready to just hack my legs off because they were making me crazy!
It's like, because we are young, our pain isn't as real as someone's that is older. It's non- sense! Pain doesn't care how old you are! Young doctors are also the worst since they have been brain washed in med school into thinking tylanol is good enough for treating pain in younger people. All because some young morons take wayyy to much, over dose, and die, so we all get labeled "drug seekers". Just stupid!
As you said "frustrating" to say the least!
Maybe we should just start growing our own poppy plants! lol
It is time we begin using our consumer saavy where our health is concerned. We don't trust the car salesman to tell me; we look it up!

If your doctor isn't listening, tell him/her that you're tired of them not listening, and let them know if they don't start REALLY doing something to remedy the issue you'll FIRE THEIR ASS!

Dr's speak the language of cash! Most times they will start taking you seriously when they think it will hurt their pocket books!
Mace

Tokyo, Japan

#16 Oct 24, 2013
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) from ZTOPIX. COM about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.

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