Stolen pain meds,doctors and patients please read and respond !

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katte315

Pasadena, MD

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Feb 19, 2010
 

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I am 25 years old suffering from c.r.p.s(rsd)in me right foot and it is traveling up my leg.I have been going to pain management for 7 months and the pain never ends.I also have a 2 year old son.I recently had my pain meds stolen out of my house and I am the one paying for it.I called my pain management to discuss what had happened.They didn't call me back until the following day and they told me I needed to make a police report,which I did and I actually had the police officer call them.In their response my doctor said that they need the report in hand before they could even do anything for me.I asked them what options I have as for the pain and the withdrawal symptoms.They told me to go to the er if I started felling bad,which I did and I waited 2 hours in the er for them to treat me like gum on the bottom of their shoe...they told me to deal with it and call my pain management in the morning.I was in shock...they gave me nothing for the withdrawal symptoms.I went home,curled up in the fetal position and cried.I call my pain doctor the following morning and I told them how I was feeling and how the er treated me and as their response they tell me I signed a contract,theres nothing they can do for me and I could go back to the er...at this point I felt very alone and angry.I understand doctors have to watch their back and there are drug seekers out there,but I have passed all urinalysis tests and I never had any issues in the 7 months I have been going.This is what I don't understand doctors have to watch there back but who watch's ours.They prescribe this medicine then when something like this happens they tell you you're on your own.After trying to raise my 2 year old son on top of the pain and withdrawal symptoms I was at the end of my rope.I had not eaten in 3 days and I finally called a nurse at a different hospital and she told me to come to their hospital right away.I went and they gave me nausea and pain meds to last me through the weekend.After all this I am angry and I believe their should be more resources.I still don't even know if they will give me my meds after the weekend is over.I believe you go to a doctor to try to help with whatever problems you have.I think if they put you on these meds then they should be able to give you a better alternative to get you through something tragic that happens like this.I know there are meds out there to stop withdrawal symptoms,why wern't these options given to me.Why did it take me to go to 2 different hospitals to get the right treatment.Doctors have their rights,when will patients be given theirs
will fish 4 food

Niceville, FL

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Feb 26, 2010
 
I have been in your situation and it sucked. I filed a police report and pain management wrote me the scripts that were stolen after I brought a copy of the police report. Some pain management places put in the contract that they will not replace lost or stolen meds under any circumstances. I believe it is to prevent addicts from filing a false report and to keep the diversion down. I know it sucks and isn't fair to legit patients that really have thier meds stolen. They say it is our responsibility to keep our meds locked up and safe.

It may cost you a couple hndred dollars but, if you have it and this happens again, Suboxone is great to keep the WDs away.I don't care much for it but, it has certainly helped me out in a pinch. You can find a doctor that prescribes it on the Suboxone website. I hope you are able to get it all worked out.
lisa

United States

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Mar 2, 2010
 
ive had a similar situation...my saboxone meds were taken from my home and i called the pharmacist 1st and they directed me to the dr immediatly because the threat of w.d simptoms scares me to death and i was very upset upon this discovery...my dr told me i needed to come and give submit a urinalisis and make a police report and the missing pills woukld be called into my pharmacy so i did as i was instructed. but my problem lies with the police officer himself. right off the bat, he was looking at me suspiciously and raised his eye brows, at my responces to his questions, several times making me feel like not only was it my fault that they were taken but that some part of what i was telling him was untrue...then asked me if i needed a copy of the report for my dr and i responded yes and it was then that he told me in order to get a copy of it i would have to consent to and undergo a polygraph test! at this point i was almost afraid to even speak another word to him feeling it was being implied that i was the criminal, not the victim! tomorrow is my scheduled appt with my dr and im wondering what to say to him...wondering if i will be viewed by him the same way i felt viewed and judged by the officer...do i have to take the polygraph? what happens if im so nervous it comes up inconclusive or god forbid sais im lieing!? stuck with out the answer is a helpless and lonely feeling..not to mention feeling my integrety is being questioned and my rights are being taken away. what to do? help!
lisa

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Mar 3, 2010
 
so this site sent me a message that someone had responded to what i wrote...i was wondering if anyone knows how to find the responce in here? i looked where i thought it could be but with no success...
Misty

Bremen, IN

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May 12, 2010
 
This exact same thing happened to my mom two days ago. She takes and has taken oxycontin for 15years along with Roxycontin. She kept them locked in a fireproof safe under her bed and someone broke into her house and stole the entire safe. The police are investigating, but in the meantime, she called the pain clinic who told her they couldnt replace the meds and on top of that she got a letter today dismissing her from the clinic. She has NEVER had an issue with her medicine. She went to her family dr who also told her they could not replace it. They DID NOT even mention to her what to do now. The withdrawls from Oxcontin are going to be severe. I agree, the dr's prescribe this addictive medication and then when this happens they dont want to help in any way. I dont know what she is going to do!
Christina XXX

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As I am reading all the posts everyone has I wrote I am relizeing alot one Doctors are a part of the phamacutical indastry do they realy care how bad we hurt or do they pass it off as were junkies tryin to score pain meds so they feed us meds that will addict us yes they help the pain but at the same time it benafits them also without our pain issues there out of work and it seems to me there more willing to give a street walkin prostitute percocets an oxys when clearly there gonna go sell them to get crack or whatever drug they may be on I had my hand reattached to my arm a year and a half ago an was informed I would be in savere pain for the rest of my life no surgery will help instead of them trying non-narcotic pain med they throw a percocet script at me I still hurt and ask them to help they ignore me give me my script and send me on my way I thought doctors become doctors so they can help people!!!!
EvE

Grand Junction, CO

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Nov 20, 2012
 
I had my pain meds stolen just a few days ago. I had picked them up infact themorning they were stolen...so full bottle..Being the nice person I am...which I will never do again...I let a young girl, 22 yoa, who was selling magazines use my restroom..I didnt notice until the next day that they were actually missing..she had not taken the bottle but in fact replaced my pain pills with some of my blood pressure meds, so when I thought I was taking a pain pill had in fact taken an extra blood pressure med..First thing I did was panic and called my pharmacist to see if that had given me the wrong meds...I still hadn't quite figured out what had happened..go figure I live alone and sure wasnt expecting not only my pain meds to be stolen but switched out! After I finally figured out what had happened I called 911. I think I was more appaled at the deputy who called me back..the first thing he said to me was "well you dont have a criminal record and I see you have never been arrested so I will taked your report"..I was a 911 dispatcher for years and had worked in Police Records for years so I was pissed! Well he took my report over the phone..I never did have any face to face contact with him? I tracked down where the people selling the magazines were staying. The motel would not give me their cell phone number so I called the deputy back and gave him this information and he said he could not call them because it was an invasion of their privacy? I'm still stunned by this. So no followup investigation or anything.So not only did I have to call my pharmacist, 911, be humiliated by a Sheriff's Deputy, and call my regular doctor's office to make sure I wasn't going to have adverse effects from taking too many blood pressure pills I had to call my pain doctor's office for an entire refill. I am extremely fortunate that I have been seeing the same pain doc for almost 8 years..I had never called in for an early refill nor had I ever had pills stolen before and they had no hesitation in refilling my pain meds...thank God! I also provided her with the report number from the Sheriff's Office. But I did have to pay for these out of my own pocket because of course the insurance company will not provide payment for this! My advice is, after learning the hard way, put your pills in a secure place and NEVER LET SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW INTO YOUR HOME FOR ANY REASON. I AM NOW POSTING NO SOLICITING SIGNS AROUND MY HOME.
pinkboy

Cookeville, TN

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Mar 18, 2013
 
I'm 27 from cookeville my subutex got stolen along with my lugedge why traveling from nashville to southcaralina and I don't know what to do I'm in withdraw like crazy
Jenny

Johnson City, TN

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Apr 22, 2013
 
I have been on pain meds for 3 yrs for back pain and had back surgery 4 mths ago. My meds was stolen twice in the last 2 mths and my doc said he couldnt help me no more so i ended up going to the clinic because i knew i would need help. Its hard for ppl like me who live with pain to get pain meds then thiefs think its ok to break in your house and steal them. Wish they would think about the person they stole from and what they will have to go through because of them.So now i have to take subs to get off of the pain meds but its hard to deal with the pain.I had both robberys reported to the police which the last time i wasnt home and my house alarm went off and adt called the police. But my doc still let me go. I just dont understand why doctors punish us when we do all we can do to keep them safe. what does it have to take before they see?I have 3 kids and now im not able to be the mom they deserve.:(
Canadian gal

Winnipeg, Canada

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Nov 10, 2013
 
I live in an apartment and we just got a new caretaker who is a little off and by that I mean he is crazy I caught him yelling at a light post he always wears a backpack he talks to himself and he cleans at ridiculous hours of the night. I have been on some pretty strong pain meds for my slipped disks in my back without these pain meds I am literally unable to move my back seizes up and I am currently waiting on a specialist to contact me so until I can get this resolved I am on strong Pain meds. For the past 3 months now my pain meds are drastically going down I am prescribed 120 every 2 week's which works out to 8 pills a day as needed and I do not always need 8 a day it all depends on my back for the day so I should always have extra left before I go to the doctors for a refill. I feel violated and unsafe in my own home due to someone is coming in my apartment when I am out and taking my medication!!!!! I don't know who else has experienced this as well I just filed a police report and I am praying they catch this person I have never had this problem and I have been on these pills for almost a year now and within the last 3 months over 200 has gone missing???!?!!!?? I just want to know if police officers actually look into this? I am terrified to be living here thinking if they think I'm out and go for my meds and I am still home what if they try hurting me because I would tell the police right away. I don't want to accuse the caretaker but no one else has a key but me my hubby the caretaker and the resident manager I don't party or have people over and no one knows I'm on these pills but my mom and hubby and my mother is on them too and we live in the same complex different apartments and hers are going missing too I used to keep mine on the fridge I never thought this would even be an issue but apparently it is I am so upset and angry at this matter it's coming down to I want to move. This is so unfair to me and my mom we have to suffer all because of some jerk is being selfish!!!
sundawgs

Winnipeg, Canada

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Jan 19, 2014
 
im on a high dose of fentanyl and an ex gf { I think}keeps phoneing the dr office and pharmacy and telling them i am selling them..i am constantly in fear that they will stop medicating me ..i have a spinal cord injury i would probably die if i was taken off..why do people want to hurt others so much it could cost a life..i need this med just to get off the couch or reach for the remote controler..things all people take forgranted...i do not sell my med or ever have..is terrafied everytime its time for me to refill due to this syco..can they stop medicateing me with no proff???? that is my QUESTION???

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