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Concerns with prescriptions for opioids

I have been on a opioid prescription for 3 years and it is one of the few of many I have tried that works. My dosage was cut in half because of the people abusing it. It is wrong the I have to suffer in pain because of other peoples abuse! Something needs to be done about this because their are many more people who are paying for it too. I have Lyme's disease and arthritis and some days are better that others but without the meds I take my quality of life would be really really bad! I hope something is done to stop the problem with the people who are abusing all drugs but foir sure something needs to be done so people like me are not suffering and paying for what the abusive people are doing!

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What you say is true. I'd like to add that even for those in pain, the risk of opiods is generally too great in ways medical doctors understand. There are other alternatives. I knew a Mayo Clinic doctor who treated rheumatoid arthritus patients and she gave up her drug license, got all of her patients off the opioids and used exercise and positive thinking instead. It took 6 weeks and then maintenance to get all of her patients out of their pain and into a non-dependant state. I know thebecomes like air to someone who takes it, and they will kill to get it. I understand addictions, I got a pretty good grip on pain. Everyone is different of course... But the dependancy on a drug that in the overall picture is unhealthy for everyone should never have begun. Remember the day when a ibuprofun provided enough relief? Most people can get back to that state although it does take a lot of time for many reasons. The goal is always how does the client get off of this medication before it completley destroys thier lives and others.

      • Tandie Askan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am also concerned that those who are in need of these medications are being under represented due to the fact they are too ill to advocate for themselves. What is being done to protect those who legitimately need medication

      • L. G. Meggers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with the above comments I can't survive with a week prescription as Doosey wants I've had two open heart surgerys with hospital caused infection which resulted in removal of my sternum from the infection I be tried other ways put live with consistent pain which intensifies as I get older , presentaly on twenty day supply and can survive on that Please let me have what's left of my existence Don't make it worse because of druggies They will get their illegal drugs and us abiding people suffer Thank YouLarry

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