Whenever I hand a prescription for pain pills to a patient, I l them, “Remember Going to the doctor I get narcotics that pretty much do nothing to ease the me for a moment i need to take my oxycodone or hydrocodone etc.
The problem is about 90 percent of the people who get these pills don't need them. And doctors give them out like candy.
Oh you aint ever worked with a junkie in a healthcare setting. No, we need some restraints.
I have chronic degenerative disc syndrome. I had surgery a few months ago on L4-L5. I have 4 discs bulging in my Thoracic area. I have another bulging/herniated in my lumbar. I have been taking opiate pain medicine for 8 years. I am addicted to it but I take it as directed. I take 40mg oxycontin every 8 hours.
Florida physicians were the most prevalent buyers of oxycodone. I was told they couldn't get me any other medication as it is 'illegal'. I have.
All I see is comments about how these laws, “intended to rid the world of the evils and dangers of drugs” have ruined patients lives. People have actually died and killed themselves after going into withdrawal. And heroin is back in a big way in florida and and stronger than ever according to the DEA….hmmm wonder what caused that. criminals are going to get their opiates no matter what, the only people you “crusaders for good” are hurting are innocent suffering sick people.
He told me, in medical terms.
Here in Canada, oxycodone is much more prescribed (Percocet, OxyNeo). The hydrocodone helps with the chronic pain but I do not get a.
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I think the bigger problem is that Norco and Percocet kind of tend to be the "gateway" opioids, and you don't need to take a toxic amount of APAP to get high on them if you aren't a chronic drug abuser.
Basically we covered the classes of prescription drugs and OTC drugs that are abused or used in association with abuse.
Some patients may take their pills more often than prescribed to manage pain, or to oxycodone (sold as OxyContin) frequently makes headlines in this regard.
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