Narcotic Pain Meds
Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:06 PM
on narcotic pain meds at any time to get your medicine refill. If your test is positive for anything alcohol,mariquana,crack, or what ever, dr told me
you get no refills and also get put out of this practice or doctor office. So get ready he said this is everywhere. What else can they do to a man who is
too disable to work or have any kind of life but pain & meds. Take a drug test any drugs or alcohol no meds. Only in america.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:23 PM
Maybe in HIS PRIVATE PRACTICE, which he has control over
but there is no new law about this.
Last time I checked alcohol was legal and if of age - so is consuming it.
If I live in Mendocino County, Cali. and have a RX for Medical Marijuana
I'm covered on that.
This might be YOUR PRIVATE PRACTICE doctors rule - but it is not a law.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:13 PM
talking with some people getting SSDI and they said they been told the same thing about narcotics prescription refills just like
va pain mangement hell they wanted to test me today for my fentanyl,hydrocodone prescription.Those two i have to have. I dont drink
but I do smoke and I will tell them this I take too much medicine to drink & I'm not trying to be a saint but if this is correct I have no other
choice. I'm worried cause i need my medicine and VA has already started this my pcp at va told me it will be best to get my meds from private dr
because of this same reason now private dr doing same thing. Fentanyl hydrocodone i have been on this 8 years and now they start their *hit.
Time to go to Salibury,NC to dry out I guess or find another dr or dont know or aybe move to a different state. He did say this is a trial of this and next year
it probably be mandatory for all narcotic prescriptions. Not law yet 'i guess' but if i had not just had all my teeth pull i would have done drug test today for meds.
they felt sorry but be ready next month for sure. Just a head up to everyone thats all I'm saying
Edited by tmoe, 16 December 2011 - 08:47 PM.
Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:45 PM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:12 AM
as to what can be done .Crack down on meds to make sure you are taking & not selling your drugs. Postive test no meds and out the program
for anything thats not suppose to be in your system. Its hard to got to another dr & ask them for narcotic prescriptions on a regular basic without
further testing or to start back over.Can only use one pharmacist and only one dr giving you narcotic all in the contract you sign. You dont sign
the contract no meds. ITS GETTING ROUGH and if you have a dr that helping you its better to stay with this dr but finding another dr is hell.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:35 AM
I hate VA Meds by Mail and now the Post Office is talking about worse service. I am requesting that VA send my Meds by UPS Brown or Fed Ex the mail sucks right now.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:25 AM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:46 PM
Try going cold turkey from clonazepam. You can have convulsions just like valium or xanax sudden stop of meds. I came off a pretty good dose of valium and that was very unpleasant to say the least.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:23 PM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:28 PM
also told me i will have to be tested when I come in Jan since i said i smoke. My VA clinic said they dont give fentanyl only to cancer patient.
I been on fentanyl,hydrocodone, since 2003 by same dr now i cant get meds unless I pass a drug test 9 years on fentanyl is enough my eye sight
is getting real bad some of the side effects from it. Thinking real hard about going to Salibury,NC they have a nice VA clinic for inpatient treatment
for mental health, substance abuse, what ever the problem. I talk to them this year and the only way i would get in is to get treatment for narcotic pain med
& the smoke i will have to give up and if i have to piss for meds then get me off the narcotic pills if it will work. Tired of all the meds to more meds you take the higher
the blood pressure always something
Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:40 AM
That is what it is all about.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:07 AM
Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:26 AM
That's right. The VA wants to know if you are using your narcotic meds or selling them. I was going to private clinic in Florida and I had to take piss test as well. If your refill date falls near a VA holiday watch out buddy. I wrote the director about my not getting drugs on time. Things went well for a few months then most of the doctors in pain clinic rotated to other hospitals and it was back to usual routine. If my refill date is Jan 5, I might get drugs by certified mail on the 7th to the 14th. Of course, I take counter measures to be sure I don't run out. I don't abuse any drugs or alcohol so if they want to test that is OK. I make damn sure the drugs are in my system every time I go to the VA. The VA just assumes we are all substance abusers.
I have been told that fentanyl and oxycontin can only be used for cancer patients. That is just a damn lie. These drugs are more expensive that is all it is about. They can justify giving you methadone or morphine because it is cheap. Methadone is one of the most dangerous drugs and they dispense it all the time. I was told by pain management that I could not get cymbalta because of cost. Damn lie! I got it via my VA psychiatrist.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:46 PM
that is not narcotic will VA count this as improvement to my health and try to reduce your pay ? I had a nerve stimulator implant &
its helps a lot with my pain don't need as much medicine as I once was. What are the withdrawal systems or what can happen if I quit
taking fentanyl. The stimulator was a good ideal just tired of the BS about the meds and in my personal business I always take my meds
& they know this. I will put a note in my medical records that va & private dr wont refill prescriptions so what am I suppose to do? give me
something else as long as it helps tired of the narcotic pills & in my business. Anyone
Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:58 PM
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