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(WWSB ABC 7)   "We had a person that was doctor shopping and after we looking into it more we discovered she had 56 doctors, over 150 to 170 different scripts, and over 70 different pharmacies"   (mysuncoast.com) divider line 56
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2013-01-26 10:22:19 PM
6 votes:
Why don't we just legalize recreational drug use?

Then doctors could review your medical records and advise you on the safest ways to get high and how to do so responsibly while pharmacists could legally sell you OTC strength things like marijuana and ecstasy and the really responsible types could get more dangerous things like opium fresh from Afghanistan which would boost their local economy if they could export it legally directly to America they'd finally have money to live a western lifestyle of relative opulence and it would reduce terrorism, end wars, and start to reduce the population once when everyone has pill-dick and can't finish.
2013-01-27 01:39:16 AM
5 votes:

Gyrfalcon: cretinbob: This is why I can't get something for my farking back.

This is exactly why.


And if even one person needing a pain rx is turned away in our attempts to stop abusers from taking drugs, the system has failed.

This bullshiat logical of throwing the baby out with the bathwater has to stop in this nation.

This is nothing but a new witchhunt from the same WARONDRUGS assholes trying desperately to stop human nature because it offends their delicate (full of shiat and often hypocritical) sensitivities.

I know a girl who's two daughters will grow up with every odd stacked against them because their mother pops pain pills and every other drug she can get her hands on. The state knows, the doctors know, but she still gets rx drugs through both legitimate and illegitimate means. Party on I suppose?

I break my rib falling in the shower?
The after-hours clinic refuses to give me a script because ooooscary. Have to wait 2 days in significant but manageable pain until monday then call my physician to have him fax a rx in to my local pharma.

You know what he says to me?

"Sure thing, but next time come in for a visit. It's not that I'm trying to hit you up for an unneeded co-pay, but they are scrutinizing every narcotic rx we write"


/and one more thing (from a person with history of ulcers), can we possibly get these pain drugs in un-cut time release caps? I'd love to be able to take one when needed without the 1000mg of NSAID wrecking my shiat for 10000 damage.
2013-01-27 01:09:41 AM
5 votes:

cretinbob: This is why I can't get something for my farking back.


This is exactly why.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-26 09:49:35 PM
5 votes:
As of a couple years ago Florida was the drug supplier for a lot of the East coast. The Cape Cod Times had a series of stories. As long as it's quasi-legal to make money off bogus prescription writing there will be shops set up to write bogus prescriptions.
2013-01-27 01:59:11 AM
4 votes:

Genevieve Marie: cretinbob: This is why I can't get something for my farking back.

Yup. It's why so awful for me to get a new ambien prescription when I moved. I came in with my medical records, and my former doctor's phone number, and a write up of how my sleep disorder has affected me throughout my life and how well my medication has been working for the last several years- and still got treated like an addict looking for fun stuff.

It was really demeaning and dehumanizing to have to go through that process too.


Not to mention totally farkin' stupid.

I have led over 40 years of a rowdy, metal concert attending, no safety gear skateboarding, falling out of trees or off of roofs while up to no good kind of life, in addition to a very nasty car accident when I was 13. I have chronic pain issues due to repeated trauma and I have occasional anxiety issues, so I take stuff for that as well. I had to sign a "drug contract" to get my 10mg Vicodin and my very low dose Ativan with the last doctor I saw on a regular basis. They would draw blood on me once per month or so to make sure I was taking my meds as prescribed. That is understandable to a certain extent. However, the stupid really kicked in  when I actually went  through a couple months where I didn't need anything stronger than a Tylenol. When I went in for my blood draw and the doc found out I hadn't  been  taking my anxiety or pain meds at all, he accused me of selling them and cut me off. Explaining that I will not take drugs I do not actually need seemed  to have no effect on him whatsoever.

It seemed odd to me that he'd  harp about "addiction" and then get  mad when I didn't take addictive drugs when I didn't  actually need to take them. WTF? I finally got so mad I told  him that since I lacked insurance  and paid cash to see him and get my blood work, it would be cheaper for me to simply hang around outside the county clinic as quite a few of those bastids sell their Vics the minute they walk out of the pharmacy. We finally reached an agreement where I would enter into a spreadsheet what days I did and did not take what meds  that are  PRN and bring it in with me for each recheck. Problem solved and the urge to kick him in the nads repeatedly faded very quickly. Unfortunately, he retired a couple years later, so I get to meet a new doctor for a primary care physician (if we get on with one another) this Tuesday. I'm sure I'll have a similar conversation with that wench and hopefully it will go well so I don't need to go to Florida for doctor shopping tips.

I only need a couple of scripts for pity's sake, and I don't even take them every day. Farkin' druggies ruin it for the rest  of us. Or maybe it's the government that ruins it for the rest of us. I heard that even  just about 100 years ago there was no such thing as an illegal drug in the US. I think we should go back to that point. The weak will kill themselves off and the rest  of us won't be raging angry in a doctor's office once a month or so.
2013-01-27 01:40:39 AM
4 votes:

ILoveBurritos: Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.


About 30 seconds after the patent expires on any given drug, you can bet the manufacturer will be shocked, *shocked!* to discover that people are abusing it, and promptly recommend a crackdown, along with a replacement of it's new, same drug, in a new, generically developed delivery form.
2013-01-27 01:33:16 AM
4 votes:
Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.
2013-01-27 01:31:12 AM
4 votes:
"We had a person that was doctor shopping and after we looking into it more we discovered she had 56 doctors, over 150 to 170 different scripts, and over 70 different pharmacies,"

So what? Maybe she suffers from chronic pain and can't get adequately treated from just one doctor because of all this insane anti-drug hysteria. Or maybe she is just taking these pills for fun, but again, so what? Her body, her business.
2013-01-26 09:38:36 PM
4 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Those numbers are amazing. I've seen multiple docs and duplicate scripts.... But, Jesus.


Florida.

Medical-scam capital of the universe.
2013-01-27 04:41:46 AM
3 votes:

jtown: Lsherm: Genevieve Marie: Yup. It's why so awful for me to get a new ambien prescription when I moved.

WTF is it with doctor's and ambien these days? It's not a painkiller. I don't even think it counts as a controlled substance.

My wife was on it for years, and when she had to change doctors after we moved, the new guy parsed out Ambien like it was made of diamonds. She was accustomed to taking one every night, and he wouldn't give her a prescription for more than 30 pills for three months. He told her to turn a fan on in the bedroom if she was having trouble sleeping.

What. The. Fark?

It can have side effects that are pleasant enough for people to take it recreationally. Therefore your wife is evil for wanting it. Feeling good is bad and she should feel bad for wanting a good night's sleep. Bad and evil.


It could also be that Ambien is an addictive medication which is only designed for short term use. Perhaps the new doctor actually cares about helping her treat the root cause of her insomnia instead of having her take Ambien in a way it is not designed for.
2013-01-27 01:36:17 AM
3 votes:

ILoveBurritos: Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.


Too much profit involved.
2013-01-27 01:23:12 AM
3 votes:

cretinbob: This is why I can't get something for my farking back.


Yup. It's why so awful for me to get a new ambien prescription when I moved. I came in with my medical records, and my former doctor's phone number, and a write up of how my sleep disorder has affected me throughout my life and how well my medication has been working for the last several years- and still got treated like an addict looking for fun stuff.

It was really demeaning and dehumanizing to have to go through that process too.
2013-01-26 09:33:46 PM
3 votes:
I find one trip to my doctor and a trip to one pharmacy exhausting enough. Holy shiat.
2013-01-26 09:19:53 PM
3 votes:
This is why I can't get something for my farking back.
2013-01-27 03:01:53 AM
2 votes:

Commander_Neckbeard: I refuse to take any kind of narcotic analgesic for fear of addiction. I've taken them twice, once after I had my wisdom teeth out, (I took one pill and didn't really need that) and once when I broke down during a sinus infection and took one offered to me by my wife, felt very very guilty after that. I won't touch them anymore at all, and I'm hoping that I can keep singing that tune if I'm in pain.


I choose not to takeany medication unless it is absolutely necessary. Real pain is a good reason, but the two years I spent in physical therapy taught me that far too many people overestimate their pain. Every day, people who are getting around perfectly well and in a generally pleasant mood describe their pain as an 8 or 9 out of 10. Those ratings are supposed to mean near-crippling pain. It's ridiculous, and quite insulting to those in true pain. I got off the pain meds withing two weeks of my surgery (ORIF of my right calcaneus), and have taken maybe a dozen naproxen in the two years since. I still have chronic pain, but it isn't bad enough that I feel it warrants medication.

Yes, we're all different, and feel pain differently, but we're living in a culture driven by addiction and the products that feed those addictions, and it's upsetting to see so many people caught up in it.

/omg haven't had coffee in almost an hour
2013-01-27 01:49:47 AM
2 votes:

milkyshirt: ILoveBurritos: Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.

A lot of prescription pill abusers seem to think they aren't addicts and don't have a problem because they acquire their drugs the "legitimate" way. A relative of mine took shiat tons of Oxycontin that he got from at least several doctors. He was also a real alcoholic. Yet he looked down his nose at anyone who bought theirs off the street. Go figure.


I think an important thing to keep in mind is:

A lot of prescription pill abusers know they are addicts but resign themselves to a managed addiction as the pain they live with every day is SO BAD if they couldn't stop it they would simply commit suicide. And usually their doctors agree, and thus the continued Rx.
2013-01-27 01:49:10 AM
2 votes:

Fecal Conservative: bunner: Fecal Conservative: If he/she had a minimum of 7 years to spend on Med school residency. Fair bit of time wouldn't you say?

And very expensive time. This means they should be entitled to an upper middle class lifestyle forever. Absolutely. because as soon as something bec.. never mind. Lots of people spent 7 years doing difficult sh*t and got the opportunity to continue doing it for another 60 years. 65 if they could afford a doctor.

You can spend 20 years on your first day as a journeyman bricklayer. What's your point?


What's yours?
2013-01-27 01:48:37 AM
2 votes:
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7558482/82145556#c82145556" target="_blank">Commander_Neckbeard</a>:</b> <i>I refuse to take any kind of narcotic analgesic for fear of addiction. I've taken them twice, once after I had my wisdom teeth out, (I took one pill and didn't really need that) and once when I broke down during a sinus infection and took one offered to me by my wife, felt very very guilty after that. I won't touch them anymore at all, and I'm hoping that I can keep singing that tune if I'm in pain.</i>

If you take them for short term as directed you should be OK, but it is a hell of a slope to fark with. Trust me you never want to be in "need" of this stuff as in chronic need. Last year i had an allergic reaction to a fairly common medication. It led to kidney and liver failure, to the point of dialysis. The worse part was my legs became swollen to the point of surgical intervention just to reduce the swelling. I almost lost my left leg. Due to nerve damage, I am now having to take Fentanyl to deal with the residual nerve damage. It works, but you pay heavy for the relief. It sucks.
2013-01-27 01:46:49 AM
2 votes:

ILoveBurritos: Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.


A lot of prescription pill abusers seem to think they aren't addicts and don't have a problem because they aquire their drugs the "legitimate" way. A relative of mine took shiat tons of Oxycontin that he got from at least several doctors. He was also a real alcoholic. Yet he looked down his nose at anyone who bought theirs off the street. Go figure.
2013-01-27 01:45:50 AM
2 votes:

Fecal Conservative: If he/she had a minimum of 7 years to spend on Med school residency. Fair bit of time wouldn't you say?


And very expensive time. This means they should be entitled to an upper middle class lifestyle forever. Absolutely. because as soon as something bec.. never mind. Lots of people spent 7 years doing difficult sh*t and got the opportunity to continue doing it for another 60 years. 65 if they could afford a doctor.
2013-01-27 01:45:43 AM
2 votes:

doglover: Why don't we just legalize recreational drug use?

Then doctors could review your medical records and advise you on the safest ways to get high and how to do so responsibly while pharmacists could legally sell you OTC strength things like marijuana and ecstasy and the really responsible types could get more dangerous things like opium fresh from Afghanistan which would boost their local economy if they could export it legally directly to America they'd finally have money to live a western lifestyle of relative opulence and it would reduce terrorism, end wars, and start to reduce the population once when everyone has pill-dick and can't finish.


Because that means fewer heavily armed jackbooted thugs kicking down wrong doors and murdering dogs for shiats and giggles
2013-01-27 01:43:33 AM
2 votes:

Fecal Conservative: bunner: Smackledorfer: Can we legalize marijuana yet?

Will that stop "doctors" from whoring out their prescription pads for a cut of the dope trade?

They aren't prescriptions. They're recommendations.


Doctors won't be able to get free trips to ski lodges and paid cruises for 'recommendations' though.
2013-01-27 01:33:04 AM
2 votes:

bunner: Say it with me. "As soon as something becomes primarily about money.."


...It will be banned, because people invested in the paper industry feel threatened by it?
2013-01-27 01:26:16 AM
2 votes:
Can we legalize marijuana yet?
2013-01-27 01:23:41 AM
2 votes:
Florida does not have a prescription drug registration, database, or pretty much any control over what licensed doctors do in their state.

This should've just been labled with the usual "Florida" tag as the entire state is "Scary".
2013-01-27 01:15:37 AM
2 votes:
Holy shiat does Florida not track that shiat at all? Here they would be up your ass after the first two scripts.
2013-01-27 09:55:01 AM
1 votes:

Commander_Neckbeard: I refuse to take any kind of narcotic analgesic for fear of addiction. I've taken them twice, once after I had my wisdom teeth out, (I took one pill and didn't really need that) and once when I broke down during a sinus infection and took one offered to me by my wife, felt very very guilty after that. I won't touch them anymore at all, and I'm hoping that I can keep singing that tune if I'm in pain.


You're not going to win any medals for putting yourself through serious pain.

This is where I get hung up. Is rx pain med abuse a problem? Absolutely. Are people addicted and wasting what could be an otherwise healthy life? Yes

But there is another group of people. People living with blinding farking pain. People who do need a metric farkton of meds to ease that misery. People who are treated like druggie shiatheads for it. Some people seem to think those people using too many meds are bad too. "They're addicted." Well, so what? They're not going to be contributing much to society living with that much pain anyways. Why should they be made to suffer? This isn't the Middle Ages.
2013-01-27 07:37:24 AM
1 votes:
What we need is a national healthcare database, so docs and pharmacies can look up patient records and see that Mr. Smith really did break his back 10 years ago and 5 states over. But noooo, patient privacy! Especially for politicians and celebrities,actually. They don't really give a damn about everyone else.
2013-01-27 06:55:18 AM
1 votes:

doglover: Why don't we just legalize recreational drug use?

Then doctors could review your medical records and advise you on the safest ways to get high and how to do so responsibly while pharmacists could legally sell you OTC strength things like marijuana and ecstasy and the really responsible types could get more dangerous things like opium fresh from Afghanistan which would boost their local economy if they could export it legally directly to America they'd finally have money to live a western lifestyle of relative opulence and it would reduce terrorism, end wars, and start to reduce the population once when everyone has pill-dick and can't finish.


Why?

Because the Right has spent the last half-century or so treating recreational drug use as a moral issue instead of a public health or societal issue. The dogma is that recreational drug use is objectively evil and inherently bad (except when the drug is alcohol or tobacco), and that use of it is a moral weakness and character flaw.

It got worse in the Reagan era, to be sure. Carter was talking about pushing for cannabis legalization, and if he'd gotten re-elected in 1980 that was on his agenda, but instead we got "Just Say No" Reagan and the "War on Drugs", but the conservatives had been railing against the evils of drugs for a lot longer. Go back and watch some of the 1960's version of Dragnet, and see Jack Webb delivering the 1969 version of a "Just Say No" anti-drug lecture about how bad drugs are.

From a purely logical standpoint, prescription drugs are probably the best for recreational use: they have a known strength, purity and dose and well documented and generally understood effects. However, the law is that's illegal, which means our law enforcement agencies spend a LOT of time and money tracking down pill dealers.

If our drug policy was changed to say make cannabis legal like tobacco and alcohol (i.e. regulated, taxed and commercially traded) and allow for recreational use of opiates under medical supervision, then I'd say the overall crime rate in the US (including violent crime) would probably drop sharply, prison populations would plummet, and it would go a long way to improving the quality of life in America.

. . . but that won't happen. Too many people have too much invested in keeping it a "moral' issue. Not the least of which is the drug dealers, who would be out of business if their Federal price supports were repealed and everybody could get their highs easily and legally at Walgreens and CVS.
2013-01-27 06:38:27 AM
1 votes:

doglover: Why don't we just legalize recreational drug use?

Then doctors could review your medical records and advise you on the safest ways to get high and how to do so responsibly while pharmacists could legally sell you OTC strength things like marijuana and ecstasy and the really responsible types could get more dangerous things like opium fresh from Afghanistan which would boost their local economy if they could export it legally directly to America they'd finally have money to live a western lifestyle of relative opulence and it would reduce terrorism, end wars, and start to reduce the population once when everyone has pill-dick and can't finish.


Bingo! But God forbid politicians of America accept reality and treat adults like grown-ups. Of course, if you come from a wealthy family (hello politicians) you can easily afford and have access to every and any thing one could want.

A $2,000 hooker (whoops, escort!) doing your dong in the limo after a night at the opera? Good show! A working man getting a $20 head job in the alley because his pig of a wife chooses to pretend the lad has no needs? Oh, arrest that scallywag, fine him big and shame him in public while placing his name on a pervert offender list for life.

I've no doubt the wealthier and more powerful families are the more immoral and debased their tastes run. They are free to drink deeply of the water and the wine, to victimize others for their pleasure and to pressure men of medicine into dispensing them whatever they wish. Merely get the drop on someone and you have them by the jewels, and that's what wealthy/powerful people do.

We the great unwashed are here to be thankful for whatever scraps we may be tossed, pay arrest fines and serve jail time. To suffer in silence, to break our backs in factories and to long for a better life. The sooner Americans wake the hell up and put those firearms they cherish to good use the quicker things can become fair for all.
2013-01-27 06:09:42 AM
1 votes:

omnimancer28: Rumpertumpskin: Ambien is also being depicted in articles as a blackout drug. Some people take it and flake, which makes for good reading.

Here is an article from 3 days ago:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/01/10/fda-cuts-ambien-dosage s -in-half-amid-concerns-of-sleepy-driving

The short term effects are not really what bother me about Ambien. It is the lack of studies regarding long-term use. The studies that DO exist indicate that long-term daily use leads to tolerance, severe insomnia, and memory loss not related to the "blackouts". Scary shiat when I consider how many of my patients have developed such a need for it that they cannot sleep without using Ambien + a benzodiazepine.


I'm sorry but that's a load of horseshiat. Took me five minutes to find this one:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23115404 and I've read more based off links from there.

It's not for everyone, but for chronic insomniacs like me it's a freakin' godsend. I take it responsibly, see my doctor every few months, and so far I have yet to have one incident in SEVEN YEARS (at 20mg/night for 5 of those, no less). The few nights I skipped it so I could stay up and do some extended traveling, I suffered exactly *zero* withdrawal. You want dependence, try dropping off Effexor. Or booze after using it to try and sleep for a while, and that shiat doesn't even require an RX.

I'm no more dependent on it than I am my Wellbutrin.

It should be clamped down on, it gets handed out like candy, I admit that. But for me, I have yet to hear a downside to my arrangement, as it has far less of an aftermath than seroquel or lunesta, and yes, I've been through every form of sleep modification and counseling you can imagine.

IT. WORKS. If I take it the rest of my life, so what? Is it going to give me cancer? No. Organ failure? No. High blood pressure... oh wait, that's the goddamn robotussin I took a couple of weeks again.

/to quote someone else: "From my cold, sleeping fingers..."
2013-01-27 05:47:41 AM
1 votes:

Snausages75: I am not implying that your wife has a problem,


Well she isn't taking it anymore, so I guess it isn't a problem.  She also isn't sleeping.

I don't get the problem.  It puts you to sleep for at least 8 hours, you wake up rested, and you go about your day.  It does exactly what it's supposed to do and it helps people who can't sleep.

omnimancer28: Perhaps the new doctor actually cares about helping her treat the root cause of her insomnia


I wish, but he hasn't made any move in that direction, either.  He just seems to think avoiding sleeping pills is eventually going to get her into a normal sleeping pattern.  I can sympathize with his reasoning, but this common belief that people sleep when they are tired isn't necessarily true. She just goes weeks being tired all the time.

We've been married 22 years, and she hasn't slept easily for any of them.  Myself, I have the apnea, so I've been to countless sleep studies and I can sleep like a baby.  Before I got the CPAP, I could still fall asleep at the drop of a hat, but I wasn't getting any good sleep.
2013-01-27 05:08:17 AM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Genevieve Marie: Yup. It's why so awful for me to get a new ambien prescription when I moved.

WTF is it with doctor's and ambien these days? It's not a painkiller. I don't even think it counts as a controlled substance.

My wife was on it for years, and when she had to change doctors after we moved, the new guy parsed out Ambien like it was made of diamonds. She was accustomed to taking one every night, and he wouldn't give her a prescription for more than 30 pills for three months. He told her to turn a fan on in the bedroom if she was having trouble sleeping.

What. The. Fark?


Ambien is a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. For comparison, Vicodin is Schedule III, Percocet is Schedule II, and heroin is Schedule I.

I am not implying that your wife has a problem, but I worked with a pharmacist whose wife was addicted to it and had a nasty time getting clean. I think Eminem was also addicted to it for a time.

I had good luck with taking Rozerem for insomnia. It is not a controlled substance; it's related to melatonin. The only crap things about taking it was the nasty $50/month copay and the fact that it didn't work on middle insomnia (when you can't stay asleep.).
2013-01-27 05:08:02 AM
1 votes:

Rumpertumpskin: Ambien is also being depicted in articles as a blackout drug. Some people take it and flake, which makes for good reading.

Here is an article from 3 days ago:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/01/10/fda-cuts-ambien-dosage s -in-half-amid-concerns-of-sleepy-driving


The short term effects are not really what bother me about Ambien. It is the lack of studies regarding long-term use. The studies that DO exist indicate that long-term daily use leads to tolerance, severe insomnia, and memory loss not related to the "blackouts". Scary shiat when I consider how many of my patients have developed such a need for it that they cannot sleep without using Ambien + a benzodiazepine.
2013-01-27 04:54:52 AM
1 votes:
Ambien is also being depicted in articles as a blackout drug. Some people take it and flake, which makes for good reading.

Here is an article from 3 days ago:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/01/10/fda-cuts-ambien-dosage s -in-half-amid-concerns-of-sleepy-driving
2013-01-27 04:19:26 AM
1 votes:
CSB:

I have chronic gastritis and have spent many days in hospital beds and emergency rooms. One recent 5-year period of my life yielded 4 ER visits including a 6 day stay in the hospital for observation (thank you, God, for Xanax and Dilaudid). I have always been an anxious person, so my doctor gave me the smallest possible prescription for Xanax, which worked SO well at helping to regulate my GI issues that I went to see a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. When I mentioned I thought my anxiety was affecting my stomach he said that can often be the case and recommended I see a psychiatrist. I'm assuming I had no problem getting my current Klonopin prescription because my PC had been seeing me for about 15 years and I already had a diagnosis including anxiety from the specialist.

The funny part is that it's all this talk about doctor shopping, etc., that kept me from asking for the very thing that has kept me out of the hospital for 2 years now.

/One time I put off going to the hospital, for fear of cost, for 6 days but eventually relented because I couldn't even keep water down (well not much anyway) and was afraid I'd die from dehydration.
//It's amazing how quickly they get you in to see someone when you tell them you haven't been able to keep down liquids for 6 days.
2013-01-27 03:53:26 AM
1 votes:
FTFA:
"We have patients who come in all the time trying to get them and we just keep it simple and tell them we don't have any because we don't carry them," said Dr. Suleman Bux.

OMG, really? Why, that's tantamount to people trying to get something they want and/or need for themselves, if you ask me. How dare these people try to think for themselves? This is a decision that should be made by a doctor, or a health care insurance bureaucrat, or really anyone OTHER THAN the patient.

Thank FSM the way have mechanisms in place to save the people from themselves!

/aaaaaaaand the laaaaaaaaand ooo-ooo-ooof the freeeeee-eee....
2013-01-27 03:52:16 AM
1 votes:
www.piquenewsmagazine.com

/a picture is always worth more than a thousand words
//go green, come clean
2013-01-27 03:12:39 AM
1 votes:
I did not understand what was going on until I ran into an old friend who did this a few years ago. She was on 25 pills 3x a day. Absolutely insane! This was beyond recreation and beyond pain management. She was unable to work so those that she had extra she sold to people, it created a dangerous cycle. Then buying them back 2 days later.
After seeing her lifestyle a few times I had to cut her loose as a friend because she kept asking me for money etc.. and I did not want to enable it.
I'm sure she is still doing it now and wonder how people can live like that.
2013-01-27 02:56:22 AM
1 votes:
Housemate went through some shiat over the last couple years. Probably ended up seeing a dozen or more doctors, at least one scrip from each. Most ended up not working out, or being supplanted/replaced by a different medication.

Only two pharmacies though.

Still, some people might actually need, you know, medical care from more than one doc.
2013-01-27 02:54:08 AM
1 votes:

7th Son of a 7th Son: CSB time :

Only time I've been on pain meds is when I got my wisdoms out. Was prescribed hydrocodone by my dentist due to my lower right one coming in sideways and it's roots were wrapped around bone. Oral surgeon gave me Oxys after the surgery. I had all 4 taken out at once (made sense for financial reasons). My father dropped my Oxy script off at Walgreens and I was hoping the local anesthetic would hold me over til then. About 3 hours in, the damn thing still wasn't ready, and the local was wearing off so I took one of my hydros, and about 30 farking mins later my Oxys were ready. Took an Oxy on top of the hydro, and that was a great night. Stupid goddamn Walgreens.


Thank the FSM for small town pharmacies. When my grandpa was in his final days, hospice got him set up in his home and set up his prescriptions with the local mom and pop. I never had a bit of trouble picking up his prescriptions. I had to print and sign my name for some of the heavy stuff but that was it.
2013-01-27 02:43:37 AM
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The My Little Pony Killer:At any point during one of those blood draws, did you ever think to mention that you might be ready for a change in dosage?  Doctors like to be kept in the loop about medical decisions like that, I hear.

I've always insisted on the 10/325 because if I don't need the whole 10, I have a pill splitter and simply cut one in half. The old doc was cool with  that. I think he just got very suspicious when he'd been seeing me for years and had never once seen my system without any Vics or  Ativan at all in it, though he was used to seeing my blood levels of the stuff vary, based on the level of pain. Because my pain is not consistent in duration or even intensity, I like to have the option to take the 10/325 every four hours if necessary, or just half of one every six or eight hours if necessary. The Ativan is more like a rescue drug for me, so it shouldn't be surprising at all if I have a  GREAT month or so with little pain, no or very little anxiety and therefore nearly nothing in my system. It's just that one time there  was nothing at all in my system, dude acted  like I was demon drug dealer child from the darkest part  of Tartarus. Yeesh.

Aidan: Real Women Drink Akvavit: We finally reached an agreement where I would enter into a spreadsheet what days I did and did not take what meds that are PRN and bring it in with me for each recheck. Problem solved and the urge to kick him in the nads repeatedly faded very quickly. Unfortunately, he retired a couple years later, so I get to meet a new doctor for a primary care physician (if we get on with one another) this Tuesday.

The thing here that gives me the raging heebie-jeebies is that I'm much like you; I'll take drugs if I feel they're necessary, and I'll stop taking them when I no longer need them (no I'm not talking about antibiotics, so relax). And my doctor's perfectly fine with it. He more or less hands me what I think I need, or we discuss if there's better options. And as far as I can tell the only real difference between you and I is that I lucked out and got superomg healthcare. Somehow that makes me more trustworthy? That's just wrong.


I'm really hoping the new doc is going to be like this. You're right - it is wrong that because I have never in my adult life had health insurance I am treated very differently. I think there's a suspicion among some doctors that  if someone is paying cash they're already getting stuff from another doc through their health insurance. Chefs in small, independent restaurants usually don't get health insurance, so for me, it's always been cash. I always, always, always use the same pharmacy for my scripts though, so hopefully if things are difficult I can  just have the doc call the scripts in and they can  dish about what all I buy from 'em all they want. They can call every pharmacy in a 10 mile radius for all I care. I'm brutally honest about my health, including bad habits like smoking and the occasional drinking of akvavit so it wouldn't really bother me if they called up the  CVS (though I use Rite Aid for scripts) and found out I had bought two Chili Lindt chocolate bars, a box of condoms, dental floss and Raspberry White Chocolate coffee creamer. BFD. Have fun with imagination time with that one.
2013-01-27 02:33:33 AM
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penfold314: fusillade762: I told my dentist Vicodin made me itchy so she prescribed me Percocet instead. I was a happy camper.

/csb

You realize it is the opiates that are making you itchy


People react differently to different opiates. I know oxycodone (whats in percocet) doesnt make me as itchy as hydrocodone (whats in vicodin) but either way i still have to take a claratin when im prescribed painkillers.
2013-01-27 02:08:26 AM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: We finally reached an agreement where I would enter into a spreadsheet what days I did and did not take what meds that are PRN and bring it in with me for each recheck. Problem solved and the urge to kick him in the nads repeatedly faded very quickly. Unfortunately, he retired a couple years later, so I get to meet a new doctor for a primary care physician (if we get on with one another) this Tuesday.


The thing here that gives me the raging heebie-jeebies is that I'm much like you; I'll take drugs if I feel they're necessary, and I'll stop taking them when I no longer need them (no I'm not talking about antibiotics, so relax). And my doctor's perfectly fine with it. He more or less hands me what I think I need, or we discuss if there's better options. And as far as I can tell the only real difference between you and I is that I lucked out and got superomg healthcare. Somehow that makes me more trustworthy? That's just wrong.
2013-01-27 02:03:29 AM
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MurphyMurphy: A lot of prescription pill abusers know they are addicts but resign themselves to a managed addiction as the pain they live with every day is SO BAD if they couldn't stop it they would simply commit suicide. And usually their doctors agree, and thus the continued Rx.


Uh, sure. If someone actually NEEDS them to manage their pain, that's a different situation. At that point I don't even know why it would matter if they're addicted, unless it's really impacting their health or quality of life, since they have to do *something*.

I'm talking about people who get a taste of it at some point, get hooked, and take a scary amount of pills to get high. I've known a number of people like that. It's a bit hypocritical to bash someone for smoking weed when you're high as a kite all day on a bunch of Oxy that you got from your doctor(s).
2013-01-27 02:01:04 AM
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cretinbob: This is why I can't get something for my farking back.


I had to see 4 specialists to get anti-anxiety medications, because my primary "didn't feel morally sound" giving them to me himself.

Oh, and a pinched nerve at L4-5 with a protuding bone spur only requires Aleve and some proper stretching.

Tis why I started growing poppies myself.
2013-01-27 01:53:09 AM
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bunner: The whole doctor as holy shaman and selfless wearer of the 300,000.00 a pop guild cloak pose is not only part of the problem, it's not true.


I agree in part. I know someone who has put them-self into poverty for their life to practice rural medicine. There are many bad examples of money grubbing doctors but they're somewhat ignorant. They could much more easily feed their greed in finance.
2013-01-27 01:52:04 AM
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Fecal Conservative: I asked you first.


Sorry, I hated first grade when I was in it. The rerun looks less engaging. Adios, Rush.
2013-01-27 01:51:28 AM
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MurphyMurphy:

This is exactly why.

/and one more thing (from a person with history of ulcers), can we possibly get these pain drugs in un-cut time release caps? I'd love to be able to take one when needed without the 1000mg of NSAID wrecking my shiat for 10000 damage.


What kind of ulcers? If they are stomach you need to find something other than NSAIDS (tylenol maybe). NSAIDS including ibuprofen and aspirin can actually cause stomach ulcers.
2013-01-27 01:46:43 AM
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fusillade762: I told my dentist Vicodin made me itchy so she prescribed me Percocet instead. I was a happy camper.

/csb


You realize it is the opiates that are making you itchy
2013-01-27 01:31:43 AM
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Wow, I'm impressed.
2013-01-27 01:27:43 AM
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SquiggsIN: Florida does not have a prescription drug registration, database, or pretty much any control over what licensed doctors do in their state.

This should've just been labled with the usual "Florida" tag as the entire state is "Scary".


This
2013-01-27 01:17:18 AM
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doglover: Why don't we just legalize recreational drug use?

Then doctors could review your medical records and advise you on the safest ways to get high and how to do so responsibly while pharmacists could legally sell you OTC strength things like marijuana and ecstasy and the really responsible types could get more dangerous things like opium fresh from Afghanistan which would boost their local economy if they could export it legally directly to America they'd finally have money to live a western lifestyle of relative opulence and it would reduce terrorism, end wars, and start to reduce the population once when everyone has pill-dick and can't finish.


Because that would be logical.
2013-01-26 09:44:16 PM
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I told my dentist Vicodin made me itchy so she prescribed me Percocet instead. I was a happy camper.

/csb
2013-01-26 09:21:07 PM
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teto85: Rush's sister? Wife? Drag persona?


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2013-01-26 09:13:35 PM
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Those numbers are amazing. I've seen multiple docs and duplicate scripts.... But, Jesus.
 
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