Opioid Crisis?? Well that didnt take long

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    Predicted this and its already on the way. I am not in chronic pain but have had some recent experience being denied needed pain meds. Injured my hand at work which required two surgeries to fix, partly because they didn't do an immediate MRI and were working off just an x-ray. Forget the generic of what I was given, was oxy something, fake Percocet. After three days was rdy to rip cast off because I couldn't stand it anymore. Called ortho told em I need the real thing and got a series of lies, one was a med they had prescribed with the pain meds boosted the pain med and was I taking it. Problem is it doesn't say that anywhere except their take home instructions because I always check my meds out. When I informed her of this she got nasty and hung up. Dr then tried the there are so many formulations of it he cant waste time trying to personalize it to me. Go and ask the friendly pharmacist how many there were, 3.....
    'We're treated like drug addicts': As America fights opioid addiction, the healthcare system is failing people who live with chronic pain
    'We're treated like drug addicts': As America fights opioid addiction, the healthcare system is failing people who live with chronic pain
     
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    Are you okay? You're typing.... are you on an opioid binge right now?
     
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    That sign in your signature. Now that's funny! And dead on.
     
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    Here's the thing - if you're taking Percocet or Oxys long-term for "chronic pain", you ARE a drug addict.

    This is a matter of chemistry, not morals.
     
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    Addiction to all these drugs is pretty well documented. Rush Limbaugh was addicted to Oxycontin.
     
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    Nothing but indifference.....very telling
     
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    You know, CBD oils are legal, even in places like TX. And, I know from personal experience from watching my roomie that they work.

    Ever thought about trying them?
     
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    Sorry to hear that. That's the Catch-22 for severe pain. The 'real stuff' is really addicting but aren't many alternatives. Depending on the type of pain Marijuana can help.
     
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    Lose my job
     
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    To be fair, a lot of people who want pain pills just want to get high. Emergency rooms get as many people wanting a buzz as they do people who are actually hurt. I don't know what the answer is, but I know the extreme attitude that doctors have is hurting people who really need the pain relief.
     

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