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Board: Pain Management 10-21-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Hydromorphone

Gail- Sorry I'm late seeing this post. I'm so glad this situation was cleared up & taken care of with your doctor. This has happened all too many time with MANY PM patients because (believe it or...
Board: Pain Management 04-27-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Pain management MRI Results. Help me please

Hey There- I'm sorry I can't translate the medical jargon for you, but your doctor can do that. My doctor was very helpful & patient in explaining my MRI results to me. He actually had to break it...
Board: Pain Management 04-27-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,811
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Hydrocodone Not working

Lynette- I am so sorry to hear about your mother- I'll be sending positive thoughts & prayers for strength & comfort during this time for you.

I'm also sorry to hear about your continued &...
Board: Pain Management 04-27-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,699
Posted By ozzybug
Re: -Given blank script? Confused...

I ditto what Katlin said....I'd give the exact same advice.

This doctor is not being safe, and yes, I've also heard that pre-signing scrip sheets is illegal. I find it astonishing that any doctor...
Board: Pain Management 04-21-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,501
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Been on Norco for a while, false positive for dilaudid

The reason you tested positive for the morphine is because like you said, hydrocodone metabolizes into hydromorphone which is dilaudid/morphine, so if your doctor isn't aware of this fact, he has no...
Board: Pain Management 04-21-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,277
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Drug Test and False positive

I really hate that this happened to your husband. This has been a problem for many PM patients and most times causes the patient to be released from the doctor's care. I've said many times that PM...
Board: Pain Management 04-05-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By ozzybug
Re: My first post, just joined

Christine- Welcome to the community. It's always good to have someone/somewhere to go for support in this thing we call a pain journey. I'm not able to post often, but you will find a wealth of...
Board: Pain Management 02-26-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Are any of you reluctant to share the name of your PM doctor?

I don't share my doctor's name either. I feel bad for people who have chronic pain, but there are so many people who come to these boards and read things that describe our legit pain and our...
Board: Pain Management 12-23-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,868
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Filling out of state schedule 2 RX?

I'm so sorry you are left stressing about this, I know it puts a HUGE damper on your holiday plans.

I don't know how it goes in KY, but from what I understand, they are pretty strict. I can tell...
Board: Parenting Issues 12-08-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By ozzybug
Re: i am a idiot.........

Jed- I know how you feel girl. My daughter has been with a total BUM for many years. (since highschool, she's an adult now) He has no JOB, no LICENSE, doesn't go to school/college and sits around...
Board: Pain Management 12-07-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,796
Posted By ozzybug
Re: False positive ua

This is a horrible thing, and the PM patients are the ones who are falsely accused, then suffer the consequences. I've seen numerous stories of people who either 1.) get false positives or 2.) get...
Board: Pain Management 11-22-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,902
Posted By ozzybug
Re: When can I get my oxycodone filled? In pain!

Hey Velvet- I understand being in pain, I too am a CP patient, however, most doctors will not allow for their patients to take more than prescribed- especially with controlled substances.

I...
Board: Pain Management 10-08-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Explain to me the difference...

Wow Hip- I'm really sorry about this. I know you must be upset over this entire situation, I certainly would be.

It's good that you are asking this question & educating yourself. You MUST be your...
Board: Pain Management 10-05-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,874
Posted By ozzybug
Re: PM Contract Violation

Hey Andrew- I understand your concern, and I can tell you how my PM doctor handles this kind of thing and hope it helps.

My contract states that if there is an urgent care situation (during the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 10-05-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,240
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Why do people do this on pain meds

My thoughts are that if a person has never been addicted, they will never understand why an addict does the things they do to get their drug of choice.

For example, my husband struggled with (and...
Board: Pain Management 08-25-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Pain meds grrrrrr

ERhalt1- I can understand your frustration, many of us have been there before, but it's not uncommon for a new PM doctor to start you out at a low dose/low strength medication until you establish a...
Board: Pain Management 08-16-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,289
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Orthopedic dr won't see me because of Pain Management

Carscheles- I'm really sorry the ortho said they won't see you. It's really upsetting when you are trying to get the help you need and you hit a roadblock like that.

I would suggest the same thing...
Board: Pain Management 08-09-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Pain management in Atlanta

Congratulations! :D

I am so happy you were able to talk to your PM doctor have have him actually listen & understand what you are dealing with. Sometimes that's all it takes is a simple...
Board: Pain Management 08-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,017
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Help getting treatment (Oregon)

Hey Talk-
You don't sound like you're whining, you just sound like someone who's having pain issues and wants help so there's no need to apologize. Don't give up hope because there is help out...
Board: Pain Management 08-07-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,017
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Help getting treatment (Oregon)

I don't think you sounded harsh at all. You see, one of the drawbacks of communicating on-line is that everyone reading can only see & read the words- it doesn't allow them to see the concern on...
Board: Pain Management 08-07-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,017
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Help getting treatment (Oregon)

Hey Talknerdy- Iluvemycutedog has already given some great & helpful information, so I won't repeat what she's said. I will tell you that I didn't think an MRI would show anything when my doctor...
Board: Pain Management 08-06-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Pain management in Atlanta

Hey There Fed-
Finding the right PM doctor can be a hit or miss kind of thing, and it can take some time to finally find one that's caring, knowlegable, etc. I went through a few before finding my...
Board: Pain Management 08-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,474
Posted By ozzybug
Re: is it unreasonable to ask for a dose increase?

Sikofit- I'm really sorry you are having pain issues, as fellow CPer's we can all understand.

First, I want to caution you about taking herbal meds along with opioid medications unless your PM...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-02-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Addicted to Vicodin?

Oh- it's no problem at all. I truly wish I would have had some help & guidance when I first started down this chronic pain journey. I had to kind of find my way through, then I found places like...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-02-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Addicted to Vicodin?

Katlin- I was typing my reply while you were typing yours....haha.

Ozzybug
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-02-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Addicted to Vicodin?

Wow- looks like all three of us are youngins here. I'm 42, and have been suffering with my pain for 10 years now (due to a softball injury & the first surgeon botching my knee surgery up, which led...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-01-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Addicted to Vicodin?

I have to "Ditto" Katlin's response. She did a great job of explaining dependence as opposed to addiction. I will only add one thing.

My PM doctor explained all of this to me before prescribing...
Board: Pain Management 07-30-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Hi to all

Welcome to the group Stephanie- It truly is a trial & error thing in trying to find the right doctor & the appropriate treatment plan that helps isn't it? I've had a couple "doozies" as PM doctors...
Board: Pain Management 07-28-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 27,110
Posted By ozzybug
Re: False Positive for Dilaudid in Urine Test

I agree BB! I have found that my only choice is to do as much research as I can on my conditions as well as any treatments/meds, etc. I am dealing with.

So many of us have come to realize &...
Board: Pain Management 07-27-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 27,110
Posted By ozzybug
Re: False Positive for Dilaudid in Urine Test

Ditto what Katlin said on how to handle it when you see your doctor. It's very delicate, and I should have said what she said in my first post.

Thanks for bringing that up Katlin ;)

Ozzybug
Board: Pain Management 07-27-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 27,110
Posted By ozzybug
Re: False Positive for Dilaudid in Urine Test

Lambent- There is a GOOD reason you showed positive for hydromorphone in your system. It's because the Norco you take. The hydrocodone in the Norco breaks down to hydromorphone. This is where SO...
Board: Chronic Pain 06-21-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Looking for a dr. NOW! For Pain management,

Wow Tammy- I'm really sorry your doctor did this, and then to be told after 3 weeks of waiting that the other doctor won't accept your insurance!!?? I know your heart sank when you were told...
Board: Pain Management 06-19-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Does anyone know a good Dr. to see for Pain in the dc metro area?

TooYoung- I too am sorry to hear what you're going though. It really wreaks havoc on your life when you have constant, uncontrolled pain. I had to do it for years before I was able to find a truly...
Board: Codependency 05-31-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Lost & confused

Oh Luvv2- It's a terrible place to be, having to watch the man you love destroy his health & his family. I can truly sympathize with you. I just posted on another thread about a wife dealing with...
Board: Codependency 05-31-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,187
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Isn't it bad enough already? Living with Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde...

Foreveragain- Sweetie, my heart goes out to you & your children. I had to deal with watching the man I love be addicted to two separate substances, and it was horrible. I loved him so much, but...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-02-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,058
Posted By ozzybug
Re: I'm out of pills!

Norco- I am so sorry you are still feeling so bad, but I promise you it does get better. Your body didn't become dependant on the pills overnight, it took a while, and you were on those meds for a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-30-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,058
Posted By ozzybug
Re: I'm out of pills!

Norco- You just keep on keepin' on. I've found that if your spirit is strong & 100% determined, then it will win out over the mind & body. Eventually, your body will give up the fight &...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-30-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,058
Posted By ozzybug
Re: I'm out of pills!

Norco- I have been reading/following this thread, and I want to tell you my heart goes out to you. You have gone through hell and back, and yet you keep on going. I admire your honesty & courage.
...
Board: Pain Management 03-08-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,734
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Policy change at the PM's office!

Oddyssey- Wow, I am so sorry they are doing this to you. I can see where you are feeling suprised, hurt, saddened and confused. I tell you, the FDA is really making things near about impossible for...
Board: Pain Management 05-28-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,516
Posted By ozzybug
Re: red flagged by a crock doc. what can I do?

I don't know how it is in your area, but where I live if you get red flagged, ALL of the local pharmacies, Urgent Cares, ER & doctors are notified via computer. I know this because a friend of mine...
Board: Pain Management 05-26-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,853
Posted By ozzybug
Re: My Story (just need to vent today)

I'm really sorry you are in this situation. It's aweful to be labelled and to have a red flag and when you've done nothing wrong it's just horrible.

If you are really serious about trying to...
Board: Pain Management 05-26-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,587
Posted By ozzybug
Re: A question about PM, ethics, programs LONG post.

I agree with the others. Do NOT, for any reason sign anything that states you are medication dependent. As already stated, it can and will come back and bite you in the backside. Basically, if you...
Board: Pain Management 05-11-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Valium/percoset

Hey there Clasact- I hope you continue to feel better and that your surgery provides relief from your back issues. It sounds like you are coming along nicely!

As far as drinking with any kind of...
Board: Arachnoiditis 05-10-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,097
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Abusive Doctor

Well, since your primary referred you to this PM doctor, then maybe you can sit down with him and discuss your concerns about how your current PM is treating you. Ask if there are any other PM...
Board: Pain Management 05-10-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,168
Posted By ozzybug
Re: percocet/ tylenol and liver toxcity

So sorry to hear about your problems. I know this concerns and worries you. The liver is one of those things we truly need to keep healthy.

Both the liver toxicity & the antibiotics can and will...
Board: Arachnoiditis 05-10-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,097
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Abusive Doctor

Wow Julie- I'm sorry to hear that your PM is treating you so badly. YES- we pain management patients can be "high maintenance", BUT not by our choice. Treating chronic intractable pain isn't as...
Board: Chronic Pain 05-07-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Which Way Will It Go?

Fibro- I too am really glad this worked out for you. There are very few stories of this nature that don't end with the patient being dismissed.

It's a good thing to be honest, and it appears your...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,785
Posted By ozzybug
Re: addicted to percocet's

Young- It all depends on what you feel is going to work best for you. If you have already tapered down to just 2 pills a day, you have come a very long way on your own. You should be very proud of...
Board: Chronic Pain 05-06-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Which Way Will It Go?

I know how you feel. I was diagnosed with fibro a few years ago, and although I didn't like what I heard, it DID help to know there was an explanation for the pain I was having. I have other issues...
Board: Sexual Health - Women 05-06-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,137
Posted By ozzybug
Re: Please help me, affecting our marriage.....

Himmy- I hate to tell you this, but one of the main side effects of many anti-depressants is lack of sexual desire/sex drive. I was on Prozac many years ago, and it helped so much with my...
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