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posted 04-30-2003 02:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DragracerNpain     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not getting my pain meds off the street anymore, but I was wondering if anyone else has had to do this?

I have had my severe lower back pain for about 6 years now, but it has just gotten really bad in the last 1 1/2 year. I have had 4 epidurals in the past, 2 about 3 1/2 years ago, where the doc gave me a script for 36 Lortab 7.5, another epidural a year later (got 36 more Lortab 7.5), and then I got into a pain clinic at HealthSouth of Alabama and had another epidural under x-ray and was put to sleep and I only got 10-Lortab 5s. This is pathetic.

I only needed pain pills every now and then and never really went to a Dr. for a script, until last year after I had the 4th epidural. My pain had really gotten bad and I stared getting worried. The pain clinic that I was going to at that time(HealthSouth of Alabama), the doc kept promising to put me on a high strength time released pain killer. Well that ~@!`*'"!,/~ doctor did nothing but take every penny that I had, sent me to a pain sycho Dr. that cost me $500 and never did start me on a script. I had hit rock bottom, not being able to work, had gotten very depressed because of the pain and also had gotten suicidal.

I was having to buy any pain meds that I needed off of the street. I was buying mostly Lortab 7.5 and 10s, but I ran across a couple of Roxicets and 15mg Hydrocodone w/100mg of Tylenol. This was getting hard to do because I was out of work and street prices are very high$$$$.

I was off work from July-November and then had to quit work because of my pain.

At the beginning the meds were helping. I had to have something just to be able to live day to day. After awhile, my pain got worse and I found myself having to take the Lortabs by the handful just to get the pain down to where I could tollerate it and then my friend gave me a 10mg Methadone. It did what 15 Lortab 10s could not do and lasted much longer.

In September of 2002, I finally got into a wonderful pain clinic at U.A.B.'s Kirklin Clinic at Birmingham and that doctor started me from day #1 on 2 Methadone 10mg a day and I was just raised up to 3 Methadone a day.

Is there anyone else out there that has had to buy their pain meds off of the street and pay the very high street prices ???

This is a shame to our country and our medical system. People that really need the pain meds can't get them and the ones that don't need them are getting them and making a fortune off of them.

Is there anything that we the people in pain can do about this? This just burns me up that most doctors will not prescribe pain meds to people that need them, even if they have 5 years worth of records stating that they have pain. The doctors always say, "you could get addicted on those", and I think to myself, I would rather be addicted to pain meds than to live in extreme pain for the rest of my life.

God Bless All of You that have to live with pain.

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I can't believe that I am the only one on this board that has been in enough pain that I had to result to buying pain meds off of the street.

I know that doctors are not prescribing everyone the pain meds that they need and I know that if anyone has been in pain like I have and not prescribed the meds, that they just sat around and did nothing. I know someone has had to get what they needed off of the street just to get rid of their pain sometime.

I just guess that everyone that has had to do this wants to keep this private and not let enyone else know about it, thats OK, I'm not proud of doing this myself, but it is something that I had to do in order to stay alive. If I hadn't, I would have probably committed suicide, but thank God that I finally got a good doctor that understands and gives me what I need.

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posted 04-30-2003 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Karla     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After being in severe excrusiating chronic pain every day for 5 years I not once considered bying my drugs on the street. My dr. would only perscribe me percacet and vicodin. I took it daily and it only lowered my pain on a scale of 1-10 from a 10 to a 9or 8. Never did much of anything for me. I prayed to God daily to open my drs. eyes to me taking methadone or morphine or diluadid. My dr. fought me on it for years. Finally he sent me to a pain specialist who put me on methadone. For the last 6 months my pain has been nonexistant. I was suicidal, lost my job and was on disability. I had a mental brake down and was phycotic from all the pain I was under. Not once did I consider bying off the street. This is dangerous and illegal. What if someone sold the wrong/bad stuff to you? What if it was a cop? Are you willing to sit in jail with your pain? I tell you the jails don't care and you don't have a right to see a dr and you won't get any pills in there either. What if you build up a dependency? Are you going to play dr and risk overdoseing? I think you will find there are not a lot of people willing to risk these factors to go out and "buy their own". I think what you did was more of an isolated incident and pretty stupid. You should care more about yourself than to risk such things. You got off lucky this time. Maybe next time you wont be so lucky. Think on these things.

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posted 04-30-2003 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for shadykatie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
never bought pain meds off the street! i've been in pain for a long time now - diagnosed w/ rsd 3 yrs. ago and to be honest i never even thought of that as an option. before the docs got my pain under control i had days where i would have rather been dead then to experience that much pain! i'm sure we all have had days like that but the street - nope not me. i know in my state the doctors have to treat your pain -it's against the law if they don't
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I am not getting my pain meds off the street anymore, but I was wondering if anyone else has had to do this?

I have had my severe lower back pain for about 6 years now, but it has just gotten really bad in the last 1 1/2 year. I have had 4 epidurals in the past, 2 about 3 1/2 years ago, where the doc gave me a script for 36 Lortab 7.5, another epidural a year later (got 36 more Lortab 7.5), and then I got into a pain clinic at HealthSouth of Alabama and had another epidural under x-ray and was put to sleep and I only got 10-Lortab 5s. This is pathetic.

I only needed pain pills every now and then and never really went to a Dr. for a script, until last year after I had the 4th epidural. My pain had really gotten bad and I stared getting worried. The pain clinic that I was going to at that time(HealthSouth of Alabama), the doc kept promising to put me on a high strength time released pain killer. Well that ~@!`*'"!,/~ doctor did nothing but take every penny that I had, sent me to a pain sycho Dr. that cost me $500 and never did start me on a script. I had hit rock bottom, not being able to work, had gotten very depressed because of the pain and also had gotten suicidal.

I was having to buy any pain meds that I needed off of the street. I was buying mostly Lortab 7.5 and 10s, but I ran across a couple of Roxicets and 15mg Hydrocodone w/100mg of Tylenol. This was getting hard to do because I was out of work and street prices are very high$$$$.

I was off work from July-November and then had to quit work because of my pain.

At the beginning the meds were helping. I had to have something just to be able to live day to day. After awhile, my pain got worse and I found myself having to take the Lortabs by the handful just to get the pain down to where I could tollerate it and then my friend gave me a 10mg Methadone. It did what 15 Lortab 10s could not do and lasted much longer.

In September of 2002, I finally got into a wonderful pain clinic at U.A.B.'s Kirklin Clinic at Birmingham and that doctor started me from day #1 on 2 Methadone 10mg a day and I was just raised up to 3 Methadone a day.

Is there anyone else out there that has had to buy their pain meds off of the street and pay the very high street prices ???

This is a shame to our country and our medical system. People that really need the pain meds can't get them and the ones that don't need them are getting them and making a fortune off of them.

Is there anything that we the people in pain can do about this? This just burns me up that most doctors will not prescribe pain meds to people that need them, even if they have 5 years worth of records stating that they have pain. The doctors always say, "you could get addicted on those", and I think to myself, I would rather be addicted to pain meds than to live in extreme pain for the rest of my life.

God Bless All of You that have to live with pain.


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posted 04-30-2003 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tattooedmonkey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I personally believe that many of us have had to take that road at one time or another. I used to have to do that, and I didn't like the risk that was involved. I am a family man, with alot to lose, but my options were to either let the pain totally consume me and every aspect of my life, or resort to whatever I had to do to get it under control. I did what I had to do, even as I do now. I don't get stuff off the "streets" anymore, don't have to, but I certainly understand why people do. It's ridiculous the position that we are put in. With proper pain management, none of this would be necessary. It's a sad state of affairs, that in America of all places, where most pharmaceuticals are produces, you are unable to get proper treatment. God bless all of you and I hope that you find some peace and rest from the pain!!

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posted 05-01-2003 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Autumn Angel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good Morning DragracerNpain.. I have never had to get them off the street but my daughter tells me about people she knows that sell them.
5 bucks a tab for percs and one sells for 2.50 a tab. Geez I couldnt believe it considering I get them for free on my drug plan. I dont understand how these people that get a hold of them and sell them can get them so easy when people in REAL pain have trouble even getting a script for 20. I am lucky enough my doc gives me 100 for 25 days to take 1 tab 4 times a day.
I dont know if I could buy them off the street be too scared and who knows who is selling them to you and what they added.
I hope you are now getting the relief you need, have a nice day.
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Hey DragracerNpain

If you have had that any epideralls and no relief, find yourself a pain management doctor right away. I have had six total, and that is all that is allowed. Had nerve block and facet shots too......nothing......Finally after 2 years of endless suffering, I tried the morphine pump trial and it WORKS. Lower back pain gone.........

I'm scheduled to go to hospital for permanent one on Monday May 5th............Wish me luck

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Had to respond to this--I live in a small community of around 15 thousand people. Dilaudid is known as the scourge of our town. There are weekly writeups in the papaer about the problem of prescription drugs sold on the street. I was amazed frankly as I had a hell of a time finding a doctor to prescribe any. I can see now why that is. the ones who get the pills for no reason but to ell are making it harder on the legitimate people who actually need these drugs. Here a 8mg dilaudid pill sells on the street for 40 to 80 dollars each. The high price reflects the high demand out there for them. Every month i have enough prescribed pills to pay off my house!! Each month!! I would be terrified to sell them as I need them badly and the risk is too great, but can see why it tempts people. Before I found my present doctor I tried to find some on the street because I was dying without them. The humiliation of having to track a guy down wait for him or her to show up hardened me to find legitimate sources. It is a shame sufferers do get to that point in this country. The friendly liquor store is always wide open though. Could never understand the govt's thinking on that.

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I agree with the monkey and Yes,The good ol' bottle contains a mighty potent pain killer obtainable to anyone over the age of 21 that has the stomach for it.The street has played it's role in the past although I would advise this for no-one.The internet is a lot safer means for those unable to get relief thru their local md's.At least for class 3 and below you have a bottle with a pharmacy,md,and your name on it.This usually passes legal inspection.Randy

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I have not ever had to get my pain meds off of the street, but after going into w/d last weekend, I can see why some people would resort to doing so. I know with all of the stigma accosiated with pain killers, it is getting harder every day to find a Dr wiiling to treat the pt with chronic pain issues. I live in Ky, and about 2 months ago there was a Dr's office that was busted for passing out narcotics, mainly oxycontin, for no legitimate reason. Tha earticle stated that he wrote 2594 scripts for narcotics in one month period, The office staff said in an interview that many pt's brought in falsified MRI readings, to get the drugs, The Dr stated that he knew that most of his pts were addicts,and Dr shoppers but he still wrote the sripts out. Many of the neighboring businesses had complained of people dealing the drugs outside of the office. This Dr was caught using the state-wide database, which can detect which Dr's are writing too many scripts for narcotics.

I thought this was a very interesting article, and explains why it is so hard for the legitimate pt to get treated accuratley.

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Maybe so--but that should be up to he doctor to floow up and don't just hand them out. Here in canada the doc wants you in and out in less than 10 minutes. How can he or she make an accurate diagnosis in that time? They whine that they don't make enough money. A way to fix it is this---Family doc sees patient--does not know whats wrong--refers patient to specialist who finds problem who then recommends surgeon. Here they all get paid big bucks. Why? Doc 1 didn't know what was wrong. Why pay him? I was an electrician--you call me to your home--I can't fix the problem would any of you doctors pay me? Also in canada doctors do not have enough accountability. Next to impossible to sue a doctor here. That's why many are so arrogant. If I don't like his attitude or methods--he doesn't care if i leave--there are 50 more poor buggers waiting to get in. I would bet there are more botched operations in Canada than you can shake a stick at. They cover each others behinds. If they knew that someone was watching their behinds you can bt patient treatment would improve drastically. Anyways--sorry bout the rant I've had to deal with my share of these overpaid pompous abtuse doctors.

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Been there done that! I'm to old and it's way too risk
filled,from being busted to being burned.....
I have basically the same horror story most folk on
this board have been through.I agree Our Med.system
is a "pain",but you have to consider most M.D.'s posi-
tion,eventhough they P*** us off.They gotta was their
butts for DEA monitors prescriptions or so I'm told.
Peace,
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Karla, shadykatie,

When I said that I had to buy some pain meds off of the street, I didn't mean that I just went out looking for someone that was selling them. I had a best friend that had a neibhor that sold Lortabs and Methadone. My friend did not sell drugs for her, he just got the pain meds for me and me only, just because I was in desperate need of them. The risk of buying some drugs for pain and having them to be for something else or having them spiked with something was out of the question. I know my drugs and I knew very well what I was getting everytime that I bought some pain pills thru my friend.

I have been to 19 differant doctors in the last 6 years and have had opinion after opinion saying that my back was not nowhere near bad enough for surgery. My neurosurgeon that I had been going to on a regular basis would always tell me to find another career, lay in the bed for 1-2 weeks, never to bend over again for the rest of my life, and to do these back exercises and I would be able to prevent back surgery for life, but what about the ~`^*":!@~ pain ? He would give me a script of (12)Vicodan 5mg and then warn me about the addiction to pain meds.

I finally had to quit my job of 6 years, back in November of 2002. Now I am going through Vocational Rehablitation and being trained to type and to work with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

I had got into a terrable pain clinic at HealthSouth in B'ham, AL, where I had my 4th and last epidural and was promised pain meds from day #1. After going to about 7 differant appts., I was told to go to a pain physicologist. That cost me $500 that I didn't have to start with. I had been out of work a tremendous amount of time. After going to the pain physco, I was promised that my pain doc would start me on a high strength pain medication. My mother had to take off work to carry me. I went in to the pain doc crying like a baby, I was in so much pain. My pain doc said that I would have to wait awhile longer before he could do anything. My mother ended up having to carry me to an emergency room because I had gotten suicidal because I felt noone cared how bad I hurt, I just couldn't take all the pain any longer. At the ER, nothing was done, so 6 hours later after returning home, my friend brought me about 5 Lortab 7.5s over. That really helped me to get thru that night and the next day, they brought my pain level down from a 10 to about a 7,just where I could tollerate it. I feel that my friend was Heaven Sent for that favor.

I only bought meds off of the street for about 7 months and then I got into a wonderful pain clinic that started me on 2-Methadones 10mg a day and was just increased to 3 a day last month.


tattooedmonkey, HERMIT, Jay54,

I'm glad to know that there is others on here besides me that has had to resort to illegaly buying our pain meds on the street. Like I said above, I didn't just get them from anyone, it was always thru my best friend and it was just because I asked him to do this for because I needed the pain meds very bad. If it were not for my friend getting me these Lortabs and Methadones, I would have bought a lot stronger pain med "Oxycontin" thru another friend, so it's a good thing that I came across with the weaker meds or I may be really messed up by now.

fallllea,
There is no way that I will ever go to drinking to cure pain. I have tried that in the pat and the next day I would feel worst than the day before. I have been stopped drinking for about 6 years now and never plan on starting back.


Autumn Angel,
Sorry that it took so long to respond back to everyone. The street prices that you have qouted sounds pretty low for around here. You hardly ever see any Percs on the street and the Lortabs sell for around $4-$5 a piece and I was getting the 10mg Methadones for $5 a tab, which was a deal. And yes Autumn Angel, I am getting some of the relief that I needed. There for awhile I didn't think that I was going to make it.

rambono,
I have had 3 epidurals without anthesia or x-ray and my 4th and final epidural a year ago under x-ray and while being put to sleep. My pain was worst a week later after the epidural, than before I had it. The epidurals just don't help the problem that I have.
I will NEVER get another epidural for as long as I live. I have thought of a morphine pump, but right now 3-10mg Methadone a day is helping me OK, I just have to be real careful with everything that I do.

chumbo,
I know what it is like having to go thru withdrawals for pain pills. I had a very slight problem with that back when I was taking Lortabs. Now that I'm on Methadone, I haven't had a withdrawal since September, 2002. I have stopped taking my Methadone for up to 2 weeks just to make sure that I had not developed an addiction and I didn't have any problem except for the pain coming back, no W/D whatsoever.

I have to agree with any doctors losing their license and doing plenty of prison time for giving out scripts for pain meds to people that don't need them, but I also think that anyone that has a legitimate reason for needing pain meds should be able to receive a script for whatever it takes to help them or the doctor should be held liable for any pain, suffering, and mental anguish. The pain doc that I first went to and kept promising me relief deserves nothing but torture and DEATH for what he put me through. I have all of the records, x-rays, MRIs, and bone-scans to show that I have a problem, but still had he!! getting a doc to perscribe me what I needed.

It should be a law against not being able to get pain meds if you really need them.

God Bless all of you and I hope all the best in life.

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Haven't any of you ever thought of using the internet pharmacies to get pills? I use them all the time. They are expensive, but I get hydro 10/500 #100 evry 25 days from an internet doctor. Its about a 100$ a month, but they ship right to your door, and its legal. All you need is legitimate medical records which the doctor looks at, then he calls you, asks what you want and bam! Two days later they arrive at your door. OP's (online pharmacies/physicians) literally saved my life. This is much safer and cheaper than getting it on the street. Take Care all!

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Fibro--you get hydromorph online? i sincerely doubt it maybe percocet--but I doubt that will be much longer. The doctor in my opinion should not be practicing giving out such addictive meds to a possible abuser. I think it would be a great last resort for many--but is probably hurting more than it helps.

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I don't think you can order any meds on-line here in Canada. Of course I may be wrong. Anyone from Canada that knows if this can be done?

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Never thought going to the streets but then again I hate taking pain meds anyway. I've lived with spine disease for over 15 yrs and now dealing with a unsuccessful surgery as well. I'm such a chicken that if I did buy off the streets with my luck it would be a cop or a bad drug. The drugs usually have an adverse effect on me so I stick to my comfortable codiene w/fenergren and xanax at night or activity is too painful. I'm lucky to have good pain management team willing to work with me. Washington state is a pain free state.

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Hi Hermit...

I think he means hydrocodone (vicodin, norco, etc - but generic) not hydromorph.

Is that right?

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I don't know which he meant--I meant hydromorphone. It is a much more powerful drug than hydrocodone or oxycodone. People seem to think that the oxycodone is powerful--I guess it is to them but the hydromorph is a lot more powerful---I doubt it can be obtained online.

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Unfortunately, I have had to resort to buying "off the street"...but not from some crack dealer as people might think...from a very good friend. He knows about my pain from 2 ruptured discs hitting S1 nerve root...and how BADLY the doctors were treating me. Truly insulting actually. I went to one for surgery as I was tired of 4 years of pain and had never taken any pain meds. He told me it had developed into Sciatica, would do an endoscopic discectomy on me, etc. I asked him for pain meds and he said to get them from my Primary. (I didn't have one). I felt if I hurt enough for him to make a few thousand dollars cutting on me, I should hurt enough for some damn pills. That's what they're for! Why should anyone suffer in pain? I promptly fired him for being uncaring and am waiting for a good surgeon coming to Texas from New York in July because the neurosurgeon that was a gift from God I found just moved last month. I went to her for surgery, and instead she didn't want to do surgery and wanted to just do therapy and meds. She was generous with the meds (and I didn't even ask for them). After reading about the effects of Lortab, I'm truly worried about my liver. I really want to switch to something long lasting...I burn off a Lortab in 2-3hours...and not so upsetting to my stomach. I am scared to ask for Methadone because I've had Dr.s treat me like a crack ho for even asking for Lortab! If I knew someone I trusted was selling it, I would definitely buy it but only because the vast majority of docs out there don't give a sh** and tell you to live with the pain...or that you're some kind of dope-head even though THEY'VE never been bedridden for days at a time with back pain. I would do it just to avoid the stress and "begging" involved in going to an a**hole doctor. They don't give you a choice. Besides, it's the same medicine...it DID come from a pharmacy and how many of us can honestly say we've never given anyone some of our prescription anything? I give my relatives some of my Lortab, Imitrex, Diclofenac, Ambien, etc. If I have a friend or relative who has what I need, of course I'll take some, and if I have what they need, I'll give them some. It's not a big deal. Sure it's illegal, but so is speeding. So what. Let's not be hypocrites here. The main thing is only dealing with people you know. I surely would never go to a stranger or a bona-fide drug dealer. It's not LSD or cocaine...it's prescription medicine that you can't get otherwise and I won't judge anyone who has had to buy "from a friend" because I'm not in their shoes. They know how much pain they're in and it shows the sad state of American doctors and how Americans have to resort to buying off the street because they can't find anyone to write them a prescription for fear of addiction. It's ridiculous. People get addicted to nasal spray! Good luck with your pain and don't feel bad about getting your meds from a friend. You have my sympathy and I can't believe the doc told you about addiction after prescribing 12 pills!!! No wonder!

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posted 05-12-2003 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stickgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know of some who have had to buy vicaden and lortab on the street. I have always been lucky that I have great pain management dr's that make sure I have enough pain meds. Twice I did go into emergence and they gave me enough vicaden 7.5 to last until monday when I could see my Dr.

I think that at times Dr's give only a few pain pills to see if the patient comes back. I know my ortho Dr use to do that to me. I'd call a few days later crying and he'd tell his receptionist to tell me to wait until he saw me again. I'd tell her I can't the pain is horrible and then I'd get more. Took a call or two, but got what I needed. My case may be diff, but if you persist they try to help more bye giving more pills.

I wish you luck, And that maybe one day you will feel better. Pain is horrible to live with, I have it constantly and some days I want to stop all together.

I hope things get better for you.

God Bless

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posted 05-12-2003 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fibrosucks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, when I order online, I get hydrocodone 10/500, 100 pills a month. There are many websites for this, and for now it is legal. Sure it is just a hair away from drug dealing, but you do speak with a real doc, and they have a real pharmacy. If you get caught double dipping, you get blacklisted from all that are connected. You also must have medical records, like an Xray, MRI or chart notes. Its expensive-about 100$ for a 5 minute telephone consult, but its worth it to me. I also am able to get valium, which my doctor won't prescribe. Now maybe some of you think this is wrong, but it might be a good idea for some of you to try it out. If you can't get pain management from your doctor, get it from an OP. Unless you are a total freak, they won't turn you down.

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posted 05-14-2003 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nomore     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like more info on getting these off the net. How do you know which sites are legitimate and which aren't. Can you recommend one?

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posted 05-21-2003 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for amarie77     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ordering pain medications on the internet is very illegal. The dr.s who supposedly put their name on your bottle has probably had their license revoked for the same thing they are doing now. With all the oxycontin thefts and illegal selling, the DEA is cracking down on all doctors, pharmacies and even the companies. A bill was just passed that made it illegal to buy pet medications off the internet. At the pharmacy I work at, we monitor certain people because they are abusers and doctor skippers. Most people have legitimate pain issues, too bad the other ones make it so hard for the good guys who really need the meds to make their life more bearable.

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posted 05-22-2003 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fibrosucks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ordering pain meds off the internet is not illegal unless you are double dipping. They are legitimate doctors who must have a licence, or else they wouldnt' be able to write prescriptions. Beleive me, I am not the only one. There are whole websites dedicated to this topic, I don't think I am allowed to mention them by name, but search the web for online doctor consults. They can be trusted if they want medical records or a port-a-medic visit first. I wouldn'g send my money off to some outfit in Mexico or something, but this is not illegal-Yet anyways. I guess people misuse the system, but this service has certainly helped my get by in lean times. In fact, since my rheumatologist dropped me I have to rely on them. You can't get arrested or in trouble. You could get in trouble from ordering from overseas pharmacies though because sometimes customs seizes the packages.
I have a question for Nancy from Wa state. I am from seattle and I am having a hell of a time finding a compassionate doctor. I do have legitimate medical problems: fibromyalgia, TMD and ankylosing spondylitis. If you could direct me to a pain doc, your help would be appreciated. But I don't agree with you that Washington is a pain-free state. I know lots of people who have to suffer.

Ok- don't be afraid to check out this option if you are stuck without meds. They can help you and are legal if you do it the right way. You can't get schedule 2 drugs, but you can get things like Lortab and Valium. It is sometimes the only alternative we have. I push these OP's a lot because without them I would have killed myself along time ago. I mean that seriously. Now I know that I have another option besides throwing myself of the mercy of ER docs.
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posted 05-22-2003 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blankaflower     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anamarie77( i think i misspelled sorry)i agree with the feeling that buying pain meds online is somehow illeagal,i wouldnt try it,but what i wanted to ask was this.if you are new to an area and your trying to find a dr who will treat you (and in this process go through a few drs)is that dr shopping??i am not a drug addict and i have never taken anything but what my dr perscribes and the way it is written for my very horrid headaches and i dont drink or smoke,but i have gone to drs in good faith seeking true help and what they do is they will write a script,but then after that they dont want to treat me anymore,so i have to go to a different dr,and try yet again at great expence to find one who will listen,some of us unfortunately are getting swallowed up in this system,not everyone is fortunate enough to have wonderful insurance plans that can open doors to specialists,and the best treatments ,yet we are in just as much pain as they guy who does,i would really be upset to think my local pharmacist thinks im a dr hopping drug seeker,and i think really that would just ruin my faith in this whole system all together.maybe people buy online because drs and pharmacies judging them and treating them like kids are making them not want to deal with it at all,i may be in those shoes myself and you never know if you urself can be next,yes there are drug addicts making this all suck for everyone,but alot of people really are in pain and tired of all this crap,,and if i feel my pharmacist is in anyway judging me i will REALLY BE OFFENDED,,

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posted 05-22-2003 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for amarie77     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't mean to offend anyone. I feel that there are people that do have legitimate pain. Myself included. We have people that forge prescriptions, jump from pharmacy to pharmacy,loose pills snowmobiling, dropping them down the toilet, spilled while doing dishes and constanly get them stolen and file no police report. Those people make it hard for all of you to get the meds you need. That is why the insurance companies and the DEA is cracking down so hard on all controlled drug scripts, especially the level two controlled drugs. Doctor skipping is when various doctors have called different pharmacies to let the pharmacist know that they no longer see that person. If you are new to an area, by all means find the doctor that works best with you.
Again, I am sorry if I offended anyone, I sympathize with all the pain you feel.

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posted 05-22-2003 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blankaflower     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anmarie,im so sorry no you did not offend me,at all,i was asking because it made me wonder(does my pharmacist think this??)and im so sorry i vented like that,i have just been through so much stress over this situation i have found myself in,i was married only 4 months ago and my new husband is also stressing from all my headaches,i just get so frustrated,when i do my best trying to find a dr,and it feels like a huge vaccuum,ive been sucked into.i have really considered,just giving up and,see i come from a background where no one in my family has ever taken any meds and my husband,he doesnt even take a tylenol ,sometimes i just feel like maybe im just a crazy woman who has lost her mind,thats why i came here,to these boards its the first time i ever found any support or advice that wasnt given in a nasty way.i am sorry if i was rude pls accept my apology,we all need so much support here,i would never ever want to make anyone feel bad,because i know what thats like ....pls tell me about you i am very interested in making new friends since i dont really know anyone here.and with all my headaches im really housbound alot of the time,i had to give up driving.it really sucks.it would be nice to hear from you..thank you so much ,,,blanka

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posted 05-22-2003 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blankaflower     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ps..thats a good one snowmobiling LOL

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