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Pain Management board


Hello to all of you - I have got to put my two cents worth in here. I think it is ridiculous the way that all of us are treated because of a drug that we are prescribed by a doctor after I am sure a long drawn out process. Most doctors out there do not like to give out pain killers so for us people who are getting them legally and really need them, we should not have to be treated like criminals by the rest of society.

I suffered TIA strokes, have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Myofascial Pain, hypermobility, BiPolar 1 and severe migraines. No, I am not seeking a pity party. I am however no longer able to work and am fighting with SSD at the age of 44. I was a workaholic and taking all the familiar drugs such as lortabs, xanax, seroquel, lamictal, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatory, ritalin(for energy), neurotin, just to name a few. Yes, I had to go to work everyday until I had the TIA's. After that, I was no longer able to work according to my GP, pain management doc, therapist, and psychiatrist. No, it is not fun to sit home day after day unable to do all the things I use to be able to do. No, I don't have the money to go out and do anything either. The only time I do go out is when I have my doctor's appt, which I see each one every month.

Even if I could work again, who would hire me with the drugs I take??????? Most places require a drug screen these days. When I received my denial letter from the SSD office, they advised that I could do cleaning in hospitals or yardwork at churches or cemetaries. I don't have a problem doing either one if I could. However, I can't even do the dishes for myself. I cannot sit for more than 20 minutes, stand longer than 30 minutes and many days I end up in bed. I have always worked with computers and SSD said they understood that I couldn't do that anymore but I can work in a yard or cleaning. Sorry, sometimes I have fibro fog and loose my train of thought. I am awaiting my day with the Judge now. What will he think of all the drugs? I take them as prescribed.

Almost all of mine say do not drive or use heavy machinery until you know how you will react to this medicine.... It does not effect me at all anymore but I see where the one writer says about being under the influence if there were an accident.... So, what are we to do????????????

Good Luck to you all, Jenn

On top of all the meds, I get trigger point injections every 28 days for the fibro