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Does Anyone out there take Oxycontin 80mg. x5 daily? I have for 7 years!

From: SebastianWithArrows52 - 4 years 50 weeks ago

I have been a perfect patient for 7 years until my pain Dr. discharged me out of his own 'Fear And Doubt' which must have become "Fear And Loathing" in Kentwood, Michigan! The D.E.A. must have scared him stupid. He discharged me merely because he wanted to become my only doctor; Period. He wanted to give me a physical, which I had performed by my Primary Care Physician, three months previous. My Primary, (PCP), wrote this Pain Dr. a letter to remind him that he could not duplicate services; which is simple, right? No way; not to him it wasn't simple!
Next time I saw him, he was freaking angry as hell with me because I brought the letter into his practice. Next thing, he says, "Oh, I'm not comfortable with this...!" Then, he walks out of my exam room, comes back a few minutes later, and hands me a discharge (form) letter. It said, "Due to a breakdown in our doctor-patient relationship and communication, I can no longer serve as your physician." And so on, and so it went... I could hear that song from The Doors, THE END, playing in my head..."This is the end; my only friend, the end; I'll never look into your eyes again..." Now, I'm stuck without a Pain Doctor, through NO FAULT OF MY OWN!!!
What is to become of me? What to do? What to do? I'm screwed. No other doctor wants to accept me, now! I'll be damned if I really know why... I have been referred to 5 or 6 Pain Docs & clinics, only to get the same answer: "NO! We have nothing to offer this patient." It's pretty cold out here alone and unwanted. I am covered with pain and am out of medicine to help my 60 yr. old body! Where to go? What do I do, Now?
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I'll tell you what I'm going to do... I am going to offer any Pain Doctor or Pain Clinic, to lower my dosage level, and I'll even offer to take something other than Oxycontin; like oh, I don't know... How about Methadone, or Suboxone , instead of the DEA's Public Enemy Number One: Oxycontin! Now what could be more reasonable than that? I am willing to change my entire medication plan, which has worked so well for me, for so many years! If that's what it takes; I WILL CHANGE IT, COMPLETELY! Respectfully; I Promise, Your Friend And Mine, Sebastian With Arrows In His Body (Disabled With Back Pain, Leg Pain, Neck and Shoulder Pain, and a Back In Total Spasm, Since May 10, 1977). AKA: The Perfect Patient

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Am in almost same spot but worse...10+ years & 80mg/40mg 10x day. Sit here with both forearms broken, both knees turned sideways so no longer can walk (or stand hardly) due to osteo gone rampant uncurable. Not to mention DDD,scoliosis, fibromyalgia,CRDS, etc. Have had wonderful dr. until after 10 years the patient assistance program sends letter stating can no longer accept his scripts! No explanation to me or my dr. Now the cost of oxy is such no one can afford it so now am left in cold too. Have tried other pain meds but side affects are such cannot tolerate plus they do not work like oxy which literally saved my life 10 years ago & is only reason I am typing this now. What can we do? DEA has drs. sooo scared of their own shadow when mentioning oxy it is a crime & MY LIFE!! Also turn 60 next month unless am dead by then. I need serious help cuz do not want to die yet......That is no drama is truth for almost died til I was put on it in 2000. I really do not want to die......Florida is as bad as Mich. prob worse. Is anyone out there can help? Need patient assistance for astronical expense or am gonel. Thankx to anyone with help.

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That is way too much medicine. I saw a girl. i knew on that many oxys get zipped up in a body bag. Everybody says nothing else works for them. Sorry. Pretend oxy never existed, youd find something else that worked. Morphine is great. They have extended release .. 12 hour & Instant release. Your Dr should be afraid. Thats way too many MG'S. Dont go in demanding oxys...nobody will see you. Take what they give you & the next month discuss how it worked & they will adjust.

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