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I tend to avoid pain medication whenever possible. But sometimes there is a need, especially after a major surgery. I have noticed over the last 68 years of my short life that the government tends to avoid punishing the guilty but rather passes overly restrictive laws that punishes everyone including the innocent. It is just what they do! Anyways I read this article and thought it might explain why the next time you go into surgery and seek pain medication but instead they supply you with a harpist. What is afoot! http://acsh.org/news/2016/10/07/gonna-throw-away-your-used-narcotics-10270

It is a bit of humor but sadly it is also reality.

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I am not a pain pill fan either, but those first 3 days post-op, I was thankful for them. They wrote me a prescription for 30, and I think I may have used 9 of them.

I will say that the addiction issue of others unfairly impacts those who take medicine as directed. During my six-month pre-op diet, I was prescribed phentermine. Now, I have taken phentermine many different times over the past 20 years, but it was always coming from a clinic where you got the pills at the doctor's office. In this case, the surgeon's NP wrote a prescription that I had to have filled. Every month, it was such an ordeal. I had to get it filed on the exact day of the month, and I was always treated like some sort of criminal when I was simply trying to get a prescription refilled. I am glad to be done with that part of my journey.

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I whole heartedly agree. I think it's a shame that those of us who can use them responsibly have to be punished for those who can't. The ones I feel the most for are the people with chronic pain.

There have been times after surgery where I have legitimately needed pain meds due to a running injury or major dental work, and even explained to the doctors that I couldn't take ibuprofen because of the surgery. They STILL wouldn't prescribe them. It's utter bullsh*t.

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I felt like a criminal when I had to get my prednisone refilled a few times, you should have seen me go round and round with the pharmacist on that. The dr. changed my dosage but according to the "computer" I wasn't due for any more.

I can only imagine what it would be like for pain pills.< /p>

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It is absolutely ridiculous how the pendulum has been swung. I hate pain medication but there are times with my back problems that it is necessary. Well, it is near impossible to get a prescription for pain anymore unless you have had surgery.

I think ultimately what will happen is actual drug addicts will become more addicted to alcohol because they can get it very easily.

I take nothing for pain now at all and of course cannot take nsaids so there are times when i feel absolutely useless because i either have a heating pad or an ice pack on my body mostly every day all day long. Tylenol does absolutely nothing but then again neither did pain meds so.......the moral of the story is pain meds are good for acute type pain and work in the short term but do nothing for chronic pain. I do miss alieve, at least at one time that seemed to take the edge off.

This has been my experience.....anyway.

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I sooo agree I have three kids who are autistic and I have to travel a half hr every 30 days per child so I make 6 round trips a month for prescriptions for kids at that all bc of drug addicts and pill abusers I think they need to punish those offenders and not everyone. I could go on and on about this subject. It's bad enough the money you pay for prescriptions let alone the gas you pay going back and forth for them. I could maybe even somewhat understand if the meds were pain meds but they are nothing but pills to help the moods with autistic children. It's an absolute shame.

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i for awhile have needed naproxen for pain when i need it once in a while sometimes 1 or 2 pills a week.. now after having the surgery that option is off the table.. i don't if i need it have to depend on narcotic pain killers for chronic pain...

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I sooo agree I have three kids who are autistic and I have to travel a half hr every 30 days per child so I make 6 round trips a month for prescriptions for kids at that all bc of drug addicts and pill abusers I think they need to punish those offenders and not everyone. I could go on and on about this subject. It's bad enough the money you pay for prescriptions let alone the gas you pay going back and forth for them. I could maybe even somewhat understand if the meds were pain meds but they are nothing but pills to help the moods with autistic children. It's an absolute shame.
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I agree

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But you’re doing it sometimes one moment at a time interesting the settlements with the pharmaceuticals in the last few months

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