Post Edited (Dani Henson) : 7/1/2009 12:36:10 AM (GMT-6)
Never let anyone make you feel bad for needing medication because of a health issue. We do have so many stigmas attached being CP patients. No, you are not a criminal either. Once in awhile my regular pharmacy does not have my Dilaudid and they will send me across the street to CVS. My pharmacist will call them to see if they have it in stock or not. A couple of times I have been given the"look" by the tech. I just ignore that person totally and chalk it up to ignorance on their part.
Also, in order for your pain medication to work effectively, its important to take it as prescribed by your dr. I know you are resistant to the whole idea, we all were in the beginning of this process. But just taking the medication here and there will not be all that effective. Somtimes we get a few side effects but these will not last long, the body just has to get use to it.
I have not heard of the finger printing either. Not sure, I may have some issues on that one. Take care and just remember you need this medication because of a health issue. Keep that head up high.