Mach03, many CPP's take their meds as directed. You mentioned in your last post about getting up at different times to take meds ie; getting up early that going to bed early. Personally, I have other health issues as many do and I also take insulin injections therefore I make sure that I get up at the same every day and take my meds at the same time. Doesn't mean i don't go back to bed but keeping a schedule is something i have control of.
Gramps, you mentioned about if people would take extra meds if their meds where cut in half. I hate to think that this happens in the United States and I'm sure you have heard many horror stories. I'm not sure what I would do in that situation. I guess I would do what I have to survive. Chronic Pain has pushed me very close to the edge a few times but I've been fortunate to have a good medical team which includes an Oncologist, Rheumatologist and Primary Physician. Even with good Doctors I still have a lot of pain and I'm not very confident that this will ever be resolved, it's been so long.
Just wanted to mention as well that I live in Canada and although I heard a lot about abuse with meds the people I know with chronic pain have been as lucky as I have been.
I am disheartened by the fact that so many have to live with so much pain every day without proper care. If it were high cholesterol or blood pressure we were speaking about we wouldn't be hearing about MD's cutting patients meds. It makes no sense.
Take care all
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!!!!
Current Diagnosis-Rheumatoid Arthritis, Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Osteoarthritis right knee, Osteoporosis. Stress!!!!!!
Current Meds-Methotrexate 20mg s/c weekly, Plaquenil 200 mg BID, Celebrex, Folic Acid daily, Cesamet, Oxycontin 20 mg BID, Lorazepam 2 mg dly Actonel weekly, Insulin-Humalog 35 units TID and Lantus 40 units BID, Calcium, Vitamin D