So sorry for your situation, and others here have givin you some great advice that I would defiently follow through if I where in your shoes. I just think its totally stupid of this doctor to do this to you in your situation, you have proof that your in desprate need of pain meds and it just isnt right in any way, shape, or form for this doctor to just cut you down that much. did this doctor just bump you down with no tapering?? Pain med addiction is on the rise EVERYWHERE, and getting help for these people is nearly impossible from what I've seen. I have a friend that I grew up with and we're best friends, BUT her ex-bf got her addicted to pain meds and now thats he's gone and she's seeing a guy that is wonderful (he's my cousin lol) and now she's pregnant with her 2nd child, and still addicted, and I have been helping her in everyway possible to get help, and their just isnt anything, I got her into counceling, but the state would NOT pay for inpatient, and that is what she really wanted. She knows she wont get better til she got some serious help, but yet they absoutly refused her. And this is the state of Washington social health services that refused her, the ones that should be helping her.
Sorry, I could go on about
this forever but that's whole other situation and shouldn't be your problem, and it isnt!!! It isnt fair that the addicts cant get help, which leaves them doing their job of wearing doctor's out so they refuse to treat anyone cause they dont know who's who anymore. But even then, what your doctor did to you should be illegal some way, I would find another doctor and complain to everyone that will listen til that doctor realizes what he did. Just dont lay down and take it, you deserve much better treatment. I'm sure their has to be many options for end-of-life patients, is there a hospital that does cancer stuff, I know their's one in seattle by me, so I'm sure their's more, I would find one if you havent already and I know they should be able to treat you with pain mangement, I know they made my aunt comfortable at the end of her battle with lung cancer with help from this hospital. I really hope you find help, good luck and keep us posted.
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-Is it time for your medication or mine?
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