I've commented on this several time too. It is sad that people in need are treated like drug-seekers for pain meds. You know, there was a time you could basically look at a person and tell if he/she was a junkie. Now, it seems they can look darn good and be addicted. Hey, maybe that's the key, I know I look like s--t most of the time, so if more docs had my way of thinking, we sick folks could get the meds we need. I have been to the ER before and asked for a shot for pain and they gave it to me. If you have a confirmed case of IBD or another painful, chronic condition, what is the problem?????? It really touches a nerve with me and I rarely need to take pain meds, thank God, but when I need them, I want access. I haven't had to ask for any b/c I had to get 2 root canals in the past year and got pain pills filled for that and only took a little bit, so I have them left over. It will probably take me another year if I don't have any major flare ups. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck to everyone on the pain issue.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, asthma/allergies, high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD, restless legs and periodic limb movement in sleep, low thyroid, the list keeps growing..........................
claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil back on cymbalta for pain, nexium for reflux (trying again)
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA rheumatologist suspects mixed connective tissue disease 4/2010
Collitis doing OK for now, it's fatigue and joint pain that are plagueing me right now!!!