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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -7)

Apparently the FDA is trying to place regulations on doctors perscribing narcotics. It has the best intentions, but I'm sure this is going to make it even more dificult for those of us with pain to get the medications we need.
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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup. This is why my doctor will no longer prescribe even vicodin for fibro.

This opiod fear is hurting many aptients.


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   Posted 2/11/2009 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh good grief!!  What a shame!!! shakehead    I can't take Vicodin but I feel bad for those who can and won't be able to get it anymore.
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   Posted 2/11/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not on narcotics but I know many of you are and depend on them to live as normal life as possible. Do they not realize this is going to send many people with chronic pain to seek relief else where and it is going to be more dangerous for them. Plus, drug addicts are going to find some kind of drugs somewhere to feed their habit.
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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
i don't see vicodin on the list-is that one of the ones they are cracking down on? i don't take it, but both my mother and sister do for their fibro. (of course, i think my sister has a serious vicodin addiction as she pops 4 and 5 of them at a time several times a day, so not being able to get it might be the best thing for her, but that's another story altogether)

it is sad that they are panicking about these drugs as i know there are a lot of people out there who really need them and use them responsibly. it's so sad that these people might suffer because of this.
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   Posted 2/11/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   

I work at a hospital and heard the drs talking about the FDA banning Darvon (darvocette).  It is being abused and there have been 2,000 deaths in one year due to misuse of this drug. I know its an older drug, but I have heard that it helps many people with Fibro.  Such a shame for the people who truly need these drugs.  Hang in there!!!

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   Posted 2/12/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to thank you for posting this link. The info. is extremely relevant for those of us on the chronic pain forum, so I posted it over there.

Again, thanks!


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   Posted 2/13/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Ya gotta know the relationship of the DEA to Congress, and the Relationship of the hugh Pharmaceutical Lobbyists in Washington, and the horrible condition of the stock market. Of course they are going to enforce a crackdown on old meds that cost $50.00 for a months supply and have three or so generics. This is so to promote the "designer meds", at $500.00 a refill. The salvation of the Country depends on taking advantage of pensioners, in favor of the "religious right". Gosh Darn you don't appear to be suffering enough. There's salvation in suffering (as long as it kills you).

I have a friend with prostrate swelling, very painful, and a knee with bone spurs who has to keep going despite it all, b/c there is a family to support He works in the woods as well as raises cattle. He was put on Lyrica for the pain. He is so doped up, and dizzy, he can't do anything. He gets absolutely no relief from the pain, whatsoever as the problems he is having have nothing to do with neurological issues. It cost him almost $200.00 for a months supply. This is an honest church going man, salt of the earth. Will give you the shirt off his back and not steal it back from you. This is rediculous. Amen. 

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