• 2 months ago

    Loss of social contacts

    In the last two months my GP has told me to sign an amazingly intrusive pain management agreement. He says this is for chronic pain patients. My narcotic dose has been 3 prescriptions of 28 pills of 5-325 Hydrocodone in the last 12 months. My sever degenerative disk along with pinched nerves sometimes hurts really bad. I had no idea my GP was so afraid of the CDC that he has ruined my life. All my friends have disappeared, my neighbors hide from me, I no longer get invited out for a movie etc., since I have shared my pain contract with all my friends. I feel that I should be able to sue my GP since I do not believe I take too many pain pills. His requirement that I agree to urine tests, pill counting, cannot receive any emergency care without his approval is intrusive to say the least. Has anyone else been ostracized over this stupid pain contract?

Responses

  • 1 month ago

    RE: Loss of social contacts

    Dear Borderbandit,
    I understand your reasoning in feeling like you do. Luckily when mine started I had just finished chemotherapy and radiation, and was referred by my Oncologist to a Pain Specialist. Maybe you should speak to your GP about getting a referral to a Pain Management Specialist. He, the GP, wont have to worry about the CDC. Pain Management Specialists deal with them a bit differently, only in that GP's dont want to get into any of the Narcotics often needed by Chronic Pain sufferers.


    I realize it is "upsetting". I even feel like I'm a "bad" person with all of this stuff being so in the news lately. However, my doctor knows what my conditions are and why. She knows her stuff. As well as, it will give you other information as to some procedures, etc. that may help you with pain, even more so than meds.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Loss of social contacts

    One other thing. The pain specialist will also ask for a medication contract as well. I dont feel the "contract" makes me feel badly. Though I have never mentioned it to anyone. The people that DO know me, and know that I have pain issues and why? Most people haven't said anything, but then again, its NONE of their business. I just wouldn't bring it up again to anyone other than say your spouse or a parent. TMI sort of thing.
  • 19 days ago

    RE: Loss of social contacts

    I have no idea what "agreement" you are talking about. Many pain management clinics have patients sign an agreement re: the pain pills you will be receiving from the clinic to manage this/you. Not unusual.

    What SOUNDS unusual is that a GP is managing your pain and you are (apparently) receiving nothing other than pills. There are many non-narcotic remedies now for pain. YOU SHOULD BE SEEING A PAIN SPECIALIST, and if you're GP won't/can't refer you, ask your local hospital for some names, consider yelping them. GL. = B. Reis, D.C.