I have had severe migraines for over 25 years and have gone to the same doctor for 35. After years of medications not working and taking over 1,600 MG of Advil a day, nothing worked until she gave me hydrocodone 10/325. My migraines the week before my period will be daily for 4-5 days and then I usually have a migraine 1 - 2 days every week. She has given me 30 pills a months for 4 years, with the notes to take 1-2 pills every 4 hours as needed. Well when I have the 4-5 days I will take approx. in those days 20-25 pills depending on when they hit. If it is closer to the weekend I can knock it out in 2 days. During the week I try to manage only taking meds at night. So over the last 25 years I now find that I need to take 2 pills at a time. I have asked that she increase me meds to 45 pills per month. She has refused and now wants me to sign a controlled substance agreement. She says she is concerned amount her medical license. Obviously not my pain or her patient. She ...
Generic Name: DECONGESTANT/NARCOTIC ANTITUSSIVE - ORAL Pseudoephedrine-Hydrocodone Oral Precautions
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Good news for chronic pain patients––for now at least. Last month the Senate passed a bill reauthorizing user fees for the FDA, which also included new, tougher restrictions for opioid pain medications containing hydrocodone like Vicodin and Lortab. However, when the bill went to the House on Monday, the proposed restrictions were dropped from the bill.
The reason the restrictions were removed was reportedly due to a massive lobbying effort by drug stores and pharmacists. The drug stores and pharmacists had two major objections to the legislation:
Pain patients would have a more difficult time getting the treatments they need.
Pharmacies would be burdened with higher administration and security costs.
The proposed controls would have required patients to visit their doctors and get a new written prescription whenever they needed a refill for a medication containing hydrocodone . Doctors would no longer be allowed to call in prescriptions for these medica...
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