I'm On Medicaid Need Script For Oxycontin,need Doc,or Free From Company Chronic Pain

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Asked by Bookoo12201955

I'm On Medicaid Need Script For Oxycontin,need Doc,or Free From Company Chronic Pain

Yes I am in chronic pain back,neck,leg,from serveral operations on back I can not find a pain center that take's medicaid, need oxycontin I've been in pain since 1989 when the dump truck I was driving hit a 18 wheeler head on,percocet is not killing the pain,my father who is dieing from cancer gave me some 80 mg of oxycontin my God what a relief!!! the best few day's of my life since 1989, this is a miracle drug!! I had heard awful story's of this drug,and I'm sure some of them are true,but some people do not ask for bad thing's to happen to them that they can not control,it's a sad day when I served in the army for this great country,and I can not get the treatment I deserve( I am not a drug addiict,and I don't drink alcohol) So if any one no's of a doctor in Columbus,Ga who take's medicaid,and will go that extra mile for his,or her patient's and will write this perception please let me no, or if you no how to get this free from the manufacturer let me no..Thank you very much Bookoo12201955, P.S. This is a great web site even if I can't find the help that I so desperately need,what a way to ease one's mind of the stress,and to no I'm not alone!!!

Answer

I'm not surprised Percocet is no longer working as it is a short-acting oxycodone with acetaminophen, not meant to be used long-term for chronic pain. You would need an extended release medication for round-the-clock pain treatment. I'm also not surprised that 80 mg of OxyContin brought such good pain relief since that is the highest oral dosage made. I seriously doubt that most doctors would prescribe that dosage for long-term use. (The PDR recommends starting patients on 10 mg.)

As you look for a doctor to help you with pain relief, I feel I need to caution you about a few things. Doctors are usually very hesitant to prescribe opioid medications like OcyContin on a long-term basis. Because these drugs are so often abused, the DEA monitors them closely. Physicians who prescribe them too freely or who prescribe them to people who turn out to be selling them are often prosecuted. Therefore, most doctors are cautious about prescribing them and are always on the lookout for potential abuse. For that reason, I wouldn't recommend telling a doctor that you took your father's 80 mg OcyContin. Taking someone else's prescription medication is illegal and they may tag you as someone who cannot be trusted to take the medication as prescribed. And, contrary to the previous answerer's advice, making a scene in the emergency room will most likely get you labeled as a drug seeker. Once you have that label, no reputable doctor will prescribe opioids for you.

One other thing you didn't mention but I'd like to warn you about just in case -; do not ever cut an OxyContin tablet in half for any reason. Because they are extended release medications, this could result in an unintended overdose, which could be fatal.

As for finding a doctor who takes Medicaid, try contacting your local Medicaid office to see if they have a list of area physicians who accept Medicaid. If they don't, the only other thing I know is to sit down with the phonebook, start calling all of the local doctors and ask. I wish I had a simpler answer for you on this.

I wish you the best in your search for a doctor and the appropriate medication.

Karen