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    PAIN TREATMENT

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      Mary1313

      Doctors (and their families) get cancer, too. My gynecologist had breast cancer, which is why I sought out her advice to begin with.

      3 months ago
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      petieagnor

      Yes, the opioide issue causes some Drs. to not prescribe more. I believe it is a catch can situation. I had to tell my Dr. that I have low threshold for pain. I got 30 pills with very strict instructions. It took me nearly 9 months to use them, but I had them. She didn't let me suffer.

      about 1 month ago
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      Bengal

      One of my doctors WAS diagnosed with cancer several months ago. It is amazing the transformation in his interaction with his patients. As he himself said, he's one of us now. He "gets it". However, as much as I appreciate his new found empathy, having been through surgery, chemo, radiation, debilitating medication and all the emotional stuff that goes with it myself, my heart hurts for him. What a cruel irony.

      about 1 month ago
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    CASSIEME1 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    pain

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      gpgirl70

      The fault for the opioid crisis is not addicts but doctors and pharmaceutical companies. My son blew his knee out and after surgery came home with 60 pain pills. That was 8 years ago. He died in March from an overdose. He had been clean for two years, had a good job, wonderful fiance ... He had never been a drug user prior to this. He rarely even drank. My husband and I were both teachers and felt like we needed to hide his addiction. We struggled getting him treatment. The first time we tried to get him into rehab there were 4-5 week waits and even out patient treatment was a 2-3 week wait. That’s a lifetime in addict world.

      Why would a doctor prescribe 60 pain pills for knee surgery? Why not start with 10? I only took 2 pain pills after I got home from my mastectomy, but I still got 30.

      I had a friend die of pancreatic cancer last year and she had to go to the oncologist’s office and throw a fit to get more pain meds. She was only receiving palliative care so why make her suffer because doctors were mislead and coerced by pharmaceutical companies. PCs actually told doctors that oxycontin was not addictive based in a very flawed, small study. I’ve researched this topic extensively.

      3 months ago
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      Teachertina

      My mom died with no pain on morphine when she asked the doctor to please let her die. Her pain had her screaming out for help. Becoming addicted was not a concern! She was “ kept comfortable “ until the end. After all the treatments I’ve had, surgeries, etc, I’ve come to understand that pain issue. Addicts are a whole different problem. My 88 year old mother in law has joint pain but does not keep taking the stuff that makes her out of it because she wants quality not quantity! It’s a very complex problem. Each case is different.

      3 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      Tina, that's how it was with my Mom and Dad both. We kept them comfortable with what they needed at the time.

      3 months ago
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