- First, I'd like to talk about what chronic pain sufferers currently live with under the CDC's rules of mandatory 3-month doctor re-evaluations and 1-month prescription limits on opioid scripts.
- — Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll)Wed, Mar 16 2016 13:11:24I couldn't sleep until 2 am b/c of a plain flare up. Had to take an extra opioid. Cried because I'm trying to save them. Still have to work.
- — Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll)Wed, Mar 16 2016 13:29:52I live with a chronic pain condition. I'm on a lifelong prescription to Norco, an opiod. (Hydrocodone cut with Acetaminophen.) @CDCgov
- — Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll)Wed, Mar 16 2016 13:31:31The doctor "reevaluation" is a joke that costs over $200 each time, is physically difficult to attend, and exposes me to germs. @CDCgov
- — Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll)Wed, Mar 16 2016 13:32:33The doctor isn't allowed to call in an opioid prescription. I have to physically take it in once a month. More driving, more germs. @CDCgov
- — Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll)Wed, Mar 16 2016 13:33:41Because most opioid abuse are STOLEN pills/scripts, disabled people are being treated as acceptable losses. Let me explain: @CDCgov
- — Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll)Wed, Mar 16 2016 13:35:08If the pills are lost in the mail or stolen (the bag CLEARLY contains pills), my doctor CAN'T write a new script for those 3 months. @CDCgov
- — Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll)Wed, Mar 16 2016 13:38:47
- Note: Doctor-Patient confidentiality does NOT exist for those of us on opioid prescriptions. This makes it difficult for us disabled people to talk about the issues we have, and makes it nearly impossible for able-bodied people living with addiction to seek the help they need, due to the specter of legal intervention in the room with us.
- — Y Bugeiles Rhyfedd (@civilwarbore)Wed, Mar 16 2016 13:56:34
- Note: All of the above is what we ~currently~ suffer through under the rules of mandatory 3-month re-evaluations and 1-month prescription limits. Below are the new CDC guidelines which are WORSE in a pretense of addressing opioid addiction among able-bodied users.
- — Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll)Wed, Mar 16 2016 14:00:30I want to note that the above is what I ALREADY go through. Below are new (worse) guidelines. Please RT. Thank you. https://twitter.com/AnaMardoll/status/709949171143278592 …
Chronic Pain, Disability, and Opioid Access
[Content Note: Pain, Disability, Addiction, Self-Harm]
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