On the west coast of Canada I am a chronic pain sufferer that when a doctor or nurse asked me to rate my pain between 0-10 my answer is always the same. "Your scale is redundant, my pain levels go way above 10. The pain I get in causes me to cry at times it is so bad". This is just to give the reader the kind of pain I suffer from when I get flare ups.
I had a meeting with my doctor this morning with my wife there for support. He reviewed a copy of my CT scan and it shows how screwed up my lower back is, think he would even give me T3s, not a chance. My wife chewed him out and said "This is no way for our family to live. it just does not affect my husband but the entire family". I told my doctor at this point I can't continue to live this way. I truly believe you don't care about my quality of live. He responded by saying no I do car but I don't think short acting T3s is the way to go, he also said he believed using and narcotic is the anwers.
So my only choice now is to get the drugs T3s off the street at a cost of .50 cents each. I sometimes have to use a Fentanyl 100 MG path which I cut in half. The half patch only takes the edge off the pain.
Here in Canada the Pharma-College has clamped down on all the doctors for giving out too may Prescriptions for strong pain killers. What blows me away is they keep coming out with all these new designer pain killers ie:
OxyNeo 20mg - 40mg - 80mg (last I heard this drug was available in the USA at 160mg)
Dilaudid 1mg 2mg 4ng 8mg 12mg 16mg 24mg
Kratom (not yet approved)
2C-E (not yet approved)
This list goes on and on
What is the primary reason for inventing the better pain killer "MONEY" and they won't give us who suffer real pain even a T3 to take the edge off. I am sorry but this is EDIT and has forced pain sufferers like me to seek pain killers on the black market.
Why is so much presciption meds available on the black market, people not in any pain somehow convince the doctor they are and dell these pills at a massive mark up. It is difficult for me to buy to much on the black market with the price of a 100mg Fentanyl patch at $80.00
Thats my rant
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