I have a chronic, painful disease for which I’ve been prescribed Oxycontin. It all started when I had an operation related to my condition, and subsequently I got hooked on Endone and then the slow release version, Oxycontin.
My doc is giving me a hard time in relation to staying on the drug, and wants me to quit by reducing the current dosage slowly. I cannot do this as I am completely addicted (not in an illegal way) to this drug.
Besides, even if I wasn’t dependant on it, I need it for the pain I experience all day, every day.
My doctor just doesn’t take the time to listen to me and find out about my problems.
From all my research, I’m fairly sure that of all the painkillers available for my particular condition, Oxycontin is safest, physiologically speaking. And I also know for a fact that other doctors prescribe this drug to pain patients, so why not me also ?
I believe doctors are afraid of prescribing opiates, which I understand. They have to gain approval each time and are closely monitored when doing so.
So, does anyone know of any sympathetic doctors out there ? I’m at my wits end.
Thanks very much for your help.