Doctors Who Will Prescribe Pain Medication In Rhode Island

Dennise Says:

I am looking for an MD or Pain clinic that will prescribe pain medication in Rhode Island. I have 4 herniated discs, nerve damage in my leg, severe migraines. My former Md said that he could not longer prescribe due to the regulations, I dont want to have to move, that would be crazy to have to go through that, but I also do not want to continue living night and day in Agony, with not one Md that has any compassion, it seems all they care about is to look out for themselves, I only take 2 pain medications that I believe are both in class 1, but when you talk to a doctor about pain, they tell you to take tylenol. I am tired of theses doctors just caring about themselves, if you have a patient like myself, that has the MRI's and Catscans to show what my pain level is, they should be a little more compassionate. I am not able to have surgery at this time, not until my daughter is driving and able to get out on her own, grocery store, ect. I would really appreciate any advise, I sleep with a heat pad every night on my back, but when I go to get up, the pain is unbearable.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Dennise! How are you feeling?

I can assure you that most doctors genuinely do care, but the government has tied their hands. They either abide by the new regulations, or they risk losing their license to practice medicine and they have quite a lot invested in that, along with their families.

If you require narcotic analgesics on a long term basis for the treatment of chronic pain, you'll have to see a pain management specialist. General practitioners and surgeons have been severely restricted in what they can prescribed, how much they can prescribe, how long they can prescribe it and why they can prescribe it.

Is there a chance that your current doctor could refer you to someone? That would most likely be the easiest way to get the help you need.

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Dennise Says:

Hello Thank you for your reply. I was wondering if this is just in Rhode Island, becuase I am close to the border of Massachusett's. Perhaps I might be able to find a good Family Physician there? My regular Md, just told me to go to see a pain Specialist and that they have alternative ways of managing pain. I have been on 2 Doxepin and Gabapentin and neither one worked for me , they just made me feel like I was in a fog, I stuck with it, but it did not change. I don't understand why people have to suffer now, I mean the ones that have the MRI's and Catscans that were ordered to show that I am not taking these meds for recreation. I had been on them for 10 years, my physician would never give a refill, which is fine, and it stated that the amount had to last me 30 days, this was in the past 2 years, and I never had a problem, with running short, or abusing my medication, I think they should look at the patient's history with these medication's before pulling them and telling the patient they can no longer write for these medication's. I never once had an incident, where I could have taken more than prescribed. I take them only because I need to, they really should allow the Doctor's to look at the patient's history while they were on these medication's before telling the Doctor they can no longer write for these

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Joanne Says:

I am looking for a pain management Dr. that will write for morphine etc. I have a REALLY bad bad ,herniated discs no cartilage left between discs , all crooked discs and horrid pain. I had a great Dr., but he got his liscense susp. Anyone in RI or MA. HELP if you know anywhere to go

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Bobby Says:

Hey I'm in RI and may be able to help... Email me at {edited for privacy} or get back to me on here.

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marbma123 Says:

not sure how to get in touch with you, but i would also like the answer to a ri doc

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rockinit Says:

I'm in the same position. My doc in NY was closed down. Would like to go somewhere closer to home. Conn or ri. Please get back to me. I was getting 120 30's. Noe nothing. Pain is unbearable. Please help

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Kathy Says:

`I am moving to Ma from NJ and have severe chronic pain. Do you know any Dr's in RI that prescribe oxycodone along with other treatments?

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Kathy Says:

Did you ever find a good doctor. I am moving looking in the same area.

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Kathy Says:

marbma123 Says

I am moving close to RI and am in severe pain. I'm on oxycodone and that combined with other treatments seem to work-at least make it bearable. Do you know a doctor in RI?

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Kathy Says:

Looking for Dr. In RI my email is {edited for privacy}

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robyn Says:

Hey. I can be reached at {edited for privacy}. would love to here from you.

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Denise Says:

Sorry I havn't been on here in month's, I lost the forum and did not save it to my favorites. I just received a reply in my email, so I was able to get back on again. I have been to a new PCP and Nerologist, they are giving me a very small amount of the 2 medications that I was taking, they each write out for 1 only. It turns out that you are correct, MD's are really under the microscope now in RI and it does effect the people that have a legitimate reason to take these medication's that can be reflected on catscans, MRI's ect. I think that as long as the patient is legitimatley in need of pain medication, to get a good night's sleep without pain, or something that can be taken during the day. I was hoping to go back to work part-time, but I realized that I would be in a lot of pain and would not have the medication that I needed to get me through it, or to count on when I got home for relief, so I decided not to work, and that is not good for me, I now have depression and cannot sleep, I don't think that this is fair to compare my situation, to someone that is getting pain medication, with nothing to back up the reason that the MD is writting it. It should be the other way around, the people that have the proof with their MD that they need this medication to manage their days and night's, MD's should not be punished for writing for them, with monthly or bi- monthly visit's and a must last 30 days on the script, that was what I was doing, but still, my MD said that he could no longer write and weened me off, which only pushed me into the world of Doctor shopping, which I would not have imagined that I would be doing in my 50's.

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DeeDee Says:

hey my email is {edited for privacy} email me i need help with finding a pain doctor in ri

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I just want to say GOOD LUCK the docs in ri would rather c u suffer than give pain meds !!! they r looking out for themselves, I have tried several times over a yr to get pain meds & the doc tells me NO WAY !!! always saying that other docs have had their license in trouble & they don't want the same trouble !!! believe me I do FEEL for u, the real people don't get the help but the DRUGGIES get whatever they want, they have ruined it for the people who really need it !!!

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Kathy Says:


I'm interested in the doctor in RI or Ma, but don't know how to contact you.

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kathy Says:


This site edited out your email. I don't know how to get in touch with you, but I just moved to Massachussettes from NJ-have legitimate and awful pain. I have my medical records, MRIs, nerve test etc. My treatment included oxycodone, oxycontin, epidurals, and physical therapy. The treatment made the pain bearable and I was able to work, take care of my daughter and function. Do you know any docctors in Massachussettes or Rhode Island that could provide similar treatment. I really need help. Thanks Kathy

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dj Says:

can u give,me the,ñame could really use it

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tori Says:

HI I have had lupus for 23 years i has affected every part of my body. i have 17 broken bones in my back (due to osteoporosis) btw thats ur whole spine, im not eligible for the remedies they have. there are three. back surgery, which no surgeon will perform on me bc of my high risk of dying on the table. the second remedy is like cementing the fractures together, for some reason im not a candidate for that. the third remedy is just live with it. live with the pain??? r they kidding..thats my whole spine. ur spine that holds u up. without ur spine ur basically crippled. plus i have fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, raynauds syndrome, coronary artery disease btw ive NEVER been in remission. continuing, i also have poor circulation, a vascular necrosis in my right hip. i just had a full right hip replacement surgery in sept. the surgeon had to be begged by 2 drs (my pulmonologist and cardiologist who have been with me for a long time) to take me bc no one wanted to do it bc im so high risk. ive had 2 heart attacks (one w/ a stent), a seizure, a stroke, a severe pulmonary embolism, problems swallowing, chronic pain, lupus nephritis. the list goes on and on. i have been on pain meds for 16 years. what i need is a doctor that is caring, compassionate and understands that over that time i have acquired a very high tolerance. that does not judge and understands that bc of all my issues i need what may seem like very high dosages of pain meds when in fact, what they have me on now isnt even enough bc of my tolerance. i dont doctor or pharmacy hop, i dont ask for early refills, i dont drink or abuse these pills in any way. i just wanna live my life in not so much pain. i kno ill never be completely pain free but i believe i deserve a better quality of life than what i am living now. im on 2 80 mg oxycontin a day and 6/30 mg of oxycodone a day, i used to be on way more and as my lupus got worse they lowered the dose how nuts is that, anyway, if anyone can please help me let me kno

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Kathy Says:

My history is not as severe as yours but I too live with constant pain-that the treatment makes bearable. What area are you looking for a doctor in? I recently moved to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island and am looking for a doctor to transfer to in Ma/RI. My previous doctor was very helpful, listened, and never missed a nerve with the epidurals. If your looking in the area I just moved from perhapos I can help you. If you are in Ma/RI perhaps you could give me the name of your doctor. Thanks

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Cats68 Says:

Dear Kathy, how did u edit your e-mail address 4 privacy? I've been trying 2 give someone my e-mail, but, it won't go through. Your help is much appreciated. Thank you!

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