Doctors Who Will Prescribe Pain Medication (Top voted first)

Leopold Says:

I have chronic disc, bone, nerve damage have many other nerve, bone and tendon damage. Had injections, surgery and nothing helps. Going to a pain clinic in Rhode Island and love my doctor but wait is extremely long. Don't know how to find another doctor in area who will continue to prescribe Meds on and need to cope and quality of life. My doctor understands and can't find any doctor in area who will prescribe: oxycontin, oxycodone, Xanax and Valium. Are there any doctors in RI who will prescribe same and manage pain and increase when needed?how do I find ? HELP

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Cyndi Says:

Please sign and share. Go to petition2congress and under search put: First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

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There are many Doctors who label their patients unfairly, demean these patients and degrade them because they are victims of chronic life long pain. This is archaic medicine and does more harm than one can imagine. Physicans are afraid to treat patients who are victims of pain. The DEA targets them and instills fear in how they choose to treat their patients and what they prescribe. More and more, Doctors are refusing to treat their patients who have chronic pain. Patients are far too often considered "Malingering" or "Doctor Shopping".

Doctors far too often refuse to even communicate with these sufferers and label them as a LTDU ( Long Term Drug User) This is unfair, harmful medicine, and and causes llife long damage, both physically and mentally. It has effects on family, friends, co-workers and often causes the sufferer to withdraw from society. Through no fault of the patient, they withdraw from daily activities with their spouses, family and friends.

Much like the Abortion issue, you force these victims of pain into back door alleyways, store front pain clinics and worse. They receive no counseling on how to take their medication and often don't know what they are taking. Like in the past, by treating victims of pain this way, you force them into seeking help and relief outside of the Law. It is one issue to target illegal clinics but another issue entirely to target Physicians who should be allowed and should be treating their patients who have pain. Instead, Physicians are forced, out of fear of prescribing pain medication, to send their patients off to some "Unknown" pain clinic where they suffer yet more humiliating labels and discrimination. Pharmacists often feel the need to "interfere" and embarass the patient when they pick up their medications. They are treated like second or third class human beings.

Why is it that Doctors are no longer treating the 'Whole Patient?" Not addressing the underlying causes of chronic pain? There are many instances when there is NO clear cause for pain but that is not to say it doesn't exist. Pain receptors malfunction. Injuries can cause pain years later. Elderly patients who suffer every remaining day of their lives are told by their Doctors' that "They are concerned about a possible addiction". What happened to the quality of their life? Their right to live their life to live without debilitating pain? Their only option may be to consider suicide? The damage caused is a horror. Elderly commit suicide rather than live with this pain. Physicians are taught (since the very beginning of medical school) that any patient requesting pain medication is to be Scrutinized" and to be "Wary" of them especially if they tell you they can't take anti-inflammatory drugs, that is a sure "SIGN" of addiction. I was told this by my own Doctor. "What to watch out for when a patient requests help with their pain." They actually have a class for new Doctors on how NOT to treat patients.

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Erikkk Says:

I really hate the leg pain issue. I know everytime i detox from oxymorphones (opana 10 mg) and oxycodone (30mg), no matter how small the amount, I wont feel right, I'll be drained no matter how much i sleep, but the worst of all is the aches in my legs that wont go away no matter what i do, i feel your pain brother. to avoid this, make sure you have a few pills to ween yourself off, even if its just one for the morning, and one at night..this wont help feed your need to feel high, but it will help rid you of the leg pain mostly. Good luck to you, Opiates are a pain. Doomed if you dont, doomed if you do. Ive definitely seen the dark side and have witnessed how bad things can get. No one really understands no matter how much they preach unless theyve been there. Good luck to you

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Joanne Says:

hi, Is there any way u could give me the name of the pain clinic in RI? I am desperate! Thanks

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Andrea Says:

Hello I am 41 yr old who has fibroymalgia and degenerative disc disease w L4L5S1 herniated .i live in Albany NY.... I've been being treated since 2002 w every 4wk dr visit I go through prolotherapy Injections and I've been treated w 6 80mg OxyContin a day and 1 30mg oxycodone IR Xanax .5mg 3 a day and flexeril neurontin synthroid and many others dr who has been treating me is retiring in December and is not able to refer any of his patients to another dr who can treat us and give us our medications...I'm looking for a dr in the Albany NY upstate area who is willing to continue my pain specialist will give pain medications only injections if needed... Anyone who knows and believes in fibromyalgia knows there's no one spot to treat with injections it is wide spread all over body who can I go to that will help me with medication to continue a betters quality of life instead of never leaving the house ...All I want is to live life instead of just existing,.... Please help thank you

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DeeDee Says:

hey could you let me know who the pain doctor is in RI I need some for my knee have a dislocated disc in my knee s*** sucks and they won't give me any meds please help

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Bubbles Says:

Has anyone found a legit pharmacy where we can get narcotics? I can't find a doctor to give them to me since my PCP cut me off. He was giving me Percocet for 1 year and decided to cut me off. He wants me to go to a pain doctor which I did. You can't find a pain doctor to prescribe narcotics for fibromyalgia. I am so angry at my PCP for putting me in this situation. I suffer daily from fibromyalgia. Anyone who has been successful getting oxycodone, please post how to do this

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syntara Says:

I hope you have not tried to go cold turkey before finding out IF the type of pain med you've been taking long term is okay to go cold turkey on or not. Some of them are not good to stop suddenly and completely, and require a doctor to wean you off of them slowly, otherwise going cold turkey on certain of these pain meds if you've taken them for longer than even two weeks can lead to all kinds of horrible withdrawal problems including seizures, strokes, and even death.

If you are out of your meds and cannot find a pharmacy that can fill for you, and you have a legitimate script and need for a pain drug, go to your local hospital's emergency room and explain your problem. Find out if it's okay to suddenly stop taking the drug all at once or not, if not, the hospital will give you the pain meds you need because the hospital staff know the dangers of sudden and complete withdrawal from certain prescription pain meds. Like I said, unmonitored withdrawal on some kinds of pain meds can actually cause you to die.

My son takes prescription stimulants for ADHD. At one point in 2012, we couldn't find a pharmacy within 50 miles to fill the same script he'd been getting filled month after month for years and years by that time.

We don't know what exactly happened, except for a news article we later found regarding significant over-prescribing of prescription grade stimulants in the area where we live.

After a few months, all went back to normal and suddenly, any pharmacy we went to could easily fill my son's script. It may have been that the local pharmacies had been told to stop prescribing meds with certain kinds of abuse records for awhile in order to get the people who were taking them when they shouldn't have been taking them to give up trying to find the drug in a local pharmacy. I just don't know.

But if that's the kind of thing the DEA is doing to discourage people from getting some kinds of drugs, specifically drugs of abuse, they are truly doing harm to those of us that legitimately need those drugs due to chronic pain or other issues, and suddenly, the drugs can't be found anywhere.

Like I said, if you find that you can't get your script filled at any pharmacy you try, show up at a local hospital's ER and explain your problem and tell them that you fear possible dangerous consequences from sudden withdrawal. The medical staff at the hospital will know what you are talking about, and may be able to fill your script for you through the hospital's own out-patient pharmacy until the local pharmacies began filling those prescriptions again.

Good luck!

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Diane Says:

Thanks Linny I was able to get through, I guess their phones were down when I tried, their was no machine to leave a message or answering service. Thanks so much for your response I really appreciate it.

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Denise Says:

I am in the same boat, I have many of the same Health Issues as you have, I have had no luck since my primary MD, said that he could no longer prescribe 2 medications for me, I was wondering which pain clininc you go to, I do not take anything that strong, just Fiorocet and Fioranal W Codeine for when the pain is intollerable.
I would really appreciate it, if you could let me know where you go, I tried one place, but they would not even give me injections, which have not helped in the past, because they said that I needed surgery for the 4 disks in my back, this is not an option for me at this time, as my daughter is not able to get around yet on her own.
I look forward to hearing from you

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BL Says:

Andrea, the only thing you can do is go and talk to a dr and be sure and take your medical records from your previous dr with you. A dr has to get to know you and then they have their own way of prescribing meds. If you're calling and asking about the Pain Management drs just writting rxs, all of them will say they only do injections to try and cut down on the number of drug seekers as new patients.

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Fedup Says:

Please sign and share. Go to petition2congress and under search put: First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

You are not going to find a doctor that will help you like before. Want change ? Change the law! Sign the above petition and share. Maybe Medicare will listen because they have been paying a lot more for all the injections, test, etc.

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Jackie Says:

Go to the biltmore medical they are a new pain management group they are in pawtucket and woonsocket. They are very kind and helpful when it comes to your pain. I love them

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Jackie Says:

My doctor is Pam however I have worked with doctor Turner many times. I agree nichole they are very understanding and compassionate. I am so glad I found these guys.

I have lymphedimia in both my legs and chronic arthritis in both my knees and ankles and no surgeon will give me surgery for the arthritis due to my lymphedimia because I could loose both my legs so I will need pain management for the rest of my life in order to function daily and I am only 48. Also I forgot to mention there is no cure for my lymphedimia. If you take a gallon of water and tape 1 gallon on each leg then walk like that 24/7 you will litterly feel my pain. This is what I have the pleasure to deal with the rest of my life so thank god for the biltmore medical group.

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Verwon Says:

HI, Leopold! Sorry about the problems that you're having and I do understand…

But, with all the issues that have been going on over on the east coast with new laws, prescribing restrictions, issues getting meds, limits on what doctors can prescribe and for how long….the best thing you can probably do is just stick it out right where you are. Compared to a long wait to get in for an appointment, you could end up faced with not having your medications prescribed, at all, or not being able to find a pharmacy that will fill them from a new doctor.

Things have really been crazy due to the very high rates of theft, diversion and etc. on the east coast, so the crackdowns have been occurring left and right.

Why are you on both Xanax and Valium? That's essentially doubling up on the same medication.

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missangelbaby Says:

Hey, I need Help. I was taking 10/525 Mg tabbs everyday and a lil oxy whenever I could get my hands on it. I was taking pills for about 8 yrs off and on I've been thru it all. I'm24 yrs old. I want a nnormal life. I finally went to the Methadone clinic. I was taking up to 60mg of Mthadone everyday, that was the highest I went. I finally wanted to detox around my 8 th month in going to the clinic. I couldn't afford it any longer. Now I'm 8 days clean and I can't sleep.. my legs hurt. I feel weird. I want to sleep better.

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Sarge Mike Says:

Semi-ret blood analyzer installation/repair engr. A few months ago I needed to lift bottles of calibration gasses (30 lbs each) in order to set up a machine necessary to monitor patients on life support. I could not lift the bottles (canisters) because of shoulder/back/leg pain from fractured neck. So I did a no-no and took an extra pill so I could perform my job. Without these analysis people could die from low oxygen levels or acidic blood. I was honest with the "doctor", and use that term loosely and he dc'd my pain meds (30mg ms er). I had, in the past taken rx'd doses as high as 100mg er q12h. He offered me Buprenorphine 15mg q 7 days (patch). Useless. Until something better becomes available opiphobia will be a significant problem. People will lose jobs, commit suicide and society will create its own social conundrums causing an unnecessary financial burden in the form of more cocial programs. The winners: social workers, illegal drug pushers, self-righteous politicians. The losers: pain patients, the economy, more illness in worplaces.

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matthew Says:

need help. i was on 30mg oxy each day for chronic pain in my arm the doc f***ed me up . he would always help me but then my primary doc found out (anti narcotic pro pain) had him cut me off. so im stuck in so much pain all day i cry sometimes and i have a high pain level. can u pls give me a name that can help me in RI? thx you

I have many papers to prove my pain my doc dot believe in oxy i would be happy with 12 to 15 to at least dull the damn pain. pain but by the time i was cut off it was too late i couldn't get back on them said i would drop my other doc but he was like no no she said she will help with ur pain but nope gave me 5 different meds in 3 months then gave up told me to go somewhere ele smh :( my other pain doc had me go to 3 diffent clinics and they woundnt go over 5/325 60 vicodon a month pls help me im thinking about suing the doc that killed my arm i had cancer for 3 year and all the chemo leaked in me and now he thinks he is out the clear but nono i might try for med marijuana but that dont help with my pain tho :( so sence my prim doc said she would help me he un rooled me in the cancer place now im f***ed cuz of her i nedd help bad very bad thank you i want my life back

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Nicole Says:

I'm a transplant to Rhode Island, only for a year, from Arizona. I have a fusion at the L5-S1 and a herniated disc at L4,along with Degenerative Disc Disease, Ostopenia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have successfully found a clinic in North Smithfield and Pawtucket that prescribe pain meds, as well as make relaxers. However, they will not go over 100 mg of Morphine nor will they prescribe anything extended release. Before moving here I had just switched to Morphine because the Oxy was no longer working. Dr. Turner is very nice, compassionate and understanding. You can try calling their practice, Biltmore Medical Center at 401-356-4046.

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syntara Says:

Steve, it depends on what kind of pain med you were taking. A good doctor is the kind who will explain that trying to stop taking some pain management drugs on your own, cold turkey, is a good way to commit suicide. Some other kinds of opioid pain drugs may make you uncomfortable for a few weeks after discontinuing them, but no matter how bad you feel when you stop taking them, you aren't going to accidentally commit suicide by stopping taking them. ANYTHING with Oxycontin or a generic for that (including Percocets and their generic equivalents) are NOT the kind of drug you should ever try to cold turkey, stop taking on your own, as it can lead to seizures and even death. To stop taking drugs with Oxy in them, ask your doctor for help weaning yourself off of them slowly. Suddenly stopping them on your own without a doctor's assistance can lead to seizures and possibly your death. Other pain meds, like Norcos, may make you feel really awful for some weeks after you stop taking them suddenly, but you aren't in danger of losing your life; not like you are in going cold turkey off of the Oxycontin containing pain meds, without medical assistance of some kind. No matter what, if you've been taking prescription pain drugs for awhile and want to stop taking them, check with your doctor to see if you need assistance weaning off of the specific drug you want to stop taking. It could be a matter of life and death if you don't know beforehand what suddenly stopping a prescription pain drug can do to a body that's become accustomed to this stuff. Take care!

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barry Says:

I have disc problems myself and there is no pain in this life that compares to that methadone withdrawal. I am also looking for a considerate doctor but there is no way to get any information online, you have to go by word of mouth. some pharmacists will give you a heads up since they know whos doing what.

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