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Old Oct 11th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Is this not a Human Right issue. If a person is in bed 18plus hours a day due to intolerable pain?

The Family Doctor was asked point blank, "why not try Percocet" The Doctor responded with; then there is monitoring and all kinds of things. Refused to prescribed anything other than T3's with Codeine or Tramacet. Both medications do not help so then the doctor prescribes more on top of these. Tramacet and a muscle relaxant and Naproxen, and allergy pills because they make the person sick. Same with the T3's 3 other pills are prescribed on top of that to try and manage the pain which is NOT getting managed.

What type of lawsuit is this? Human Rights? Failure to Diagnose?

Any information would be appreciated!
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Is this not a Human Right issue. If a person is in bed 18plus hours a day due to intolerable pain?

The Family Doctor was asked point blank, "why not try Percocet" The Doctor responded with; then there is monitoring and all kinds of things. Refused to prescribed anything other than T3's with Codeine or Tramacet. Both medications do not help so then the doctor prescribes more on top of these. Tramacet and a muscle relaxant and Naproxen, and allergy pills because they make the person sick. Same with the T3's 3 other pills are prescribed on top of that to try and manage the pain which is NOT getting managed.

What type of lawsuit is this? Human Rights? Failure to Diagnose?

Any information would be appreciated!
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Of course, if I was your doctor, I would also consider whether or not you had received narcotics for this particular condition before, what kinds, and how long you received them in deciding whether or not to prescribe a particular narcotic to you again. It's entirely possible that this family doctor considered your medical history in deciding whether or not to prescribe to you this this situation - especially if you had received narcotics in the past prescribed by a different doctor.

No one is legally entitled to receive narcotics for treatment of any particular medical condition. If you don't agree with the treatment you are receiving from the family doctor, then I would suggest going to a different doctor. Of course, if the NEW doctor also refuses to prescribe the specific narcotics to you, then you may want to consider that you COULD have a problem and that's why these doctors are saying NO (as they should, if they suspect an addiction).
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Of course, if I was your doctor, I would also consider whether or not you had received narcotics for this particular condition before, what kinds, and how long you received them in deciding whether or not to prescribe a particular narcotic to you again. It's entirely possible that this family doctor considered your medical history in deciding whether or not to prescribe to you this this situation - especially if you had received narcotics in the past prescribed by a different doctor.

No one is legally entitled to receive narcotics for treatment of any particular medical condition. If you don't agree with the treatment you are receiving from the family doctor, then I would suggest going to a different doctor. Of course, if the NEW doctor also refuses to prescribe the specific narcotics to you, then you may want to consider that you COULD have a problem and that's why these doctors are saying NO (as they should, if they suspect an addiction).
I wasn't looking for a medical diagnosis; just the law or legal advice. Without knowing all the answers or background to my particular physical impairment - perhaps it is only fair to assume that I am some drug seeking addict? I don't come to this site to be judged ... it is a legitimate question.

However, I have extreme sensitiveness to most drugs. I am disabled. For my surgeries I have remained awake due to my drug allergies. There is only one pain killer that somewhat works. However, due to the recent changes in Canada with the prescription of ANY Narcotic the majority of doctors are not prescribing to anyone so they don't have to do all the paper work and monitoring that is now required with this type of prescription. I am in bed 18-22 hours a day because I cannot stand up due to extreme shooting, stabbing, burning pain. I have a Spinal Cord Injury. There is one pain medication, only 1, that I tolerate and have been taken off to see if I could function on a lesser pain reliever which is Tramacet, Tramadol or something is the other name for it. As this pain reliever does not work they keep adding other stuff to take with it which makes me high which is not what I want. I can't think with all this medication... medium pain prescription, muscle relaxant, allergy meds, Naproxen. I am coughing up blood due to the NSAID. On Endocet I took 2 a day some days only 1 and managed to stay standing for upto 8 hours. On a really good day 10 hours not all together but in sections of 1/2 - 1 hour segments. So no I do not have what is considered an addiction as that is for people that cannot live without a drug and must have it. I have a physical disability....which if a person does not understand can look up Chronic Pain and Narcotics. Chronic Pain patients are very seldom addicted to drugs but do require medication to have some quality of life. Not a life like most people but some quality of life. I could remain vertical, mobile, for 8 hours or more with the proper pain management treatment. That to me is better than 4 hours... and that is not 4 - 6 hours all at once. As an example; Due to my Spinal Cord Injury it takes me more than 1/2 an hour to get out of bed with a cane. Once I get into the shower(with help) that takes me another tremendous amount of time. By the time I am showered I have to go back to lie down. The pain is so severe I fall. Sitting hurts, walking hurts, standing hurts and laying down hurts but it is safer than falling. The challenges of some are not understood by most.

Again, is there any legal advice from someone that understands Canadian Law and our Medical system/Healthcare? What would this fall under besides inhumane, cruel, and irresponsible? WE all deserve some quality of life.
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There are other methods of treating pain other than doping up on narcotics, all of which have serious side effects.

In Canada and the U.S. there are pain centers that treat patients with alternative methods for pain management and that is where I suggest you look. Every pharmaceutical you have mentioned has dangerous, damaging side effects -- are toxic to major organs of the body, e.g. the liver.

With sympathy for the pain you are suffering, being bedridden as you are for so much of the day and your life, you NEED a more effective way of dealing with the pain. There are pain management physicians and centers where alternate methods of managing pain are used and that is what I would seek.
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Thx!

Instead of writing a book on this 9 year journey of mine, I will research my options.

Appreciate the well wishes and intents!
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