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    In January 2015 my PCP prescribed oxycodone for my recurring kidney stones and such. 45 pills. The wimpy 5 mg dose -about as strong as a Luden's Wild Cherry cough drop. I used the last one on Valentine's Day 2017. It took me over 700 days to use 45 pills. She renewed my prescription - this time she gave me 60 pills. I figure by 2020 I'll be needing another refill.

    This legislation is contemptible. It's like gun control. Because some abuse pain killers, this law annoys and harasses normal, sensible people who aren't the problem. Opioids don't force people to overdose, people do that.

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    5 mg? That's a pretty low dosage. I'm at 40 mg of OxyContin HCL, four times a day. Only need it twice a day so I'm building an inventory.

    If it says HCL, its timed release.
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    The sad thing is now Dr's are scared to write these scripts. A year ago i went to the ER for my back, i was in extreme pain and had a hard time walking. They gave me a day or two worth of meds and sent me home. The next day i wound up on my living room floor and literally couldn't get up but my cell was in reach so i called a ambulance. When i got to the ER they were going to send me to "fast track" That's where you go if you got the sniffles or need two stitches. I had to argue with the Dr. and demand a MRI. When the results came back they literally handed me a pharmacy worth of stuff and i was out of work for over a month with a severely bulged disk. Cost me at least a extra 1k with my insurance because they refused to treat me for anything other than being a drug seeker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLcracker View Post
    If I truly needed a real pain killer, and can't get it legally, then I have no problem seeing the 'undocumented pharmacist' downtown on the corner...Or going to the 'Dark-Net', and importing my meds from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    5 mg? That's a pretty low dosage. I'm at 40 mg of OxyContin HCL, four times a day. Only need it twice a day so I'm building an inventory.

    If it says HCL, its timed release.
    You know that I hate to disagree with you Popeye but, the HCL simply means that the compound is the "hydrochloride" form. All "oxycontin" is timed release. It is the name of the timed release form of "oxycodone". BTW: I'm on 10mg hydrocode/325APAP TID for chronic arthritis so I can empathize with you. I'm 80 and I this med mitigates my pain. We don't need any "stinking" legislation to further complicate getting our necessary meds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gvaldeg1 View Post
    You know that I hate to disagree with you Popeye but, the HCL simply means that the compound is the "hydrochloride" form. All "oxycontin" is timed release. It is the name of the timed release form of "oxycodone". BTW: I'm on 10mg hydrocode/325APAP TID for chronic arthritis so I can empathize with you. I'm 80 and I this med mitigates my pain. We don't need any "stinking" legislation to further complicate getting our necessary meds.
    You're correct. I was wrong about HCL.
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