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Nov 2 14 10:51 AM

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My friend who is 71 has been on 10mg oxycodone 2 times daily for a year for throut pain, from her primary MD. Turned out to be cancer and she just had surgery and has to use a feeding tube now. She told her MD she was having to take !0mg oxy 3 times a day since surgery, he called her a drug addict and gave her one last script for 30 pills and sent her to a pain clinic. The Dr. gave her 4/1 suboxone to take 4 times daily. She thought it was for pain and with no information from the Sub Dr. took one while still taking the oxy. Of course she went into precipitated withdraw for over a day, I didn’t know what to do but take care of her. This Sub Dr is negligent as I see it for not telling her to wait 3 or 4 days after she runs out of the oxy. Can I report him, I want to confront him because she has no reason to even be on Subs as she is CPP not a drug addict.
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Nov 3 14 12:12 AM

Licensing Board in your state??

I'd find out how to contact the State Licensing Board-This IS Medical Malpractice and should also be reviewed by ANY Attorney who will take the case!!

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Nov 3 14 12:15 AM

Licensing Board in your state??

I'd find out how to contact the State Licensing Board-This IS Medical Malpractice and should also be reviewed by ANY Attorney who will take the case!!

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Nov 3 14 10:30 AM

Buprenorphine was initially a pain medication used before it was ever used for addiction, so it's primary purpose is as a pain killer. Did your friend tell the Sub Dr that she was on Oxy also (that she still had some left and was intending on taking them if she needed to)? He may have thought that as he'd prescribed the Sub she wouldn't need to take the Sub?

Plenty of people tale methadone and Suboxone for pain, they are not medications solely for people with substance misuse problems. What does it matter if he gave her Suboxone? If he thinks it's the best pain med for her that's good surely?

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Nov 11 14 2:10 PM

What you write down

in Medical History at the pain clinic is very detailed so just as Sapphire said if that was information that was given .... Someone needs to be reading it.
Sad story to hear... I hope she is feeling better...I know she sure didn't need to have withdrawals after all she has been through..

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Nov 12 14 8:05 AM

What is most important I think, is did the Dr tell her to discontinue the Oxy, or did the Dr know she even was taking Oxy/had any left?

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Dec 3 14 1:26 PM

OH HOW I SYMPATHIZE....

I missed a snow day where for 3 days I was not going to have any methadone so I had a friend taking Suboxone 8 mg pills and I thought that I could substitute.  I ended up in hospital 9 days...of course not all 9 days in precips but the precips caused me to have pancreatic pain and biliary pain and I busted blood vessels in my eyes from throwing up so hard.......It took 9 hours before a doctor realized what I had done...I had no idea and he gave the below drug to knock my ass out til it passed.  

  1. Propofol
    This medicine causes a person to relax or sleep (be unconscious) before and during a surgery. Also given to people in an intensive care unit (ICU). This medicine is a type of anesthetic

Yes I would report this doctor by all means..As unless you have had precipitated withdrawal there is no way to understand the intensity of this.  This is not saying it throws you into withdrawal symptoms like the ones we get when we have stopped taking our methadone and/or heroin etc....TRake those and times by 10 for the intensity of what precips are like.

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wayovermyhead wrote:
I missed a snow day where for 3 days I was not going to have any methadone so I had a friend taking Suboxone 8 mg pills and I thought that I could substitute.  I ended up in hospital 9 days...of course not all 9 days in precips but the precips caused me to have pancreatic pain and biliary pain and I busted blood vessels in my eyes from throwing up so hard.......It took 9 hours before a doctor realized what I had done...I had no idea and he gave the below drug to knock my ass out til it passed.  Propofol
This medicine causes a person to relax or sleep (be unconscious) before and during a surgery. Also given to people in an intensive care unit (ICU). This medicine is a type of anesthetic

Yes I would report this doctor by all means..As unless you have had precipitated withdrawal there is no way to understand the intensity of this.  This is not saying it throws you into withdrawal symptoms like the ones we get when we have stopped taking our methadone and/or heroin etc....TRake those and times by 10 for the intensity of what precips are like.

Wow you got Propofol (a.k.a. Michael Jackson's "milk") ??  That is really awesome, precipitated withdrawal is right up there with being Narcan'd and nobody deserves to go through that, not being able to keep your body still and all.

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