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Can opioid medications be prescribed online?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi . In 2008 I had a spinal fusion which was the beginning of a 10 year nightmare. After surgery they made me get up to try to walk. At least I had a morphine pump for a few days. But they discharged me with no script & the pain was unbearable because of the vertebrae was sitting on a nerve that paralyzed my right side. I went to a pain mangmt specialist and they had to separate me from other patients because I was in so much agony. He was kind enough to relieve the pain temporarily through 75mcg Fentanyl patches and hydrocodone 10 - 375 every 6 hours. A few years later I had revision surgery to ease the nerve root pain. All they gave me in the hospital was Tylenol. I was involved in the golfing business as a player and an owner of a small course/driving range. I had hoped the second surgery would allow me to pursue my passion in retirement. It helped with the pain emanating and radiating down to my foot, but I still have a constant knife in my back. I could go on forever about the comedy of errors in trying to regain some quality of life. The pain dr. is now talking about an electric implant. He also no longer fills my script for hydro although I never once used more than prescribed, but the opiate crisis seems to have everyone running scared. So now I'm forced to be again pretty much immobilized while I wait for this implant. I got off the fentanyl very quickly with no withdrawal and through supplements stopped the hydro without too much discomfort. But now as I say I am immobilized. I live alone in my own home. I',m trying to get a script for hydros until the Dr. gets around to this implant business. Pain is a very difficult thing to convey cause you really can't see it etc. I just can't stand it. I am kind of forced now to go to Mexico which is close by to try and get pain relief knowing the pills are probably not what they are purported to be. counterfeit? I'm on Medicare with supplemental ins and a fixed income. S.S. gives me a whopping $777.00 a month after taxes. Can I get a prescription online until the implant business when Doc XXXXXXX gets around to it. I considered myself a very responsible patient but he left me in the lurch after my second revision surgery. Two weeks ago he stopped the meds without warning that I've pretty much been responsibly taking since botched surgery #1. Again can I get a script online until he gets around to this implant business? Otherwise I feel like a prisoner in my own home lying on the couch all day getting up to feed the cats and then lying back down it seems 24/7. Can you please help me?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Prescription cannot be provided through this site. May try naproxen. It can possibly provide relief

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

It is futile to search online for a prescription for opioid medications. They are highly controlled medications and no one will give you a prescription for them through online sites like this and even if you can get some sort of prescription, the pharmacists will not fill them because they are not considered genuine.

I am really sorry to disappoint you, but you have very little choice, you will have to wait for your doctor to change his mind.

I have gone carefully through your query. I understand your agony and would like to help but unfortunately this platform does not let us give out online prescriptions. I am not sure if you would be able to get it elsewher as well. I understand the dismal situation when you do ot get the pain medication that you ask for. However, you can give the electric implant a try. I am quite certain that it would be effective. In case you still feel that the neuropathic pain is not going away, your doctor can try alternatives through the same device.

As of now you can try Aleve (naproxyn) 500 mg one or two tablets together as per requirement. It is an OTC medicine that can help. Be sure to take it in full stomach.

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