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I want some! Not cause I need it at all but I would love to abuse someI had to switch primary care doctors so I had to go through all my prescriptions again (6 and counting), including my long-standing scrip for Percocet. This is more the state of California and the federal government pet peeve than my Dr. but they make you feel like a criminal for needing something for chronic pain. I have never abused it. I've used it off and on for a long time responsibly, and it's only had a positive impact on my quality of life. Every now and then I work with a pain specialist to mediate dependence and tolerance, switching to other things temporarily like methadone, and then back. I take maybe 2 per week on average (granted they are 10 mg oxy, so the tolerance part is real). But getting my prescription from the new doctor was hell. A narcotic consult, where they looked at me like I'ma druggy begging for more heroin at the methadone clinic. Signing a dozen sheets of paper with every contingency imaginable. And since I'm a long time user, according to the state, mandatory meetings with a pain specialist (which I do anyway) that feels like setting up appointments with my parole officer. And then, I go to fill the prescription and my insurance sees it as a new prescription so they will only allow 7 pills to start with. So I have to go back to my doctor to get her to send In a new prescription for the full amount (I used to get 90 at a time, then the law changed and I could only get 60, and the law changed again and now I can only get 30 at a time or the state requires a questionnaire and a follow up with a different doctor to confirm it's medically necessary). So I'm at her office waiting getting nothing but the side-eye from the nurses...uh-oh, here's anthem junkie, it says... So she comes out and at least she is cool about it. She sends in my new prescription.
Damn they make it hard for people who legitimately need it to get the required meds. Hate that so ****ing much.
If I want to feel like a criminal junkie I'll start making meth again. ****ing hell.