soggypoophair comments on Maine's new opiate limit causing problems for patients.: "
Imagine that you experience an injury or illness that renders you in the worst pain of your life every single moment, 24/7. It's actually worse than that, my condition makes the worst pain prior seem like rainbows and butterflies. You spend weeks going to your doctor, jumping through all the appropriate hoops, trying to literally not throw yourself in front of a truck in the process because of the agony. Minutes pass like hours, hours pass like days. You do not want to get "high" or have a good time, you just want to not be in pain. Finally, you get a script. Finally, you have your life back. You fall to your knees and thank the metaphorical god for modern medicine. The nightmare is over.
Then this crackdown happens. The nightmare happens all over again. You can't get the script that saved your life, for no other reason than other people were milking the system and lawmakers didn't like it. Imagine if cancer patients went in to get their chemo and were told "Sorry, there are now strict regulations in place, and we can only give you 30% of this much weaker chemo drug instead.""
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