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    Posted: Feb/12/2018 at 3:45pm
It’s finally happened. In the state of Massachusetts, if you are prescribed opioids every month you will also be prescribed Narcan, the drug that saves someone who has overdosed. Now I truly feel like I’m being treated like a drug addict. Is it going to save me? No. I take the exact amount as prescribed so I will not overdose.
Five knee surgeries from 1970 to 2000. Knee replacement in 2000.Spinal stenosis surgery in May of 2002. Diagnosed with Pseudogout in 2005, effecting hands, knees, and shoulders. Emergency surgery in March of 2006 for spinal infection of L 2 and L 3. During surgery, discovered I had Cauda Equina Syndrome. Spine became unstable after surgery and had 360 fusion with 10 pedicle screws, plates and rods in April of 2007. Retired early as a high school principal. Recently, have had trigger finger surgery on both hands as well as surgery for severe bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel disease.
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DDD C3-C6 with multiple osteophytes causing both moderate foraminal and canal stenosis and flattening and impinging on the spinal cord
Cervical Facet arthritis
Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Absolutely ridiculous. I’m not surprised anymore at anything these people—-whoever they are—-are thinking.

Dick, I am DONE feeling any kind of guilt or remorse for needing these drugs to help me get through the day and I’m still in a ridiculous amount of pain. I’m becoming increasingly depressed with my inability to do the same things that even a couple of years ago I could do. It’s hard enough to find the energy to get through the days and this crap that’s being thrown at us doesn’t make it any better. It’s just increasing the stress which leads to further pain and anxiety and depression.

But giving a person who’s been following Drs orders and has never shown any signs of abuse for years Narcan, is a slap in the face    

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Wow!  Are you required to purchase the Narcan?  About 4 months ago when I went to pick up my meds, the pharmacist told me that he was required by law to offer me Narcan.  I said no that I have been on the same type of meds for 20 years and think I will be just fine.  The following month they mentioned it again and then nothing since then.  I thought to myself that at some point they would probably force a person to actually purchase some but it's so ridiculous. 

How did they get to the conclusion that offering Narcan to patients who have been responsible with their meds for many years is the answer??  From what I have seen and read the majority of the overdose deaths are not someone using meds that are even prescribed to them.  Am I wrong about that?  I must  be missing something somewhere.
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We must have some of the dumbest politicians in the history of the United States.
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Stupid greedy asswipes.
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Unbelievable that this is happening.

I took a cpr course and the subject of Narcan came up.
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Totally ludicrous!
Chronic pain throughout the spine caused by osteoarthritis (DDD). Started at neck, spread to thoracic, and lately to lumbar area. Most of my spine is affected by bulges, disc height loss and dehydration, bone spurs, annular tears, foraminal stenosis, probable nerve impingement, and degeneration at end plates and facets.

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