June 5, 2007 3:29am CST
I have almost constant pain in my back and leg. My doctor used to write me prescriptions for pain medication. I would only take a pill when I felt that I could not get to sleep because of the intensity of the pain. I would even go without sleep sometimes rather than take a pill. I don't like to take pills unless I absolutely have to take one. My doctor is afraid to write pain medication prescriptions now, because the DEA has brought charges against a couple of doctors for over prescribing pain meds. I quit drinking alchohol in 1981, for personal and religious reasons. I had to buy a bottle of whiskey this week, to help with the pain on bad nights so I could get some sleep. I am drinking tonight for just this reason. I swore I would never drink alcohol again, but my hand was forced. Has anyone else experienced this problem, with not being able to get pain meds for this reason?
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