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I live in Massachusetts and I am wondering if anyone can tell me of a doctor who will prescribe dilaudid very liberally? I have a chronic health condition and my pcp has decided to ween me off of the medication and I don't believe this is the correct approach at this point.
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replied June 25th, 2011
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ozzman5150,

You have to be very careful when inquiring about medications for chronic pain, especially when it is a Schedule II opioid. In today's anti drug abuse culture, with the pressure that physicians are getting from the DEA/FDA to decrease the amounts of Schedule II drugs they prescribe, you are going to have a difficult time finding a physician who will prescribe any opioid "liberally".

And to go into a physician asking for a specific narcotic pain medicine by name and in specific amounts (especially if it is a large amount of a potent drug) may get you labelled as a drug seeker. I didn't say it was right, but it's the way physicians are taught about looking out for those type of patients.

You may have to ask your primary care provider to refer you to a pain management specialist. And even there, the physicians may still not prescribe the dilaudid in the amounts that you think you need. It's often a matter of building trust between a doctor and patient, before the physician feels comfortable enough to prescribe Schedule II meds at "high levels".


Wishing you the best. Hope you find a physician that you can work with. Good luck.
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