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I am starting this topic once again.  I so wish we had a separate section on this forum for Medical/Dental.  We need to change doctors again.  This physicians seem to be great for a while, then the whole picture and attitude changes.  We have been seeing Garcia at Maskaras for a couple of years now.  He has become rude and difficult to deal with. I really can't believe the tone of voice he used with me when I was there last.   If anyone wants details, I can share it through PM.

The result is we need to move on.  I'm tired of being treated badly when we pay someone.  We need someone who can write opiates and knows the rules.  I realize there are specialists that come weekly or monthly.  It would be preferable to have someone who is here all the time and charges a fair rate.  The rates go from 250 pesos (Dr. Lastra) to 800 pesos, other doctors. Garcia is at 600 pesos, but you'd better not ask for any additional help if you can't find the medication or you will get chewed out. 

The problem with Lastra is that he will not provide a prescription as he gets it from someone else and you cannot take it and fill it yourself.  You would only get the meds from him at a cost for us, of another 800 pesos.

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45 minutes ago, pappysmarket said:

I think Mexico is trying hard not to be another opiate den like the US.   Good for them!!

Pain patients are committing suicide because they cannot get help.  My topic is about getting help with a serious medical condition, not about addition.  If you want that discussion, please start your own topic.

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34 minutes ago, pappysmarket said:

Wouldn't it be fun to hear Garcia's side of the story?  😁

You haven't even heard mine.  All I provided was minimal details.  Wouldn't that be fun or do you just want to start an issue here?  I have an extremely ill person in my household and I don't need criticism.  I need help.

He wrote a prescription for pain meds which we could not fill as the pharmacy was out of it.  I nicely asked for his assistance in locating the medicine. This is a hard scrip to fill and he knows that.  We had JUST left his office.   He made me wait through an entire other patient's consultation and was going to see another patient while he kept me waiting some more.  I stepped in to please ask if he could rewrite it, and he got irritated telling me how busy he was.  This was urgent.  The worse part was his tone of voice.  We will relieve him of one patient and lighten his work load by going to someone who is polite.

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Just now, Zeb said:

Pain patients are committing suicide because they cannot get help.  My topic is about getting help with a serious medical condition, not about addition.  If you want that discussion, please start your own topic.

The way to apply for a Mod position has been discussed here before. Search it.

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1 minute ago, Zeb said:

You haven't even heard mine.  All I provided was minimal details.  Wouldn't that be fun or do you just want to start an issue here?

Your tale of woe speaks volumes.

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3 minutes ago, pappysmarket said:

Your tale of woe speaks volumes.

You come across as just plain nasty and critical.  If this is your idea of being helpful, then please don't help.  My post is about getting help for sick, hurting person. 

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OK, here's a tip: I've read this kind of stuff is available without a prescription in many parts of the US. Try West Virginia, Ohio or Kentucky for starters. However, it will probably cost more than $800 MX. Mexico has seen what those pain meds have done to the US and has decided they are not going to be readily or cheaply accessible here. I say Bravo to them and to folks who gotta have them, do what you gotta do to get them.

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I've seen the devastation that stuff causes, I don't need to walk in anyone's shoes to be aware of what's going on. Anyone who had/has a medical necessity for that kind of pain medication was a fool to move to Mexico at worst, and at best failed to check beforehand. Is that positive enough for you?

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The next thing you know, someone will be moaning that SP or IMSS won't pay for the detox or whatever they think they need after some "evil physician" or "evil drug company" got them hooked on this stuff. Not them, no siree, all they wanted was a little pain relief and that evil cabal conspired to get them hooked.

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2 minutes ago, bournemouth said:

Remember this thread when the day comes that you or a loved one needs pain medication for serious problems.

This person is totally judgmental , critical, with absolutely no facts or knowledge of the personal situation.  Best to ignore his content and not respond.  There is a way for me not to see it anymore and I cannot remember how to do that.  If you know, please PM me.

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7 minutes ago, Bookworm said:

P  .......  and then there are those that refuse to search out medication, that obviously really need it!

And there are those who made these remarks without knowing what all had already been done, but nonetheless, continue to make judgments.

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13 minutes ago, bournemouth said:

Remember this thread when the day comes that you or a loved one needs pain medication for serious problems.

Thank you for that profound bit of advice.

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9 minutes ago, Bookworm said:

P  .......  and then there are those that refuse to search out medication, that obviously really need it!

.....and it ain't just pain medication.

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I found how to select Ignore all content by that user, so that is now done!  His content will no longer show up on my screen.  Nice feature the forum offers. 

I do my best to treat people nicely and kindly and I always hope for the same, but some are incapable of this.  This just isn't in their make up.  It's just feels good to them to be critical and attack others. 

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