Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

medicating

Why would a physician give Lorazapam and Oxycodone to a patient who has severe liver damage and also has a history as a youth to drug addiction, and recent serious alcohol addiction that caused the liver damage in the first place??
4 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
455167 tn?1259257871
Hi. Do you mean she claimed she was in more pain than she actually was? There are many conditions that can cause anywhere from 1 to 10 on the pain scale depending on the individual.sometimes it can be approximated by things like increased blood pressure but for the most part it is based on the patient's description. Additionaly, there are still those, even in the medical field, who have a poor understanding of chemical dependency. Ultimately it is the patient's responsibility to inform their physicians and make the right decisions. Take care, GM
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Yes, she told them of her addictive history but lied about being in pain.    The medical field often deals with the body until it involves the brain, which confuses me since it is the most complicated organ of the body.
Helpful - 0
455167 tn?1259257871
Like Sara asked, is the doctor aware of such circumstances? If so, have other non- controlled -medications been tried? Please advise, GM
Helpful - 0
495284 tn?1333894042
Were you honest with your doctor?  
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Alcoholism Community

Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333894042
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
Nebulae, OH
3060903 tn?1398565123
Other
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.