This is an important piece of information for pain patients, as well as sufferers of any chronic illness in the United States. I’ve asked one of my doctors at least once a year if I was red-flagged for any of these reasons, but now I share this information with everyone so that they can determine for themselves if they would have a high score or a lower one. I fall into the low category, which I can assume is the only reason I’ve received small prescriptions for pain medication twice this year and once in 2017.
You all have a right to know about this and be an educated patient. If you have any questions, I will try to help.