First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

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First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.
There are many Doctors who label their patients unfairly, demean these patients and degrade them because they are victims of chronic life long pain.
This is archaic medicine and does more harm than one can imagine. Physicans are afraid to treat patients who are victims of pain. The DEA targets them and instills fear in how they choose to treat their patients and what they prescribe. More and more, Doctors are refusing to treat their patients who have chronic pain. Patients are far too often considered "Malingering" or "Doctor Shopping".

Doctors far too often refuse to even communicate with these sufferers and label them as a LTDU ( Long Term Drug User) This is unfair, harmful medicine, and and causes llife long damage, both physically and mentally. It has effects on family, friends, co-workers and often causes the sufferer to withdraw from society. Through no fault of the patient, they withdraw from daily activities with their spouses, family and friends.

Much like the Abortion issue, you force these victims of pain into back door alleyways, store front pain clinics and worse. They receive no counseling on how to take their medication and often don't know what they are taking. Like in the past, by treating victims of pain this way, you force them into seeking help and relief outside of the Law. It is one issue to target illegal clinics but another issue entirely to target Physicians who should be allowed and should be treating their patients who have pain. Instead, Physicians are forced, out of fear of prescribing pain medication, to send their patients off to some "Unknown" pain clinic where they suffer yet more humiliating labels and discrimination. Pharmacists often feel the need to "interfere" and embarass the patient when they pick up their medications. They are treated like second or third class human beings.

Why is it that Doctors are no longer treating the 'Whole Patient?" Not addressing the underlying causes of chronic pain? There are many instances when there is NO clear cause for pain but that is not to say it doesn't exist. Pain receptors malfunction. Injuries can cause pain years later.
Elderly patients who suffer every remaining day of their lives are told by their Doctors' that "They are concerned about a possible addiction". What happened to the quality of their life? Their right to live their life to live without debilitating pain? Their only option may be to consider suicide?
The damage caused is a horror. Elderly commit suicide rather than live with this pain.
Physicians are taught (since the very beginning of medical school) that any patient requesting pain medication is to be Scrutinized" and to be "Wary" of them especially if they tell you they can't take anti-inflammatory drugs, that is a sure "SIGN" of addiction.
I was told this by my own Doctor. "What to watch out for when a patient requests help with their pain." They actually have a class for new Doctors on how NOT to treat patients.

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I am a victim of this absurd concept. Education of healers in America must be OVERHAULED, and reconstructed to relflect world wide facts, treatments and diagnosis. America now stands way behind the ENTIRE WORLD, having suffered from years of arrogance, and lack of or no research to support most currently held medical "facts" ( which change daily as real research slowly trickles in)
Compassion is the key here, over regluation for the sake of GREED on the part of ALL MEDICAL providers involved, MUST BE STOPPED.,
Pain control, ancient effective medications, homeopathy (now considered much more realistic and effective that the slash and dash medical treatment we now "enjoy", and deregulation and legalizing medications. must start NOW. Government, pharmas, huge corps are causing untold suffering and premature deaths, directly and indirectly, most victims dont have the energy left to complain or inform you of this torture. Illegal drug abuse, and illegal prescription use will continue to run rampant until TRUTH, and TRUST are restored to the people you represent.
Quit the infighting in congress, get off your butts and get to work. At this point, you will be historically known as the most ineffective, careless, selfish government in history. Unless changes are made, you will be remembered as murders, not heros.
I can't get any pain meds I been requesting since I need it for chronic pain and to get to sleep. I can't take Aleve or NSAIDS and regular tylenol doesn't help. I been taking someone elses pain meds which they don't want me to do but they wont prescribe me anything to help me. What happened to treating the patient ?
I've been suffering from debilitating pain caused by calcification of the Achilles tendons in both feet for two years. The strongest medication that anyone will prescribe to me is Relafen, which is only effective on the infrequent days that my pain is only at a 5 or 6 instead of the usual 8 or 9. My workplace would cover a surgical procedure. But surgery would mean not having a paycheck for six to twelve months. Since AFLAC calls this calcification a preexisting condition they will not cover any bills (mortgage, car, utilities, etc.) so I must work in order to keep a roof over my head. I stand during my job, which means that the pain is severe most of the day. I can no longer exercise. As a result the fifty extra pounds I've gained in the process is only worsening the issue. I'm not a criminal and I'm not an addict. I deserve to be treated with dignity. I AM IN PAIN AND IT IS RUINING MY LIFE. Please help me.
This has got to stop NOW! Stop adding to people's pain by degrading them and refusing to treat their pain as the problem it is. **** the DEA! What do they know about medicine?
I would never nor have I ever sought for relive of pain outside of my doctor but I can tell you that I have a doctor right now that is questioning that I even have pain after my MRI and CT scans show differently. It is demeaning to be treated the way alot of chronic pain patients are and all because a certain amount of the population wants to get high and those are the ones who have NO trouble getting the stuff. In nursing school they taught us that keeping our patient comfortable and reasonably pain free was a number one priority but it is not what is practiced.
I would never nor have I ever sought for relive of pain outside of my doctor but I can tell you that I have a doctor right now that is questioning that I even have pain after my MRI and CT scans show differently. It is demeaning to be treated the way alot of chronic pain patients are and all because a certain amount of the population wants to get high and those are the ones who have NO trouble getting the stuff. In nursing school they taught us that keeping our patient comfortable and reasonably pain free was a number one priority but it is not what is practiced.