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

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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 have spent most of my life avoiding Dr's all together. As a child taken in for just minor thing's Dr's found that for some reason pain meds have very lil effect on me, for example the dentist, where one might need a, as in one little shot in the gums to numb them, it takes 3-5 or more for it to wk on me. As a child several time's I was told it was just fear of the pain and that I was faking or it was all in my head. As a result my trust for healthcare has always been little to no. As an adult it has only gotten worse, I have 3 children but was unable to have them naturally, now imagine trying to explain my crazy drug issue's , any numbing or pain meds it takes crazy amounts to wk but any stimulants like in cold meds I can barely take a baby's dose because I wont be able to sleep for a week. And anti inflammatory's like ibuprofen I can't keep down from horrible stomach aches. Yep you know it every Dr I've tried to explain this to has immediately put me in the junkie category! My first C-section they actually started cutting me while I could still feel it, before the monitors went crazy proving I wasn't just after a high! And the second and third didn't go a whole lot better even with proof from records from the first and second. So other than my mandatory 6 wk check ups releasing me back to wk I avoid Dr's unless I'm half dead. A car wreck, 2 bad fall's and 20 yrs of over working added to 3 bad c-sections I was to the point it hurts to bad to carry a full laundry basket from the bathroom to the laundry room with out stopping once or sometimes twice, let alone a full or even part time job at this point. The first 3-4 year's I just hide away in my house because I know how they think of me when I explain, but at 4 yrs it was so bad that I just started making appointments after finger pointing appointments. It took me a yr to finally find a Dr who was willing to do the digging in my medical chart and to stick his neck out to give me the meds I need to at the very least be a functioning member of my family, a mother, and a wife. Yet the DEA is always harassing the clinic and threatening my Dr's license just for giving me and those like me the help we need just to get threw the day. I live in Arkansas and have to go to Oklahoma because Dr.s here are not allowed to give me what I need, and now they are trying to do the same in Oklahoma. So please everyone who has ever been in pain or had to watch a loved one suffer because Dr's are taught not to care, or are just plain old to scared to help, SPEAK UP and tell our government, of the people, for the people that chronic pain dose not equal junkie!
People with chronic pain have a very poor quality of life and oftentimes cannot adequately care for themselves alone unless their pain is minimized. Help the people that need it the most with the drugs that were meant to help them
Drs and patients need to take a stand and fight for the rights of chronically ill patients. I have severe pain and being with out my medications would mean no quality of life, I am already limited to what I can do. I wish that the people who make these laws could feel our pain for a month or so and maybe you would be more compassionate to those who suffer.Sick and tired of being sick and tired and not getting the care that I so deserve.
I hope the geniuses in Congress and at the FDA / DEA who came up with those new hydrocodone restrictions are ready for a huge increased in heroin use and suicide. Thanks federal government for making those in sever and chronic pain suffer even more.
Are there any lawyers or congressmen reading these posts? Are there any congressmen posting, or doctors, or lawyers? Where are all the people in power? I think that we should vote all our legislators out of power. Every last one. I vote for a complete turn over of the FDA and DEA. Both of those entities are corrupt and hold way too much power over the lives of ordinary Americans. DEA was put into place by Nixon, if I remember rightly. And hence the so-called war on drugs began. Only, it was more like the beginnings of prohibition, which, if history serves, was repealed and never reconsidered. This is what needs to be done with the DEA.
The government has the power to change things, but refuses and that is why it needs complete and utter turnover. The FDA needs complete turnover, as well. It has done more harm than good over the last twenty years regarding safe pain management. And, as usual, the government goes after the individuals. Instead of going after the M.D. pill mills and the pharmacies that fill the ridiculous scripts, the government goes after you and me, the ones that need the relief that these meds bring. Again, logic turned upside down. the polls won't change anything in this America of ours. Only a complete and total turnover will begin to solve the issues within our way of governing. This means giving control back to the responsible MD and pharmacist, targeting the crooks, going after the dangerous illegal drugs, and blanketing patients with appropriate education regarding their meds. This is sane management. We have reached a tipping point where our government no longer makes any sense, let alone good, informed, decisions. It is time for another revolution to begin. A revolution to take back this country from the large lobbies, the FDA, DEA, large corporations that now reside comfortably within the halls of government. There are not checks and balances, only overwhelming power by agencies run amok!
The government is interfering between the patient, Dr relationship. For those that like Obama, he is the root cause trying to curb overdose. In all reality, chronic pain suffers are not looking for a high, just looking for function to daily life. Herion is easier to get than opioids for pain mgmt from a Dr. Since the DEA decided to play doctor. Everyone has the risk of chronic pain at some point in their lives, related to their jobs or even injury playing football In
the front yard with your kids. Drug addicts need help, chronic pain suffers need relief, otherwise we have no need for Drs if they are unable to provide pain relief, which is one of the main reasons people visit their drs. When physicians see the bottom line being effected, they will stand up against the Government. Drs. Took an oath under the law to help people, the integrity has been compromised. I talked to Pam Bondi's office yesterday and was given an excuse. Remember these people during election times. I have failed back surgery syndrome and refuse more surgery because more failure is imminent . My problem started during exercise while riding a bike. The new friendship path off Gandy Blvd , someone threw something on the path a I ran over it, falling on my left shoulder and hip, resulting in necrosis or dead bone from trauma, needing a total left hip rep, replacement which failed from improper size placed by the surgeon, resulting in much destruction to the low back from being one half in difference in leg length, requiring a second replacement necessitating a 3 level lumbar fusion, which failed. GOD BLESS US ALL, our government and healthcare has failed and will crumble. I always told my husband, the next thing the government will control is the toilet paper you use.
Simply disgusting as the DEA is playing god with all of us. This needs to end and we as chronic pain sufferers need protections and new laws passed that prohibits the DEA from interfering with our lives. If I could not receive my monthly supply then I cannot have any type of life which with the medicine now barely affords me. They are breaking laws left and right without any thought to the thousands that signed their names here. Someone in Washington PLEASE HELP.