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

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Wrong petition again!. Dog gone it!
http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/10/is-there-rationing-in-obamacare-2/

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Ooooooops!. Wrong petition. Very sorry to those this was sent to. Please forgive me. Pain will do a NUMBER on you.
The IPAB otherwise known as the death panels, that were included in the 2700 pg Obama health care law ,...which no one in read but the people that wrote it somehow passed as a law of the land. I tried to get details again but the articles that doctors and nurses wrote telling the truth somehow became deleted or the infamous page 404 error " file not found ". How did I guess!. The law was supposed to take effect sometime this year. With the activity reports on websites going skyhigh, I tend to believe not a coincidence. The activity button on the pain patients petition seems to have quit working since the increase in complaints. Go figure. Only thing I did come up with that was not deleted from the internet was that, members of the 15 member board that has to acct to no one, Tell the doctor who he can treat and how much treatment he or she will be provided. The old number on your back thingy I suppose. I started with the ACLJ and went further and deeper. From what I have seen was that, if you are a drain or going to be drain on the system.... The doctors can refuse treatment. Of course it will be written up in a way that does not harm them. Can't prove much of anything except that anything that would shed light on this crapola has been deleted or file not found!. After being witness to the elderly not receiving treatment for illness " and I mean none unless you fight your butt off for them, They are refused treatment. Is it also true that even if you pay cash, you will still be denied treatment to the drain on the system? James sanders Sittingbull289@fastmail.com. To prevent “too much” private money being spent on health care, those standards could establish just which diagnostic tests and medical treatments are permitted under what circumstances – and which are not. Thus, the government could prevent people from getting particular life-saving medical treatments – even when paid for entirely by their own money. {For details and documentation see www.nrlc.org/HealthCareRationing/LifeatRiskRoutestoRationing6272012(1).pdf}

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Husband has stage 4 cancer, oncologist won't provide relieve from pain ( not sure it is cancer related), PCP won't return calls...
(4) level cervical fusion with neural forminal narrowing on EVERY level + subluxation of C-7 & T-1 - + every lumbar disc is bulging. (I had surgery already on L-4-5)
Primary care doctor said, "nothing we can do for you", so I guess a bottle of whiskey and a revolver may be coming into my life soon. I cannot hold my head up and I LIVE in a MIAMI-J neck brace. I use to take Kadian ER and it worked with no euphoria. He REFUSES to prescribe it even for "break through pain". I cry every day and I pay out of pocket for cranio-sacral work, because my osteopath takes no insurance, and get this, he has NO prescription pad, even for TRACTION.
Do we not have the right to have our pain relieved at all so we can function? I just want to cook a meal for my family. Yes I am disabled thanks to a DRUNK DRIVER the CT STATE TROOPERS let walk after a burning car crash that closed the highway for 2 hours. Re-victimized all over again, and again and again.
I deal with kidney pain everyday of my life but the doctors won't help me, they make me sick, I give up on everything
What find frustrating is physicians not dosing each patient individually. Everyone is different and yet some physicians tend to treat every patient like they are the same. What works for one person may not be the right medication or dose for another.
Stop treating our sickest citizens like criminals and drug addicts.
You are making millions suffer and face humiliation when they are looking for relief from serious pain.
My extremely ill parents are refused adequate pain control because the doctor said it's addicting. They have maybe a few years left on this earth and they have to suffer!? They are not going to become addicts.
No one should not have to be afraid to tell a Dr. That they need of pain relief.
No one should be harassed at a pharmacy if they have a legitimate prescription! The pharmacist does not have the patients medical history and should not be allowed cross the lines that they are crossing regularly.
Please stop the abuse and discrimination of pain patients.
Pain patient does not equal Drug addicts.
This has gone too far and it's in humane.
Truly ill people are needlessly suffering and or humiliated due to this over kill on prescription control.
Go after the criminals. Not pain patients.
I am a 38 yr old who is on SSI for the rest of my life from 4 failed back surgeries. Now I'm in the category of " failed back syndrome" 2011 I found a awesome surgeon who did a fusion so I have 12 rods and screws. I ended up being so sick of the monthly routines of spinals and had a stimulator trial next day fell down steps. I just went through 2 years of bone growth out of my jaw. Dr thought cancer but , guess what ? After all those years of D
Steroid packs and cortizone shots that's what did it. My bones are deteriorating and I decided that I was done. I know I'm headed for a wheel chair. I CAN NOT understand if your MRI looks like a cut on mess why Can't U HELP me be comfortable ? There are no compassionate drs at least I've never seen one. I feel bad for the people who are terminally I'll..Legalize marijuana atleast
I guess suicide is my next option
Good lord, I can't believe what an Orwellian society were are becoming. I'm prescribed schedule 5 Wellbutrin, and what amounts to less than 1 Xanax daily. Recently went to Colorado, enjoyed some LEGAL weed. Upon my return, my doctor made me come in for a prescription refill at 90 days. He gave me a urine test. Came up positive. No shit, I smoked it legally. I even told them it would come up positive. Hide nothing. Now I being told I can't be prescribed Wellbutrin for severe depression unless I take a urine test MONTHLY. ********. I'm so sick of special interest groups and their endless games in search of revenue streams. The solution is to move marijuana off the Schedule 1, and make it legal. When an upstanding, contributing member of society is FORCED to take urine tests, but welfare recipients aren't, there is a major problem. This is far from the land of the free.
I suffer from PPS (Post Polio Symdrom) which can be very painful at times with arthritis and muscle spasms, which comes and goes at it's discretion. Polio has also left me being over sensitive to pain, which is also common in PPS survivors. A few years ago a doctor refused me more pain medication because I didn't take it "ALL the TIME" ...... I only took it when I was in pain! My current doctor (trying to avoid the "Gestoppo" interfering in his practice) doesn't give me anything stronger than prescription aleeve. When I'm in pain I just sit in my wheelchair or stay in bed and "vegetate", I can't even take a shower. When I'm not hurting my spirits are upbeat and I bake, clean my house and even weed-eat. PLEASE don't throw all patients into one group ...... some deal with excruciating pain on a daily basis. And please get the "Big Brother Monkey" off the backs of our nations doctors.
I am a chronic pain patient with RA, OA & FIBRO. Due to the new laws I can not get pain meds to manage my pain at all. I am a single mother & my quality of life sucks! I am fighting for disability which will only help with some of the financial burden if I am granted it. I feel like it's not fair to my son that he is having to grow up so fast just to help do things he shouldn't have to do. You can say all you want about what it's going to do for him & his character all you want, I don't care. What I do care about is that he get to be a kid while it's time for him to be a kid. I don't want him growing up too fast & becoming resentful as an adult that his childhood was robbed because his only parent couldn't take him to his sports games, or chaperone feildtrips. He is quietly suffering as well.
Wonder why they are getting all shook up?.
i just had a 3 level cervical neck fusion surgery after leaving the hospital i could Not get any pain relief for 2 weeks until after my family doc got back from vacation.who handles pain management.insurance being disabled has made sure i can not get continued care when certain meds are not working.
They are not HUMAN ! Respectfully Ny. Check out the demonic statue to replace the 10 commandmants in okc ok. They are not with any soul of this planet.
I suffer from osteoarthritis in both knees, have had a partial knee replacement with a total of 5 knee surgeries in the past 10 years. I'm in constant pain but can't even get tramadol prescribed. My ortho is insisting on an injection that is very expensive and requires insurance preauthorization and will only buy me a few months (the procedure only has a 50% success rate). In the meantime and/or for breakthrough pain I can get nothing.
I suffer from osteoarthritis in both knees, have had a partial knee replacement with a total of 5 knee surgeries in the past 10 years. I'm in constant pain but can't even get tramadol prescribed. My ortho is insisting on an injection that is very expensive and requires insurance preauthorization and will only buy me a few months (the procedure only has a 50% success rate). In the meantime and/or for breakthrough pain I can get nothing.
According to international human rights law, countries have to provide pain treatment medications as part of their core obligations under the right to health; failure to take reasonable steps to ensure that people who suffer pain have access to adequate pain treatment may result in the violation of the obligation to protect against cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Over 4 decades I am a chronic pain patient/disabled due to multiple injuries/surgeries. Social Security Disability deemed me 100% disabled with permanent, constant, chronic muscle, nerve and joint pain; I have not known a day free of pain. I have had the best doctors, treated with all forms of pain management; but I cannot live without legitimately prescribed medications, opiates, in order get some quality of life. More recently, my legitimate Controlled C-II prescriptions are being denied by my pharmacy of 20+ years, same doctor, with my conditions becoming more severe and painful. The DOJ/DEA and other agencies’ Prescription Drug Diversion has unjustly caused me undue pain and suffering, anxiety and fear of not having my justified need for C-II Schedule Narcotics” (there are no other options left). In over 40 years, I have undergone every form of pain management available. I do not object or disagree that the illegal activities regarding drugs is AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN an issue and after the last 11 years, they are still “chasing” the criminals who will always manage to find ways to get their drugs. I DO OBJECT AND DISAGREE with my government’s tortious interference with my well-being and health when I am unable to get prescribed medication, and I DO OBJECT to being included, viewed & treated like a “criminal” guilty of abuse & addiction; I’m an innocent American that never broke any drug laws, being severely punished because I'm denied medications with legitimate prescriptions and suffer unnecessarily because of these actions by the government agencies, the pharmacies who now discriminate and say "we don't have any", ignore my medical and prescription history and forced to live in pain like a criminal.


My doctors and medical history speak for me and what treatment I need. Pharmacies are in the business to provide medications legally prescribed. Our government, State and Federal agencies, should have some duty to NOT interfere with my pain management and include me with any group that are using or selling drugs illegally.
What are we suppose to do about Chronic PAIN.I was told not to take Tylenol, or Ibuprofen Because i was in so much pain i took to much that was Wrecking my stomach, What are we suppose to do? You say Class 2 is to strong but everything else is to weak ,I'm 64 And I would rather die then keep Laying around the house to limit the pain all day, living in so much pain that I can't do anything, is not a life it's imprisonment! IF you won't let me have medicine that lets me have a LIFE than pass a bill that gives me the right to die because of excess of pain, America doesn't care about AMERICANS any more, there to busy trying to run the world, how about fixing AMERICA FIRST ! America is still the best country in the world but we have a lot of things to fix here not some other country AMERICA FIRST!
The Abuse of not only the DEA but the Board of Medicine, on down to the Doctor's who do not have the courage to give a good Standard of Care to Chronic Pain Sufferers, to let us suffer, to demonize us, and to even Stigmatize us is IMMORAL. We, the Generation of Hospitality Workers, Builders, Hard Physical Work, a LIFETIME of it, add to this IMAGING of Damage to the Body. Do these organizations WANT us to just die off? I HAVE NO QUALITY OF LIFE W/O MY MEDICINE'S. To live in a bed, on a heating pad even WITH Medicine, now...how is that Living? Live in my body ONE day, without relief, I KNOW you could not stand the pain everywhere in my body. I have already had seizures because my Doctor of EIGHT Years was taken down, with NO Integral Services or aftercare for the Patients. I know of THREE people who DIED of seizures. My Optic Nerves are Perm. Damaged, I LOST COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS...and my Emotions will never be the same. NOW...I am told that my pill count was off, and am booted out of pain management. I am not a recreational drug user, I am an Injured Animal. What the hell is wrong with this System. Manipulation of the Stock Market to take away the Opiods that help and PUSH the Lyrica, and all the others that damage the body, the anti-inflammatory drugs that damage the body, but they are MONEY MAKERS. BIG PHARMA AND THEIR CRONIES ARE MAKING BILLIONS, WHILST THIS AGEING GENERATION SUFFERS AND SUFFERS. THIS IS SO TRANSPARENT! YES, IT WILL TAKE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE TIRED OF THIS WITCH HUNT TO PROMOTE CHANGE. GET WITH IT PEOPLE!!! THIS MUST CHANGE!!! NO ONE IS ADDICTED TO ANYTHING, ANY MORE THAN THEY EVER HAVE BEEN. THE MOST DANGEROUS DRUG IN THE WORLD IS ALCOHOL AND IT IS LEGAL. WE NEED RELIEF, TO LIVE OUT OUR END DAYS IN COMFORT. THIS IS IMMORAL, THIS TREATMENT..OR "LACK OF" TO PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY INJURED AND SUFFERING. GOD IS WATCHING YOU....UNKIND, GREEDY AND IMMORAL AGENCIES. GOD IS WATCHING...YOU.
Please I am in need of help.I go to the pain clinic once a month not complaining much and get my prescription and then I am on my way. This pain clinic, put me on these high dose drugs and now want to take me off because, I am too high dosed for the government.On 7/21/2015 I had a appointment with this Dr., I have not seen since 11/2014. When I saw him in 11/14 he lowered my fentanyl patch by 25mcg for no reason, but the government, again.I did not want to do this since it worked at this dose. He showed me this paper with numbers and said he is lowering my dose, even though it was working for me. He was very demanding and scared me. I was walking out with his nurse and I told her I dislike him and she said he had issues with anger, but was a pretty good guy. On 12/14 I saw DR. , I told him that I have lowered my dose before and that Bernstein lowered it again and it was not working, so he said if it works why would you not take it and the nurse was there to hear all of it. I also was set up for shots because of my ribs.So, I was put back up 25mcg.On 7/21/2015 I had a appointment with this Dr. I heard him screaming about me and everyone could hear, He said when I saw him in 11/14 he lowered my fentanyl patch by 25mcg. For no reason, but the government. He showed me that I was three plus amount, I should be on .He came into the room raging and I told him that -- who I saw the last two months said he could explain the spine stimulator for my back and ribs I broke, because the first shots worked for about a week. He said he did not know why she would send me to him for this he did not do the surgery. Then he asked what I have been doing. I told him house cleaning, he asked if I go grocery shopping, movies,Church and I said no.I told him it is to hot, I live in Phoenix and its hot in the summer and my girlfriend has been gone and he said not for two months and I said yes seven months. My girlfriend was in Texas for 7 months and I only get $740.00 to live on being disabled. I can't really do much without money. My sister goes grocery shopping, because of money. Dr. reason to take me off is that I have not been active enough the last two months and I was on to much, because the government says so. This is all he asked he was raging like a bull and shaking. He did not let me explain about my money or anything else that I have family and friends over. He slid his chair right In front of me just shaking and screaming and said look this is how much opiates you are on. I told him your pain clinic is the ones that put me on this amount and I wanted to see Dr.. He said no and threaten me I can go to the hospital for 5 days, walk out and he would not give me anymore medicine. He also said I will not see anyone else but him. I was scared to death, I thought he was going to hit me.Then he said what do you want to do? I said give me my prescriptions. Dr. came in after Dr. talked to him and said Bernstein was my Doctor and please try going down for one month.
Please I am in need of help.I go to the pain clinic once a month not complaining much and get my prescription and then I am on my way. This pain clinic, put me on these high dose drugs and now want to take me off because, I am too high dosed for the government.On 7/21/2015 I had a appointment with this Dr., I have not seen since 11/2014. When I saw him in 11/14 he lowered my fentanyl patch by 25mcg for no reason, but the government, again.I did not want to do this since it worked at this dose. He showed me this paper with numbers and said he is lowering my dose, even though it was working for me. He was very demanding and scared me. I was walking out with his nurse and I told her I dislike him and she said he had issues with anger, but was a pretty good guy. On 12/14 I saw DR. , I told him that I have lowered my dose before and that Bernstein lowered it again and it was not working, so he said if it works why would you not take it and the nurse was there to hear all of it. I also was set up for shots because of my ribs.So, I was put back up 25mcg.On 7/21/2015 I had a appointment with this Dr. I heard him screaming about me and everyone could hear, He said when I saw him in 11/14 he lowered my fentanyl patch by 25mcg. For no reason, but the government. He showed me that I was three plus amount, I should be on .He came into the room raging and I told him that -- who I saw the last two months said he could explain the spine stimulator for my back and ribs I broke, because the first shots worked for about a week. He said he did not know why she would send me to him for this he did not do the surgery. Then he asked what I have been doing. I told him house cleaning, he asked if I go grocery shopping, movies,Church and I said no.I told him it is to hot, I live in Phoenix and its hot in the summer and my girlfriend has been gone and he said not for two months and I said yes seven months. My girlfriend was in Texas for 7 months and I only get $740.00 to live on being disabled. I can't really do much without money. My sister goes grocery shopping, because of money. Dr. reason to take me off is that I have not been active enough the last two months and I was on to much, because the government says so. This is all he asked he was raging like a bull and shaking. He did not let me explain about my money or anything else that I have family and friends over. He slid his chair right In front of me just shaking and screaming and said look this is how much opiates you are on. I told him your pain clinic is the ones that put me on this amount and I wanted to see Dr.. He said no and threaten me I can go to the hospital for 5 days, walk out and he would not give me anymore medicine. He also said I will not see anyone else but him. I was scared to death, I thought he was going to hit me.Then he said what do you want to do? I said give me my prescriptions. Dr. came in after Dr. talked to him and said Bernstein was my Doctor and please try going down for one month.
I have been chased out of two different doctors offices in a single year, ...

...because I am old and living with chronic #8 pain.

The first doctor that chased me out the door for being poor, I had been seeing for 20 years.

I have many other serious issues with my spine.

The doctor cannot even listen to me in 10 minutes much less prescribe.

He is not being paid even 50 percent of the average insured patient fee.

I am on Medicaid and Medicare but I was tossed out the door.

I am told that they cannot take the risk of prescribing due to possible overdose.

it's impossible to commit suicide on ultram it's impossible to commit suicide on flexeril.

I am well known by my visiting nurse for 5 years to be a non drug user.

I do not want drugs.

I'm living with chronic debilitating Pain.

exactly the same way millions of other elderly Medicaid and Medicare patients with numerous chronic illness are being driven out of the medical system.

I have been in the pain clinic for one year.

I have had 78 steroid shots in my shoulders and neck which is dangerous.

I have seen absolutely no relief.

I've been refused surgery, because my spine is too damaged.

The pain clinic does not prescribe medication, that is the primary physicians job.

the primary physician will not do it because he is afraid to prescribe anything for anybody.

And because I'm on Medicaid and I have multiple illnesses;

its not cost effective to keep me.

I like millions of others have been driven into the street with no care.

and this has nothing to do with Obamacare!!!

I am on flexeril for spasms.

the spasms cause my pain in addition to the actual physical damage in my spine.

I've have extreme neuropathy from
diabetes.

I take ultram for the pain. Ultram is not even classified as a narcotic.

I should be on something much stronger.

I can't get it at the pain clinic because they are not authorized to give medication...

..you have to get it from your Primary.

we don't have primarys ...

...we are uninsured homeless and sick.

Doctors are not being paid enough to see a patient for longer than 10 minutes.

They are not being paid enough to care for us.

I have been researching suicide for a whole year.

I am considering taking up alcoholism like my ancestors did to enable me to kill myself.

thank you for your moment.

please go home and enjoy your free healthcare.

you have socialized medicine.


The taxpayers pay for your health care.

they pay your lavish salary.

they pay for you to represent them.

You have been hired to represent the people, ...

...not the corporations and other rich families in this country.

you are supposed to represent the people.

I am A people!

I am NOT a corporation but I AM A PEOPLE.

PLEASE REPRESENT ME!

Sincerely Yours,

Mrs Janet Van Stry

You may reply to me at this address:

Janet Van Stry
45 locust Street
Apartment 201
Haver
I HAVE SPENT 15 YEARS OF MY LIFE DEALING WITH CHRONIC PAIN. IN 2006 I WAS PRAYING TO DIE. THEN I FOUND A PAIN CLINIC THAT UNDERSTOOD HOW PAIN IN ITSELF CAN DESTROY SOMEONES LIFE. THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER. I WAS GIVEN BLOOD TESTS , URINE TESTING, AND TONS OF PAPER WORK TO FILL OUT. I WAS TREATED WITH HONESTY ABOUT THE SERIOUSNESS OF MY PAIN , AND THE RISKS OF USING OPIOIDS TO CONTROL IT.I WAS ALSO TAUGHT MANY OTHER WAYS TO DECREASE PAIN- FROM DIET TO HORMONE THERAPY. I THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER. BEFORE THAT I HAD LOST MY HOME, MY CARS, RELATIONSHIPS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS GAVE UP ON ME, AS WELL AS EVERY NEUROSURGEON, PHYSICAL THERAPIST, AND COUNTLESS PAIN DOCTERS WHO GAVE ME NO HOPE FOR SURGERY OR CURE...JUST CANOT HELP YOU? . I MAY ADD THAT I HAVE NEVER BEEN A DRINKER OR SMOKER,OR EVEN TOOK MEDICINE FOR COLDS, AND WORKED IN THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS DEPT. OF A HOSPITAL FOR MANY YEARS, BEFORE I HAD TO FILE DISABILITY. IT WAS AN ANSWER TO PRAYER TO LIVE LIFE AGAIN- WITH MY PAIN CONTROLLED- NEVER ABSENT BUT BEARABLE. I COULD MANAGE TO CARE FOR MYSELF, AND MY HOME, AND OTHERS. TO RETURN TO A LIFESTYLE OF MISERY IS TERRIFYING TO A PAIN PATIENT WHO HAS RUN OUT OF MONEY, AND OPTIONS. IT IS A SLOW CRUEL DEATH. YOU DO NOT GET HIGH OFF PAIN MEDS IF YOU NEED THEM- THEY SIMPLY REPRODUCE THE NATURAL ENDORPHINS THAT YOUR BODY CAN NO LONGER MAKE. I CAN GIVE YOU A LIST OF MY DOCUMENTED REASONS FOR THIS PAIN, BUT THAT REALLY IS NOT ANYTHING I FEEL I SHOULD NEED TO OFFER EVIDENCE FOR - EXCEPT FOR THE DOCTER BRAVE ENOUGH TO TREAT ME. THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR THE THIS DISCRIMINATION OF THE MOST HELPLESS, AND OF ALL OF PEOPLE.( WHO SUFFER DAY AND NIGHT) WE ARE TREATED LIKE TRASH, AND DEGRADED, INSULTED, AND CONSIDERED GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT. JUSTICE? THIS COUNTRY IS CLAIMING TO BE NON- JUDGEMENTAL OF ANY ONES RIGHTS - BUT IS IT NOT THE MOST BASIC RIGHT TO LIVE A LIFE THAT ALLOWS SOME PURSUIT OF FREEDOM , AND HAPPINESS? IT WOULD BE MORE HUMANE TO GIVE EVERY SEVERE PAIN PATIENT A LETHAL INJECTION, RATHER THAN LET THEM WASTE AWAY. UNTIL THEIR SPIRIT AND BODY CANNOT STAND THE ABUSE.... CONFINED TO A COUCH OR BED. WE ARE OUTRAGED IF OUR PETS ARE ABUSED, AND NEGLECTED. IS HUMAN LIFE LESS SACRED? THE ANSWER IS SO OBVIOUSLY SIMPLE. LET THE DEA , AND LAW OFFICERS FOCUS ON THOSE WHO USE STREET DRUGS, AND SELL THEM. THAT IS WHERE THEY WILL FIND THE ADDICTS WHO MAKE ANYTHING TO GET HIGH, AND PROFIT FINANCIALLY- THE SAME PLACE THEY WILL FIND PILLS FOR RECREATIONAL USE ONLY. WE ALL HEAR ABOUT MOVIE/TV STARS WHO CAN AND DO ABUSE DRUGS- OFTEN OVERDOSE, AND THATS BECAUSE THEY CAN AFFORD TO OFTEN GET ANYTHING FROM ANYONE BECAUSE OF THEIR FAME AND WEALTH. REAL PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GOING TO DIE FIRST FROM THE NEW LAWS. SUICIDE WILL INCREASE FROM PURELY LIVING IN MISERY. GOD HELP THOSE WHO CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE TO FIND MERCY, BECAUSE THIS IS A TRAVESTY.
I care for my mother, who is in chronic pain, resulting from multiple screws in her shoulders. Not to mention the onset of arthritis and damaged nerves. Since the DEA's war on Class II prescription drugs filling her monthly meds is a nightmare. The literal day spent driving from pharmacy to pharmacy to be turned down while being regarded as a drug seeking criminal is nauseating and frustrating. It seems pharmacists are the gatekeepers and have been elected to pass judgement on the health needs of society. There has to be a better way than being scrutinized by some CVS pharmacy tech regarding the state of our health needs.
I have had 4 back surgeries. I am fused from L2 thru S1 and both SI joints. The first was in 2008; the last in December 2015. While my neurosurgeon has me sign off that the surgeries were to fix instability, not stop the pain-he, the pain clinic and my GP all act like I should have pain anymore or should still require narcotic pain relievers. Yet without I have zero quality of life. I can't work yet was denied disability. My PT, doctor, surgeon all tell me I need to pace myself but SS thinks I can still work. I live alone. I have no other source if income. Until I could find a doctor who would treat my pain, I went almost 6 weeks with nothing. I spent most of my day lying on the couch. By 7pm I could no longer bare to be upright. When I've gotten prescriptions filled I've had to defend my need, made to feel ashamed and humiliated. I get some have misused but to deny those whose quality of life would be dismal without pain relief does not follow thd Hippocratic oath. The pendulum has swung too far.
I am my fathers and mother caregiver, they both have terminal ilnessess to long to list, both on opiods for 20 years and never ever had an issue except for govt control and dea regulations and scare tactics and the fda reformulations, its all to try and curb addiction meanwhile there not curbing alcohol addiction so stop trying to help while hurting so many people who are on these meds for reasons the people abusing them most likely didn't need them in the first place, and I also live with chronic pain, and no that opiods if used correctly are totally safe I have been on them for 15 years with no overdose issues not once and I have taken very high dosages, these drugs are totally blown out of proportion these medicines have been used for thousands of years and the only thing hurting the patients is the control, not the medicine, its the lack of medicine and the hoops we all must jump through to change meds and find pharmacies that have them and change doctors every coulple months this is becoming a national health problem and drug users can just go out a buy heroin meanwhile all the patients are left dead or suffering and wish they could put a bullet in there head thanx..
MRIS, CT Scans, & XRays don't lie. Blood work doesn't lie. Physical deformity and swelling isnt invisable. Why do we continuously have to "prove" our pain? Why do we have to suffer with every breath? I use to always say that I would never wish my pain on anyone. Not any more...to every doctor, pharmacist, law maker, etc...who's made this issue more difficult, I truly hope you feel every ounce of pain that all of us endure along with what you've inflicted. Change needs to happen, not tomorrow...NOW. Oh, and Mr.Obama... Since you've made it mandatory for everyone to carry health insurance, then you need to make it mandatory for physicians to be contracted with your lovely "health insurance for all" insurance carriers!!
MRIS, CT Scans, & XRays don't lie. Blood work doesn't lie. Physical deformity and swelling isnt invisable. Why do we continuously have to "prove" our pain? Why do we have to suffer with every breath? I use to always say that I would never wish my pain on anyone. Not any more...to every doctor, pharmacist, law maker, etc...who's made this issue more difficult, I truly hope you feel every ounce of pain that all of us endure along with what you've inflicted. Change needs to happen, not tomorrow...NOW.
For you younger polititions : My mother busted her hip bone at age 79,last year. Her primary doctor called in an anti depress. I took her to another doc and he gives the phony pill for pain. I took her to the 3 rd doc and it was a repeat of the first and second, except he called in an emergency treatment for her. But even he prescribed a phony med to her. One week of her suffering in at least a pain of 9, she got a real pain med and was treated. If I had not have fought , I really don't know what would have happened. She in all honesty suffered for about 3 months with her primary doc not addressing her hip pain. Wife of deceased v veteran and done no harm to anyone. Hardly taken a pill in her life. You lawmakers could be next down the road. The state lawmakers that uphold this and do nothing, are just telling the BIG guys that you are more concerned about your position and title than a human life. Also the er here failed her to!. If I were a bad guy, and had crooks working for me......I don't think I would ever trust a one of them . They were willing to harm! if they could and harm an innocent civilian ....they will harm you. It comes back to you 10 fold.The Good, Bad and The ugly are DEA. Later in life ,the ugly are going to ask ,Did you not suffer those who did no wrong?. The ugly will ask you someday , why should I help you. You were willing to hurt innocent people. What do you say to that?. Of course you don't have an answer!. You are next in the line!. Believe it or not! Be rest assured ,you will never let my family suffer again. Do you still not get it ?
Justice for us mesh suffers; God will get us just do one way or another!
I was in a head on collision in 2008 with an 18 wheeler semi truck, breaking every bone I have, in a coma almost a month, and 14 surgeries during that time. I am now held together by brackets and screws. I have been on the same dosage of pain meds since that time. Even with it the pain is excruciating. I still require at last 8 more serious operations. Now doctor tells me we need to cut my dosage by half, because of the DEA guidelines! I do not abuse my medicine, I take regular always within requirements blood and urine tests etc. If my medicines are cut by half I will consider ending the pain any way possible. I would be bedbound, and need a full time nurse to bathe, feed and dress me, all things with medication I now do myself . REAL patients in agony such as mine, or worse, treated under strict care should not be ignored because others are abusing the meds, and system. This must stop. It is cruel, Please ask the question, what if this was happening to someone I love, or to me? Would you still let them suffer as I will very soon? Monitor the doctors, and rx's , but allow the truly hurting patients to receive what they need to survive each painful day. Thanks
I HAVE BEEN TOLD I AM TOO YOUNG, I NEED TO JUST BUY SOMETHING OVER THE COUNTER AND MANY OTHER THINGS BY DOCTORS AND PAIN CLINICS, BUT WHEN THEY TOLD MY 62 YEAR OLD MOTHER SHE COULDNT HAVE ANY PAIN MEDS FOR HER BROKEN KNEE, I WAS FLABORGASTED. I MEAN THERE ARE SOME PAINS THAT CAN BE TREATED OVER THE COUNTER AND THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DOCTOR SHOP ETC, BUT NO ONE HAS ANY RIGHT TO DOWNPLAY ANY ONE ELSES PAIN AND TELL ANY ONE WHAT WILL WORK FOR THEM. I THINK IF THE "AUTHORITIES" WOULD FOCUS MORE ON STREET LEVEL DRUG USE INSTEAD OF MEDICALLY MONITORED DRUG USE, THE PROBLEM WOULDNT BE AS SIGNIFICANT.
Found out today that it is only going to get worse. That means one thing. The elderly, disabled, You mother, your father, etc......... Just when you think it could not get no worse. They have an agenda, not clear yet why, but they are some sick people up there.Putting it mildly. More trouble is around the corner. I have no reason to doubt this source. They have an agenda, and will see it through. I hope I am wrong on this.
I am the ex-wife af a chronic pain patient, we had to divorce so he could receive SSI. It is devastating. He has OA, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, two fully torn rotator cuffs etc. He is only 54, We are suppose to be preparing for Rotattor cuff surgery but all of his pain is being undertreated as it is, we have the surgery scheduled but we don't know if he can go through more pain. Difficult to find pain specialists that are able to manage pain & right now new pain specialist said he doesn't prescribe opiates , they "don't work". This has been the only thing that has helped the opiates even though they are being underprescribed by pcp who agreed to prescribe until a "pain specialist" could take over. Well right now , with taking meds as prescribed my ex has ran out of meds, has to wait 2 weeks before he can get anymore. I see a man who is able to function somewhat, reverse to someone who can't sleep at all, in incredible pain, withdraws instead of interacting because he doesn't want to get angry at anyone. I am devastated because it seems like no one is listening or caring, the Drs. are running scared(who can blame them). My ex-husband is on oxycodone but the surgeon who would preform rotator cuff surgery said he will only prescribed percocet afterward. we have tried to titrate his meds downward to prepare but even with a cervical cortisone shot, his pain persists. So, know I'm terrified that because he can't get proper pain management before surgery, we will not be able to go forward with it. And he is treated like is is a criminal, addict etc. at pharmacy & , at new pain dr. It is so unfair. My hearts breaks for all & I am angry, I am an advocate, so the Dr's do not like that. I will continue to fight for my ex-husband & others. Chronic pain sufferes deserve better. DEA get the hell out of the way
Hi my name is Christine i am an RN WITH CHRONIC PAIN r/t injury i sustained IN 2001 to my Cervical Vertebrea C5-6 and C6-7 herniation C6-7 was impeding on spinal cord slightly and EMG's showed on nerve root causing horrific pain in arms !i have had 2 Cervical Fusions 1st being performed " Anterior" ... W/plates and screws with bone donor ; 2nd was r/t after a yr of excruciating pain and the surgeon telling me " live with it" nothing can be done... Not wanting to accept this went to John Hopkins and he did simple xray found it never fused! Back to the OR - Posterier Cervical Fusions w/plates and screws and my own hip graft this time and another 3 month recovery! the 3rd was a discectomy w/artificial disc replacement. The first 2 yrs from the date of accident i refused RX NARCOTIC PAIN MEDS R/t fear of addiction to these meds; SUFFERING immensley being in my early 30's at the time unable to work , play with my children, deep depression my physicians finally said this was my ONLY OPTION TO HAVING A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE! . THEY were right ; NEVER having been flagged or issue with my prescription meds ; able to rehab and get 90% of strength back i was able to smile; play and participate in my childrens life ! Inrefused to sit home and collect disabity! I was having a life ..😄until..... 2014 my husband left and having a new girlfriend ; he stopped assisting me in with daughters college payments the economy closed his buisness ; i was 44 and i thought a mother has to do whatever it takes ... I hit the road as a travel RN .. A NEW BEGINNING! The begining of my nightmare... I was told by my linsura ce lapsed and the cost of packing everything up had left me with my narcotis being over 500 dollars for the long acting and another 100 bucks for break thru. I was in another state and no sooner contract ended te insurance would end again it girt to point it was becoming more expensive than i thought being a chronic pain patient ... I stopped in Iowa becoming almost homeless; unable to afford my meds ; no dr seeing me r/t no insurance and not being an established pain patient in state of iowa!
I was forced to a methadone pain clinic and treated as if i was an addict comingboff heroin ,,,which i was NOT. I have been demeaned looked at treated differently.. Having to be there everyday only to be so doped up i couldnt feel ; & think for hours. I was told by a pain managemebt clinic by a CRNP .NOT A PAIN PHYSICIANS looked me in the eye and stated this" we dont treat CHRONIC pain patients with any orescription narcotics we have found it is ineffective"! I was devastated i couldnt believe my ears .. I was the one who knows it worked and not 15 yrs earlier i was told it was my only option! So im forced to goto a methadone it making me sleep and work on this drug that atleadt is evfective fir most of the day vut by night i cry i dint sleep.. Oh god somebody rase help me please figure out how to help me? I dont want to live like this anymore if this is th
I'm a chronic pain sufferer. I have spinal stenosis, cervical spondylosis, buldging disks from c-3 to c-7 and chronic migraine. I feel like a criminal at my dr visit having to give a urine sample. I had clean urine and I was told I might not be able to get my medications anymore. Crazy that a clean urine sample makes you suffer.
I have no life I hurt so bad sometimes I wish I would die.
Hi my name is Christine i am an RN WITH CHRONIC PAIN r/t injury i sustained IN 2001 to my Cervical Vertebrea C5-6 and C6-7 herniation C6-7 was impeding on spinal cord slightly and EMG's showed on nerve root causing horrific pain in arms !i have had 2 Cervical Fusions 1st being performed " Anterior" ... W/plates and screws with bone donor ; 2nd was r/t after a yr of excruciating pain and the surgeon telling me " live with it" nothing can be done... Not wanting to accept this went to John Hopkins and he did simple xray found it never fused! Back to the OR - Posterier Cervical Fusions w/plates and screws and my own hip graft this time and another 3 month recovery! the 3rd was a discectomy w/artificial disc replacement. The first 2 yrs from the date of accident of tgecgffvwas in excruciatingt barely moving ; dcpain refusing prescription natcotics scyer certain period if time of my recivery post op! .. thru multiple series of injections w/steroids barey only fotrminifntand uu to become unrecognizable from the bloating r/t steroids , i became Hypertensive and pretty much bedrodden r/t n cervical fci
DEA SHOULD FOCUS ON DRUG DEALERS NOT PATIENTS AND STOP MAKING DOCTORS POLICEMEN. THERE ARE MANY DRUG ABUSERS AND DRUG DEALERS THAT OPERATE THROUGH THE WELFARE SYSTEMS. THEY SHOULD TARGET ALL THOSE ON WELFARE TO TEST THEM TO SEE IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY TAKING THE THEIR MEDS .
Hi my name is Christine i am an RN WITH CHRONIC PAIN r/t injury i sustained IN 2001 to my Cervical Vertebrea C5-6 and C6-7 herniation C6-7 was impeding on spinal cord slightly and EMG's showed on nerve root causing horrific pain in arms !i have had 2 Cervical Fusions 1st being performed " Anterior" ... W/plates and screws with bone donor ; 2nd was r/t after a yr of excruciating pain and the surgeon telling me " live with it" nothing can be done... Not wanting to accept this went to John Hopkins and he did simple xray found it never fused! Back to the OR - Posterier Cervical Fusions w/plates and screws and my own hip graft this time and another 3 month recovery! the 3rd was a discectomy w/artificial disc replacement. The first 2 yrs from the date of accident of tgecgffvwas in excruciatingt barely moving ; dcpain refusing prescription natcotics scyer certain period if time of my recivery post op! .. thru multiple series of injections w/steroids barey only fotrminifntand uu to become unrecognizable from the bloating r/t steroids , i became Hypertensive and pretty much bedrodden r/t n cervical fci

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