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

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We are just talking to a brick wall. Can we all come together to devise a peaceful plan to be free again? A peaceful protest. Exactly what is being discussed here is being acknowledged in the video below at frame 45:00 (Chapter 4 of Agenda 21)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T-62uxbMBM
This is just population control. Check out this video. it will explain everything. We've gotta do something here people. It has to be peaceful and it has to be effective for the sake of mankind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T-62uxbMBM
I'm so mentally and physically tired of being in pain....it chips away at my soul everyday! I live in fear that I won't be able to ward it off one day and take the easy way out. The only thing that helps is hoping that someone will listen to my cry and soothe my soul.
I was in a car accident 2002. My lumbar from L-1 to L-6 (I have an extra lumbar (6)) were replaced with bars and cages made of Titainium. My life will never be the same. Taki my relief away, you leave me with no other option
I have Scoliosis, DDD, and multiple damaged discs, as well as complications with C-4 - C7 fusion surgery. 24 hour extreme pain and currently am about to run out of pain medication (after 5+ years) and NO doctor will re-fill. Lost my pain management doctor & primary said she'd do it only once which she has done already and I can't find another pain management doctor. I'm afraid.
I have adhesive arachnoiditis, I was injured by a doctor and now doctors are afraid to treat the pain they caused. They are afraid of getting in trouble for writing prescriptions for pain meds because the government is going after them. My disease causes more pain than end stage cancer, but I won't die from it. I will continue to suffer the rest of my natural life, there is no cure.
Drs should be taught the signs of an addict by reading their body language. Some people can't take inflamatory drugs because of other medications they take and doctors should be taught to request that information or to ask for all the prescriptions they take.
I suffer an EXTREMELY painful disease! It's been said THE single most pianful thing you will EVER experience IF you live! Chronic Pancreatitis! I'm SICK of being labeled a druggie, LTDU, a "doctor shopper, etc because OUTSIDE we look fine, but the HELL that tortures and eventually kills us or dries us to suicide is UNBEARABLE! Don't judge things you don't understand! We just wan to LIVE!!! ENOUGH picking on the patients! The ONLY thing you will do, is push real law abiding decent citizens to Heroine in desperation to stay alive, feeding that black market! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Its not about death. If that were so tobacco and alcohol would be illegal . the fudderal govts gig is euphoria.If and when a drug is produced that has euphoria without addiction you can bet the puritanical fudds will ban it.
too bakersfield 63yr.old you need to see a dr. bradford anderson in bakersfield, he has great bedside manor and will attend to your needs professionaly he is a pain managent dr.who is execellent at what he does..
I'm 63-years old. I'm in constant pain from spinal cord damage, bone spurs and a failed ankle surgery. I've been a patient at Clinica Sierra Vista & have been taking Acetaminophen/Codeine since 2008. I've always taken my medication as directed. It takes the edge off my pain and allows me to function. I'm confined to a wheelchair, and am home bound. I must use a medical transportation service to get to and from my doctor visits ($30 round trip). I wait between 2 to 4 hours to see a doctor and get my prescription. I frequently get sick from something I caught in the over crowed waiting room. Sometimes I can't get an appointment every 30 days. I recently went 15-days without medication because the earliest appointment I could get was 45 days later. I spent those 15-days in bed, unable to care for myself. I fully understand why so many seniors are committing suicide. Chronic pain destroys ones quality of life. This requirement has overwhelmed our health care system, and increased the cost of care for all. I'm begging Congress to delete this requirement from the Affordable Care Act.
When I took my partner with Sickle Cell to the ER at 2am with a pain crisis they would say the protocal is to give Tylenol and wait four hours.
Please listen. I am 27 and I suffer so much with pain that I contemplate suicide. I don't want to hurt the people I love so I have been able to stop myself. I have panic attacks before going to doctors now; I never know if I will receive some help I need or if I will be treated like scum. One time I got my hopes up when a doctor suggested something stronger, but then later learned he didn't actually write it in his report to my doctor. What the hell help is that? Every time I seek help, I am literally negotiating for my life.
Please let what physicians are suppose to do. Once we have some national spokesman for chronic pain things will begin to change.
You are aware that you live in authoritarian regime don't you? If not you are fooling yourself, sadly. Fill out these petitions and send them in and if you don't see change then will you realize you are wrongly governed and vote these incumbent usurpers.
Addicts will ALWAYS find a way to go after the satisfaction their addictive propensities. This is genetic for most and is a horrible problem for the sufferers. But, making it harder for someone like myself, who runs his own business, to get relief from the pain he will always have in his life is ABSURD! I am a family human being who is trying to have a life with my family, run my business, and do it with as little debilitating pain as possible. Stay out of my life! I only have one and I would like to enjoy it. Why haven't you banned beer from the supermarkets because there is alcoholics? I want to move out of this moronic country I was born in!
These are very true statements and not exaggerated by any measure and this accurate perception has degraded medicine, the doctor patient relationship, healthcare in general; and the voters and citizens (both doctor and patient) have lost respect for the government and our system of justice and the DEA as a whole.
These are very true statements and not exaggerated by any measure and this accurate perception has degraded medicine, the doctor patient relationship, healthcare in general; and the voters and citizens (both doctor and patient) have lost respect for the government and our system of justice and the DEA as a whole.
I'm a veteran who has a disability for liver disease and chronic back pain. The pain is bad and with out pain meds I self medicate with alcohol that will kill me also the last time I went a week without pain medication I almost killed myself due to the severity of the pain. Please let me live what days I have left with some dignity...
I was told by My Primary Dr who handles my pain management just yesterday that starting in October I will have to go by the office every month to get a prescirption. I live in a rural area and travel an hour into the metropolitan area for appointments. Not being able to have refills between my 5 month check ups is going to cost me more in gas, more in time off work to try and get by there during business hours, more inconvenience every single month now all because of a few who abuse. Legitiment pain management patients such as myself do not deserve the DEA getting between our doctors and us as patients. We do not abuse our dosage and we do not seek other doctors out to try and abuse the system. We act responsibly with our conditions and we respect the rules so why should all of who are responsible and maintain one doctor that handles out pain management prescriptions. It is impossible to find a doctor closer to me to take on my pain management because they are afraid to take on any patients who require pain medicine to deal with our conditions and they do not want to risk being targeted by the DEA for handling new patients. I've been with my primary doctor for almost decade now myself and the one argument I thought of when I heard this news was the same one that was used by the Gun rights advocacy. Why are the responsible legitiment patients and doctors being punished for the bad behavior of a few and addicts who abusing the same medicine we need so badly to function on a daily basis. Surely the DEA can set thier sights on dealing with the abusers another way and surely they should be focussing more on things like meth addicts instead of doing more harm to those of us who act responsibly with our medication. I am truly worried all this extra travel and arranging time away from my business will affect our household budget and cost my family some unneeded hardship as well as hardship at my work for being a problem in needing to take time every month to spend extra time off going to obtain my prescription instead of being allowed to have my normal 5 months of refills. My pharmicists cannot refill my prescription early if I ever abused my dosage so the laws are in place already to prevent us from abusing that dosage or using our prescriptions to act outside the law. I stand with those who wish to tell the DEA that they are over reaching and meddling in the business between my Doctor and myself.
Everyone who has any involvement or opinion on this matter needs to read this excellent Canadian article on the subject: http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/sen/committee/371/ille/presentation/alexender-e.htm It certainly seems that those making up the rules and putting on more and more restrictions are rather clueless of the implications. And the articles I'm reading on the new regulations aren't stating why deaths are occuring from these medicines. Maybe it hasn't occured to most of them that the drugs in question contain acetaminophen, and if combined with alcohol can be very damaging to the liver. Many people drink and aren't even aware of that. And why bother to pick on hydrocodone combinations anyway; most of the problems with the addicts are related to oxycodone. Articles I'm seeing are referring to 'misuse' of these drugs. How do they define that misuse? I can relate., Mary, I had RSD but thankfully it finally subsided.
Imagine the worst pain you have ever felt. Now imagine it continuing without end, day after day for the rest of your life. That is what it is like to live with the pain of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Opiates are not a cure, but they provide a degree of relief. To not prescribe them is to sentence the patient to a life of unspeakable suffering. The only alternative for some may be suicide. Imagine this patient is your spouse or your child. What would you do?
It is becoming harder and harder to be a chronic pain patient. I have been disabled (SSDI) and in pain management for well over a decade now. The federal government agreed that I was disabled and yet this very same government is making it harder to find treatment . They group us with the "horrible scurge" of addicts and abusers and come down on the doctors that actually want to try to help us. Yes, addiction is a problem, but there MUST be a middle ground. Do not keep adding to this fear and make people in legitimate and often unrelenting pain to suffer more and lose one of the few options we have to treat this pain by causing doctors (and even you, the government) treat us like junkies, or have others fear for their practices when they do agree to help!
I have chronic pain and have never been addicted to pain medication but I do take it as prescribed. It does not totally alleviate my pain but it makes it bearable most of the time. I do also take antk-inflammatory meds.I am not always able to go to the doctor every month physically or financially. This new law will be very difficult for older disabled people to deal with. Pain is very depressing
Living with a chronic fatal disease is bad enough, but when it becomes a job to find a doctor who isn't afraid of the dea and is willing to treat pain thatis beyond their charted levels then somethingis very wrong with the way we're approaching medicine as wel as drug interdiction. Doesn't the dea have anything better to do??
The only way to be properly treated for pain is to find a Dr. that lives in pain themselves.
My husband and I live with chronic back,upper,lower,and legs and feet everyday. Our doctor told us she has to take our meds down. It is mandatory. I have tried to find it and can't find anything. We are on about half the meds we were on since the first of the year.
The DEA has no business telling doctors how to treat their patients. The DEA has no idea what I go through every day, what it's like to be in pain every minute of every day for the last 10 years.
Stop limiting the amount of pain medication pharmacies are allowed to have. Stop the discrimination against pain patients! Unless you live a miserable life in constant pain, you have no idea the harm you are doing to innocent people in this country by attacking their rights. Now some patients might be forced to use illegal means to lessen their pain. Not good!
The DEA and Federal and State Governments have went too far penalizing legitimate pain patients because of the few "doctor shopping" patients and drug addicts. Every person has a right to live pain free, or as pain free as possible. To deprive people from having the medications and care that they need is as abusive as a person who raises dogs for fighting. Michael Vick was crucified for putting animals through unnecessary pain, but out Law Enforcement, Government, and yes, some medical professionals, do the very same. And in my book its worse, because we are HUMANS, NOT DOGS!! Until the Government and society see's us as people suffering needlessly, it is going to become a major epidemic. People are already being forced to go to local drug dealers for illicit drugs just to get relief. This is what the DEA wants, because they know it will keep their agency in business. Isnt it strange how many deaths, diseases, and despair alcohol causes, yet no one wants to touch it or limit it? Well, that's because the majority of DEA and Government aren't going to poop in their own playground. Isnt it funny how the farther we go along in society, we seem to be progressing back to the dark ages???
as a mother with a child with pancreatitis. we need are dr to be able to treat. most Doctors and or pain Drs do not understand the pain this inflicks on the pancreatitis kids/adults.
I suffer from severe chronic pancreatitis, which on a daily basis is very painful! We don't have many doctors that treat our pain and treat us like a normal human being, don't take away what little hope for a normal life we have!!!
I live with chronic pain every day. I do mall events to make a little extra money. It takes me over a week to "recover" from an event. My Mom will come and help me and sees the pain I have. She says to me all the time "With all the pain meds out there nobody should EVER have to be in the pain you are in. Dr's should be ashamed of themselves when they treat patients like that." My Dr says pain medication can wreck your life. He "allows" me very few. I have an anxiety attack when I need them refilled. Sometimes he makes me wait a week with nothing. God help them if they are ever in our shoes.
I am fighting two chronic diseases and I am in severe pain daily. Those of us in pain are constantly judged and scrutenized. Living in chronic pain is no way to have to live, even with the pain meds many of us are still in constant pain. Untreatd pain leads to depression and suicide. I nor any other diagnosed person should EVER have to suffer because of the DEA's profiling. It is inhumane to let people suffer in chronic pain. Stop this madness of letting the patient suffer needlessly!
Chronic pain everyday is physically and mentally exhausting. The drug store judgements are one thing but Drs who won't treat is inhumane. Even my dog lives on tramadol so she can finish he life out comfortably.(bad tendons and arthritis). Its unfair to judge everyone as one large group. We are not the same nor is our pain. Pain everyday is an awful way to live. We are not drug addicts Im never pain free the meds just tone it down. Where is quality of life? We suffer for every action of trying to be normal. Walking a flight of stairs, cleaning, standing to long to try to cook. Its about time chronic pain gets the recognition as any other health issue.
I have an incomplete spinal chord injury and without pain meds i would have committed suicide many years ago.
This is my life of chronic pain and I'm tired of being treated like I'm less than human because I need narcotics for pain.
I'm a chronic pain sufferer. For years I've had chronic pancreatitis among other things associated with it; such as diabetes. ( insulin dependent) cardiac problems etc. Anyway many time I have been treated like scum in the gutter by judgemental medical professionals because of it. I say shame on you! I am a nurse ( no longer working) and not once did I ever judge someone who was practically begging for relief. I guess because I know where they're coming from. Yes there are those drug .seeking few, however there are more of us!

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