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

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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.
There really is so much wrong here. First, had I not been lol'd upon for the past 20 yrs and told "its very rare to contract 'Lyme' in Oklahoma"... even though the states leading IM physician diagnosed it THEN, well I might not be in such poor physical health today at 41! 20 years of begging to go on a simple antibiotic treatment plan...but noooo. They were just as afraid ofdoxycycline & tetracycline as they are a narcotic. Oh..but its a great thing to legalize such pot and alcohol that render ppl literal zombies. Ugh. I am now partially bald. Hair falling out. I have huge blisters ON my entire eyeball (s) I am so arthritic I can't lift my 2 yr old grandbaby anymore. I could go on...but alas, mind isn't very clear these days and I tire too quickly so I must take a reprieve from any kind of real thought. I will go out of this life knowing I am glorified in His righteousness. Will these docs who took that oath and are failing us...as well as the dictators pushing ppl over the edge just to breathe life into the illegal street transactions like it was a decade ago
There really is so much wrong here. First, had I not been lol'd upon for the past 20 yrs and told "its very rare to contract 'Lyme' in Oklahoma"... even though the states leading IM physician diagnosed it THEN, well I might not be in such poor physical health today at 41! 20 years of begging to go on a simple antibiotic treatment plan...but noooo. They were just as afraid ofdoxycycline & tetracycline as they are a narcotic. Oh..but its a great thing to legalize such pot and alcohol that render ppl literal zombies. Ugh. I am now partially bald. Hair falling out. I have huge blisters ON my entire eyeball (s) I am so arthritic I can't lift my 2 yr old grandbaby anymore. I could go on...but alas, mind isn't very clear these days and I tire too quickly so I must take a reprieve from any kind of real thought. I will go out of this life knowing I am glorified in His righteousness. Will these docs who took that oath and are failing us...as well as the dictators pushing ppl over the edge just to breathe life into the illegal street transactions like it was a decade ago
This BS has to stop and has to stop now!! People have a right to live pain free no matter there age. If it improves the quality of there life. It's better than having to go out and buy street drugs. and it would be legal
I am a physician. My personal and professional life was destroyed by the Oregon Medical Board for simply treating chronic pain patients. I did nothing wrong. I will never treat another patient in this state again regardless of my medical license status in this state. If the citizens of this state do not rise up and support the civil rights of the physicians who do this work then there will only be even less physicians available. There is only persecution from the authorities, specifically the employees of the Oregon Medical Board, including those politically appointed, for doing the much needed humane work of chronic pain management. Chronic pain providers and chronic pain patients are easy political targets for bureaucratic tyrants seeking to further their own power and to justify their useless positions.
Chronic pain is a medical condition that thousands of people suffer from in this country.The definition of chronic pain is pain that is constant and does not go away.Like diabetes or hypertension for the majority of these people there is no cure.There is only medication that can help control the pain.
For alot of people opiate pain medication provides this pain control.
Opiate pain medication has been utilized in this country for a very long time.percocet first hit the market in 1936. As substances that are abused follow trends Within the last few years the drug of choice to abuse has trended to opiate based substances.This has caused a whole group of people who suffer from daily pain to suffer even more.Because of people who do not need opiates but abuse them because they are following the trend.
There are groups of people who are calling on the goverment to "do something" to solve the problem of people abusing opiates.These are mostly parents who have lost children to over dose or addiction and they feel that "doing away" with pain medication or making it hard to obtain will somehow solve this problem. As a result people who "need" and have a right to pain medication are suffering.Everyone who possess an opiate pain medication is now being put in the same catagory no matter what the reason.Even people with legit pain who have been on these medications for years and followed the law are being punished.Patients are in fear of losing their medications.
The goverment has to take a more common sense appraoch to combat the abuse of opiates.Punishing patients and taking away their medication that works for them is not the answer.Pain patients do exist just like any other patient that suffers any other chronic illness.Yet they are neglected,ignored and even criminalized for having an illness.This has got to change.
I didn't mean to say that Pain medicine should be advertised. I just don't understand why it can't be prescribed that's the word I meant to put in front of "proper medicine" to people that legitimately need it to work. Want to make that clear.
This looks a lot like population control. Why on Earth does the government think that it makes sense to advertise alcohol, but not proper medicine for people just trying to keep their jobs and not have to collect disability. I love my job. For once in my life I am fortunate to have found a job that I love and gets better and better. I am 31 and have trouble doing tasks that are required of me at work. I manage an RV park by myself. I spend most of the day in pain and all night. I have a herniated disc, a cyst on another disc, levoscoliosis, and a rotating pelvis. I saw 5 specialists neuro, pain, chiro, surgeon and everyone of them either offered me me Lyrica or Cymbalta . I have taken a lot of nsaids since my back pain began when I was 14 (17 years). None of these doctors told me what the side effects were going to be to the medicine. When I asked if they would lower my immune system they said no. On the commercials for these medicines though present a lot of serious side effects and "may cause death" just from taking the proper dose. As far as I know from taking pain medicine a few years ago was the only side effects would result from an allergic reaction or overdosing. This is where the government hurts. This law hurts. This government is not looking out for us. We need a leader to emerge for once that has a history of getting s*I# done and isn't out for their own personal interests. Independent and for good reason! God bless America
It is bad when your own long time doctor is afraid to treat your condition (pain) for fear of reprisal from the government, with the threat of taking their licenses. Something has to change in favor of patients being able to be taken care of by their doctor.
I too suffer from chronic lumbar pain. Pain that resulted from a motorcycle accident, an accident at which I was not at fault. I fractured the L2 and herniated L4-S1. I have been told I need vertebrae fusion. I am 34, and have no intention of such an invasive procedure at my age. I moved to Ohio at the end of 2010, and had I known how BROKE and DISGUSTING the health care system is, I would have never moved here...... In Indiana Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants treated their patients with respect and dignity when dealing with chronic pain. Here in Ohio it's a god damned joke! John Kasich can burn in hell after being ran over by a Tarc bus for all I care. As you can tell I'm feeling bad and in pain, maybe I will go find some Heroin, become an addict, then get Medicaid and then get free Methadone treatment...... What a damn joke.
don't wanna wake up in the morning today my bladder feels like a bows and razor blades cutting it. They force you to think of suicide they force you to think I'm hot because you have no other choice
I have had Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain Syndrome fro 16 years. The DEA should go after the REAL drug addicts & stop hassling doctors & their patients with real chronic pain conditions!
Doctors who demean & belittle these patients because of their chronic pain should be sent for courtesy & respect training! They are so worried about losing their licenses that they have forgotten part of their oath, "physician do NO harm!!! By denying chronic pain patients their access to pain meds, they do tremendous harm both physically, mentally, & emotionally!! Maybe we should make doctors & the DEA experience the kind of pain we live with everyday, then they may not be so quick to deny us our painkillers!!! Not all chronic pain sufferers are drug addicts & yes narcotics DO work for chronic pain!!!!
At 65, I'm feeling the effects of a life of construction work. I have experienced the humiliation and fear that pain patients feel as described above. One of my biggest fears is that my doctor will stop prescribing pain meds altogether.
The legitimate pain people are the ones that are hurting the most. The newspapers are making up most of what they write about pill addicts. As far I as know how could an äddict: get any prescriptions filled if the legit person cannot even get their meds filled with a legitimate prescription from their DR.? This has gotten totally out of control and something needs to be done to help üs"the ones that need pain meds for their ongoing pain from trauma/accidents. We should not to have be penalized because of the few bad apples, but again how do the "bad apples"ever get their meds when we cannot even get them?
Sad state of affairs when the Government interferes with Doctor/Patient relationship. Go after the greedy "bad actors" if the DEA has to intercede. Not legitimate patients with real medical needs.
My wife has been descriminated against by the medical establishment for years because of her weight which is not an eating disorder. I have endured the same type of discrimination as I was denied proper medical treatment for a longstanding cognitive impairment. We lived a middle-class lifestyle; but now, middle-aged, nearly live in poverty.
DEA has everyone so paranoid... and rightly so, if you ask me. By making doctors sweat, DEA impedes upon proper treatment of patients and their pain. Very sad, indeed.
** DO AWAY WITH THE DEA **

As a productive member of society and life long Tax Payer I find the recent DEA focus on Pain Management repulsive. It is destroying lives and preventing individuals from being part of the work force and tax base.
The current action of the DEA is putting more people on permanent disability and preventing those in chronic pain from being productive members of society.

I beg those in congress to step up and address this issue!!! Put an end to the DEA involvement in pain management and reverse the terrible damage they have done and continue to do!!!

Let's all say:

** DO AWAY WITH THE DEA **
ive been with the same pain clinic for 24 years now they want to decrease my pain meds that help me get out of my recliner I cant sleep in a bed 2 cervical fusions l4l5s1 surgery and several herniated thoracic disks cant take a bath showers a struggle without my meds I may well just die . they've already took 1 med away cold turkey and reducing another one who do these *******s think they are ive never done heroin and I don't drink or smoke pot so get off my doctors*****and mine.
There's no shortage of drugs on the streets . The only people being hurt are those who are suffering from chronic acute pain. They take away from these people a somewhat liveable life to having absolutely no life at all. It's sickening and I wish all those involved in removing care for all those suffering from acute chronic pain suffer will suffer the same fate!.
My medical doctor office was raided by 40 DEA and local law enforcement agencies, that shut the office down for the day. No arrest, he lost patients, employees, and even his fiancé. Gestapo Nazi similar tactics, guilty by association.
Are the people afraid of the government, or Government afraid of its people. This defines Democracy.
Abuse of power, the loss of MDs is going to cause the street usage of narcotics to skyrocket as normal, and other MD s are afraid to write a RX for anything as they can be Investigated without being guilty.

Dewine attorney general of Ohio, Governor Kasich should repeal this Pill mill law.
I have psoriatic arthritis and fibromialgia. Plus, some degeneration of my lumbar spine. I also have a tear in my spinal column and 2 herniated discs. Along with that I have been trying for 2 years to get treated for the excruciating pain in my left hip. I am being treated like a common drug addict because I am in pain. I just need relief. I have 4 children and work in construction, and because of this I now can't go back to work.
This is such a ridiculous act that out law endorcment have been allowed to do. My doctor in Houston had his license taken away because one of his patience decided to take her pain medications as well as go to other doctors medications as well as drink a bottle(not just a small amount) the entire bottle of alcohol. She does and because of her drug seeking behavior and suicidal tendencies of which a great doctor had not once ounce of control over after leaving his office the DEA raded his office and all. Never finding anything and even commenting while there that the office looked nice and not like a pill mill!! Wow! They proceeded even after the autopsy showed she had more medication than he had prescribed and the alcohol. Months later after many depositions one day they just pulled them. He took insurance and never cash. No checks. He was ligit! Took his license. I'm a patient with lupus and I also have spinal stenosis and many blushing discs. Some are pinching nerves and I have bone spurs. My blood pressure goes up when in pain. My blood has to be checked because my lupus attacks my body and blood when in pain. Do the DEA and government care that I am at risk of being further anemic and even death due to pain? No I don't need it! Why cantni have a good quality of life? Why can't doctors have back their jobs without fear and treat the whole patient allowing the patient to tell them the real problems with their body? It's our right!!!
I have been the unjustified recipient of being treated as though I was one of the criminals that started this whole asinine crusade put on by the DEA. I am an honest person who suffers from a chronic pain disease, and since I moved here to Florida getting pain medication filled, with a prescription written by an honest and certified doctor, has been horrendous! There are only a few pharmacies that supply and fill prescriptions for "controlled substance" medications, but whether or not that pharmacy has them in stock is a crap shoot. They cannot give any information over the phone, so I am expected to keep going in, by taxi nonetheless, with my prescription hoping they will have them. The DEA is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL and they are wreaking havoc in Florida!! THIS HAS TO STOP... NO ONE WHO IS SICK AND IN PAIN SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH KIND OF STRESS!! I HAVE HAD IT AND IT'S TIME FOR SOME CHANGES... NOW!! *Please share this message & petition with everyone you know or meet! Thank you & God Bless*
Comment the Drs. are now putting you on antidepressants
for pain. It's all in your head,well
of course it's all in your head,your
brain has receptors for you to pick up that this is painful.No matter if your suffered a severe burn or had tripped and fallen and broke your arm. Wow this is
painful!!!! My concerns are how in Gods name are these Drs. Aloud
to administer a antidepressants
when they don't even know your
psyche. There are thousands upon thousands of children that are on ADD or ADHD meds because they are just being normal kids. The schools or teachers push these parents to Drs. Offices for OMG MY CHILD
IS NOT SITTING STILL IN THE
CLASSROOM, he or she has something. wrong with them???
When all they are doing is being a kid!!!! It's not their fault classrooms are over crowded???
The primary care Dr. has NO right prescribing those pills. Your
child should be properly tested,with hours of test for the diagnoses of ADD or ADHD????
So who is going to do something
about the anti depressant over
prescribing or helping the innocence of children who are being drugged...WHEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE!!!! All man made chemicals, that they do not know the side affects too. TAKE
OFF ALL THE DRUG COMMERCIALS THAT WEHAVE TO LISTEN TO ON THE
TELEVISION..PLEASE, TAKE A PILL IF YOU MAY HAVE TO URINATE, MORE THE ONCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT..IF YOUR ANTIDEPRESSANT ISN'T WORKING FOR YOU,WELL TAKE ANOTHER ONE THAT YOU WILL GET THE
FULL EFFECT.. IF I HERE ANY
MORE E.D. FOR MEN. PLEASE
STOP THE MADNESS!!!!JUST LIKE THE SELLING OF TOBACCO YEARS AGO???GET
IT OFF T.V. YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THIS BIG MESS!!!!! But you will not let someone or any of us
that has and is suffering with pain with no choice, just because of a
the family DNA that they suffer from arthritis, I will tell you, do you think I want what my mother
suffered with? Or our VETS COME ON. THINK ABOUT WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY??
ADDICTION!!! THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN THAT ARE ON PILLS AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE? WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM IN THEIR UP AND COMING FUTURE????
PILLS, PILLS, THAT WILL BE THEIR NORM!!!
kevin mccarthy dr ashok m.parmar, no wonder why dr parmar hasnt been investigated dr.parmar donates $500 every now and again, tghe dr parmar needs to be investigated by the dea, no doubt becouse of his political contribuations, otherwise dr parmar should be in prision for getting people hooked on medications then takes them away leaving patients in severe withdrawls with no help
We with chronic pain are only trying to lead a normal life. We suffer day in and day out, having been cursed with this terrible disease and now cannot get the medication we need. Animals would not be left to suffer as us humans are. This is not a free country!
My mother has been on pain meds oxycodone and morphine for more than 13 years. She lives increasingly in fear every day of losing her legal medication and treated wrong by doctors who live in fear of the DEA. Month after month for years now she has been in the state of emergency trying to get her prescriptions filled. She has to drive a 2 hour round trip in an unreliable car to a pharmacy that will not fill her prescription even one day early. They also will not tell her whether they have the medicine in stock for "security reasons." So she makes the trip only to be told it's not in stock. The pharmacy will not call other pharmacies to see if they have the medicine in stock because of the same security reasons. So she drives around town from location to location rolling the dice on whether they have the oxycodone/morphine or not. At least 50% of the time none of the CVS locations have them in stock and nor do they know when they will receive the stock since it is rationed to them. She is unable to try another pharmacy such as Publix because the pharmacists will not generally fill a prescription like that unless they know the person for fear of the DEA. As a result, my mother calls me in fits of nausea and sickness from withdrawing from her medication because the DEA makes it impossible for her to fill her legal prescription. This is the land of the free? That's BS because you can get those same medicines in other countries with no prescription. You tell me which country has more freedom. If you ask me, the DEA is run by narcissists and self-righteous liars who are only trying to protect their inflow of cash and self-importance.
i wish i was dead i live in agony, its been 3 weeks sice ive slept i had been seeing a dr ashok m. parmar in bakersfield for several years due to an auto accident years ago he started me off on oxycodne and morphine, after all this time with oly minimul relief he has cut me off my medication, this dr parmar should be in prison for what he has done to me, i called majority whip kevin mccarthys office with no help, he could care a less what a joke i pray for death for death will finally take away my pain, ive lost all my faith in humanity....
People are being discriminated against because of pain, because they seek to be free from pain. This discrimination is shameful. 4th amendment rights are being infringed upon as well. The victims need to fight back.
I have RA , osteoarthritis, osteoporosis as well as degenerative disc disease. Always take my low dose Norco as prescribed. Same doctor 15 years, now I feel like I'm being treated like a drug addict. Drs assistant claims I will not receive any more rx.
There are 2 sides of this. First is the person who seeks care and compassion. Is not the government forcing physicians to act against the oath they take? I can understand their fear. With that why do they not fight back themselves against this injustice? Then there is the patient. In MOST cases they arrive with a legitimate reason with pain as the factor for their appointment. No one WANTS to have pain or live with it. Those seeking to find the cause and relief from the pain have that right as given to us as human beings and citizens. If procedure after procedure has failed even after surgical intervention then with the option of narcotic based medicine an option which in most cases does impact the pain to a level of continuing their life as being productive does this have to be taken away from us? Who gave the government the RIGHT by law to say NO to our God given decisions of our own body? This needs attention and needs it NOW. There is something very suspicious about this dilemma. If any of this has come about from the top from personal experiences or tragedies or even from lobbying that started in such a manner then that is unfair. Most of us are good people wanting to work with a physician for this relief of unrelenting pain. I never want to say, Walk a mile in our shoes, since most of us would not want that even for those behind these laws that create more pain and havoc in our life's.
There are 2 sides of this. First is the person who seeks care and compassion. Is not the government forcing physicians to act against the oath they take? I can understand their fear. With that why do they not fight back themselves against this injustice? Then there is the patient. In MOST cases they arrive with a legitimate reason with pain as the factor for their appointment. No one WANTS to have pain or live with it. Those seeking to find the cause and relief from the pain have that right as given to us as human beings and citizens. If procedure after procedure has failed even after surgical intervention then with the option of narcotic based medicine an option which in most cases does impact the pain to a level of continuing their life as being productive does this have to be taken away from us? Who gave the government the RIGHT by law to say NO to our God given decisions of our own body? This needs attention and needs it NOW. There is something very suspicious about this dilemma. If any of this has come about from the top from personal experiences or tragedies or even from lobbying that started in such a manner then that is unfair. Most of us are good people wanting to work with a physician for this relief of unrelenting pain. I never want to say, Walk a mile in our shoes, since most of us would not want that even for those behind these laws that create more pain and havoc in our life's.
There are 2 sides of this. First is the person who seeks care and compassion. Is not the government forcing physicians to act against the oath they take? I can understand their fear. With that why do they not fight back themselves against this injustice? Then there is the patient. In MOST cases they arrive with a legitimate reason with pain as the factor for their appointment. No one WANTS to have pain or live with it. Those seeking to find the cause and relief from the pain have that right as given to us as human beings and citizens. If procedure after procedure has failed even after surgical intervention then with the option of narcotic based medicine an option which in most cases does impact the pain to a level of continuing their life as being productive does this have to be taken away from us? Who gave the government the RIGHT by law to say NO to our God given decisions of our own body? This needs attention and needs it NOW. There is something very suspicious about this dilemma. If any of this has come about from the top from personal experiences or tragedies or even from lobbying that started in such a manner then that is unfair. Most of us are good people wanting to work with a physician for this relief of unrelenting pain. I never want to say, Walk a mile in our shoes, since most of us would not want that even for those behind these laws that create more pain and havoc in our life's.
There are 2 sides of this. First is the person who seeks care and compassion. Is not the government forcing physicians to act against the oath they take? I can understand their fear. With that why do they not fight back themselves against this injustice? Then there is the patient. In MOST cases they arrive with a legitimate reason with pain as the factor for their appointment. No one WANTS to have pain or live with it. Those seeking to find the cause and relief from the pain have that right as given to us as human beings and citizens. If procedure after procedure has failed even after surgical intervention then with the option of narcotic based medicine an option which in most cases does impact the pain to a level of continuing their life as being productive does this have to be taken away from us? Who gave the government the RIGHT by law to say NO to our God given decisions of our own body? This needs attention and needs it NOW. There is something very suspicious about this dilemma. If any of this has come about from the top from personal experiences or tragedies or even from lobbying that started in such a manner then that is unfair. Most of us are good people wanting to work with a physician for this relief of unrelenting pain. I never want to say, Walk a mile in our shoes, since most of us would not want that even for those behind these laws that create more pain and havoc in our life's.
Why does the government care so much about helping doctors NOT treat pain?
I'm suffering from pain I never asked for. I do not drink, smoke or do illicit drugs. I vote every election. I was a very active tax paying citizen who is now "labeled" as a drug seeking junkie.I do not understand why people would abuse pain medications, I've never felt a "buzz" or "high" from them, simply relief, I can function, live not just exist.This so called "war on drugs" is as ridiculous as the war we have NO business in. It's killing good people who just cannot take another day of excruciating pain, have no hope, no options but to end their life, Pain medication is equally as necessary as my blood pressure and thyroid meds, Suffering with fibromyalgia, a crushed clavicle (from dropping dead 36 days after my only beloved child was killed in a car accident... deep grief I forgot I have heart disease and literally dropped dead-now I wish no one had found me because the broken bones are not repairable and since then I was hit by a car walking in a parking lot, last year I was in a car accident that broke my back, eight days in ICU and six months in a body cast.I never knew anything about about anti-inflammatory drug allergies were a sign of addiction until I read this, a medication called zannaflex caused my throat to close and my tongue swell (I could easily take it to commit suicide) I cannot tolerate any form of naproxin I found out only by taking an OTC for allergies while visiting my sister, I'm not one to just take a pill, I've had severe allergic reactions while in the hospital at age four. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired, I don;t like going to the doctor and have a phobia of hospitals.
I've been humiliated by a pharmacist (an impaired one who is now in jail for stealing narcotics) cussed out and threatened by a PA who I informed I expect any and all licensed health care professionals to take my health care as seriously and respectfully as I do. America has turned into anything but "free" country. It's a shame that erectile dysfunction is more important than pain and suffering. What kind of society puts a man's ***** ability to have sex more important to treat than those of us who can't even have a sex life due to debilitating pain? I wish I did not NEED medication, it's NOT a want or desire any more than medications required for heart, thyroid or liver disease, I simply want to live without suffering. In a 'free" country, as a voting tax paying citizen with no criminal record. why am I restricted from living free of pain and suffering? Why are people suffering when there are medications to reduce the level to tolerable? Why would any society allow any being to suffer? I contemplate ending it all ... I just can't take much more and it seems that's the only option. I'm too old and too sick to seek illicit drugs plus I have a huge fear of jail or I would try marijuana. I wish it was legal here, I do have many friends in California that use it instead of opiates which my body has become dependent taken only as directed ..
theres a doctor in bakersfield ca that needs to be investigated by the dea dr.parmar runs a rinki dinik pill mill as he wears $2500.00 suits and drives $80,000 BMW, HES FROM INDIA what a jokes this guy is killing his paients, he puts them on hardcore pain meds then cuts them off as hell yells at the patients, this dr parmar never takes xrays mris or nuttin but he sure knows how to write scripps, HEY KEVIN MCARTHY HES DOING THIS IN YOIUR CITY HELLO ARE YOU THERE WAKE UP MCKARTHY. IM DYING OF PAIN AND NOW IM DOPE SICK AS WELL WAKE UP AND HELP US.....
We need carefully decide when we put in our votes for politicians that are insensitive to chronic pain victims. Not only is it expensive but unnecessary to have to see a specialist to be prescribed pain medication. A family doctor is qualified and should be treating his/her patient. Depending upon the type of insurance you have some people may have to go without treatment at all due to not having the financial resources to pay for both a doctor and a specialist on a regular basis. Pain Clinics take full advantage of the situation and emotionally force patients to submit to procedures, testing etc...all of which are very costly to continue to treat them. Shame on the politicians in Pennsylvania for the horror they place on the elderly and financially burdened chronic pain victims. I truly wonder just how far our so called "leaders" will go for the sake of "greed".
Please stop this ridiculousness that has turned people into vegetables. I now unable to do things that other people are able to do. I have to depend on everyone to assist me in normal day to day chores. The US is supposed to be a free country and people as myself who are cursed with debilitating pain are left to suffer because the DEA is targeting doctors and pharmacies rather than drug dealers. Do you want people who could otherwise lead somewhat of a productive life became disabled and bedridden? Do you want more people forced to collect disability because they can no longer get the necessary medication they need to survive?
Diagnosed bipolar in 1994 and take 5 powerfull meds to maintain mental stability. Two weeks ago I pinched a C7 nerve and experienced severe pain in right shoulder, upper arm and numbness in little and ring fingers. Dr. Would not prescribe an opioid due to bipolar disorder. He chose Tramadol, Neurontin and Prednisone . All three were added to current psychiatric meds. The side effects of Prednisone kicked me into mania, Tramadol slowed metabolism, caused constipation and dehydration, Neurontin triggered depressive states and this all threw off my mental balance leading to the pain becoming more severe, leading to more visits to my Psychiatrist who adjusted her meds and more visits to my Primary Care MD who adjusted his meds and then he referred me to a pain management clinic that performed avsubdural under short term anesthesia which led to a 12 hour sleep which led to all of these meds getting taken off scheduled times.

So because my Primary Care doctor did not choose a simple 2 week course of Vicodin to eliminate the pain so that physical therapy could be used to strengthen muscle support and thus avoiding steroids and mania and Neurontin and depression and Tramadol and its SSRI side effects and pseudo opiod effects just to avoid writing one opiod scheduled med I have suffered weeks of mental anguish, extreme pain, side effects from Prednisone that have weakened my immune system, an infection following the subdural and three individual doctors none of whom consulted with any other.

This must be malpractice or at least gross negligence.

My new goal is to NEVER SEE A DOCTGOR UNLESS I CAN BE HOSPITALIZED IMMEDIATELY.

The current state of pain management is as barbaric as using leeches in centuries past.

At 62, after 20 years struggling to maintain my mental health it is clear that pain of any severity that is not the result of a terminal illness is seen as a marginals symptom warranting minimal treatment.

My vet treats my dog's pain with more concern.

Why?

This American medical system's opiod hysteria can only be justified as a means of maintaining the illegal drug trade.

THE DEA HAS NO MEDICAL ROLE IN THE SCIENCE OF MEDICINE.

The DEA's ability to apply criminal statutes to the practice of medicine in the area of pain management, if applied to anesthesiology resulting in wakefulness during surgery, conscious pain during surgery, would show exactly how barbaric the role of the DEA has become.

American Medicine has chosen to treat all pain symptoms and patients as addicts first and foremost forcing doctors to use less effective, more expensive and much riskier treatment protocols...none of which is based on medical research.

Millions of us live with excruciating pain every day while seeing multitudes of doctors day after day all of whom every single time explain why they WILL NOT ELIMINATE OUR PAIN EVEN FOR A FEW WEEKS.....day after week after month the people continue to feel the need to explain to us why the
It is an atrocity how patients are treated in this area. Some doctors will allow their patients to go through withdrawal without any assistance even though there are life threatening consequences to doing this, e.g. seizures, etc. It's being done and the DEA is to blame. Very non-compassionate to the point of torture. Even though I risk the possibility of being put on a list, I have to say something.
As I read all the many pleas for help, ut saddens and outrages me that nobody is doing anything to help all of us who have been thrown into a world of pain and suffering. Pain so bad most of us beg God to take us. Last I checked we lived in America, where we have rights. We have the right to be treated with dignity. We have the right to be treated by a medical doctor, someone who spent many years going to a college to get a degree to help those who suffer from conditions that cause excruciating pain, pain so bad it consumes our lives night and day, everyday. Pain so bad we have great difficulty doing normal day to day functions, such as taking care of our kids, our homes, some who work,taking a shower, driving, etc. Most of us have tried every option out there such as physical therapy, injections, surgery to correct the pain, being told by surgeons it would help relieve the pain, chiropractic adjustments, accupuncture, the list is endless. Then we were given opiods to try to relieve the pain. It worked. It brought our pain from over a ten down to a level that was manageable. We started to have a life again.. We were able to take care of our kids, vaccum our homes, maybe go food shopping, or cook dinner, and so many other tasks that the pain ripped away from us. You see, we don't get high after being on these opiods for years, yes our bodies get use to the meds and we become dependent on them. .We aren't drug addicts that crave a fix to get high. We are good, honest citizens of this country who, thru no fault of our own and thru no choice of our own, have medical conditions that induce severe, excruciating pain upon us. How dare the DEA stick their noses into the medical field and into the treatment of legit pain patients. We are being mistreated by our pain doctors and pharmacies because of the fear the DEA has put into them. Woukd they think about stopping a heart patients meds or someone who suffers from lung disease or any other condition? NO THEY WOULDN'T! How can our government allow this to continue? This coukd be you one day, or your loved one who is suffering in pain. Maybe then you will get it and do something. I am ashamed to be a citizen of this country. How dare you throw all of us who are legit patients, undergoing drug tests monthly like some junkie off the streets, having to bring our meds in for pill counts like some child being punished, how dare you throw us into a world of unneccessary pain and suffering!! Who is in charge of this nightmare?? I've been contacting lawyers and looking into a lawsuit. I am going after the DEA and every single one of youin our government who are allowing me to be mistreated and taking away meds I need to survive. This is a violation of my rights! Not only have my meds been cut back drastically, I now suffer from depression, something I never had. I have anxiety attacks, something I never had. I'm a single mom and on perm. disability, I have great difficulty even cooking a meal, among other things.
Show my name damn it! Im glad to see im not alone , im 60yrs old, but looked as a drug seeker ! Im in pain, ask for help get NONE,! About time somebody noticed us, many give up the fight! So were not heard! We need a voice. Pain is not a dirty word, nor are opioids that help us live not exist! You go !we need a huge voice for someone to hear us! Im tired of being judged by my pain, and asking the pros for help and getting the runaround and no help. Who is willing to help the suffering who many are just too weak to fight anymore and just give up. How many deaths will it take before someone notices us? Were not statistics, we are people in pain and most made the decision to take these meds , knowing the risks, but wanting a better life. Why hurt the majority for what the 1%of addicts who abuse the drugs? Whats more important? The govnmt. Looking like its trying to show its doing something against the so called war on drugs, when they should leave the drs to their business, and stay out of ours. Catch the under 30s that are the majority abusing drugs for recreation, close the online head shops, that are now finding new ways to mix chemicals, that are sposedly legal to make designer drugs that can be sold legally. Leave the poor chronic pain patients alone! Narcotics given to ppl in pain because of the receptors trying to deal with the pain, dont get high, the meds are too busy trying to re, ieve the pain to get them high. Sorry, just have so much anger for whats happening tous.
Show my name damn it! Im glad to see im not alone , im 60yrs old, but looked as a drug seeker ! Im in pain, ask for help get NONE,! About time somebody noticed us, many give up the fight! So were not heard! We need a voice. Pain is not a dirty word, nor are opioids that help us live not exist! You go !we need a huge voice for someone to hear us! Im tired of being judged by my pain, and asking the pros for help and getting the runaround and no help. Who is willing to help the suffering who many are just too weak to fight anymore and just give up. How many deaths will it take before someone notices us? Were not statistics, we are people in pain and most made the decision to take these meds , knowing the risks, but wanting a better life. Why hurt the majority for what the 1%of addicts who abuse the drugs? Whats more important? The govnmt. Looking like its trying to show its doing something against the so called war on drugs, when they should leave the drs to their business, and stay out of ours. Catch the under 30s that are the majority abusing drugs for recreation, close the online head shops, that are now finding new ways to mix chemicals, that are sposedly legal to make designer drugs that can be sold legally. Leave the poor chronic pain patients alone! Narcotics given to ppl in pain because of the receptors trying to deal with the pain, dont get high, the meds are too busy trying to re, ieve the pain to get them high. Sorry, just have so much anger for whats happening tous.
Please help me! I have always been a hard-working individual and am now cursed with chronic pain. I am only 41 years old and suffer day in and day out. Please, I am only trying to live somewhat of a life and continue to work. It is hard enough to get through each day and now I cannot get the medication I need to allow me to function. I have never asked anyone for anything. I am so depressed it is now difficult for me to even get out of bed. I hold a high position with my company and I cannot function properly at my job due to the constant pain I endure. We with chronic pain, who are law abiding citizens should not have to suffer day in and day out when there are medications out there that could allow us to have some quality of life. Please help us to get the relief we need!
I have not been treated as a patient during cancer,meningitis, shingles,bursa,osteoarthritis and more during initial visits and repeated visits to healthcare providers once I actually got some care it was no where near the correct or proper treatment I should of recieved. Doctors have even stated (the ones who desperately want to do whats best for my care ) blatantly tell me for fear of losing their license wont give the meds they know will actually help .Quality of life is important I never chose to be chronic so young yet I will get charged, tested and continue to keep buying paying and praying for my health ins,meds test and its very disgrAceful to have to actually go to genuine drug addicts w no health issues and buy medicine when I should of gotten it from my doctor. People could be robbed killed and have all they have worked for their entire life taken from them due to the very reckless way the problem is being handled. I do not deserve to suffer from laws meant to protect and serve. Obeyong the law almost killed me and it would of if I didnt break it after repeatedly going to see a doctor not knowing I had meningitis 3 Different times given no test or proper exam and only a cortisone shot for pain I got a pill from a dealer (lifesaver ) had it not been for that one pill I knew it was time to go to a different Er where15 days in ICU AND a slew of irreversible life altering conditionsthat to this day all over a loritab I do not get proper pain relief that is out thete,physical therapy or respect of any kind towards my quality of life. I will pray I can help in any way to resolve these proplems,I have one true goal to be able to hold my grandchildren w out dropping them and smile w out having pain uunderneath it .I think the solutions simple. There is a cure for drug addicts yet none for myself and many others so stop holding relief of the symptoms from us. To each his own not everyone gets high they get a bit of relief, whos in charge,I personally want to speak to them. 865-661-2756.I dont want my future generations to live in a greedy world where the weak and sick are targeted as easy income and defenslessly blamed for others problems
I have not been treated as a patient during cancer,meningitis, shingles,bursa,osteoarthritis and more during initial visits and repeated visits to healthcare providers once I actually got some care it was no where near the correct or proper treatment I should of recieved. Doctors have even stated (the ones who desperately want to do whats best for my care ) blatantly tell me for fear of losing their license wont give the meds they know will actually help .Quality of life is important I never chose to be chronic so young yet I will get charged, tested and continue to keep buying paying and praying for my health ins,meds test and its very disgrAceful to have to actually go to genuine drug addicts w no health issues and buy medicine when I should of gotten it from my doctor. People could be robbed killed and have all they have worked for their entire life taken from them due to the very reckless way the problem is being handled. I do not deserve to suffer from laws meant to protect and serve. Obeyong the law almost killed me and it would of if I didnt break it after repeatedly going to see a doctor not knowing I had meningitis 3 Different times given no test or proper exam and only a cortisone shot for pain I got a pill from a dealer (lifesaver ) had it not been for that one pill I knew it was time to go to a different Er where15 days in ICU AND a slew of irreversible life altering conditionsthat to this day all over a loritab I do not get proper pain relief that is out thete,physical therapy or respect of any kind towards my quality of life. I will pray I can help in any way to resolve these proplems,I have one true goal to be able to hold my grandchildren w out dropping them and smile w out having pain uunderneath it .I think the solutions simple. There is a cure for drug addicts yet none for myself and many others so stop holding relief of the symptoms from us. To each his own not everyone gets high they get a bit of relief, whos in charge,I personally want to speak to them. 865-661-2756.I dont want my future generations to live in a greedy world where the weak and sick are targeted as easy income and defenslessly blamed for others problems

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