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

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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
Please help, I am in chronic legitimate constant pain. I only want to have somewhat of a life and work. Please, please help!
For the last decade, I have tremendously suffered from ongoing chronic pain, primarily from the insidious disease, Fibromyalgia. You should know that without the doctor supervised pain management I have had, I would NOT be able to work as a teacher to support myself and family, nor be able to function in life and be an active part of society, volunteering, and enjoying my life. Before my current pain management program, I tried every possible non drug medical approach, integrated medicine, you name it, years of trying to deal with chronic pain. The pain is severe, and having to face a life with no relief is no quality life, and frankly, I would not desire to continue my life in such excruciating pain and 24/7/365 suffering. I much rather be labeled a "functioning addict," than to live a life of chronic pain without effective pain management. There are millions of citizens who suffer and rely on common sense pain management programs to insure their quality of life is live able. I pray you hear and listen to our pleas to treat long time chronic pain sufferers fairly. Thank you, Star Ali Mistriel, Citizen, Parent, Educator, Volunteer
It is a sad day when Physician are so paranoid of being compassionate to a patient.

It is also sad when there are still Doctors out there that are using their license to "make a buck or two"...

I'm not out to make "black market money"...

I just need a little something for my Chronic pain...
there are people with real pain and they need help and they dont abuse meds.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 12+ years ago. While still in my hometown of L.A., CA, I was well taken care of by my pain mgmt. doctors, and when I moved to Long Island, NY it took me several months to find a doctor who would really help me with the severe & constant pain I had been living with. One of those IDIOT doctors said that there was no such thing as fibro, that I was just depressed... what an*****he was! I finally did find a doctor who was quite good and did not seem to be deterred by the new uptight status that the DEA was spreading. However, that only lasted a couple of years, and my last doctor there told me he would not risk his license that took him 20 years to get when he came to NY from India. NO help to me though, right?! I then moved to Florida almost 2 years ago and discovered that the stinking DEA had completely destroyed the health care system as far as sick people who were in extreme pain were concerned. It took me almost a year to find a REAL pain mgmt. doctor who would prescribe the medication I needed... BUT, what about the pharmacies that are no longer dispensing "controlled substances" any longer! Way fewer doctors will still help their patients, and WAY fewer pharmacies will fill their prescriptions! This is a travesty, a sin, complete and utter BS!! Things must be changed here in FL and all over the country, for all us poor souls who suffer each and every minute of each and every day! I am so glad I found this petition when I did a google search! I will do most anything to change this injustice, and will start by forwarding this petition to everyone I know, and pray they will all pass it on! God Bless Us All~
I was a longshoreman, hit by an 20,000# truck,without protection. I flew about 30 ft. skidding on concrete. in '04. work-comp put me thru rigorous testing,& re-hab. I had 2 leave fl. move home 2 pa. with family 2 help care 4 me. since I move in jan 2010 I have seen 5 pain mgt drs. i'm 56 & never held my grandchildren. I made a mistake in Jan. .05 nan. of pot. first in 29 yrs. @ x-mas. my dr. can't take me back.I have tbi, ptsd, spinal, vertigo, whiplash, can't walk more than 50 ft. can't shop. saw 3 pain dr's since.Jan. non could treat me. An anesteologist can practice pain mgt. I ALSO FEEL I would better in God's hands...
I'm a 75-year-old veteran and retiree with post herpetic neuralgia I describe as a blowtorch trained on my left testicle. Can even one "expert" explain how the nation's addict problem will be solved by making it impossible for me to obtain the strong pain relievers that keep my chronic pain at reasonable levels?
My pain is not excruciating, but it is constant. When you are in constant pain, even at low levels, it becomes impossible to function and live life normally. It gets to the point that you cannot think, talk or even eat. I finally found a GOOD physician who combines several types of therapy, injections and low doses of pain medications and I can actually function and WORK again. I follow the rules, I don't abuse my meds & I do not rely on them alone for relief, but I am treated and am made to feel like a criminal, thief and addict when I walk into a pharmacy. There is clearly a problem that needs to be addressed, but it's more difficult for legitimate patients who obey the laws to get medications than it is for abusers who are still getting them on the streets. You have solved NOTHING.
I live with bilateral sciatic pain every moment of my life. If I forget myself and sit too much-as in longer than 15 to 30 minutes total per day-I end up in bed for weeks. Bending forward is not something I do. I have a set of doctors that do not want to confirm the existence of ruptured discs in my lower back, let alone suggest a real possibly curative treatment(surgery). I truly cannot tolerate many medications-among which are NSAIDs, steroids and-ironically most opiate based pain killers, yet-I have been treated as some sort of drug craving loser. I run my own business, and it isn't easy-especially since I have lost so much mobility. The current fad in medicine that is punishing those that suffer is the most deplorable thing I have ever seen. Even though I can't take narcotics-I certainly would like to see suffering people that can tolerate them get them. How about a crack down on people that are addicted to power for a nice refreshing change in our stale media misdirected society?
ive personally talked to the dea medicare my percription med company and they all say the same thing doctors are the ones who write the scripps and their the ones in charge of our pain medications...... its the ole three card monte trick folks, my pain doctor 3mo. ago cut my pain meds in half an yet this month he did it again and further more reduced my meds in strength in half as well. i was involved in a car accident in 1989 i broke the first 5 verts. in my neck and dislocated my hip, im in severe agony and due to my weight i would have to have several hip replacement in my life costing medicare 100,000s of thousands of dollars.. president obama had said on many occasions that if grandma at 90 yrs. old needs a hip feplacement i would be better off to keep her meds, well what happed to that theory, i thought my doctor was doing this to me becouse we just do get along, but after reading online this is happening to thousands of us. whats going on. please someone explain this to me' whos doing this to us and why?
ive personally talked to the dea medicare my percription med company and they all say the same thing doctors are the ones who write the scripps and their the ones in charge of our pain medications...... its the ole three card monte trick folks, my pain doctor 3mo. ago cut my pain meds in half an yet this month he did it again and further more reduced my meds in strength in half as well. i was involved in a car accident in 1989 i broke the first 5 verts. in my neck and dislocated my hip, im in severe agony and due to my weight i would have to have several hip replacement in my life costing medicare 100,000s of thousands of dollars.. president obama had said on many occasions that if grandma at 90 yrs. old needs a hip feplacement i would be better off to keep her meds, well what happed to that theory, i thought my doctor was doing this to me becouse we just do get along, but after reading online this is happening to thousands of us. whats going on. please someone explain this to me' whos doing this to us and why?
I have been told by a doctor "unfortunately you fall into the category of someone who needs pain medicine, but you're not going to get it". WHAT?!
I wish all the politicians that started this had the pain I have in their testicles.We would find out really quick that chronic pain is real and that it should be treated!
Stop acting like a Banana Republic Dictator and allow our honest pain to continue to be treated. I was a medical rep.for 28 years selling to hospitals the powerful I.V.pain meds used only in hospitals. We introduced the PCA and epidural pain pumps in the 1970's. Patients didn't abuse them,conversely, when in charge, used only half the typical doses,because they WERE in charge with-in prescribed dosing limits.
My wife and I are retired now and in our late 60's-both suffering from different painful conditions. Your time might be coming also, stop this madness, and let our doctors treat us as you would want to be treated.
I suspected all along they had a class on how not to treat patients. It is a rare find to have a doctor even ask what is wrong, and now they are not going to mask the symptoms anymore with pain relief medications. Haven't we eliminated any reason to have them. IS this the fix for the health crisis in this country?
Our government is terrible to allow this to happen. It is hard enough to live on half the pain medication I need, but if you take it all away you will be the cause of my death.
i was born in the 60s and im dying my pain is to much to handel and my doctor to afraid to help me hes cut me off all my pain medications and i am suffering, this is not the same world i grew up in what the happenend to our country democrat repblican makes no difference we have lost, period ! we live in a kartrashian world, a world where rappers biggie smalls annd tupoc both murdered ywt we know the killer, why arent they on death row like the label who had them killed, or at least in jail, how does tot mom get away with murdering her baby, ang what about zimmerman taking the life of travon martin, and he walks, wheres the justice, there is none, just like us the people living in agony and dying, and for us on social security who have no food to eat by the middle of the month what can we expect, nothing from strippers to tattoed freaks, from parents being there childs friend instead of being a parent, and in a country where every child seems to have add and excuse one after another failure after failure and do let me get started on bulling, havent we all been bullyed and yet been the bully. look all of us that are suffering have to be strong, lets ask our goverment to do the same help us with these awful doctors and help relieve some of our pain, as the worlds best country we have alot to catch up on lets start to regain what we once had common good..........
I don't understand why the DEA is forcing doctors to not treat chronic pain. As a result I am now on Soc Sec Disability, I had to retire before I could get full benefits, I had to go on Medicare, I can't go to school anymore. I've lost all my social contacts, I can't drive, my marriage is deteriorating and most importantly I'm no longer a productive member of society. I didn't ever get "high" on my pain meds they simply reduced my pain level from 9 to about 5. My pain is 24/7. When I try to sleep it wakes me up. It also keeps me from getting to sleep. Consequently the insomnia aggravates my sleep apnea, which worsens my heart problems and diabetes. All of this has lead to a deepening of depression that will lead to only one alternative. Please help.
Suffering from pain is Not living! The American Dream now consists of lots of diseases with no dedicated medications, pain and then death. Why? Doctors are barely treating us for the documented illnesses we do have. Why? You have to beg for tests when you clearly have nodules etc. Why? They want to wait for 6 more months and see if you have a little cancer? Why? Unfair treatment for chronically ill patients. And I'm one of them, playing guessing games with my health with these so called Drs. Why? What has happened to our healthcare? I asked for an Advil when I went to the ER because I was in so much pain and the reaction was like I had asked for a narcotic. Why? I'm in a lot of pain on a daily basis, for 28 years. I have Sarcoidosis and a lot of other health issues. I have not been on pain medication but I'm noticing as you get older and are sick you really could use it. I'm afraid to ask and I do not need an addiction but its not good to take Advil everyday either and its not really working anymore. Studies also show pain has an affect on your heart. The DEA should be focusing on known pill Drs., drug dealers and all the drugs coming from Mexico. A lot of pain is probably coming from the food we eat and chemicals in the environment. How could we come in contact with over 3000 chemicals a day and be healthy with no pain? To eliminate a lot of diseases the FDA should be attacking all the chemicals in our food and environment and then the DEA would have more time to target drug dealers and drug cartels. I'm hoping Congress will hold hearings with those of us who are chronically ill, our families and friends so they will be informed on the affects of pain in our lives. One size does not fit all. We are not T- shirts.
It's not fair watching someone you love suffer because their doctors are too afraid to do anything...
I just want my pain treated. That's
all.
I just want my pain treated. That's
all.
Most of us Chronic pain patients have a diagnosis of some sort. We are only seeking pain relief and their is very little drug Abuse in these cases. Our bodies have to handle a constant prescribed intake of Meds and cannot handle large doses at once. Please just allow us the dignity and respect we deserve to have the treatments we need.
I was given Adhesive Arachnoiditis and RSD causalgia by a first time student doing my myelogram for her first time. I am now sentenced to a lifetime of the most severe chronic pain that one can endure. A "doctor" did this to me and now I have trouble with getting proper pain treatment.
I did not ask to be given chronic pain by health care providers and as result do not deserve under treatment. I quit all treatment six months ago to prove dependence a made up state of mind. Pain medication does a specific job where pain exists and only those who suffer severe pain understand this concept. Experience of pain is knowledge no doctor can learn in books and no legislator has the right to remove the life sustaining right of quality of life if they have never experienced chronic pain themselves.
I have an incurable disease of the spinal cord meaning intractable pain for the rest of my life. Without the aid of my pain medication my quality of life would not be sufficient to live.
Fibromyalgia, Sarcoidosis, neck and lower back spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, etc
I have finally found a compassionate, certified pain care physician and a helpful pharmacist who wants to work with my doctor. But I know many who are unable to do so and are being turned away by doctors and pharmacists. The war on pill mills has been won, and now the DEA is waging war on patients. It is time to stop this uninformed nonsense and let doctors and pharmacists treat their patients.
I am a victim of all of these examples in the petition. Tell me: Do you know what it's like to be in such severe pain from a hardened disc fragment sticking through your spinal canal that your have to literally bite your lips so hard in order not to scream when you simply move.....yet be told by a doctor's office that,' yes we could help you, but we're just not going to' ?????
Do you know what it's like to BECOME disabled because, somewhere EARLY ON in the development of your ruptured disc, somebody along the way felt compelled by the DEA's stranglehold to label you as a red flag that follows you around so indiscriminately that it literally affects the healthcare you receive....for TEN YEARS??
That lack of basic healthcare, such as listening to me with no preconceived negative image, is what caused my "Failure To Diagnose" situation for so many years that I literally developed Cauda Equina Syndrome from an undiagnosed and UNTREATED ruptured disc! The kind of scenario that, according to medical literature here in the western world, really does not happen anymore as we have the ability and means to prevent it....kind of like Polio.
In case you have not seen the direction of my statement, allow me to spell it out for you:
The DEA's, and therefore the Government's, activities and agenda actually CAUSED me to become disabled with a condition that, according to medical literature, should never have happened. Allow me to repeat it as it bears repeating; Cauda Equina Syndrome due to Failure to Diagnose an easily treatable ruptured disc that developed into a hardened disc fragment that stuck in the spinal canal and destroyed nerve roots. And the sad thing is, the inability for me to receive a simple diagnosis and treatment plan did not happen with just one healthcare provider. This happened with multiple providers. Simply because a label in a medical file, which is inspired by the fear of prescribing pain medications, can follow a person/patient around for a significant amount of time.
Do you know what it's like to beg for help from the healthcare providers, who are supposed to help you, when you are lying in bed unable to move, control your legs and have your digestive system & bowels "shut down" from loss of control, but yet be intentionally NOT adequately treated by those healthcare providers??? Imagine calling the police because you have a dangerous intruder in your house with a gun, and yet have the police tell you in so many words that, yes, they can help you, but they are not going to.
Do you know what all of this is like??
Well I do.
I was the VICTIM of Work Comp who could stop your medicine cold turkey while they "reviewed" you case!! That practice literally almost killed me, and it was not the withdrawal part. I had a full system crash, electrolyte depleted, high bp's and almost stroked!

These Drs cannot just decide one day NOT to treat you any longer! I have seen it over and over and it is a very dangerous practice!! STOP THIS!!!

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