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

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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!!!
Law makers shouldn't hammer down on physicians that prescribe pain management drugs to their patients. Law makers are scrutinizing legitimate in pain patients and their physicians. Large BIG name pharmacies like CVS, WALGREENS, ETC.. scrutinize belittle the chronic in pain patients and make it harder for the patient to fill their scripts. Making the patient go to the "Mom & Pop" pharmacies to get their scripts filled and these places charge enormous amounts of money to get the medication needed. These pharmacies should be monitored they are popping up everywhere. Majority don't take the patients insurance making the patient pay out of pocket.
Law makers shouldn't hammer down on physicians that prescribe pain management drugs to their patients. Law makers are scrutinizing legitimate in pain patients and their physicians. Large BIG name pharmacies like CVS, WALGREENS, ETC.. scrutinize belittle the chronic in pain patients and make it harder for the patient to fill their scripts. Making the patient go to the "Mom & Pop" pharmacies to get their scripts filled and these places charge enormous amounts of money to get the medication needed. These pharmacies should be monitored they are popping up everywhere. Majority don't take the patients insurance making the patient pay out of pocket.
Do I want to have to take opiods? No, but they are a way for me to be able to continue being a contributing member of society. I can work... without my pain meds, I would be on disability. What sense would that make? Anyone who cannot understand this has never experienced the pain I have... the kind of pain that brings tears to my eyes while just breathing too deeply. I'm glad you don't understand this kind of pain, I just wish those that make the decisions felt it for just a few minutes... or had the ability to have empathy for those of us that do. I should not be punished because some people abuse the drugs I take to be able to function.
I have Arachnoiditis due to getting ESIs Steroid Epidera Injections that are NOT approved to be injected into the spine. Because of these injections my life will NEVER be the same again, like so many other people diagnosed with Arach. This ALL could have been avoided, but NO let's inject people with non FDA approved drugs, but then take away the meds that help them. Do I want to take opiods? NO!!! If I could have my old life back, I would gladly flush the pain meds I have in a minute and never look back, but I can't do that, as these meds are the ONLY thing that helps me get out of bed to do the "mundane" things in life people take for granted, such as laundry, walking dogs, WALKING etc. People that want to take these meds away or label us druggies, have NEVER either 1-experienced the kind of pain chronic pain that makes you want to die! Or 2-never had a loved one who has severe chronic pain. Are there people out there purely looking for a high, YES, but if you have records stating your illness in depth, don't punish us. This just irks the crap out of me!!
It is sad that our DEA has decided to treat the chronically ill with severe pain under the treatment of legitimate Pain Specialists with so much disdain as to withhold their pain meds. The govt cannot control illegals, our borders, terrorists, drug addicts, drug dealers, but they can control me because I am legit. Does that make sense to any American?
I have red bone marrow transformation and plasticity in my spines bone marrow , possible cancer many herniated discs , multi bulging , so pain full down the left side , right, left hip ,neck ,head aches sciatica, many dehydrated disc s, osteoarthritis creates severe stenosis in my lower back , neck and center back the pain is constant it never stops and becomes unbearable , I was denied my pain medication for, 2 months the pharmacists at many locations did not want to fill my legal pain medicine prescriptions , they said I did not meet protocol I sat on the couch on fathers day at 4 am with a pain level around 9 in a pain scale 1- 10 unable to sleep and no pain relief hoping my daughter would not wake up and see me crying and knowing I would not be able to do a daddy ,daughter thing for the day , with my pain medicine I would be semi functional I would be able to ride in the car and maybe we could of went window shopping because that is what a dad and daughter do sometimes , and also I can work a little and be able to pay my bills , In that 2 month time I walked into the ssi building and thought about signing for my disability for with out the proper pain medicine I will no longer be able to work and be self sufficient I will be come a burden on our government and the people that care about me and I do not wish that , and also many pharmacist have also treated me badly like a criminal when I am hurt , I was taught when I was young that ,that is what health care professionals ,police ,and government do is help people when they are hurt , or do they treat a person as a guilty criminal before they know the facts ,I do think that .if you are in pain management you should be able prove you are hurt , with today mris and such technology it is a small thing to ask a chronic pain sufferer with degenerative disc disease or another condition and that way the doctor and patient can keep up on the patients condition , I also think if a doctor writes a prescription it is to be honored at any pharmacy and they do not have the right to change milligrams or quantity if the pharmacy does not have the medicine they order it and must be dispensed , to the pain patient in 48 hours not the bs they are pulling now ,the suffering that is being caused by a lot of the parties involved in the dispensing process of the pain medicine needed to a chronic pain patient is appalling and I would not let a animal suffer this way my list is simple 1 need to have the doctors running a pain management treatment center must be a board certified pain management doctor all of them , certified and X amount of time to complete training , if not enough doctors well they go get training or get out , 2 all patients must have proper mri with in 30 day s and prove they are hurt 3 all pharmacy s must be able to dispense pain medicine ,no stereo typing ,no this is what you get or nothing or we do not want to carry this medicine o
I have Adhesive Arachnoiditis, 1st diagnosed in 2009. I spent years looking for a Dr to treat me without invasive procedures that WILL make my condition worse. The Dr I have is still pushing me towards invasive procedures, every visit. The medicine he does give me now causes an allergic reaction however the reaction is better than the pain. My primary care Dr is concerned about the reaction, but not enough to treat me with other medicines. If I could afford to leave the country, I would. I served in the military, love the USA, but hate the torture of daily, constant, incurable pain. All I hear and read on the news about pain medicine is that no one should take it long term. Guess what? I DON'T want to take it, but there is nothing else that relieves the pain. The current atmosphere in the medical community is so hostile towards people like me, that I spent years in CONSTANT pain. during those years there were several months that I stayed in bed suffering. I had given up and decided that all I could do is wait for death. There needs to be a wholesale change in the way people with chronic pain are treated. It needs to be made clear that if medicine is the only safe way to give us a semblance of quality of life, then we should be given medicine. Also, Epidural Steroid Injections need to be outlawed. there are at least 10 "pain clinic doctors" in my town that do nothing more than spinal injections that are not approved by the FDA or the drug manufacturer (of the steroids).... and only one that will consider treating with established pain medication that everyone knows works. If a doctor ended up with intractable pain do you think he would be able to get medication? Of course. They know how dangerous those injections are. As far as the DEA and state police putting pressure on doctors and threatening them into not treating people like me.... I hope you all end up with the same disease and get to feel what I feel for the rest of your life. Not just until you have learned how wrong you were, FOREVER!
I am 61 years old and have never been arrested or commited a crime yet I am treated like a criminal and drug addict all because I seek pain relief for the incurable spinal cord disease I have lived with for over 15 years. The DEA has made it so hard to find a doctor in the state I have lived in my whole life that I am forced to travel halfway across the United States to get treatment. every 90 days. Suicide is my only option and my wife and I agree that when it is no longer possible for me to get pain relief I will travel to Oregon and request euthanasia from a doctor there.
As a chronic pain sufferer (neck and lower back, knees-from work and mva) it is upsetting to be labeled a drug addict. I do not want to take these meds! No neurosurgeon I have gone to has given me another option. It annoys me that in 2014 there aren't man options for treating pain, or some injuries. We knew a long time ago this was going to be a big population, and many, many sick people. So why wasn't the medical community prepared? (aging population from baby boomers)
I would like to put every member at the DEA, and the people putting this into the law of any form, into my body at this exact moment. I want you to feel the pain and every joint of my body, I want you to endure 25 surgery, I want you to learn to walk and talk again after a stroke, I want you to sit there every night and pray to God that He gives you some type of relief from pain because the DEA and they're wonderful little medical cronies that they call politics shouldn't be involved in medicine! For human being not cattle we don't need VIN numbers like vehicle. If this passes its going to kill people! If this doesn't open people's mouths, emails, and eyes then I don't know if you have a heart, just saying.....may God have mercy on my soul because I would never want anyone to endure what I'm having to endure right now at the hands and the very statement that I am reading and the doctors that are affected by them! Have a great evening!

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