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

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I have a broken tooth and have waited a month to get in to have it removed. I have spent a month in agonizing pain and can't get the pain medicine I need. I can't imagine having cancer or a similar issue and having to deal with this CRAP. The drug addicts in my area simply shifted to heroin. I have a lifelong friend in the military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was told he would be eradicating poppy fields in Afghanistan. Instead he and others provided armed guard service for a poppy field/ heroin laboratory. Cargo planes came from Europe with skids of cash and left with skids of heroin. Men in suits and glasses were everywhere. What a joke the "war on drugs" is. If this were a free country I could go to a pharmacy and pay for what I need- end of story. Get the government out of our business!
I have a broken tooth and have waited a month to get in to get it pulled. I cant get any pain killers that I need because of this beaurocratic nightmare. I cant imagine how horrible it would be to have cancer or something similar and not get the medication needed.
It is truly a disgrace how doctors, pharmacists, true chronic pain patients are treated; Have they looked into how many pain patients kill themselves because of the lack of fair medical treatment and much needed meds? I often feel like I would be much better off to take matters into my own hands because of the disgrace of the healthcare system!
The DEA, government should go after the illegals and drug dealers instead of US Citizens with chronic pain!
I'm 32 and can't work, function daliy because of the ****ed up World I live in!
Stop the torture of chronic pain suffers after all if an animal had as much pain as i do now people would put them to sleep!!! You are going to drive the suicide rate up and now people in pain can not even have a life at all!!!
Please stop the persecution and punishment of legitimate chronic pain sufferers, who have no treatment options other than pain medication, and stop the persecution, punishment, and harassment of the few considerate, understanding doctors who write prescriptions for pain medicines to their long suffering patients. Thank you.
i suffer from osteoarthritis and it is very painful. I cannot manage it without the help of pain medication.
Ketamine is the safest drug for long term chronic pain use. It also treats depression and is neuroprotective too. But it has almost no side effects when used at sub-dissociative doses so drug companies are not interested because it is cheap and you can work on it without getting sicker as a result. Yet no doctor in Oregon will prescribe daily doses and it is only available to the wealthy. It is safer than opioids, NSAIDS, and Cannabis. Why isn't it available and encouraged?
I had back surgery in 2011 after 16 years of my back going out. Surgery didn't work so I had another surgery 2 months afterward. That surgery didn't work and I was told that while they were fixing issues I had, that a large portion of my spinal nerve sheath had worn away and would not regenerate. They also call it failed back syndrome. My nerve pain begins in my lower back, hip, entire leg, groin, foot and toes. The pain feels different with many symptoms but I would say the worst is when it feels like someone is cutting slowly into my bones and flesh. I say slowly because it doesn't go away. Not to mention I am also sensitive to touch, so if something or someone touches me it about kills me. I'm trying to give some idea of some of the pain but even with this, it's difficult to articulate perfectly enough so that someone like Congress, DEA or a President can understand. If you did understand, you certainly wouldn't punish chronic pain patients. I also had surgery and had a neuro-stimulator implanted, to try to avoid having to take drugs and have a normal life. The implant does help, but the pain is so outrageous that it didn't work the way the doctor had hoped. Please let the doctor's do their job! They went to Medical School so they can take care of their patients and do not go to Washington DC and write new Bills to make your job harder! Stop punishing us for the crimes of other people!!! Or, Legalize Medical Marijuana so we can cut back on our medication!
a felon has more medical rights as well as advocates to speak for them then I do. I also believe it is unhealthy to carry hatred toward any other person, to think that a Supreme court ruling carries no weight in regards to disbursement of pain medication to disabled persons.
Recently medically discharge Veteran. (100% P&T from VA & waiting on SSDI with lawyers on retainer.)
I'm Located in Southwest Florida, & I have a great Pain Management Doctor. (I never use the VA here in Florida because it is a joke! It was wonderful in California though.)
My Pain management physician prescribes me exactly what he wants me on, & really listens to me! I'm probably one of the most proactive persons out there in regards to my treatment. I do my pool therapy daily, use my inversion table daily & my EMPI IF3WAVE unit extensively....
However my problem is getting my legit necessary prescriptions filled at any pharmacy. (all the excuses you can imagine.) It's just appalling!
So I fought, got stabbed, blow up & shot at just to come home and not be able to receive the prescribed medications that I'm needed to function on a daily basis.... This is the most disgusting & disrespectful thing I've ever had to deal with.
This is unconstitutional & something needs to be done! I'm searching for class actions lawsuits, but am having a difficult time finding a legal team to start this process. (Just imagine the millions of dollars these lawyers could stand to make from this issue! When people start dying & shooting up pharmacies maybe then in will sink in. I however doubt it!)
Sincerely,
Pharmacies biggest fan
I have been unable to care for myself because I can't get medicine I need to be somewhat out of pain. Because of this my biggest fear is coming true. I will lose my job and be on disability and someone will have to take care of me. I have worked all my life and just want to be a productive member of society. This is in humane and I will advocate and fight for others!
Something needs to be done...And quickly.
I should'nt even mention the pain and situation i have because it doesn't even matter to the communist like govenment we have but i will anyways,so here it is.....to make a long story short, 6 yrs. ago i went to my dr. and complained to him that i had severe pain in my groin area.. i told him that i basically had the pain ever since i was a kid but as i got older the pain became much worse. i told him where it hurt and how painful it was getting to walk let alone work so he took xrays of my hip..xrays showed that my right hip was bone on bone..he gave me a referral to see an ortho and a prescription of 750/500 to help relieve the pain and what a difference it made.. i finally had pain relief after all those years of suffering! at my ortho appointment the dr. told me that i was born with hip dysplasia and need a hip replacement..but he added that since i was only 36yrs old, insurance companies rarely cover it since im considered too young and will out live it and would need two on the right hip..now im 42 and both hips are hurting and the new "pain management" dr. tells me there's nothing wrong with my hip and is cutting me off meds..

these pain meds restrictions are not about the addictions or abuse they claim..they could care less about you.. its all about the billions of dollars they're losing when illegal drug users and dealers are turning to prescription drugs for a high or a profit...they aren't seizing all of the illegal drugs, money, bank accounts, property deeds etc from those drug dealers in those lucrative drug busts like they were before this so called "epidemic" ...that disgusting stinky drug called marijuana finally became legal because the government couldnt stop the growers from keeping all that money to themselves so they made it legal.. now chemists can grow better stuff and steal the money from the dealers...how come beer, wine etc is legal but moonshine is not...its not because of the dangers its associated with by making it wrong and maybe poisening you...its because the government isnt getting penny of the money.. if they really care about the peoples safety by making it the law for wearing seatbelts in a car, why not do something different that they would absolutely not want to do like community service for a day instead of making them pay a small fine and keep on doing it ...all of those greediness things are ok with me but why do you have to pick on and bully the innocent and weak? thats not fair!!

to all the pain sufferers out there i wish you the best of luck in finding the relief you need to go on with your everyday lives ....just remember to keep the faith!!

and to Washington/DEA/FDA....nobody here deserves to live their lives in excruciating pain...get the bad guys not us :(
i am in constant pain from fibro and sclerosis in my right hip. It is absolutely humiliating being treated like some drug addict in order to get my Norco script filled. Certain provisions should have been made to protect the patient also!!!!!
I sustained a cervical spine injury at the age of 19. I now take Norco every day for pain all over my body. I am upset that the medication I have to take every day is becoming harder to obtain. I do not abuse my medication & actually have reduced my own dose intake over the years. It is unfair that the DEA is making it hard or impossible for us people who truthfully need this medication to function normally day to day.
Chronic pain patients should not be punished for the small amount of people that abuse the system. Pharmacist and doctors don't have the right to judge us until they or one of their loved ones have walked in our shoes. I urge that you take another look at the policy and join forces with those that live with chronic pain and find a better solution. At the age of 15 years old I was taken by my boyfriends friend he took me two plus hours out of state for almost twenty four hours and proceeded to do horrific and vile things to me including strangling me several times fracturing my neck. I lived with this pain because doctors didn't want to believe that something was wrong with me. Now in my fourtys I've had three cervial spinal surgeries. The side effects and the memories are with me for life. In addition all the pharmacies don't stock my pain medicine and most of them have very bad bed side manners. Without my medication I am barely able to make it out of bed and through the day. I am trapped in this body mentally, physically and physiologically. I have earned a Bachlor's Degree, taken courses towards my MBA and almost married 16 years. Chronic pain patients need to continue to stick together and fight this battle. Thank you in advance for listening. Lets fight the good fight together!!!
I have suffered with chronic illness and associated pain since my mid twenties. I struggled for many years through medications that didn't work or made me sick. I suffered through doctors who didn't understand my small stature and over prescribed medicines that only held my pain at bay. I struggled with medicines that made me sleep all the time but at least numbed the pain. Finally, in my early 40s, I found a doctor who understood and got me on the RIGHT medicines that actually help. Unfortunately we had to move and change doctors. Now I live in an area in Florida where all the doctors are afraid to help their pain patients. I went through 4 doctors who treated me either terribly or simply looked at me and stated "there's nothing we can do for you here" before finding my current one and even she is hesitant to write my one prescription. If I have to go to a pain clinic that is another cost to endure that I cannot afford. It's bad enough my insurance company no longer covers my medicine and I'm forced to pay for it out of pocket because it's the ONLY thing that works. I want to go back to college and begin working again but I need my medications for those really bad days so that I can function. Someone needs to remind doctors that we look to them for help in keeping our quality of life bearable and reasonable. They are our life raft and if there is no raft we may drown.
As bad doctors take cash only from young healthy addicts with no real medical documentation or testing to back it. We the real suffering patients, are turned away. No one wants the lifelong patient, he high risk patient, with no chance of recovery. I with the most painful disease on the Pain scale, in my entire body. Muscle waste and horrific pain all of the time. Every time an insurance company drops me, I am bed ridden until I find a new doctor. I have been humiliated, had doctors not even take me into a room, and after watching me struggle to just get through the paperwork. Tell me in the waiting room. " I don't want the responsibility of your care". I have been told " I'm sorry but I can't risk prescribing these medications. I have actually had a doctor tell me, " you of all my patients, are the most deserving of medication." I just can't keep seeing you unless you get better insurance. I have been with CVS for years, they know me, they have told me when I ask when will this be in stock, " I'm sorry we can't tell you, it's a shame, but it seems only the abusers seem to know." The supplies have been reduced, the dealers get the meds, and the patients get lost. We are switched from insurance to insurance and eventually we are left with Medicare and Medicaid, and a short list of doctors, most of who either don't want long term patients or patients who need medications that draw attention. This is forcing patients to become afraid, we are constantly called by predators, who promise to heal your pain, if you sign over your home. Even though they have not seen a single mri or evaluate you. Pharmacies have cut supplies, doctors don't want he risk, and now we are on a list. Any legitimate patient can not get any high effect from the medications. It works as designed on us. Without it, our quality of life is lost. For me even my ability to get out of bed. This leads to depression, anxiety. fear, and eventually to what, either die, or commit a crime. You are forcing people who live in horrific pain, that you could not possibly imagine, to have to either find a bad doctor, just to get help, a doctor who only takes cash. Now we can't fill this doctors scripts and have to go to pharmacies who only take cash, and we spend every dime to stay alive. Or we can buy from the very dealers we hate. The very people that are causing this issue for us. I know that doctors can tell who is real and who is not. I can tell who is faking. So why not find another solution. Why do I have to spend another day in bed, missing my children's lives, waiting to die.
DEA out of bounds on this declaration. This is not war on drugs, it's war on patients rights and physician's oath. We the people should make a loud noise. There just must be a better way than harming so many innocent people. DEA...get it right. Your agency is oh so wrong on this decision!
1/14/2015 MSN.com story:
"Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Veterans Hospital Accused of Distributing Pain Medication 'Like Candy',"

Lotta folks posting on this story with anger over the treatment of our Vets, lack of oversight of agencies like the DEA.

Interesting comments of people who were also cut off from their pain medications after years of being on them.


someone here should go post and invite all of them to come comment here on this petition, I don' t have a Facebook account which is required to post on MSN.com stories.
We need help. Suicide does seem like the only solution left. This "war" on patients needs to stop.
I was treated well for chronic pain in NY by my primary doctor. Then I moved to FL where I have been repeatedly dismissed and discriminated against because I am a disabled senior who suffers from chronic pain. Doctors here have just refused to treat me,so now I am suffering.
iawm figthing wash state pain control crap too ive been in pain for 25 yrs and have found only 1 pain med that helps methadone and the pain management n.p is putting false illnesses in my file to make it look like i dont have what i really have. and i cant stop them says 1 lawyer i talked too. it needs to stop this is wrong.
The prohibition against physicians prescribing non toxic meds of any type should end. No politician has the medical training to tie the physicians hands. Making marijuana a dangerous drug is a hang-over from black and white TV and Nixon's war on drugs. It is pure politics and has nothing to do with substance safety and efficacy. Marijuana is non toxic and safe to use by adults who wish to use it.
The dea has made my life miserable. I hate having to jump thru hoop after hoop to get my pain meds. My Dr. is always warning me of reasons my meds may be taken away. I'm a law abiding citizen subjected to urine tests, limits on when and where I'm able to purchase my meds, pill checks and more. This is humiliating and oppressive and I'm sick of it.
The DEA has been after this particular medication and its rescheduling for many, many years.
Finally, after spending taxpayer's millions and just as many resources and their diligence they've succeeded. They are not backing down from this victory! No way, no how.

They could care less who's affected negatively from this outcome.

Their disclaimer is and, will always be, that they allow doctors to prescribe using discretion and due diligence to patients who NEED them. What they don't realize is that the doctors don't want to deal with the possibility of a DEA search and seizure of their offices and assets. Plain and simple.

So, instead of practicing medicine doctors are playing defense.

Stop doing what attracts govt's attention. With this reclassification the DEA and FDA closely monitor hydrocodone prescriptions and can "change their rules" without notice and BAM they flag a doctor for prescribing hydrocodone.

Doctor's aren't going to risk their licenses nor their well being. My doc said the new rules were TOO MUCH TROUBLE to keep me on the 2 hydrocodone a day I was on. IT sucks, I know, but I am in NO position to take on the government, I never was and never will be. We are at their unethical mercy.
They are a GIANT compared to what few, irrelevant, resources I may have.

I have lost!
They are torturing people in pain. Animals get better treatment than humans now days.
Many of us don't want to have to take these meds but have no other options.
To deny people suffering is BARBARIC!
I too have had my Pain Management Doctor try to tell me that after 10 years on Oxycontin, then the last 5 on Opana, that I am going to be weaned off of them.
When I was first told I would have to take medications for the rest of my life I was destroyed, at 24 and finding out my life was over as I knew it and I told my Pain Doc I didn't want to be chained to a pill bottle and be labeled a Drug Addict.
He and the pain Psychologist told me almost in unison, "You are not an addict, your dependent on a medication just like a Diabetic would need insulin for life".
That made me feel like I should keep using the strong Pain meds and when I was switched from 2 40 mg Oxycontin 3 times daily to 3 40 mg Opana 3 times daily I didn't think anything of it.
Now my doctor has said the Opana is 2 to 3 times stronger than Morphine and that I will have to wean down to no more than 120 mg of Morphine a day or Methadone and that's it.
I didn't ask to be put on these drugs but they did give me back my life and I was a active young adult.
Now I am 38 and have more issues then I could write, to name the main ones, Anklosing Spondalitus, 3 degenerated budging disks in L2, 3 and 4, Sciatica in both legs, and I need hip replacements from the RA.
How am I supposed to work full time.
I am a IT Manager for a company that has 11 locations nationwide, 200 users who I support 24/7 365.
I have gone from 270 Opana a month to 120 which is this month's taper down and my daily pain level before the taper was a constant 5 to 7, now it is a 10+ all day everyday like before I was put on these meds.
It's been a long process to get down from 9 Opana to 4 and 4 Morphine to 3 a day for breakthrough.
I asked my Pain Management Dr why this all started and he said its Kaisers new Policy and the DEA/FDA Guidelines, those are guidelines and they state in them that this they are just a guideline.
If a person is not getting relief their Doctor may prescribe a stronger dosage and as far as Kaiser goes, they will no longer prescribe anything long lasting but Methadone or Morphine and only at 120 mg daily max.
No break through meds.
As I get older my spine fuses together and if I get 2 hours of sleep a night before the RA/AS stiffens up my spine and my ribs so badly I can't breathe I will surly eat a bullet in the very near future.
I will make sure to leave a note and blame my pain doctor and PCP Doctor for not having a pair and doing their jobs which they got me hooked on these pills in the first place and now say that I am the problem.
It's unfair that they have to follow the rules and policies of their employer and it makes them nasty to deal with.
If I leave Kaiser I deal with trying to find a doc who will prescribe me the meds I need in the dosages I need but then just to find a pharmacy that will fill them is another joke and is impossible in Southern California now.
I do wish the Dr's and DEA/FDA A Holes would have to feel what I feel for not just a day but for a month withou
the way chronic pain patients is almost third world. legislatures think they know more about medicine that doctors do! how long do legislatures go to school to study medicine?
I just had two stints put in my heart after heart attacks.they gave me 6 vicodine.then. last Month I had lung cancer surgery. And had part of my lung removed. The kind doctors gave me 8 low dose vicodine. And when I begged for more meds they said take extra strength acetemetiphine.I hope all of the dea have a loved. One suffer like I continue to do and reap what they sew!
Class Action needed
My name is Bill
Petrillo. I am the partner and caregiver of a wonderful woman named laura J Sailors, who also happens to be a disabled vet. 5 years USAF. Laura as well as thousands upon thousands of other vets who suffer from numerous health issues, leaving them with daily chronic pain are being abandoned. For the past 10 to 12 years she has been treated by the VA healthcare system with opiate pain medication. This was not done on a lark or split second decision. Numerous VA doctors as well as two pain management specialist also with the va healthcare system, tried many approaches to managing her pain, all unsuccessful. Then they offered her an informed choice, to reduce and manage the pain via pain medication, and thereby giving her her life back, or spending the rest of her life homebound and possibly bed ridden . Little things such as getting out of bed and being able to move about with some sort of freedom for her was priceless. Then it seems polictics fueled by the media has swayed against the use of pain medication for combating debilitating pain situations. This was found out when Laura moved from the cold of Idaho and bought a home in Arcadia Missouri to start a new and better life. I brought her to the VA healthcare clinic in Farmington, MO in order to switch V.A systems from Idaho to Missouri. To her shock she was treated as more of an addict than a recipient of life improving pain medication. They told her her medicine was to be immediately cut in half, and due to a memorandum sent out by the VA healthcare system, that she as well as every single veteran in the entire V.A health system (other than those with CANCER) would weaned down from the rest of her/their pain medication to a point of zero. Really, cancer ?? All you have to be is close to death in order for them to ALLOW you the right to ease your pain ??All I can say is "OMG": Imagine being taken completely off your pain medication and left to your own individual nightmares, again.Tasting what it was like to be to some extent free of pain. They had the odacity to tell me that in place of the medication that was given for the past 12 years, they would offer her a diet regime as well as other nonsense to reduce her pain. Are they serious? This is happening to not only Laura, a woman who offered 5 years of her life for her country, but hundreds of thousands of other veterans in the same situation. After all these years being told that they were going back to their original nightmares of pain and despair is inconceivable not to mention inhumane. Sure there may be a few bad apples that use the VA Healthcare system to aid their own individual vices. However, must the rest of our veterans suffer along with them? Just as our justice system has been set up with the belief; that "it is better that a thousand guilty men go free, than one innocent man is imprisoned". Shouldn't it be also true for our veterans, "is it not better that a few bad apples slip through the system t
SUCIDE an option already considered!
The shame and embarrassment along with the cost, & lack of relief is overwhelming!
So many other considerations;
I have allergies and often can't take generics.
I've been on ever type of drug that is non-narcotic
I've used subliminal, acupuncture, bio feed back , hypnosis , You name it I've tried it... I didn't do anything wrong the day the woman ran me over ! And what about our VETS? Bet the congressman has no rules for his pain needs!
My name is Bill
Petrillo. I am the partner and caregiver of a wonderful woman named laura J Sailors, who also happens to be a disabled vet. 5 years USAF. Laura as well as thousands upon thousands of other vets who suffer from numerous health issues, leaving them with daily chronic pain are being abandoned. For the past 10 to 12 years she has been treated by the VA healthcare system with opiate pain medication. This was not done on a lark or split second decision. Numerous VA doctors as well as two pain management specialist also with the va healthcare system, tried many approaches to managing her pain, all unsuccessful. Then they offered her an informed choice, to reduce and manage the pain via pain medication, and thereby giving her her life back, or spending the rest of her life homebound and possibly bed ridden . Little things such as getting out of bed and being able to move about with some sort of freedom for her was priceless. Then it seems polictics fueled by the media has swayed against the use of pain medication for combating debilitating pain situations. This was found out when Laura moved from the cold of Idaho and bought a home in Arcadia Missouri to start a new and better life. I brought her to the VA healthcare clinic in Farmington, MO in order to switch V.A systems from Idaho to Missouri. To her shock she was treated as more of an addict than a recipient of life improving pain medication. They told her her medicine was to be immediately cut in half, and due to a memorandum sent out by the VA healthcare system, that she as well as every single veteran in the entire V.A health system (other than those with CANCER) would weaned down from the rest of her/their pain medication to a point of zero. Really, cancer ?? All you have to be is close to death in order for them to ALLOW you the right to ease your pain ??All I can say is "OMG": Imagine being taken completely off your pain medication and left to your own individual nightmares, again.Tasting what it was like to be to some extent free of pain. They had the odacity to tell me that in place of the medication that was given for the past 12 years, they would offer her a diet regime as well as other nonsense to reduce her pain. Are they serious? This is happening to not only Laura, a woman who offered 5 years of her life for her country, but hundreds of thousands of other veterans in the same situation. After all these years being told that they were going back to their original nightmares of pain and despair is inconceivable not to mention inhumane. Sure there may be a few bad apples that use the VA Healthcare system to aid their own individual vices. However, must the rest of our veterans suffer along with them? Just as our justice system has been set up with the belief; that "it is better that a thousand guilty men go free, than one innocent man is imprisoned". Shouldn't it be also true for our veterans, "is it not better that a few bad apples slip through the system t
I hope that this touches the .D.E.A family feels the wrath of loved ones commit suicide my wife has a list to long of pain problems the main problem is R.S.D. C.R.P.S. R.A., SHE IS INTO HER 14 YEAR NO TREAMENT FOR THIS TO STOP JUST PAIN CONTROL AMERICANS KILLING AMERICANS.
Please Do Not discourage Doctors from prescribing pain- medications to those who need it.

The main priorities in stopping drug abuse are Education & Prosecuting the drug cartels and neighborhood drug peddlers, not Respnsible MDs who are working to alleviate human suffering.

Thank you.
Please Do Not discourage Doctors from prescribing pain- medications to those who need it.

The main priorities in stopping drug abuse are Education & Prosecuting the drug cartels and neighborhood drug peddlers, not Respnsible MDs who are working to alleviate human suffering.

Thank you.
an excerpt from a news story 1/9/2015;

HHS spent $31M on upgraded flights, records show.....

A majority of the flights by HHS executives — a total of 5,100 — had been upgraded because of a “medical disability that necessitated it,” according to the documents, which cover 2009 to 2013.
Under federal law, employees can fly in first class or business class when trips are longer than 14 hours, though TheExaminer reports that only 1,400 of the HHS trips fit the description.
HHS is one of the federal government’s largest agencies, with an annual budget of about $60 billion.
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HHS, DEA and FDA all had a hand in the current HCP rescheduling to CII. This story on MSN.com just confirms that the RULE-SETTERS, RARELY, IF EVER SUFFER. Their rescheduling of hydrocodone has intimidated millions of doctors so much so that they have QUIT prescribing pain medications that patients had been on for years, the very pain medications that alleviated the symptoms enough to function daily.
These folk in these agencies WILL get what they need regardless. They need hydrocodone, they're gonna get it. They need morphine, they're gonna get it.
We are up against unethical giants here, folks. this petition and every other one being circulated for the repeal of this rescheduling is, I'm afraid, useless. Might as well get used to being in pain or taking weaker pain meds that don't even work. What's really effed up is When even pain management doctors, like mine, quit prescribing hydrocodone because the new DEA, FDA and HHS approved rules are too much trouble. These agencies put the fear of GOD into these doctors and they will not budge in prescribing necessary medication to pain patients, ever again. It's a losing battle. Better to find meds on the blackmarket, skip paying a utility bill or 4 to afford them. Consider one of the bankruptcy options when you fall behind on bills due to buying high priced hydrocodone off the streets. If you can't get it legally and without stipulations now, do what you have to to get YOUR pain relief. Good Luck everyone!! You're gonna need it.
No politician is gonna help us because if they do it will make them seem weak-armed on the drug war. Nope, aint gonna happen.
First,I want to,,THANK YOU, for finally addressing this epidemic. People are literally dead from this d.e.a. assassination on chronic pain suffers.They kill themselves because it is not normal human behavior too want to endure physical pain!!Yet these idiots think they are GODS,they think they,are the ones to tell all humanbeings how much there suppose to SUFFER physical pain,,its disgusting!!their arrogance has literally forced people to choose death over enduring their physical pain!We as humanbeings need to shout it to the heavans,, we never ever get addicted to ANY pills ever! We get ,''addicted'' to the physical pain RELIEF our medicines give us.If carrots stopped physical pain ,I would be eating them..They ***** about the amount of meds being prescribe,essentially telling us how much we should suffer,w/.out enduring 1 day in our shoes,,The baby boomer's are getting older,there are a lot more of us,thus more medicine being prescribe, it really is quite simple,but ,''they'' have to bud in our personal medical business.I would love for 1 day,all these a.h. be forced to endure our physical pain for 1 day,1 day of full fledge severe physical pain w/out any medicines,,and ask therm to function there normal lives,,to concentrate on there normal every day functions,,they couldn't do it,,yet they are literally forcing us to endure physical pain,when their are medicione the can and have helped all of us.Maybe we should all get together and start suing every single d.e.a. agent,doctors etc that are essentially pushing torture down our throats by forcing was to endure severe physical pain because of there shear arrogance, inhumanity,lack of compassion and pure cruelty.mw
Politicians Want & Fight So Hard & Extremely Dirty For Their Positions Because They Get Everything Free From Vehicles, Immunity, Exemptions From Laws, Forced Health Care. They Get Special Treatment, Gifts, Stay On Vacations & The List Goes On & On. Alot Of Times They're Not Even At Work. What They're Doing To The People Disgusts Me & They're Going To Have To Answer To Almighty GOD One Day. These Laws Are Ridiculous & Not Only Is It Affecting The Patients. It's Going To Be A Trickle Down Effect & Damage Our Economy Further. While Y'all Politicians Are Making Ridiculous Laws (When You Do Work), How About Figuring Out How To Deal With The Crack & Meth Heads & Murderers. It's Due Time Someone In Office Stands Up For Americans. Marijuana Should Be Legal For Those Who Need It Too. SOMEBODY STAND UP FOR PAIN SUFFERERS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. Do We Have To All Sue & Fire You Politicians & The Government?! Alot Of People Don't Bother Voting Because Our Voices Aren't Being Heard Even If We Do Vote!! Reverse This Law! And It's An Outrage That I Was Charged With A DUI Because I Have To Take Medication. I Already Don't Have A Life & Stay Home Almost Constantly. December 22nd, 2013, I Was Taking A Car Load Of Christmas Gifts That I'd Worked Very Hard To Get, To My Two Little Grand Babies That Were With Foster Parents. (They've Since Adopted Them Because My Son & His Ex Wouldn't Get Help For Meth & Crack Addictions & Continually Used Me/Lied To Me & Pretended Like They Were Serious.) It Had Rained For Almost 3 Days & While Driving I Forgot That I Didn't Get My Santa Hat. The Children's Biological Mom Was With Me & Handed Me One Of Her Extra Santa Hats & When I Put It On, I Went Off The Road Maybe An Inch But Hydroplaned Because Everything Was Flooded. Somebody Pulled My Car Out For Me & A Police Officer, Ambulance & Fire Truck Showed Up. I Don't Know Who Called Them. I Sat My Purse On The Officers Hood & He Saw My Medicine Bottles & Charged Me With DUI. My Medications Didn't Have Anything To Do With Hydroplaning. It Was Still Raining In My Face While I Underwent The Officer's Roadside Test. I'm On A Limited Income, Disabled & Have Never Been In Trouble In My Life. I've Repeatedly Had To Drive To The Next County For A Year For Unecessary Calendar Calls & Have 2 New Court Dates This Spring!! Ridiculous!! My Public Defender Won't Help Me & I Fired Him Yesterday. It's Crazy. You Are Legally Supposed To Have Your Medicine Bottles With You Rather Than Put A Few Of Each In One Bottle In Case You Need Any. It Seems That People Who Need Medicine Are Outcasts. We Should Be Electing Disabled People To Govern America. Alot Of People Don't Have Access To The Internet To Find Out What All Of These New Laws Are. I Need To Drive Uptown But My Medications Are In My System, So According To The Law, I'm DUI. I Think There's WAY TOO MUCH POWER IN THE WRONG HANDS!! I Plan On Writing Letters To Every Politician I Need To. GOD Help Us.
Dear Congress. I suffer from severe chronic pain. I have severe DJD of the joints and spine, I have had to have both hips replaced, and one revised. I have Spinal Stenosis with dreadful sciatic pain down both legs, as well neuropathic pain from Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. My physician managed my pain well with Norco. Most days I was able to attend to the actiivties of daily living as well as sleep at night. By relieving my pain, she also managed the pain induced depression.I want you to know that until you tied my Doctor's hands and made her afraid to treat me according to her best judgement my quality. of life was fair. But now that you worthless pack of overpaid imbeciles have decided that you know more than physicians I begin to understand how and why people with chronic pain commit sucide. So know that when your suicide rates climb, and suffferers of Chronic pain are forced to seek relief by other avenues. Shame on all of you. May the law of the universe come back to vou and may you have to live with the same excruciating pain you have sentenced other innocent people to.
I got hurt working, I don't work anymore because I'm disabled according to our Gov. And Doctors, and any laymen that can see 2 feet in front of there selves, yet the Gov. Has yet taken another right away from me, the right to have the best possible quality of life! You know the very minimal right, I've had 3 major Surgery on my neck and back, my head is for all intends and perposes is literaly screwed to my body, I have more metal in me than a 1960 Chevy, and I live in more pain then them jewels that made up this radicalise new law, I do not avoid my pain meds, I have to much wrong with my body to wish that on myself, all in the name of a few people that do and die because of it, well to that I say there are many more people that Comintern suicide by vehicular to and I don't see the Gov. taking away our vehicals, what's next, are we gonna start having surgery without anastesia??? What did we do back in 1776, trade one King & Queen in for 100 + 3 sect Dictators?
I have a degenerative back condition and have taken hydrocodone and methadone since 1995. My last Dr. had me sign a contract to use one pharmacy only and to not ask for a lost script. I see the nurse every 30days and the Dr. on a 90 day basis. I must hand carry the script to the pharmacy with no refills. (a new script each month) however NOW my husband can not even get his Tramadol refill by his new PCP as he does NOT prescribe narcotics , OH PLEASE. I understand why people go in shooting now, this is getting asinine., I am a 58 year old woman and my husband is 75 we have better things to do than get" high"" on medication that does not make us high in the first place. This world is turning too stupid for me!!!!!!
i have NF1 (neurofibromas Type 1) AND 90 degree curve scoliosis.. so yes I'm in a lot of pain due to tumors and nerve damages.. it sucks to be so deadly tired but you can't fall asleep because of the pain is keeping you up at night...

Thank You government for making us suffer :)
happy f**king new year to you
This is a sad time for America. True, honest chronic pain sufferers will now have few or no options left them. I'm sorry to have lived to see this happen to us & don't know what our future may hold. Guess I will soon have to give up my fulltime job & apply for SSI disability as it appears I will no longer be able to physically function & be bedridden due to my ongoing severe back pain. It's a shame our government (federal & state) has ruled & regulated that we don't need access to pain medications as before because of others abuse. We will suffer & be expected to endure our unending pain in order for those officials to show their statistics of reduced med use as a result of their sadistic laws BUT these statistics will in no way reduce the illegal use of these meds as they will claim. The only people not having access to these pain meds will be us, the true pain sufferers who followed the rules.
War on Dr's, patients. 100 million ppl in pain. A few million addicts, the majority suffer. Chronic Intractable Pain sucks all the life out of you. Govt & ins. Co now controls medical care.
I have followed my prescriptions, how to take them, listened to everything my doctor has told me to do and done it, have fibromyalgia and have been so mistreated by pharmacies, pharmacists, most of my doctors. I did not ask for this disease. go to my visits every 3 months primary, now drug screen every month at a pain management facitlity, have seen a neurologist. Had my NURSE diagnose fibro. I do EVERY thing this state asks me to do and in return I just got dropped by my doctor because he doesn't want to fill the prescriptions that I take - NO consultation on switching medications, NO consult on anything BOOM. and this is OK by everyone. Doctors can do this for any reason. They called me days before they knew my prescriptions were coming up - I will have no time to wean, have no time to even find a doctor, nothing. Pharmacists yelling at me that the prescription made by A DOCTOR (NEUROLOGIST) is an "overdose" and I've been on this medication and dosage for 10 years. I;m tired of following every letter, crossing every T dotting every I, jump up, jump down, done EVERYTHING and never get treated nicely... I didn't ask for this, I don't want this!!! I want to be on my elliptical for and hour and a half a day, but I CANT anymore... my body has been broken by doctors and come in every month, every three months every six months. I've paid the medical industry 1/3 of what I make for the past 5 years, and there is absolutely NOTHING I can do. Yes at this point suicide looks like a nice option.
you know I made a mistake is a kid and was put on probation.
I was actually treated betterat probation then my average trip to the pain clinic I have a genetic weakness it runs in my family on the lumbar spine.
I've been on the same medicine at the same dose for 10 years never needed an increase in fact when the DEA got so asinine on the other through them I had to give up one of my doses a day.
and then was offered something that was longer release and actually stronger which makes absolutely no sense to me.
so I refused I'll just live on 1 less dose because what people don't realize is when you have chronic pain if you go ahead and go to the strongest medicine if you end up in a car wreck or with cancer or something like that you are screwed to the wall because you will have pain that you cannot treat and I'm not taking that chance.
now on to the urinalysis I have submitted more UAs at my doctor's office than I ever did when I was a kid on probation.
this is gotten ridiculous and totally out of hand people are going to beat junkies no matter what you do and it makes no sense taking it out on the people who use their medicine right it's a social problem not a legal problem and frankly I would love to follow this with a string of profanity but I will refrain I'm completely totally disgusted sick tired I'm ****ed off at the DEA for dictatingmedical policy in this country there is no more patient doctor I have to drive a hundred miles round trip at an average cost of 40 to 50 dollars.
just to satisfy somebody sitting behind a desk who thinks they know more than my doctor is a specialist and went to school for a very long time and spent quite a bit of money to get there education and it got so bad that my doctors partner actually committed suicide now how sad is it is a high enough stress job without the constant harassment in fear of losing one's license fort worth going to jail.
so why are we letting some self-righteous smug jerk off on some kind of power trip who wouldn't know a sciatic nerve or a herniated disc or a crumbling lumbar to dictate medical policy when they can even do their own job it's pretty sad when you bum roach somebody's house shoot a flashbang into the crib murdering as far as I'm concerned somebody's child over here say but these people are experts in the medical field I find this rather disturbing.
all the new stringent laws on a entry level pain medicine is actually safer than anti inflammatories you can actually get a bleed from an inflammatory in your stomach and if you're not careful and not watching it can kill you not to mention their gut bombs and make your stomach hurt and make you uncomfortable make it hard to eat so that don't sound like a viable alternative.
and the new even insanely ridiculous laws that have been recently passed to regulate aka make us all miserable has done nothing but make the patients miserable medical costs go up not to mention the poor doctor and I resent somebody telling a perso

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