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

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Please please stop treating chronically ill patients with pain and the caregivers as criminals. Do not take away my ability to move by decreasing the pain medication that allows me too. Read the comments please.
We are being punished for being sick. Pain is a disease you can not see. It slowly destroys your life. Then once we see these doctors we are called names, drug tested, threatened(I will give you pain medicine if you get these injections). We get our purses searched, they accuse of being drug addicts. When all we want is what so many have ...a life. To live. Not just exist. To hold a baby, take a walk, enjoy the fall air. Many like me own businesses. We have no desire to seek out a high. We just want to be able to concentrate on other things in life beyond pain.
We are being punished for being sick. Pain is a disease you can not see. It slowly destroys your life. Then once we see these doctors we are called names, drug tested, threatened(I will give you pain medicine if you get these injections). We get our purses searched, they accuse of being drug addicts. When all we want is what so many have ...a life. To live. Not just exist. To hold a baby, take a walk, enjoy the fall air. Many like me own businesses. We have no desire to seek out a high. We just want to be able to concentrate on other things in life beyond pain.
I had failed neck surgery,need two more levels but I am 66 and do not want more failed surgery. I also have a bad low back and degenerative disc disease in my spine.I want my quality of life. I took Norco for years ,4 to 5 per day and 4 Somas per day for the horrible muscle spasms. I was able to function. Now the drug addicts have ruined it for those who are truly in pain.I cannot get Soma anymore but Cyclobenzeprine which I will not take due to it being contraindicated for heart disease,I have ELV 50%.Also I was suddenly switched to codeine from Norco. Codeine helps the pain but gives me daily headaches and nausea plus I am always sleepy.The drug addicts will always get their drugs but the law abiding patients like me suffer. Its not fair. Its MY body and the government needs to keep their controlling and unfair actions out of pain management.PERIOD!
As a disabled terminally ill person who suffers horrible chronic pain on a daily basis I am disgusted that this country would allow the government/DEA to now become our doctors and tell me and my fellow pain sufferer how much pain medicine We need on a daily basis when I am dying! And others suffer! I feel sorry for all of the people that suffer like I do, that cry like I do, that get on their knees and beg for mercy when the pain gets so bad that all you wish for is Death to come sooner. May God bless you and give you mercy because the government will not. They want us to suffer and could care less that we are being treated like a disease. This is now a communist country where the government dictates how I feel and what I need. It is a country that once was free and all escaped to come here for a better life.

All those responsible for allowing us to suffer and cry and go out of our minds in agony will one day know what it feels like! And if not them then they will watch a loved one go through despair. What you Fear is what you Will experience. It is only a matter of time before you wear the other shoe. In order for you to understand what we all go through and why this is a huge issue for people in pain you must experience it.

In order to know love you must know hate. To know night you must know day. To know happiness you must know sorrow. And to know "Control" you must know "Pain". May God have mercy on your soul the day it comes for you.
I am an 86 year old woman. My daughter who cares for me is writing this as I dictate. She just signed the petition as she is disabled with neck and back issues. She is/was also on Norco and Soma but no longer.

I have had 5 surgeries in 7 years,left and right shoulder surgery,bladder suspension,hernia surgery,knee replacement. I was taking Anicin for years due to my chronic pain. Then in 2010, I almost died from a ruptured dudual ulcer.I was not expected to live. I can no longer take asperin products for fear of bleeding per my doctor. I go to the same doctor as my daughter. I was on Norco for my pain and butabutal for my chronic headaches which help so much.
I was switched to codeine last Friday but still got my butabutal.I am apalled by the control of the government and dictating to my doctor what he can and cannot prescribe. He is a wonderful, compassionate doctor. Now he is under the thumb of the DEA as are other honest doctors.

What angers me is the DEA says that addiction causes death. Well,what about alchol? What about obese peopllle and the long term illnesses they will get? Diabetes, joint disorders and myriad other problems. Is the government going to eventually tell folks how and when to eat? Why not ban hard liquor and replace with beer? That is what the DEA is doing with pain medications.
When does the control stop? This is America.
We as patients of chronic pain who finally have a medication that actually makes our lives more bearable should not be denied by the excuse of addiction.
Addicts who do not suffer pain but use the medications for recreation choose to ruin their lives,just like those who drink in excess. Now the DEA has caused a serious problem. There will be a rise in crime,pharmacies being robbed, more home invasions and street robberies for money to buy illicit street drugs.
The government has caused another problem and will noww throw money at it in hopes it will go away.
I do not have many years left and it is sad that I am now made to lose my health choices and suffeer at the hands of this new and horrible administration.
I had failed neck surgery,need two more levels but I am 66 and do not want more failed surgery. I also have a bad low back and degenerative disc disease in my spine.I want my quality of life. I took Norco for years ,4 to 5 per day and 4 Somas per day for the horrible muscle spasms. I was able to function. Now the drug addicts have ruined it for those who are truly in pain.I cannot get Soma anymore but Cyclobenzeprine which I will not take due to it being contraindicated for heart disease,I have ELV 50%.Also I was suddenly switched to codeine from Norco. Codeine helps the pain but gives me daily headaches and nausea plus I am always sleepy.The drug addicts will always get their drugs but the law abiding patients like me suffer. Its not fair. Its MY body and the government needs to keep their controlling and unfair actions out of pain management.PERIOD!
A resident labeled me as a drug seeker I have 18yrs of documented proof. He had no records of this just a small file with my meds refill. He was filling in for my doctor, who caused me terrible pain . I found out later the the primary doctors skilled area are obesity, nutrition and copd. now I have a hard time getting treatment. I have an injured spine, neck and tbi from being thrown out of a windshield after our car was hit from behind by an 18 wheeler. My husband was killed instantly. How can I get my life back. I have a new dr. but without my knowing the resident did to black ball me, I cannot get the proper care. what should I do.
Doctors write in your medical record "Drug seeking behavior" when you go to other doctors that look at your record the general tendency is to follow suit and not go against a colleague making it very difficult, if not impossible to get proper medical treatment. If you happen to be a person in recovery the issue is compounded exponentially.
I complained to my doctor that my medication wasn't easing my pain as prescribed abnd that I was stuggling to make it the entire 30 days. They set my next appointment for 34 days later. I became desperately ill from both excrutiating pain and withdrawal from a three year opioid habit.I honestly thought I was going to die.I was trapped between obeying and dying or disobeying,but living and being discharged. I used a fentanyl patch that I'd had from the hospital. They tested me,then "discharged" me for having none of the prescribed medication left in my urine and having another.
As a chronic pain sufferer who is helped significantly by hydrocodone I am offended and sacred about the way my own government has chosen to treat me. I can tell you that I feel bad enough as it is without being stigmatized as a drug abuser by my own government. By making it so my doctor is afraid to prescribe it, I feel that you view my problems as less than those of other americans. I was born with a chronic pain condition so now I don't have the right to choose to follow the protocol that my doctor feels is best? Addiction is real, I get that but why am I being punished for others doing something illegal. Please keep in mind that I do use other alternatives (other meds. therapy, physical therapy, chiro, life style changes, and so on) as well and have for at least ten years. The Norco and these other measures combined give me a quality of life to where I can stay off of disability and care for my family and myself. By taking this med away you throw off a careful constructed base that I can't find any other way. Rest assured I'd love to just so I didn't have to deal my government mistreating me. I have the right to choose how to manage my health care. I have the right to find a way to be able to care for my family.
The DEA is causing its registrants (wholesalers, prescribers, pharmacies/Pharmacists ) to discriminate against those that are covered under the Americans with Disability Act.. it is a civil rights violation .. the same as if someone refused service to anyone because of race, religion, sexual orientation...
Im in chronic pain and i cant get treated for it. One doctor wouldnt give me enough medication because he thought i should have surgery on my spine without second opinion or anything else. MY life is a mess and very abnormal. I dont know where to look for help as it seems everyone is afraid of the DEA
My doctor has treated me for four years with one med only for intense back and leg pain, the results of two failed back surgeries. During my 10.06.14 appt. with her she stated she would no longer prescribe the med because it had been moved to Schedule 2. I imagine I am not the only person this is happening to. Shame on my government and the DEA.
My doctor has treated me for four years with one med only for intense back and leg pain, the results of two failed back surgeries. During my 10.06.14 appt. with her she stated she would no longer prescribe the med because it had been moved to Schedule 2. I imagine I am not the only person this is happening to. Shame on my government and the DEA.
As a chronic pain sufferer who is helped significantly by my hydrocodone, but have no insurance, I can t afford to be going to the doctor every month just to get another written script. We feel bad enough as it is without being stigmatized as a drug abuser. And the doctors are afraid to prescribe it. The ones that actually will are few and far between for both of these reasons, addiction is real (we get that), and the govt discourages it. Find alternatives...ok, I ve been looking for alternatives for 15 years. Chiro, massage, therapy, meds, injections, mri s, x rays, blood work, rhuematologist, neurologist, gp..you name it. Please don t punish us, our doctors know what we need.
This pain is real and affects every aspect of our lives. My pain can be verified by MRI but many times, pain can't be seen. Please allow the physicians we trust to treat us and stop making them fear they will lose their license for treating the whole patient. Thank you.
We need to understand that people in actual pain are not faking. We wish to live life like others but cnt because of our pain. We are different, unique, but we are here and we deserve respect
The entire United States Government- all agencies involved with impacting People in Real Pain and the ENTIRE Medical Profession should be ashamed of the way you create Physical Pain in people and then write them off. And you collect money to do it. The Gov't agencies are pain be Tax payer dollars and the Docs collect from the Insurance companies. You get rich and we are expected to suffer in silence and be labeled as drug users. Now I ask you where did we get the Rx's in the first place. Failures you are ll a group of rich failures and you are BLAMING THE VICTIM.
I have been in pain for almost 20 years. I spent my whole career as a firefighter helping people until I was forced to retire because of the pain. What cause my pain you ask? My pain started in 1995 after many years of lifting patients who were in car, in beds, in small bathrooms, on boats, miles back in the woods, any many others places that you cannot lift these patients correctly. These patients weighed any where from newborn babies weighing only a couple of pounds to patients that weighed over 500 pounds! ( i am not criticizing them) So after many muscle sprains and other injuries, I herniated a disc in 1995. I put off surgery until 1999 when I could no longer stand the pain. In 1999 I had my first back surgery which failed after just 11 months and I was no longer actively fighting fire or lifting patients as I was in an administrative position. I have had a total of 3 back surgeries and I am fused in 4 places.

In 2010 I was diagnosed with ankylosing sphondylitis which added to my pain. When I went to the doctor to get diagnosed I was in so much pain I could not get dressed and had to be wheeled into the office in a wheel chair!

I have seen the effects of drug abuse throughout me career and the last thing I wanted to do was take pain medicine, because I knew the potential risk involved but, without pain medicine I would not be here as I would commit suicide because my pain was beyond a ten. I had no life because of the pain, I could not work, attend family events or even ride in a car. I went from being an avid runner, bicyclist, and golfer to laying in bed trying to find a comfortable position to try to sleep in. Sleep did not come easily which made me a horrible person to deal with!

So because of my pain I went to a pain management center, tried acupuncture and any thing else legal to avoid being on pain medication. Much to my dismay, these things did not work and I had to go on pain medicine.

I am not a drug addict, but being on pain medicine allowed me to work for 14 more years. Then the pain became too much. I went to work came home and went to bed just to do it all again the next day and I had no life on the weekends. I was a miserable human being!

So I retired and I moved to warmer weather which has helped with my rheumatoid arthritis and my pain is normally about a 3-4 with the pain medication but I still have flare ups which take my pain to a ten.

I can fish, do some exercise like walking most days but it takes me anywhere from 1-4 hours after i get up to be able to move all my joints. I still cannot go sit at a concert, have a long dinner with my wife, play with my young nieces and nephews or pick up anything weighing more than about 15 pounds without causing more pain. There are days my wife has to put on my underwear pants and shoes and socks, But its better than being dead!

My wife is a nurse and she makes sure that I take my medication appropriately. I have been drug tested so many time I can't
Please something has to be done, we are losing our rights to a decent quality of life. Dangerous injections are being pushed on us and not helping our pain.
I have suffered with chronic pain my entire adult life. I am now 53 years old and have no quality of life. When I was 17 years old I was hit by a drunk driver. It broke my neck, broke my pelvis into 8 pieces, caused swelling on my brain, so many internal injuries that I required a lot of blood and died 3 times in the ER, caused severe bruising and sever lesions over most of my body and broke many bones that I do not remember.. I had to learn to walk again. Ten years after they "reconstructed" my hip I had a total hip replacement. I have had pain from all of these injuries my whole life. This petition describes me exactly. Now that doctors are afraid to treat my pain I have withdrawn from life and simply don't really participate in life at all anymore. I spent my whole life having to "arrange" my life around my pain threshold. I was better at doing that when I was younger but now that I am older I find it harder and harder to do each day. I am at my wits end. I was once treated aggressively for my pain. I was able to work and even teach school. Now I am alone and pretty inactive. Doctors are afraid to treat me with the pain medications that helped me. Now the doctors are just something for me to be afraid of because of the change in the laws. I never abused my medications, sold them, shared or did anything illegal with them. I never failed a urine screen and I kept my medications locked up. I feel like a "victim" of these new laws. I have legitimate pain. It is so outrageous to me that I can't have medication that I need to have any kind of life because "the war on drugs" failed and there are just a lot opiophobic people out there who have made life impossible for legitimate chronic pain sufferers. This new approach to actually "not allowing doctors to practice medicine" needs to stop. We are not malingerers or doctor shoppers. We are just in pain. Sometimes suicide does seem the only way out for me but I wouldn't know how to do it successfully anyway. So I just continue to suffer at the hands of the DEA. It's just so wrong.I have a lifetime of medical records and physical scars that prove my case. I thought America was better than this.
I am a chronic pain patient have alot of stuff wrong with my neck and back. All I am asking is for my dr to be able to treat me like he normally would but the DEA breathing down there necks they are scared for there license. When did the DEA know more than my dr. Please help us..
I don't understand why this is happening to people like myself who have documented chronic pain. People who don't Dr. or pharmacy shop. People who just want to have as much pain free, quality of life as they can. Go after the people who don't have MRI's, X-Rays, a long history of documented pain, aren't on SSD for said health issues... Don't "lump" us in with the street dealers.
Stop allowing the DEA to bully doctors into treating patients with REAL and debilitating medical issues like common criminals and drug addicts! If our elected officials don't intervene there will be more people turning to street drugs and suicide an their blood will be on your hands!
Pain is real. Chronic pain sufferers did not ask for their affliction. We deal the best we can to contribute to society. Taking away our medicine is only going to put us back into the dark ages and into a hole we can never climb out of. Don't send us to a long painful death with years of suffering. We did nothing to deserve this treatment by our government or our painful conditions. How you treat the weakest shows your true compassion for humanity. Treat us fair and let us get some relief and have some sanity. The Creator is watching......
It is criminal to refuse to treat a chronic pain patient. just unfair and inhumane.
For a year I endured anti-inflammatories and 3 bouts with PT trying to help my back. My complaints of pain and inability to sleep at night were often ignored.? 800'mg Motrin did not relieve the symptoms. Finally after I started experiencing weakness in my extremities, falling and incontinence was I taken seriously and received appropriate pain medication and an MRI for proper diagnosis. If you are not your own advocate, it seems you are often lost in the shuffle of insurance and governmental regulation. What happened to the Hippocratic oath??
There will be an exponential rise in suicides with this legislation. Without pain relief for legitimate conditions and situations, people will not be able to tolerate excruciating pain, every hour of every day. They will give up. I hope families will sue the DEA for these deaths. I am scared to death about my quality of life without pain relief. I have 4 different diseases that cause chronic pain, sometimes to the point of curling up and crying for hours at a time. I will be completely bedridden and most likely will think ending the pain permanently will be the only choice. This is because lawmakers can't figure out how to stop the illegal use of prescription drugs?! Really?!
if anyone needs norcos it's me. I have hiv and disabled from back injuries. I was in the er the other day and the best they could do was 18 tylenol 3's
my primary could not or didnt want to give me any norcos, told me to go to the er.. what a shame and dissapointment it is to live in a country in which laws are governed to keep people in pain, huddled in depression... Daniel Jones knew something years ago... healthcare sucks.. especially when governed by the feds.. what do i need to do to get relief????
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD RUINED My life it was there fault they hurt of couse they lied manipulated facts But I hurt and now you cannot agree on anything except destruction I take hydrcodone for back Injury It cost me not them The DEA needs to get a real job go to work for the RR and get out of my life
I have two sisters that are chronic pain patients. Without their pain medication they are totally dysfunctional. They have tried trigger point injections and many other types of treatment, but without their pain medication they are totally
bedridden. I strongly believe that the decision to administer pain medication should be left up to a well-educated pain management doctors who knows their patients illnesses and symptoms and sees them on a regular basis. It is not the role of the government to make medical decisions & decide whether or nota patient is in need of pain medication! !! The government is now taking over the role of the physicians! The government should do their job and allow the physicians to do theirs! What happened to doctor/patient confidentality ... now the government is telling the doctors what their patients need and how to treat them? What is happening to this country?
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dysfunctional. I strongly believe that the decision
to administer pain medication should be kept in the
hands of a well-educated pain management
doctor who knows their patient's illnesses, their symptoms and to what level of capacity they are
able to function on a daily basis. Without seeing a patient on a regular basis and without knowing a patient's history, it is Not the job of the government to be making medical decisions as to whether or not a patient requires pain medication. This is why we have Pain Management doctors who have studied this particular field and very well know that each patient's needs are on an individual basis. The government should really concentrate on their own job issues and let the pain management doctors concentrate on theirs!




dysfunctional. I strongly believe that the decision
to administer pain medication should be made by a
well educated pain management doctor who
knows their patients, their illnesses, their symptoms and their ability to function. since when did our government become pain management specialist?


to what level of capacity they are able to function. Since when has the government become an authority on pain management? Unless they have a medical degree and are seeing patients on a regular basis, they are not qualified, and should not be making the decision as to whether or not a patient requires medication.




dysfunctional and bed ridden on a daily basis. I strongly believe that the decision to administer pain medication should not be in the hands of the
government but the decision should be made by a
well educated pain management doctor who knows
their patients, their illnesses, and their capacity to function.
Tired of being treated like a criminal for something that I never signed up for. It is not just elderly people who think "why remain if it is only in pain that you do". I was 35 when my pain began and decided to never leave. Even some pain management doctors treat you that way too.
I have two sisters that are chronic pain patients. Without their pain medication they are totally dysfunctional. They have tried trigger point injections and many other types of treatment, but without their pain medication they are totally
bedridden. I strongly believe that the decision to administer pain medication should be left up to a well-educated pain management doctors who knows their patients illnesses and symptoms and sees them on a regular basis. It is not the role of the government to make medical decisions & decide whether or nota patient is in need of pain medication! !! The government is now taking over the role of the physicians! The government should do their job and allow the physicians to do theirs! What happened to doctor/patient confidentality ... now the government is telling the doctors what their patients need and how to treat them? What is happening to this country?
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dysfunctional. I strongly believe that the decision
to administer pain medication should be kept in the
hands of a well-educated pain management
doctor who knows their patient's illnesses, their symptoms and to what level of capacity they are
able to function on a daily basis. Without seeing a patient on a regular basis and without knowing a patient's history, it is Not the job of the government to be making medical decisions as to whether or not a patient requires pain medication. This is why we have Pain Management doctors who have studied this particular field and very well know that each patient's needs are on an individual basis. The government should really concentrate on their own job issues and let the pain management doctors concentrate on theirs!




dysfunctional. I strongly believe that the decision
to administer pain medication should be made by a
well educated pain management doctor who
knows their patients, their illnesses, their symptoms and their ability to function. since when did our government become pain management specialist?


to what level of capacity they are able to function. Since when has the government become an authority on pain management? Unless they have a medical degree and are seeing patients on a regular basis, they are not qualified, and should not be making the decision as to whether or not a patient requires medication.




dysfunctional and bed ridden on a daily basis. I strongly believe that the decision to administer pain medication should not be in the hands of the
government but the decision should be made by a
well educated pain management doctor who knows
their patients, their illnesses, and their capacity to function.
My daughter suffers from severe chronic pain with numerous injuries/issues since being hit by a drink driver! What she has been subjected to, especially these last few years is absolutely disgraceful!!
Trying to control prescription drug abuse is one thing, but how the Gov't (DEA) is going about this is beyond ridiculous!! Now, even the most legitimate pain sufferers who have their records, reports, test results, medical history etc. who need the aid of opioid medications cannot get their medication or, if the Dr is willing to continue the opioid, @ the very least they want to drastically reduce the dosages, which is still leaving the patient in debilitating pain! ! Patients who are living with chronic pain have so many additional challenges to face every day of their lives! They shouldn't have to worry about if they will be able to get their medication each month!! Every person has the right to have their pain treated, even chronic pain patients who have not benefited from other treatments & require opioids to have some quality of life! Unfortunately, instead of the treatment being between the patient & the Doctor, it's the DEA & Government determining treatment & what medications are to be tolerated & acceptable! And unfortunately, it's the legitimate chronic pain sufferers who are paying the dearest price, being left under -treated, in crippling pain & with no quality of life.
I dont understand why the FDA thinks by rescheduling this drug, it will limit abuse. Oxycontin is a schedule II drug and was the most widely abused drug on the market? Another thing not mentioned, is that most overdose patience, or those with liver disease, mixes the pills with alcohol. And by the way, history shows how miserably the Feds failed with prohibition. These big regulations only affect the honest people, as outlaws will always find a way.
I dont understand why the FDA thinks by rescheduling this drug, it will limit abuse. Oxycontin is a schedule II drug and was the most widely abused drug on the market? Another thing not mentioned, is that most overdose patience, or those with liver disease, mixes the pills with alcohol. And by the way, history shows how miserably the Feds failed with prohibition. These big regulations only affect the honest people, as outlaws will always find a way.
Today I'm without the necessary meds to treat my chronic pain. I have been treated for chronic pain for close to 30 years by the same doctor until Obamacare forced my doctor to leave the field. My new so called Nurse/Doctor who hasn't read my medical history has cut my meds drastically and refuses to give me the necessary amount that has given back to me what little life I do have. Since she cut the pain meds I take for breakthrough pain (I went from 120 to 30 a month) I am experiencing pain that limits my walking, sleeping, etc. and causing my BP to rise once again to dangerous levels. I almost died once from this chronic pain and I fear this time I will not make it. Something has to be done to stop this abuse against those who are elderly, disabled and require more than the normal amounts of pain medications prescribed. A Doctor should not fear the DEA when treating their patients.
As a sufferer of RSD for 11 years I fully understand
the workings of the DEA. They need to re-evaluate
their guidelines to protect the patient/doctor
while making sure they can protect these
people also. Stop making drs afraid to prescribe
& helping patients not be labeled
As a sufferer of RSD for 11 years I fully understand
the workings of the DEA. They need to re-evaluate
their guidelines to protect the patient/doctor
while making sure they can protect these
people also. Stop making drs afraid to prescribe
& helping patients not be labeled
I suffer from RSD/CRPS it is because of this syndrome/disease and the symptoms like the shooting burning pain to the icy hot pain through my limbs that I take Opioids. I understand there are people that abuse and take advantage but to the person that suffers from RSD/CRPS, chronic pain, migraines, back pain, cancer suffers, Fib., MS, Lupus, and any other disorder, disease, infection, inflammation, syndrome we need to step up to these people that are now going through times of waiting for a certain medication that helps deal with every day pain. It is not our fault, our doctors fault but those who abuse opioids that should be charged and dealt with. Thank you
I am not an addict! I have a medical illnesses that has been documented during the Civil War and everyday since. The DEA just listed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) as a rare condition. I need a real solution for my daily pain that rates as the highest pain conditions Known including Cancer and Childbirth without meds!
This will be as effective as the Reagan era war on drugs. These testimonials are heartbreaking. congress is punishing the people who are law abiding and doing the right thing instead of addressing the addict's issues on the streets. This is a ludicrous plan of action. lET DOCTORS TREAT THEIR PATIENTS WITHOUT FEAR!!!!!
I truly suspect the recent Ebola victim was sent home, even though telling twice he had come from AFRICA, by hysterical ER personnel who automatically suspect everyone is drug seeking. Did he trigger a red flag by maybe saying his stomach hurt? Actually, just showing up at any ER flags that person as drug seeking. I won't go, even if a broken bone is sticking out thru skin! I'd likely be accused of doing it on purpose to get drugs. The hysteria is out of control. "Advanced Medicine?" What a joke.
I believe that all of us should get a attorney and sue the DEA for making our medication unavailable to patients that have documented reasons to be on the medication we are prescribed by our physician not a clinic but our PCP. Give this a thought and I hope their is a lawyer reading this that will take the case on contingencie I'm tired of being in pain and going through withdrawal every month or so.. Help plz
This is a nightmare....my primary can no longer give me pain meds for SEVERE chronic pain I suffer every day. Have had 22 surgeries, 3 spinal, 3 for cancer, and have a colostomy bag, which is a nightmare in itself!. Am in terrible withdrawal and godawful pain! is there no help for the TRULY suffering in this country anymore????
overturn this new ruling. It will in no way affect abusers. It will also create more violent crimes and theft from those seeking. Once again you violate honest pain patients, and reward the dishonest. I am sure the street value will skyrocket.
I'm in severe pain and have been taking my medications for more than 7 years, as directed, yes maybe there is an addiction, and as it does not help all my pain, but I can function with the pain I continue to have, now my dr is not going to do any refills on my narco, I've been without them for 2 weeks I can hardly do my job, I still take my diazepam for anxiety, but my pain is so bad I just don't know what to do, I'm thinking of trying a nee Dr, but I don't want to feel like a bad person, because there are those people out there that are, so this makes it hard on the people that are doing what they are suppose to do.I can't stand the pain anymore, anf I see the people that drink and drive, drinking is legal, so I'm wondering if I'm doing right why should I have to pay for the people doing wrong. It's just not right. I really hope this changes soon.
I'm in severe pain and have been taking my medications for more than 7 years, as directed, yes maybe there is an addiction, and as it does not help all my pain, but I can function with the pain I continue to have, now my dr is not going to do any refills on my narco, I've been without them for 2 weeks I can hardly do my job, I still take my diazepam for anxiety, but my pain is so bad I just don't know what to do, I'm thinking of trying a nee Dr, but I don't want to feel like a bad person, because there are those people out there that are, so this makes it hard on the people that are doing what they are suppose to do.I can't stand the pain anymore, anf I see the people that drink and drive, drinking is legal, so I'm wondering if I'm doing right why should I have to pay for the people doing wrong. It's just not right. I really hope this changes soon.

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