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

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I am treated as a drug fiend by my doctors. Drug testing and pill counts....my pain is not being properly addressed because the dea ties the hands of the doctor's with the power and knowledge to treat me. This has stop. I completely understand self medicating just to survive.
I've been unfairly moves from my home abused by my doctors pharmacies police neighbors family and am tired
Indy va social workers email mock suicide pictures of vets who can't get there meds.The cboc clinics around the state are not much better.Don't complain and make there day amusing .Just take the pain.If you complain your provider might flag or blacklist you.
This is usa ! Not nazi germany , red china , or communist russia. I suffer horrendous pain around the clock for so long , I will have to kill myself because the government dea , fda , & local health dept's & doctors will not prescribe narcotic pain meds I need to help me get out of bed , bathe ,& eat. They insist all alternative non- narcotic meds are best , but are absolutely ten - twenty times worst dangerous side effects to my body. Narcotics have long history of little side effects & safer than all other meds for pain that DO NOT WORK... govt lawmaker will answer to god for killing us with these bad meds , while safe narcotics are available. They should all be punished by our lord jesus for the suffering & killing the only lives we had. I am also very knowledgeable that when they ever experience this kind of tormented suffering they would finally understand how inhuman it is & plus dont worry because they will get massive amounts of narcotic meds when they need them... and still keep us regular , unimportant usa citezens suffering at the same time they are out of pain , happy & going on with happy life they deprive us of... I hate thepeople that did this to me , that has me lying in bed continuously in pain praying the lord to take me from this eternal hell of living in inhuman pain. PAIN PAIN PAIN SUICIDE PAIN. Thank you all fir doing this to my life. I never want to see or cause pain to any human , nor animal. But I orsy GOD to punish all of you with same pain you all have inflicted on so many millions of us legitimate horrific oain sufferers. Im alresdy in HELL. I PRAY TO SEE ALL IN HELL WITH ME !!!!!!!!!!!!! I will make stmt in front of white house I love , by protesting the inhumane treatment to me & millions of pain sufferes in usa , by setting myself on FIRE , to die out of my misery & pray a wake uo call to change draconious narcotic laws to help the millons of American pain patients from pain & suicide. Plus degradation of their rights & humanity to live without comtemplating how & when to kill themselves too! To also end their agonony of no life because of pain. Thank you my govt for killing me !!!
What a rat race. It's as if legit pain patients have no rights to relief anymore.
Denying pain relief for true documented pain conditions is the same as taking away a diabetics insulin. Makes zero sense and it's a crime against my rights for pain control and or management.
I am speaking up for my rights as a chronic pain sufferer. I have had 3 spine fusions which the last one left me with a whole in my spinal cord and I had to have my spinal cord untethering to keep me out of a wheel chair, but I will suffer with pain for the rest of my life and I'm only 54. I suffer every day with pain in my cervical and lumbar area's which can only be managed with pain medications and no further surgeries can be done in my case. If I were denied pain medication I would not be able to function in my daily life to take care of my own self. I am over whelmed at the thought that our government has the power over my life in such a way as to deny my use of pain medications without a real alternative other than unmanageable pain. All the men and women who have dedicated their lives to developing medications that can reduce and relieve pain will have been for not. To knowing deprive those of us who suffer every day of our lives would be cruel and unusual punishment. If the powers that be are going this direction then stop all medications of any kind. But make sure you legalize assistant suicide because the demand for that service will increase at an alarming rate.
I have sense this DEA information tactic more so than anything.I also noticed that the forms you are forced to sign also forfeit any and all rights to privacy as well as Dr. Client privacy. THIS "forced" METHOD SHOULD IN ITSELF BEING COERCERSION SHOULD BE ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONALLY INVALID FOR USE TO ENACT REGULATIONS OR LAWS
DO NOT BUY HEALTH INS FROM GEISINGER HEALTH INS. MEDICARE D .DO NOT USE GEISINGER INSURANCE COME RENEWAL TIME. THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAKE THE DECISIONS ON YOUR MEDS, NOT YOUR DOCTOR. Its discrimination again the ill, it's wrong, Geisinger Insurance ignores what Dr.s write on the Rx and will not pay for your med's. If the Drs. prescribes 40 tabs their rules are only 30 tabs, you can appeal etc. but most cases you will not win the appeal, they have no compassion whatsoever for the patient in pain. At this point you must go to the Dr. again to write another Rx or pay for it yourself, they don't care if you need to drive 100 miles to your pain clinic. With some pain meds, they state their board of directors make these decisions %^&!, they will not cover a 10mg dose but will pay for the 20 mg dose? this sounds like an shady agreement with a drug company.
We are paying for these Dr. visits, driving 100's of miles round trip paying for gas, paying for the drug tests, the Rx, they all have a nice game going playing on the ill making millions of dollars while the ill are suffering, this is barbaric, how can this be happening? Of course these board of directors no doubt have their own personal doctor who will personally visit their home, give them their pain medication (probably whatever they want) and they don't give a damn about the chronic ill patient, it's all money to them
These board of directors make these decisions and they have never met you, they just decline paying for their share of the meds. This is wrong, corporations have ruined our country.
I have been suffering from debilitating, chronic pain for many years. Every doctor that I have seen has told me that I NEED pain management. Finally, when I have borrowed enough money to see a pain management dr and made the excruciating hour long drive, I was seen by a 20 year old nurse practitioner. She treated me like I was a nuisance and would not even read the carefully written out notes that I had prepared. Despite the fact that I have scans showing extensive damage, she latched onto the idea that ALL of my pain was due to nerve compression and prescribed 2 percocets aday and some awful medication called gapabentin. Three hours after my initial dose of gapabentin,I literally became paralyzed. I could not voluntarily move my body. I could not scream. I could not call for help. At the same time, my left arm began waving uncontrollably and my eyeballs started rapiy rolling up and down back and forth and all around in my head. I heard bizarre sounds. I was TERRIFIED. I DONT KNOW how long this went on for until I finally lost consciousness, but I wome up alive. Thank god. I was still ,AM still, in pain. I cried all day. I called the pharmacist, who told me that I had an allergic reaction and not to take this or any other medications in that class. Ever. I then callef the drs office, and spoke with rheir answering service. This was nearly a week ago.I still have yet to hear back from them. In addition to my usual pain,my head has been throbbing and I have had sore eyeballs and left arm. My daily allowance of the two percocets provide me with a mild amount of relief. Of course, they only last for a few hours, so the rest of my days and nights are spent in agonizing pain. All because some nurse just out of school is afraid I may get high off of pain meds that actually work. Interestingly enough, opiod pain medications are among the safest , cheapest and most effective medications on the market. These dangerous replacements ,such as gapabentin, have FAR more side effe ts and cost way more than traditional pain medication. The argument that treat ing pain causes addicts and puts "drugs" ,on the streets is preposterous. And its dangerous. How many people have to suffer before this insane witch hunt is called to a screeching halt?
I have been in chronic pain for 16 yrs. I took NSAIDS till I had VIOX mess me up from ever taking any of those meds again. I was swollen all over my body runny eyes & nose all the time, then found out it caused stroke even death. So now I can't take NSAIDS. I swell up after about three days to point can hardly wear my shoes. So I'm on opiates to control my pain. I admit I've had it pretty good thru the years...then that scam called a pain clinic is insisted upon or I can't get relief. I go & they want me to take shots that don't last & for every day that I got any benefit I suffer with tears & rocking wanting a way out...So we're don't want nerves burned ( after all they do grow back & I've not heard any good report from anyone had it done), their shots don't work, & I can only take opiates & it has been various levels of problems. They range from pharmacies not wanting to keep my med on hand & fill my script in timely manner to now Dr wanting play games to see if I'm a addict, & reducing the amount that works to sub control of pain cause they have a fancy new word. Then return me to a previous level that with break thru pain med makes my life ok but this time treats me like criminal only allows me base med, screw me if need break thru med. Here I was thinking I had a care plan between to opiates that I switch between so get pain coverage...But I was mistaken I have was told also that it was DEA & legislature plus facility policy that this change was to happen. That was crap because unless something besides hydrocodone has been ruled on I'm not affected by that change cause not on it!! DEA chilling of Drs/ clinics/pharmacies/manufactures hurts the chronic pain person. They are going to be people who abuse drugs...They are people who abuse potato chips...I'm in chronic pain, this most likely the rest of my life unless an operation relieves it, which no promises there, & I have genetic markers that my body process opiates at a faster rate that normal...I am so screwed if that can't get it together somewhere so I can get what I need to make life tolerable...not pain free, cause there is none of that...just so I don't mind getting up out of bed to live the best life I can. Not a wonderful but the best I can. I need my meds!!!! Oh and as a side note what the problem with a freaking 70 or 80 year old getting addicted...They take a pain pill for pain, they are already scared & conscientious about addition do they barely take out unless need it...give the elderly their meds!!x
in July 2006 I underwent my first of three back surgeries due to a misdiagnosis for five years. Little did I know that my life was going to change so drastically and at the age of 42 I would be on disability permanently. Every day functions that some people take for granted such as taking a shower, actually getting dressed and sometimes being able to get yourself out of bed Are now luxuries instead of normalcy. In the beginning I was given pain medication that allowed me to function without suffering now I have to time when I need a refill on the only strong medication that I'm on for pain, Vicodin and hope that it's not needed while my doctor is on vacation. It's not that I had a free refill privilege prior as she would rarely give me more than one refill at a time but now I have to physically call the office and wait for the request to get to her desk then arrange for the script to be picked up that is not always a timely nor proceeds. My dr kept track of every refill request prior to changes to begin with. I currently take tramadol daily sometimes up to three times a day on a bad day that in itself does not always knock the pain that I deal with, if I need a Vicodin I have to not take a tramadol for six hours to do so. I have seen friends of mine in worse shape than I am who rely on a daily dose of a controlled prescription painkiller have to go without because the local pharmacy does not carry it on hand or does not have enough to fill a script. Doctors are getting away from prescribing pain pills because of the laws and the changes that have been made and in return those like me who suffer daily cannot get the help we so desperately need. On a good day the pain might be a level 3 on a bad day it's off the charts, imagine trying to walk, hold a pen or even pet an animal and have it feel like a hot poker piercing your skin and running itself down your nerves even that doesn't describe a bad day. I'm 50 years old now A grandmother, wife and mother who has had to miss out on various events because of the pain. I don't know how people who do not experience this kind of life can sit in judgment to make decisions that will affect us and our ability to enjoy what life we can. I wish for one day each person involved in the decision-making on prescription drugs and so forth could live the life we do. It's hard having other people who do not understand how we feel or what we go through look at us as if we are drug addicts. I can remember a time if I needed to go to the emergency room I was given shot for my pain now they are so conscious of what they give you and after having a staph infection last fall I was given 10 yes 10 Percocets on a script the reason because they were afraid I would become addicted to it. Just because our lives are controlled by pain due to various reasons doesn't mean that we should not be treated as humans, dr. shouldn't be afraid to treat their patients that are there to help their patients. It's sad to say that I honestly
I was injured during a surgery when I was almost dropped. The doctor and nurses didn't remember anything happening. Came out of knee surgery with fractured rib, pleural effusion and back injury. And I'm an RN. Nothing was done for me by the hospital. I am now a chronic pain patient and on disability. That's bad enough. But now because I need pain meds, I'm considered an addict by some doctors. Please stop the insanity and allow me to get the pain medication that allows me to get through my days. Stop shutting down pain clinics and punishing the few doctors that are willing to help.
I am a chronic pain patient, I have chronic pain daily and it is terrible that we r treated like criminals. Even though I have never ever broken my pain contract, my doctor is leaving the practice do to the way they treat him and us as pain patience. Why should we be treated like absolute drug addicts when I have complied with everything I was suppose to, now I'm suppose to suffer with chronic pain because some looser sold there pills and someone overdosed! They are causing a bigger epedimic than they have ever seen, it is going to drive more drugs underground. Idiots, blooming idiots
We had a solution in medication and treatment. We are now prevented from attaining a known solution.
If being deprived a proven treatment, that without it will knowlingly cause pain and suffering isn't Harm, then I don't know what is.
Maybe working with us rather than against us is a starting point to a real solution and a perception change that is drastically needed for a real resolution.
I've lived with severe chronic pain for twenty years and can't get relief, something has to give!
I'm convinced the DEA was carrying out orders from the White House, I think the governments actions are an attempt to make Obamacare solvent, after all if a patient cannot get their medications from their doctor what's the point of going? People will have insurance but they will get no relief from their pain, then the president can say "see how well Obamacare works". I'm keeping a close eye on who is helping us and who is not and I'm not the only one.
Please have mercy! Please help us! This is a horror. Rare disorders are not a character flaw but a genetic "flaw". The person in pain could be YOU doctor.
As soon as you go to a new doctor because your doctor retired, the new one starts the judgment process all over again. The fact of the matter is when you take the medicine that you need you are always being assessed. I have been a chronic pain patient for so many years now. The sad truth is that the judgment process never goes away. People seem to always believe that you are a nut and a drug addict period !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got hit by a drunk drive 20 yrs ago. I now have CRPS, a incurable disease that gets worse each year. My doctor was so perfect for the last 9 years, giving me just enough pain med to help. Now he's demanding to have it taken away for no apparent reason. When I ask him he says the meds don't do any good? All of a sudden after 9 years they don't do any good? I recently got laid off so now I need to be extra energetic, aware, ready to learn ne technologies, etc.; but of course, w/o these meds I feel like an old rusty tin man that can't move hardly at all due to the pain. So onw I can't work thanks to this situation, and will probably loose my home, end up on the streets and die a lonely death. All becuase someone somewhere says my prior 9 years of pain relief must have been a hallucination because pain meds don't work for me all of a sudden! THSI IS INSANE, CZRUEL, LIFE THREATENING, etc. It really is! I've been praying and praying, there's nothing else I can do. NO ONE WILL HELP ME. I'm doomed thanks to the DEA, PHARMACY and Health insurance company. Don't Kill me like this, please!
Imagine breaking both of your arms, being in unbearable pain, then going to the ER only to have the doctor treat you like a faker or criminal and give you NO treatment.
I contemplate suicide almost every day. If not for my God, I'd be dead already. Thank you, God....... but f*ck you, America.
Imagine breaking both of your arms, being in unbearable pain, then going to the ER only to have the doctor treat you like a faker or criminal and give you NO treatment.
I contemplate suicide almost every day. If not for my God, I'd be dead already. Thank you, God....... but **** you, America.
when I was 13 I fell in a barn and bent my back the wrong way and compressed my disk and over the years the wear in my back is causing my pain in 87 I blew out my dick had to have a operation now 61 and back still giving problems they said I had to go to a pain clinic / in other words the government just steped in between me and my docter another freedom down the drain no one has the right to come between me and my doctor we should all get togather and hire a lawyer and sue the government and them them this is America . we have a right to privacy
The Government needs to get out of the doctoring business. I was in the emergency room and when I asked a doctor for something for pain he quickly said "we don't do narcotics in this emergency room." Wow, they made me feel horrible to even ask for something for the pain. I was sort of hoping for a Vicodin but would have been happy with a Motrin 800. Instead they made me try some new pain medication which made me sick to my stomach. So now I'm a guinea pig for big medicine.
Having real pain and not getting adequate relief, when something exists that could help, is like being tortured. It's sadistic. Anyone could find themselves having chronic pain in the future--if people knew the possible torture in store, no one would walk around optimistic about life. Please do something.
I'm going through everything in this article and this is true the way doctors treat you. I have fibromyalgia DJD,RA and I had at less 6 abdominal surgeries in pain all the time. I'm being blackball I've never had any other medication in my urine or seen any other Dr for pain medicine not only that i walked around with rotten hernia mesh abscess on my intestines for so long a part had to be removed and i also had sepsis and was treated like a drug seeker i live in Columbus Ohio and had the last two surgeries in NY after 1scan they know what was wrong compared to Ohio 10 scan they left me to die because i was on pain medicine.
After talking to some pharmacist.Iv found out there is no state law that says a person can't be on benzos and norco. My new Veterans provider called me at my home to tell me it was my pills or his license.Clearly he is being strong armed by someone.As I've never had a single problem with my meds. And they allow me to be mobile and have a life.The pain cinics in Terre Haute In. All have horrible reviews . Clearly this is not what doctor's who supported pain med scheduling. wanted however this is what its came to and even my doctor says I need the meds.Most doctor's don't like what's happening.They have no choice
After talking to some pharmacist.Iv found out there is no state law that says a person can't be on benzos and norco. My new Veterans provider called me at my home to tell me it was my pills or his license.Clearly he is being strong armed by someone.As I've never had a single problem with my meds. And they allow me to be mobile and have a life.The pain cinics in Terre Haute In. All have horrible reviews . Clearly this is not what doctor's who supported pain med scheduling. wanted however this is what its came to and even my doctor says I need the meds.Most doctor's don't like what's happening.They have no choice
It is a shame the way these pain clinics are allowed to treat paitients..my husband was a patient of a top notch clininc that was great and did tests,monitored health and took time to answer questions then about a year ago they started adding PA for more providers and non tests since and some of those sould have been every 3 months to monitor how meds were affecting his organs..The PAs got nonchallant about visits and went from where you used to have 19-15 min visit to 3 min maybe...the whole conversation would be hey how are you, meds doing okay? Well good no changes and we will send scripts out in a few minutes see you in 4 weeks.....and gone...literally all in one breath and if there were issues or queestions they'd hurry you up or act ****y even cut you off...husband fired them...got sick of it...
My Husband works very hard his knees are bone on bone doctor had to send him to pain management doctor in fear of what they can do to him this place is always standing room only nasty if you ask doctor to increase your pills they get smart with you and charge you every month to walk in they print out prescriptions he signs doesn't ask how you are doing nothing This has got to stop his primary doctor says he sorry nothing he can do about it
I am 22 years old i see a pian specialists every month and i have been hospitalized 4 times for pancreatitus and they can not figure out why, and i have i never have drank . There have been so many times where the drs dont want to give me medicine or want to cut my amount down because im 22 and i MUST be an addict. I only get prescrined tramadol and somtimes norco.
I'm sick of rude doctors with God complexes. I'm tired of people being treated like they should be lucky to have their doctor but the doctor takes for granted he's lucky the patient.
Been suffering from RA for 20 years. Have pain 24/7. Am 69 years old. Why would my government do this to me?
I have experienced this. I saw the same pain Dr. for 8 years. I had knee surgery go bad and i got blood in the knee. The surgeon wrote me a diff. pain killer. I never took a single one and gave it back. I was awake for 7 days straight in pain. My pain Dr. calls me and requests that i come in. When i show up, his PA tells me i sought pain meds from another Dr. and i was dropped. Really? Ofcourse, Dr. Cottingham only wanted to do injections. Thats where the real money is.
My wife suffers from permanent pain from adhesions from a botched operation. Her story is outlined below as Sheila T. from RI. Her situation is real and she has been on stable medication for many years. This new DEA intitiative is wrong! In the interest of saving drug abuse OD's we can't trade that for the wellbeing of legitimate pain sufferers, which is happening recently. "Do no harm" is in the hypocratic oath, and the DEA is forcing harm upon innocent pain suffers! Alleviate the pain before removing the Rx solution!
Veterans provider taking me off xanax 3mg a day cold turkey after eight years.And tapering me off of norco 40Mg a day in just 4 Weeks.I am a single parent funtioning fine.Now I worry about being able to parent or live.
This article made me cry because Ive been suffering with chronic back pain for 6 years now. Ive had a laminectomy in 09" and a 2disc replacement at L5/S1, spinal fusion with 39 staples!
That was in 2012...
Now I just found out I need 2 more discs replaced and my fusion failed, u can see the screws popping out of my bone... So now the doctor wants to go thru my hip and use bone to graft to my spine..
For years I had a doctor that would keep increasing my pain meds until one day I went to my apt and my doctor was out on an investigation for being considered a Narc doctor. .. from there i turned to the streets for help bcuz i tried pain management but i have to have another surgery and seven neuro surgeons have told me that ill always be in for yhe rest of my life.. The article is all too surreal because my chronic pain does make me contemplate suicide because no doctor Wil help me for pain...
All during this the disabled patients suffer like me..
My primary docor is now saying I may be referred to a pain clinic that is well known for atrosities toward people with pain. When will this stop. I am in my 60's and pain meds. are of help. I am not worried about addiction at this point. lol
For years I had debilitating migraines several days a month & needed drugs to manage the excruciating pain that felt like my head was exploding. Without pain meds, I wanted to kill myself. With the pain medication, I slept or was "high" until I could sleep & wake up pain free OR with manageable pain. Neither the pain, or the pain med options were the life I wanted. If I had to seek ER care, I was often treated like a drug seeker. Did I want drugs when I wasn't in pain? Absolutely not. Did I try biofeedback, acupuncture, & similar treatments? Yes, but they gave very limited or no relief. Years later, following a hysterectomy, I have been almost migraine free. Haven't had the need for the powerful drugs I took for decades. I'm not addicted. I don't crave them physically or mentally. I'm delighted not to need them. It's ridiculous to think that people who are in real physical pain are all out to abuse these medications & will get addicted. Most wish they didn't have to use painkillers. Most want a normal life. The painkillers make life as normal as possible. People shouldn't have to endure pain, plus the stigma that the government imposes on them. Even the medical community can be unsympathetic to patients with pain. Pain needs to be treated, often with strong pain medications. Don't make people suffering have to suffer more, physically & mentally when relief is just a small pill away. Please remember that not everyone is a drug abuser. In fact most are not.
I just want to be pain free and live a normal life!
Since when did we decide to go back to mediaeval times where people are made to suffer needlessly. My mom has suffered from Spondylolisthesis since she was 17 when they had to saw off a portion of her tail bone because it was protruding out of the skin. My mom has been a hard worker all her life, a nurse who took the best care possible of her patients till she lost use of her arms due to lifting patients since her work didn't have the proper equipment to assist with that she got the job done. Years later she started reporting a severe pain in her hip, this pain progressed to the point that she couldn't even get up to go to the bathroom. She went to several hospitals begging for them to find out what's wrong, each time she was met with cruelty, she was told that she was only there for pain meds. Her primary care said he couldn't get her admitted to the hospital. It wasn't till a doctor who was covering for her primary was bombarded by family fearing for her condition that she was admitted. And what did they find once they finally did a CT scan? They rushed her down to UC Davis for emergency surgery with the same doctor who belittled her the day before and told her she was only there for pain meds. The neglect didn't end there, later she would slip and fall off a ladder and was told by the hospital that they would be doing surgery on her pelvis due to several fractures and enclosed hip fracture, only to hear from angry nurses that they had to let her go, in the condition she was in? Later one doctor told her she needed a hip replacement and another said both hips, then nothing was done. She saw another doctor who performed surgery on her back said that her back was so bad given her condition walking around on a now slipping foundation. The surgery was supposed to be 1 hour and 30 min and ended up being 4 hours long. The operation left her with 76% nerve damage from her knee down and her bladder and bowl are paralyzed, which has led to several serious life threatening infections since then that continue. The screws in her back that were supposed to have been taken out less than a year after the surgery due to their size and my mom being so small are still in today 4 years later. She's never healed, they are refusing to work on her anymore to fix the issue and yet they refuse her anything to help with the pain of living with a broken back. She cannot stand for more then 10 minute intervals. She cannot go to the movies with her kids or grandchildren, misses out every holiday, birthday, graduation and other important life events due to pain. The only life she knows now is being confined to her bed due to pain and the pain meds she's been allowed barely keep her out of pain. Every doctor treats her like she's a criminal, when they are the ones who did this to her! They took her life away! They refuse to do anything to fix what they've done the least they can do is keep her out of pain. This form of treatment or should I say lack thereof is unprofessiona
Since when did we decide to go back to mediaeval times where people are made to suffer needlessly. My mom has suffered from Spondylolisthesis since she was 17 when they had to saw off a portion of her tail bone because it was protruding out of the skin. My mom has been a hard worker all her life, a nurse who took the best care possible of her patients till she lost use of her arms due to lifting patients since her work didn't have the proper equipment to assist with that she got the job done. Years later she started reporting a severe pain in her hip, this pain progressed to the point that she couldn't even get up to go to the bathroom. She went to several hospitals begging for them to find out what's wrong, each time she was met with cruelty, she was told that she was only there for pain meds. Her primary care said he couldn't get her admitted to the hospital. It wasn't till a doctor who was covering for her primary was bombarded by family fearing for her condition that she was admitted. And what did they find once they finally did a CT scan? They rushed her down to UC Davis for emergency surgery with the same doctor who belittled her the day before and told her she was only there for pain meds. The neglect didn't end there, later she would slip and fall off a ladder and was told by the hospital that they would be doing surgery on her pelvis due to several fractures and enclosed hip fracture, only to hear from angry nurses that they had to let her go, in the condition she was in? Later one doctor told her she needed a hip replacement and another said both hips, then nothing was done. She saw another doctor who performed surgery on her back said that her back was so bad given her condition walking around on a now slipping foundation. The surgery was supposed to be 1 hour and 30 min and ended up being 4 hours long. The operation left her with 76% nerve damage from her knee down and her bladder and bowl are paralyzed, which has led to several serious life threatening infections since then that continue. The screws in her back that were supposed to have been taken out less than a year after the surgery due to their size and my mom being so small are still in today 4 years later. She's never healed, they are refusing to work on her anymore to fix the issue and yet they refuse her anything to help with the pain of living with a broken back. She cannot stand for more then 10 minute intervals. She cannot go to the movies with her kids or grandchildren, misses out every holiday, birthday, graduation and other important life events due to pain. The only life she knows now is being confined to her bed due to pain and the pain meds she's been allowed barely keep her out of pain. Every doctor treats her like she's a criminal, when they are the ones who did this to her! They took her life away! They refuse to do anything to fix what they've done the least they can do is keep her out of pain. This form of treatment or should I say lack thereof is unprofessiona
This is the Gods honest truth, my dr just "cut" me because the DEA is putting the squeeze on him, he says.... Why don't they just throw all of us chronic suffers in a GAS chamber and turn it up, at least it wouldn't be as agonizing..,because we're useless anyway without our meds, I don't like taking a pill to have a halfway productive life no more than a diabetic likes taking shots or high BP patient likes taking a pill or so a day..
I've been hit by 2 different drunk drivers which messed up L4-L5,S1-S2,C5,severe headaches, had back surgery (made pain worse),now getting ready for double knee replacements, diagnosed with severe nerve damage in lower back and legs,constant muscle spasms which cause my legs to lock up with unbearable pain that makes me cry as a 46 year old man! My Doctor of 14 years is now afraid to prescribe the meds that at least gave me some relief by bringing pain level down from 10 to a5-6 on a good day! He's cut my meds so much now I only get 2-3hrs.of sleep a night and thats not 3 straight.I am missing out on life with my 3 grown children, granddaughter9, grandson 1 month! We (All Chronic Pain Sufferers )MUST organize and protest to the best of our abilities! THEN WE MUST FILE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT! If you are willing to help please let me know. detluvr@hotmail.com or detluvr69@gmail.com. IF WE JOIN TOGETHER & FIGHT WE CAN AND WILL WIN OUR LIVES BACK AGAIN! TY, STEVEN W.
THESE NEW LAWS ARE OBSURED. SINCE MY PCP RETIRED I CANNOT GET MY PAIN TREATED & HAVE STOMACH BLEEDING FROM OTC MEDS. I KNOW OF 2 PEOPLE THAT GET & SELLS THEM, & 1 ADDICT THAT HAS NO PROBLEM GETTING THEM. THE TRUE ADDICTS STILL KNOW HOW TO GET THEM, BUT NOT THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY NEED THEM.
Without my pain medication I wouldn't be able to get out of bed, let alone get through the day. With my medication I'm able to have some kind of life.
On behalf of all those who need this treatment.
I suffer from fibromyalgia and arthritis and have to jump through hoops just to get a bit of pain relief! It's not fair to those of us who suffer daily!
My Doctor told me he was going to "ween" me off of the only pain medication that works for my chronic neck and back pain [very low dose of hydrocodone] because he was afraid of losing his license. I asked him how he intended to "ween" me off of my pain. He smugly said, "Send you to a pain control clinic." I can only afford to see a General Practitioner or the Pain Control Clinic, but not both. Guess I'll have to give up my high blood pressure medicine. Thank you Uncle Sam!
Living in constant pain is hard enough without the shame that is felt when an entire pharmacy full of customers is looking at you while you are almost in tears because the pharmacist will not fill your legal prescription - because they are sure you are a drug addict. Of course, that's assuming your doctor is willing to write the script. I am 38 and have been managing my pain for 15+ years. Without my medications I cannot function. With them, I was able to complete my education, obtain professional certifications and licenses, be gainfully employed, purchase my own home and support my family. Who are you to withhold treatment from me?
I suffer from Fibromyalgia, depression, PTSD and need know and hip replacements. I don't receive pain medication and have to suffer. I went to pain management and was turned down because of my depression.when your in pain you become immobile and become stressed and depressed. No one should have to suffer.
I've been on opioids for 10 years and at the same level of pain medications for 7 years. I've never tried to get my medication early, never sold it never used it other than the way it was prescribed. My doctor was promoted, I had to get a new doctor and no one will prescribe for me. The doctor I see (for now) wanted to send me to rehab. Everyone admits my pain is real but everyone is terrified to treat me. Pain Management programs around here treat back pain or arthritis and so will not accept me. I'd rather not crawl off and die, I'm only 53 years old.
This is turning into the society of profiling too say the least!!! Not all of humanity is a druggie! Some of us have validated chronic pain and need help!!!! The DEA is actually going to make the drug dealers rich by taking these actions! A human body can only take so much pain on a daily basis before they just can't take it anymore!!! I would rather have my family see me picking up a prescription for pain, rather than meeting someone in secret to get help for the pain. I mean really does this make any sense?! Touch up the guidelines for the Dr's, if a patient breaks contract 3x then too bad! I mean even a felon gets three chances before they get life!! We are ppl who SUFFER everyday. Some of us have lived and worked an honest life but for one reason or another our lives have changed dramatically not by choice. So Why should it be hard for honest ppl who now need help receive that help?? Why are we now looked down on for asking your Dr for help?? This is just going to create more problems than the DEA thinks, or lack of... this is just ridiculous and sad that the government now interferes with our much needed treatment!!! I thought America was the land of the free, not land of control!!!

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