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

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Thie "war on pain patients" and their doctors must stop. The DEA and it's war on drugs has spent trillions of dollars over the years, yet the drug cartels have become billionaires. The war has been lost, so to justify it's existence and to continue it's tax dollar funding, the Dea now targets doctors/patients making us feel like we are subhuman and should just go "die" somewhere. The heroin explosion over the last few years is a direct result of the attacks on doctors/patients and you will see it continue to skyrocket. Most of them were former pain patients just trying to make it through their days, then enter the DEA. Their physician gets targeted and stops treating patients,, the patients cannot find another doctor and the pain becomes unbearable. So, you are left with 2 options: a: commit suicide and end the pain. b: turn to illicit drugs (heroin or marijuana) What else can we do? What kind of country have we become,, than we cannot even treat our sick and elderly. God will judge a nation according to how it treats its children, it's elderly and its sick/ infirmed. It's time to stop this attack, please!
I have suffered from chronic pain for 7+ years. The past year I have tried to change doctors because my current doctor (of 7 yrs) does not take my ins. I have run into multiple problems w/ being "believed" I am treated like a liar, some kind of drug seeker and if I do receive a script it is for 3 days or 10 days, then I have to start all over again and always receive the same attitude. They think I am a liar/criminal. I am 61 yrs. old, have never, ever abused meds. I get it that the ones that do need to be stopped but all of us that have been diagnosed properly and suffer every day are being treated horribly and not receiving the meds we need to even function. Thanks
When a government directive takes precedence over a human's right to quality of life (especially in the United States), the people have no recourse but to organize and demand change.
I have fibromyalgia, bulging and torn disc in lower back. Have been told that surgery could make the pain worse. My doctor wants to give me tramadol which zones me out and makes me unable to work. He is now sending me to a pain management specialist because he refuses to prescribe the pain medicine that works best for me. This is ridiculous. As long as there are drugs there will be drug addicts and no law is going to change that. I am in pain and need my meds!!!
This isn't enforcing the law Protect and Serve it reaks of Facism What does the AMA have to say.
This isn't enforcing the law Protect and Serve it reaks of Facism What does the AMA have to say.
I have been a Type 1 diabetic for 39 yeats and have pperipheral neuropathy as well as damage to the nerves in my spine. Why is it those of us who really need pain managment have to suffer because of those who abuse pain medication? I will submit to a drug test for every appointment, sign a pain managment contract and do a pill count. I have absolutely no problem with that. The Drug Enforcement Agents need to live with constant burning shooting pains in their legs for a while and continous back pain. See how that feels.
It's a dirty shame that so many Americans in LEGITIMATE CHRONIC PAIN can be so undertreated, maligned, labeled, and unable to cope with such severe pain that many just give up and take their own lives, or die of stroke or heart attack. They don't have these cruel attitudes in European Countries about pain control. How can a bureaucratic agency, such as the DEA, gain so much power that they are able to cruelly force people into unrelenting pain? One thing that too many hard-boiled doctors, WHO DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH PAIN THEMSELVES, have in common with the real drug abusers, is that neither group recognizes that anyone could ever be in chronic pain. They can't feel it so why should they care? A drug addict will steal your medication or get it taken some other way (like people who work in medical clinics, who poison the relationship between legitimate patient and doctor) so they can steal the prescriptions. Don't believe that? Look it up on the net. You will be floored to find out just how many of these "insiders" are able to get rid of legitimate patients and write forged prescriptions for themselves, but keep the number of prescriptions low enough to keep the doctor off the DEA radar. That's WHY they will sabotage a legitimate pain patient.
No Bureaucratic Agency should be able to inflict so much harm on Americans who legitimately suffer in pain. People complain all the time about government spending. This is one agency which needs to be either abolished or cut back severely. They have done enormous damage to the American people overall, and have been well paid to do it. SHAME ON THEM AND SHAME ON THE DOCTORS AND THE AMA WHO DON'T STAND UP TO THEM! THE AMA IS THE MOST POWERFUL POLITICAL GROUP IN THIS COUNTRY, NEXT TO THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. SURELY THE AMA HAS THE POWER TO STOP THIS DEA ABUSE AGAINST LEGITIMATE DOCTORS AND PATIENTS. WHY AREN'T THEY DOING IT? Maybe its long overdue for the American people to sue this agency for all the harm it's done to people over the years.
It's a dirty shame that so many Americans in LEGITIMATE CHRONIC PAIN can be so undertreated, maligned, labeled, and unable to cope with such severe pain that many just give up and take their own lives, or die of stroke or heart attack. They don't have these cruel attitudes in European Countries about pain control. How can a bureaucratic agency, such as the DEA, gain so much power that they are able to cruelly force people into unrelenting pain? One thing that too many hard-boiled doctors, WHO DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH PAIN THEMSELVES, have in common with the real drug abusers, is that neither group recognizes that anyone could ever be in chronic pain. They can't feel it so why should they care? A drug addict will steal your medication or get it taken some other way (like people who work in medical clinics, who poison the relationship between legitimate patient and doctor) so they can steal the prescriptions. Don't believe that? Look it up on the net. You will be floored to find out just how many of these "insiders" are able to get rid of legitimate patients and write forged prescriptions for themselves, but keep the number of prescriptions low enough to keep the doctor off the DEA radar. That's WHY they will sabotage a legitimate pain patient.
No Bureaucratic Agency should be able to inflict so much harm on Americans who legitimately suffer in pain. People ***** all the time about government spending. This is one agency which needs to be either abolished or cut back severely. They have done enormous damage to the American people overall, and have been well paid to do it. SHAME ON THEM AND SHAME ON THE DOCTORS AND THE AMA WHO DON'T STAND UP TO THEM! THE AMA IS THE MOST POWERFUL POLITICAL GROUP IN THIS COUNTRY, NEXT TO THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. SURELY THE AMA HAS THE POWER TO STOP THIS DEA ABUSE AGAINST LEGITIMATE DOCTORS AND PATIENTS. WHY AREN'T THEY DOING IT? Maybe its long overdue for the American people to sue this agency for all the harm it's done to people over the years.
The doctors need to stop treating patients like criminals and drug testing them all the time. My partner has debilitating back pain and finally found relief about 4 years ago with time release morphine. He also had begun using cannabis after losing 40 lbs, partly from morphine side effects, to help stimulate his appetite which is doctor knew about. Two months ago his regular pain doc was away and the partner sprung a drug test that showed thc and he refused to write. Just cut him off. Now he has to spend most of his time sitting and reclining to try and manage the pain, along with TENS, meditation and massive amounts of ibuprofen. Since he is also on Coumadin I worry about him bleeding. He is 62 and does not deserve to be tortured.
Words can't describe the hell my family has been through due to the idiocy of the US approach to pain management and my wife's condition. They seemingly so all they can to force one to embrace illicit methods.
I am a 38 year old legally disabled female with a Chronic Neurological illness who suffers from daily chronic headaches that are absolutely intolerable. I am not a drug addict just because I need opioids for my pain , but for almost 16 years straight , ever since being diagnosed with a rare Neurological Condition called Arnold- Chiari Malformation of The Brain. I was declared as being legally disabled in 2003 due to complications from brain surgery that I had on Monday October 4, 1999 at age 23. My complaint is that for almost 6 years straight now, I have been suffering from a lengthy far worse daily non stop far more severe and excruciating pain with this headache and due to the intolerable pain of this daily non stop headache that I have been suffering with going on 6 years straight now. However, I have not had or gotten an ounce of relief yet. I have been to numerous ERs, attempted to find an appropriate Adult Internist and have seen several of those , and 2 pain management doctors, but the one thing I need they all flat out refuse to do , which is the only thing that van and will help me get my pain under control and get relief. That is nobody, meaning doctors I've seen all of the indicated places above absolutely will not admit me into a hospital for inpatient pain control on an IV by treating my pain aggressively with the strong Mg and Microgram dosage injections into my IV aggressively, like every 2-3 hours or so to find the proper narcotics, at the proper dosages, the right strengths and proper medicinal schedule regimes, , I also need to be admitted as well for them to run tests and find out what is causing this headache and to find out what and why I am and have been so sick along with this headache and aside from it as well. I have only had 1 Pain Management Doctor who has ever helped me, but I was only under his are for pain management for 3 glorious years from spring of 2003- Winter of 2006 when he wrongfully lost his license to practice medicine under false pretenses based on total and complete lies and false accusations. His name is Dr. Nelson H. Hendler of Mensana Clinic , which is located in Stevenson, Maryland. I desperately need and want to have and get Dr. Hendler back as my pain management doctor again because ever since losing him as my pain management doctor who was the only one whoever helped me manage my pain successfully and with flying colors, but ever since I was forced to part company with him, I have not gotten or received proper, decentor appropriate medical care or attention that Ihave needed and I especially need now. Dr. Hendler is innocent of all of those terribly untrue charges ,accusations, and defamation of character that he has sickly suffered and has been put through. He is the only pain management doctor and doctor for that matter who was and is extremely competent and knows what he is doing medically. He is the b
Exactly, Do No Harm! The DEA, MDs and Pharmacists need to get their heat of of the little box and look around. Ask people what they think, especially the ones who are forced to by street drugs or stand on a bridge ready for suscide, ready to do anything to get some relief from pain. Before this change, there were people on the streets selling drugs, those jumping off bridges, some due to pain, but i would wager it wasn't totally becaue of painl I would rather live a life being pain free, its better than living no life at all, where you cant hardly maintain life itself! Do not cause more harm than good! where has the empathy gone to, why don't the doctors stand up with us together!
I think that some lawyers should take up a class action suit for those of us that are experiencing severe, unrelenting pain. I am classified disabled by Social Security and also receive Long Term Disability from Prudential insurance. I am in constant pain and when I was asked to sign one of those narcotic prescription contracts I was highly annoyed. I do not see anyone else having to sign contracts for their illnesses in order to receive medicine that helps with the quality of life. I think this is discrimination to the disabled. The entire medical and pharmacy community that utilizes such contracts and also practices discrimination to those with pain in an unwillingness to prescribe pain medication ought to be sued. The disabled are not to be discriminated against. I can't walk, am in a wheelchair, have severe chronic pain and get treated as if I am some kind of freak because I want to take a medicine that helps stop the pain.
There more and more chronic pain patients turning to street drugs to help relieve the pain or dying from suicide. We are misunderstood and labeled, mocked or laughed at when showing emotion and depression, and treated like gum on the bottom of a shoe...Like trash. It's time I'm treat like a human being. I want to live free from pain. Please!!
Why will surgeons not hesitate to perform life altering surgeries causing harm, including disability & chronic pain? Then patients suffer further humiliation by not being able to get relief from medication that is safe and affordable. Instead, they are being forced to participate in interventional medicine, invasive and expensive procedures that often again do more harm than good. No wonder patients seek illegal drugs, they are being forced. Shame on the Feds.
Lost Cause.......
There are Petition2Congress petitions on here dating back to 2010.

ex. 97K signers to rid the DST (to quit changing the time back and forth). first signed March 2011.

And the website charges $3 to allegedly "print and mail".

They didn't hear us in 2010 they're not listening NOW.

Out.

PS. and I will probably get the same cookie-cutter, computer generated response from the politicians about healthcare and how they give a******about me..LOL I cant wait..
We are sick of being ignored any longer! You people responsible for unnecessary and forced suffering of millions of people are doing nothing but creating more harm and just so you can pat yourselves on your fat lazy backs. I personally am fed up with hurting every minute of my life because Doctor's are just to policed themselves that the last thing they would do is treat chronic pain patients properly and its all thanks to our newly self appointed hero's like the DEA and the FDA. We all sing praises to you while we are bent over in unbearable pain. Quit ignoring us and instruct physicians to treat the truly needy without fear from the new Health Care Police/Gastapo.
If something does not happen soon we will ALL band together until someone listens and helps.
I know that you all are quite content letting people suffer but I bet everyone of you causing this problem have either recently taken or is currently taking medications for some type of pain but oh, that's right. Its OK for you by your double standards made up just for you. STOP doing harm to Americans.
As a person who is 57 and has had major surgery it is just awful that drs are afraid to treat me or us. When you are in so Mich pain you can not even do daily living things. It makes no sense when. There are drugs to help us feel better. Pain leads to depression
I suffer from degradation of my disks and joints, fibromyliga, sojourns syndrome, just had 1st and part of 2ed rib removed for tos, limp nodes swelling, maybe in need of peck minor release but will not know tell limp node swelling goes down. I am being told more or less by pcp to hurry up and heal even though my surgery clinic knows I will have pain for 6 months to a year and they have no issues with my pain med use in fact they told me they would have given me almost twice as much. Now after being on pain meds for 19 years and never once showing any signs of abuse my pain med dose is being cut back, and before I even fill the new lower script I get an email laying out the new laws and recommendations, and saying pretty soon we will lower it more. They never even asked how I was doing before making the first cut and I have not even told them how poorly I have been doing on the first cut, but already I am being told the second cut is coming.
I know it is due to new laws, he told me. Is it not bad enough I have to pee in a cup now, that by the way I new I would pass and did. I am so sorry I am healing the way the surgery clinic said I would but still not fast enough for the law, I am sorry I may also be in need of a peck minor releace believe me I am as I am the one suffering. My doctor even said in the email he knows I am very responsible with my medications.
I am sorry that there are drug addicts in the USA and I am sorry that there are some people who make money off of pain medication. Know matter how sorry I am that the issues are there though is not going to change my needs, my pain is not going to get better because of your laws, but the fear I feel surly will make my pain worce due the stress and lower doseing. This will add to my depression that I am seeking help for but by the way I can not find a doctor who will take my Medicare and Medicaid.
I love my family and friends and I want to love life, however how is this going to happen for me when a bullet for breakfast is starting to look like the only pain managment I have access to do to the law and oh I would be breaking the law doing that too.
I am discussed with the VA treating me like a criminal on Probation, rather than a chronic pain sufferer. Because of the DEA, refilling Prescriptions is dehumanizing to say the least.
I also want to stress how many legit pain patients may end up turning to street drugs or suicide. I believe there is a huge backlash that will occur that will affect so many families and pain patients. I can't stop feeling that my rights are violated.
I have had over 11 surgeries and been on pain meds for 15 yrs. Recently have been told I no longer can have them and have been hospitalized 3 times for PAWS. I can no longer take care of my home and life. I had a good life before. How many of us have to live or die like this.
I have had over 11 surgeries and been on pain meds for 15 yes. Recently have been told I no longer can have them and have been hospitalized 3 times for PAWS. I can no longer take care of my home and life. I had a good life before. How many of us have to live or die like this.
Please don't let politics stand in the way of Doctors and pharmacies. I've had 3 spine surgeries and still miserable. Been to 3 different pain clinics and the doctor has told me they don't write rx pain meds! After a few primary care doctors I've found one who will help me but limited. Going to another neurosurgeon next month. After almost 6 years I am getting help somewhat. This is sad and I'm 37. Haven't been able to work in 2.5 years.
This law is slowly killing me. I cannot function without pain Medication. MS is a horrible disease and with several crushed vertebra I am unable to move with Pain Medication. This law is harming me further.
I've been seeing Dr fattouh at advanced pain management in beaver dam wisconsin and seen other doctors in Dean clinics. none of them will treat me. I've had injections,tens units, muscle relaxants and antidepressants. intiinflamitories only take away the stiffness and I don't know what to do anymore. Maybe I should buy stuff illegally if doctors won't help me. I'm not an addict or chemically dependent! So what's the problem?
This law must be changed. Our government has just made pain medicine a street drug.
I have spina bifida and i have severe chronic pain and i had my first experience with a doctor assuming i have an addiction recently when i went in to tell them they messed up on the dosage of my ms contin (extended release morphine),BY TELLING THEM TO LOWER THE DOSAGE! Yet they still acted like im an addict when im not. If i was why would i want the dosage lowered?! They referred me to pain management so i am hoping they will understand me and know im not just an addict and that i have real pain...
I've been on oxycontin and oxycodone for 7 years now.They have operated on my back 8 times,last one being L5-S1 fusion.Made things worse,was diagnosed with CRPS 2…finally diagnosed my self january of 2014.On 12 /11/14 i had a piriformis and sciatica release…the nerve has been crushed for 8 years ,going to take a while to come back …PT 2x a day mainly very painful stretches.Today i called my pharmacist about my high blood pressure which was overlooked when i had my scripts filled last week.She we'll get and OH by the way we can not fill your pain medications NEXT MONTH….what the hell am i going to do? i need at least 3 months to get thru this PT …this is insane Thanks Winship Pharmacy on north lake blvd.,NPB, FL.
My Dr provides the necessary prescriptions so that I can work and be a productive citizen. However, the rediculous laws in Fl have made it impossible for me to fill so I am unable to work. Deny me the meds I need to be a productive citizen who can work and then also deny my disability so I can not take care of me or my children. They are crippling and destroying families and don't care. Putting all the pain patients into poverty and homelessness while the politicians sleep all comfy in their fancy homes.
Why aren't the drug manufactures fighting this. I feel like I'm like I'm living in ghesttopo Germany . what legal actions can we take, class action, anyone with legal knowledge please respond.
I live in Las Cruces, NM, a city 35 minutes away from El Paso, TX which is directly next to the Ciudad Juares, Mexico. The DEA in this region has been particularly nasty in their behavior towards pain management doctors and clinics. They came from El Paso/a different state, to my city in 2012 and railroaded an absolutely wonderful doctor-MY doctor who was a Neurologist/Psychiatrist/Pain Managment physician. He had close to 5,000 patients because there are only a handful of pain management doctors in Las Cruces. He was extremely well educated in pain Managment, and provided me with a regimen of medications that was absolutely superb in keeping my chronic pain from Lupus, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Psoriatic Arthritis. My pain from this disease Lupus and other mentioned ailments has prevented me from leading a normal life in every way. I cannot work, have lost contact with all friends and my relationship with my life partner has faded into more of a friendship like roommates. The pain I experience is brutal and I daily consider suicide, which truly is in reality now the only way to escape the nightmare that is now my life. About my former doctor, the DEA decided to go after him because he was apparently the #1 prescriber of pain medication in the state of NM. Someone has to be #1. In early 2011 there was suddenly a sign up in the waiting room, that wrote: Please ask the receptionist before you use the bathroom if a urine sample is required of you today. Refusal to provide a sample if requested will result in your appointment cancelled and rescheduled, and you may not see the doctor; At first after I was asked to give a sample under this duress, I asked why they were doing this. I was told by a supposed new employee of my doctor (who turned out to be a DEA employee) that they just wanted to better ensure that the specific medications I was taking were at proper levels in my system. They said that they were just checking the levels of medication to see if the medications were right for me...as if I couldn't just tell them if my medication was working or not. My doctor told me from the first time I was forced to give a urine sample that he had NO interest in my urine, that he didn't request it and that it was the DEA behind it that was collecting the samples. They did not follow proper laboratory procedures, there was no chain of custody either. Also, they did not just check for the specific medications I was on. They ran a screen for 17 various illegal schedule 1 drugs, every schedule 2 narcotic medication and some schedule 3 medications. The lab bills all were always over $1,000USD and my insurance was not paying out for these tests because they were not medically necessary. I have ended up with several thousand dollars of unpaid laboratory services billed to me and eventually have been turned over to collection agencies for inability to pay. As each appointment one after another since the supposedly random screens began, I was forced to provide uri
Please change this law. It is wrong. Especially when privet insurance policies may conflict with the new law. Then someone has to pay cash for their pills. By doing this they are flagged as suspicious, or just go without. It is cruel and unjust to do this to us.
I have been fortunate enough to find brave doctors, but I have to pay them out of pocket at a high rate becuase they are unwilling to run large practices or see large numbers of patients for pain because of the dear that the DEA/ Government is pushing upon doctors in this entirely counter-productive fight to stop the so called "pain-killer abuse epidemic" They (the Gov/DEA) need to find a bogey man and a cause in order to justify their existence and their budget, unfortunately they go after the easy pickings and low lying fruit, sacrificing and harming the legitimate pain patient in order to prevent diversion. It does not work and will never work. Heroin floods across our borders like water, and now counter-fit pills are being made in order to meet the demand. If we have learned anything in this "war on drugs", it is that demand will ALWAYS be met. Is their a problem our country has with drug abuse? Absolutely. Is the expense to the legitimate pain patient that is being paid by innocent and legitimate people that are being forced to live in pain worth it so that you can keep the prices high, or a few pills out of some junkies hands who is going to find a way to get high anyway if they really want to (i,e. Heroin and Counterfeit r.x. medications available on the black market) Absolutely not! This is atrocious what is being done to responsible and legitimate patients in the name of the war on "prescription drugs". The end does not justify the means, and the good that is being done is not outweighing the bad, not even close, the harm that is being done is so far ahead of any good that has come of this it is not even a debate anymore. It has become a joke as more and more people are begining to see that the government overreach in the matter has just gone way to far. They are not helping us (for the most part) they are trully hurting innocent people! This needs to stop, there needs to be a wider movement put in place to stop this, it has gone to far. Every doctor I have spoke to is against it, every pharmacist, and the public at large is against it. So what is left? The funding, the precocious funding for these Un-American. Unconstitutional acts by our government hurting innocent people has turned out to be totally unjustifiable. It appears the government is still prepared to do anything, send out any form of propaganda to keep their funding for this campaign, but peoples lives are at stake here, it is not about the money, or it shouldn't be. There is more than enough work to be done at the border where it is completely porous. Put the funds into something worth while. Attacking innocent people, and turning law-biding citizens into felons is just plain wrong. We need to have a serious national debate about this, this needs news coverage, this has turned into an epidemic alright, but one that is completely reverse from the so called "epidemic" that had been set out to be fought in the first place. Now we have an epidemic of under
I'm going through this right now, my pain Dr has been with me for 13 years, and has prescribed pain meds, muscle relaxer, and sleeping pills, and the last time I went he reduced the Percocet from 5 to 4 a day. There was a REASON I was on what I was on, and the first thing he says when I walk in is,"You're not going to be happy...", and then blamed the DEA for making him reduce my meds. I didn't walk in saying I felt any better, I've had six failed surgeries, including FOUR fusions and over 40 hours on the operating table. And now, all of a sudden, I'm not worthy of getting the amount of relief I was getting, because no ne "needs" more than 120 of these pills. Well, I needed them for the last six years, but now I DON'T? Soooo unfair, HE put me on these meds, because I had a NEED for them, and now that I'm getting older and my pain is worse I get a REDUCTION? It's like they just want us to kill ourselves, I'm not going out that easily, it's almost approaching malpractice if you ask me...please sign, and HELP US!!!
Tanya Cano is my grandaughter she desparately needs her pain medicines to help her get through her days ,she has 4 kids yet, that need there mother, she has all the proof that her needs are for real, but yet they want to punish all because of what some do, please make this right, for her & many others like her that they may have there medicines, there pain is real
I have lived with gradually increasing chronic pain and fatigue for most of my adult life. I have spinal arthritis, connective tissue disease and other pain generating conditions and am now disabled by it at age 54. I've tried every non-opiod medication available (more than once) but they do not help very much, if at all. I use non-medicine pain management techniques. I've been prescribed low dose opiod meds for years, never abused them and have always been considered low risk. My dosage has increased slightly 2 times at my request. And I've always been undertreated. The last time I asked about a stronger medication that I had read about, I was told it was only prescribed for cancer patients. I don't understand. I've described what my pain is like and how it has sucked the life out of me and degraded my quality of life. I know why people in constant physical pain kill themselves. I had a friend who did it. We need help. Opiods improve the lives of chronic pain patients, but they are withheld because in the current climate doctors are afraid or unwilling to prescribe them.

We know that the DEA has an obligation to controll illegal distribution. Guidelines for prescribing meds are needed to protect drug abusers from ruining lives or accidentally killing themselves. It would be wrong to do nothing. It is not equally wrong that those same guidelines result in improperly treated pain patients, with lives ruined, many actually killing themselves on purpose?

Help us, please. We need more studies on opiods for chronic pain and we need prescription guidelines that don't further degrade the lives of pain patients.
It's sad that no one cares about what this is doing to people who suffer with chronic pain. The same doctors that diagnosed & prescribed, now second guess and take away relief. This is serious malpractice on their part and it's about time the law suits against them start. They are no longer doing their job and causing harm to their patients. It's disgusting.
I suffer from spinal arachnodotis, spina bifida, diverticulitis of my bladder, fibromyalgia, and I've been told my pain is only going to increase because of my condition, I was taken off my pain meds, because 1 my Dr I've had for 4 yr is afraid to lose his license. I agree with they should give patients mri every 6 months and with new patients to see if they have a legit reason to be on pain meds, but to take away from someone who has medical proof that they have a condition that is debilitating and painful is just messed up. My life is manageable with my meds, when I'm forced to give them up because of this new law, my quality of life has deteriorated. I can't walk, I need to be carried to the the toliet. This is why they need to take a 2nd look at what they are doing to innocent people with legit medical issues that have excruciating pain.
I sufferfrom spinal arachnodotis, spina bifida, diverticulitis of my bladder, fibromyalgia, and I've been told my pain is only going to increase because of my condition, I was taken off my pain meds, because 1 my Dr I've had for 4 yr is afraid to lose his license. I agree with they should give patients mri every 6 months and with new patients to see if they have a legit reason to be on pain meds, but to take away from someone who has medical proof that they have a condition that is debilitating and painful is just messed up. My life is manageable with my meds, when I'm forced to give them up because of this new law, my quality of life has deteriorated. I can't walk, I need to be carried to the the toliet. This is why they need to take a 2nd look at what they are doing to innocent people with legit medical issues that have excruciating pain.
I have suffered due to pharmacy turning me away for the past couple of months.Prior to that I had to wait weeks as I'm to fill my medication I recently had to switch from oxycodone to dilaudid and now I'm paying triple the price..My heart breaks from all the stories I've heard and I can relate to all of them I hope that something can be done in Congress this .It is absolutely dehumanizing.
It's not the patients; its the kids and addicts who "STEAL" pain medication from real patients and sell on the streets only to lead to more trouble.
I was seeing a doctor for back treatment at 1st every two weeks and was taking oxicodine 30mg 6 x a day. It help the pain but was too much medicine, i was afraid of all the stories talked w doctor we changed my treatment plan to 4 a day this improved my quality of life tremendously. It was working perfect. Cvs was more like a hitler questioning the doctoe making me wait for medication saying they were out then filling it for someone else they deemed more worthy i guess. This is cray
This is a terrible solution for those affected by chronic pain. I have a history of sustained injuries to 60% of my body. I had to withdraw from a great career because I could no longer physically do my job after 33 years. Never did ask for any help from my doctor until that time. Like most of you, I have been to several doctors, surgeons, nuero, pain, psycoIogist to no avail. I have been idle since then. The pain is unrelenting. I can not walk in a grocery store. I can not walk around the block, in the park or take a stroll down the river bank with the family or the dog. This life I was not expecting at 52 years of age. Losing everything I own at the same time. Just about the most unfair thing I have faced in this life.I do not want sympathy, I want relief. I try to stay positive and am looking for a better day, it"s all I can do. May God bless all of you who suffer and keep us going.
I've lived in pain for the last 3 years due to these new rules and regulations. It's crazy to have to stay in pain when there's medications out there to help you live a decent life. What do you do, turn to the street to get pain relieve or stay in bed all day and not be a good citizen that's participating in the good of the community. This is crazy that I would even have a thought like this because I can't bare the pain. Thanks Governor Kasick from column Columbus Ohio
Since when did Drs become the pee-pee police?The DEA needs to stay out of my health care.

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