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

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There are many Doctors who label their patients unfairly, demean these patients and degrade them because they are victims of chronic life long pain.
This is archaic medicine and does more harm than one can imagine. Physicans are afraid to treat patients who are victims of pain. The DEA targets them and instills fear in how they choose to treat their patients and what they prescribe. More and more, Doctors are refusing to treat their patients who have chronic pain. Patients are far too often considered "Malingering" or "Doctor Shopping".

Doctors far too often refuse to even communicate with these sufferers and label them as a LTDU ( Long Term Drug User) This is unfair, harmful medicine, and and causes llife long damage, both physically and mentally. It has effects on family, friends, co-workers and often causes the sufferer to withdraw from society. Through no fault of the patient, they withdraw from daily activities with their spouses, family and friends.

Much like the Abortion issue, you force these victims of pain into back door alleyways, store front pain clinics and worse. They receive no counseling on how to take their medication and often don't know what they are taking. Like in the past, by treating victims of pain this way, you force them into seeking help and relief outside of the Law. It is one issue to target illegal clinics but another issue entirely to target Physicians who should be allowed and should be treating their patients who have pain. Instead, Physicians are forced, out of fear of prescribing pain medication, to send their patients off to some "Unknown" pain clinic where they suffer yet more humiliating labels and discrimination. Pharmacists often feel the need to "interfere" and embarass the patient when they pick up their medications. They are treated like second or third class human beings.

Why is it that Doctors are no longer treating the 'Whole Patient?" Not addressing the underlying causes of chronic pain? There are many instances when there is NO clear cause for pain but that is not to say it doesn't exist. Pain receptors malfunction. Injuries can cause pain years later.
Elderly patients who suffer every remaining day of their lives are told by their Doctors' that "They are concerned about a possible addiction". What happened to the quality of their life? Their right to live their life to live without debilitating pain? Their only option may be to consider suicide?
The damage caused is a horror. Elderly commit suicide rather than live with this pain.
Physicians are taught (since the very beginning of medical school) that any patient requesting pain medication is to be Scrutinized" and to be "Wary" of them especially if they tell you they can't take anti-inflammatory drugs, that is a sure "SIGN" of addiction.
I was told this by my own Doctor. "What to watch out for when a patient requests help with their pain." They actually have a class for new Doctors on how NOT to treat patients.
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Dec 9th, 2017
Richard B. from Charlotte, NC writes:
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This is killing military Veterans!!
Dec 8th, 2017
Someone from Colorado Springs, CO writes:
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I live with pain every day. Doctors are too scared to treat us that honestly need help. And when we do ask for help we are looked at like scum or drug addicts. We should not be afraid to ask for help from those who are supposed to help us. If we can’t then who can heal us?
Dec 8th, 2017
Someone from Edgewater, FL writes:
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I agree with most of the comments from people who suffer from long term chronic pain. I have been going to the same pharmacies for years and on Dec 6 2017 there was a replacenent pharmacist there and waited over 1 hour and all od a sudden said she couldnt fill it. I cintacted the Ins. Company and said that was not true it was her who rejected the Fentanyl that i have been on for years. She filled my oxcy. but not the other she flat out lied to me and like most people im not a drug addict i suffer from long term chronic pain. I have had over a dozen surgeries and am tired of being trated like a drug addict by certain doctors nurses and pharmacies. I agree tell me where to sign a petition to stop this ********. I cant even get out of bed without my meds. Plus the kicker is my wife has dementia and i take care of her.
Dec 8th, 2017
Someone from Edgewater, FL writes:
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I agree with most of the comments from people who suffer from long term chronic pain. I have been going to the same pharmacies for years and on Dec 6 2017 there was a replacenent pharmacist there and waited over 1 hour and all od a sudden said she couldnt fill it. I cintacted the Ins. Company and said that was not true it was her who rejected the Fentanyl that i have been on for years. She filled my oxcy. but not the other she flat out lied to me and like most people im not a drug addict i suffer from long term chronic pain. I have had over a dozen surgeries and am tired of being trated like a drug addict by certain doctors nurses and pharmacies. I agree tell me where to sign a petition to stop this ********. I cant even get out of bed without my meds. Plus the kicker is my wife has dementia and i take care of her.
Dec 8th, 2017
Someone from Edgewater, FL writes:
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I agree with most of the comments from people who suffer from long term chronic pain. I have been going to the same pharmacies for years and on Dec 6 2017 there was a replacenent pharmacist there and waited over 1 hour and all od a sudden said she couldnt fill it. I cintacted the Ins. Company and said that was not true it was her who rejected the Fentanyl that i have been on for years. She filled my oxcy. but not the other she flat out lied to me and like most people im not a drug addict i suffer from long term chronic pain. I have had over a dozen surgeries and am tired of being trated like a drug addict by certain doctors nurses and pharmacies. I agree tell me where to sign a petition to stop this ********. I cant even get out of bed without my meds. Plus the kicker is my wife has dementia and i take care of her.
Dec 7th, 2017
Someone from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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what alternative are we left with if the pharmacies are too afraid to fill valid pain perscriptions so that people can have a quality of life or be able to do the tests they need for a full recovery like myself? Obama should have made sure their was other options before he set the DEA out to end opiate pain meds and congress to this day allows this to continue with no hope insight for alternative help. This is prolonging my recovery because I can not even handle the MRI's, MRA's and other tests due to pain during and the need to remain still during the process. Each day that goes by makes me more susceptable to chronic pain and or permenant damage
Dec 6th, 2017
Someone from Jacksonville, FL writes:
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We had adequate pain control until the government decided they were doctors. Now I get to watch family members suffer horribly when they previously had some quality of life. It is heartbreaking and devasting to have loved ones crying in pain, unable to function, and there is absolutely nothing you can do to help them. What is the point of being alive if you cannot get out of bed and be a part of the world around you? Stop discriminating against chronic pain sufferers and give them back the medications they so desperately need!
Dec 2nd, 2017
Someone from Brunswick, GA writes:
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I am living in pain! Disable my insurance company Caremark & CVS have me not wanting to be here! I pray for relief but, nothing is helping I do not know what to do?!?
Nov 30th, 2017
Someone from Newark, DE writes:
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wow the idiocy is strong this year. Drug abuse has always been there with the people who have drug seeking behaviors. Then there's the stupid people who are in shock at the fake "epidemic" idiot Trump says there is. They can't see it because they like Trump, because they can't see that he's smarter than they are with his lies as he damages the country each month. His formula is simple. Wave hands, twist wig, and over exaggerate everything while acting like a reality show host suddenly under pressure. More bluntly, he over exaggerates and uses buzz words to call attention to issues to make them sound like gigantic issues. Like saying "imploding".. before someone says must be a tree hugger, I think politics are stupid and it's so full of lies I'm not on either side. When you show the damage that drug addicts face, and call it an epidemic, well yeah, that's pretty scary. But people are fooled on new "issues" over and over because he scares people, but that's to distract them from the fact that he's usually up to something completely different. In this case, it's about saving tax dollars for the rich, and that has to do with insurance. He goes so far as to pretend people on certain insurance plans are drug users, but the ones that are on others are not. If it's so bad, why let the supposedly "better" people, or richer people buy all they like of oxycodone? Also people on the other plan can also still get the medicine as if they can just get a little more money and try, they can get them filled anyway. The real truth is he wants to axe programs to shift money around, and by fear mongering, he distracts and that works for the credulous. What I really don't like is being people in real pain, who are not druggy, party people having to suffer. Pain can cause people not to be able to work as well, or sleep sometimes, and can cause depression. It's not just old people. Ask any young person born with issues, or hit by a drunk driver who bought legal alcohol that has no role in reducing pain, but is for recreation "relaxing" etc, as their car plows into an entire family going home. Alcohol is in the top 3 list of accidental deaths. But do you see Trump going after that? aha, you see? People needs to think more, but they don't. There are people right now who disagree who will one day have major or chronic pain and think "what in the heck was I thinking". They will be sorry. I don't want that, but it will happen to them too.
Nov 30th, 2017
Someone from Newark, DE writes:
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wow the idiocy is strong this year. Drug abuse has always been there with the people who have drug seeking behaviors. Then there's the stupid people who are in shock at the fake "epidemic" idiot Trump says there is. They can't see it because they like Trump, because they can't see that he's smarter than they are with his lies as he damages the country each month. His formula is simple. Wave hands, twist wig, and over exaggerate everything while acting like a reality show host suddenly under pressure. More bluntly, he over exaggerates and uses buzz words to call attention to issues to make them sound like gigantic issues. Like saying "imploding".. before someone says must be a tree hugger, I think politics are stupid and it's so full of lies I'm not on either side. When you show the damage that drug addicts face, and call it an epidemic, well yeah, that's pretty scary. But people are fooled on new "issues" over and over because he scares people, but that's to distract them from the fact that he's usually up to something completely different. In this case, it's about saving tax dollars for the rich, and that has to do with insurance. He goes so far as to pretend people on certain insurance plans are drug users, but the ones that are on others are not. If it's so bad, why let the supposedly "better" people, or richer people buy all they like of oxycodone? Also people on the other plan can also still get the medicine as if they can just get a little more money and try, they can get them filled anyway. The real truth is he wants to axe programs to shift money around, and by fear mongering, he distracts and that works for the credulous. What I really don't like is being people in real pain, who are not druggy, party people having to suffer. Pain can cause people not to be able to work as well, or sleep sometimes, and can cause depression. It's not just old people. Ask any young person born with issues, or hit by a drunk driver who bought legal alcohol that has no role in reducing pain, but is for recreation "relaxing" etc, as their car plows into an entire family going home. Alcohol is in the top 3 list of accidental deaths. But do you see Trump going after that? aha, you see? People needs to think more, but they don't. There are people right now who disagree who will one day have major or chronic pain and think "what in the heck was I thinking". They will be sorry. I don't want that, but it will happen to them too.
Nov 27th, 2017
Someone from Fort Dodge, IA writes:
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File a discrimination charge with the EEOC for denial of access; I have currently filed with our states civil rights division "such a charge" against Centura health - that has already admitted that it terminated two supervisors for propagating the discriminatory policy (or is it that they got caught) It will only be through aggressive litigation - that the medical community will fear the patient more than the DEA. The DEA has made clear that physicians that discriminate based upon the DEA's aggressive action -do so- at their own risk. Ironically; I was also sent to a pain management clinic; for which the doctor stipulated that for a "fee" he'd gladly give me my prescription pain medication... I turned him into the DEA; it is clear that a criminal element is infiltrating the medical community for profits. Beware of pain management clinics. They are a scam! More interesting than this; is the CDC announced March 2017 in a congressional report - that legal prescription opiate usage was not the cause of the epidemic - that they had gotten it wrong - and it was illicit fentanyl... So why is the DEA still aggressively pursuing the issue of legal prescription usage? After all; they work directly with the CDC???
Nov 26th, 2017
Someone from Harker Heights, TX signed.
Nov 25th, 2017
Kelly C. from Springfield, IL writes:
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My last pain medicine was 5 /20/16 when my doctors license was suspended and I was unable to get them, at no fault of my own. Went to the ER, 9 days into major withdrawals after taking methadone tabs for 12 1/2 years. They did NOTHING. Told me the DEA wants it that way so I wont want to use again. I had told him my true story and my doctor they all knew about and still treated me like I was an addict, not a pain sufferer. I have all my records showing I have broken my right hip, neck at C3 and C4, arthritis of lumbar/sacral spine and severe fibromyalgia. I am also allergic to NSAIDS which is a red flag as I guess drug seekers use that one. I relied on Tylenol alone for too long. Not good for my liver. On FB I posted about my pain and someone mentioned kratom. IT WORKS. Also Chuchuhuasi 5x Extract. The kratom is excellent for pain and is all natural from a leaf of Asian trees. It has the same alkaloids as opiate pain meds. It is excellent for opiate withdrawal too. It is illegal in a few states. You can go to www.buybulkkratomUSA.com to see if you can get it. It has made my life livable and tolerable again. The Chuchuhuasi 5x Extract is bark from a tree in the Amazon. Buy it by the powder and mix with a drink, I use V8. I tablespoon a day, twice if needed. I take 2 Tylenol a day now. Also seeing a chiropractor. I feel for you all and hope the Trump makes Big Pharma come up with a med that WORKS for pain and isn't for seizures and such, not being worse for you than it is good. I have gone natural with the kratom and Chuchuhuasi 5x Extract have helped tremendously. If you are going through withdrawal, it is a life saver. If only I had known about it when I was going through withdrawal.
Nov 25th, 2017
Kelly C. from Springfield, IL writes:
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My last pain medicine was 5 /20/16 when my doctors license was suspended and I was unable to get them, at no fault of my own. Went to the ER, 9 days into major withdrawals after taking methadone tabs for 12 1/2 years. They did NOTHING. Told me the DEA wants it that way so I wont want to use again. I had told him my true story and my doctor they all knew about and still treated me like I was an addict, not a pain sufferer. I have all my records showing I have broken my right hip, neck at C3 and C4, arthritis of lumbar/sacral spine and severe fibromyalgia. I am also allergic to NSAIDS which is a red flag as I guess drug seekers use that one. I relied on Tylenol alone for too long. Not good for my liver. On FB I posted about my pain and someone mentioned kratom. IT WORKS. Also Chuchuhuasi 5x Extract. The kratom is excellent for pain and is all natural from a leaf of Asian trees. It has the same alkaloids as opiate pain meds. It is excellent for opiate withdrawal too. It is illegal in a few states. You can go to www.buybulkkratomUSA.com to see if you can get it. It has made my life livable and tolerable again. The Chuchuhuasi 5x Extract is bark from a tree in the Amazon. Buy it by the powder and mix with a drink, I use V8. I tablespoon a day, twice if needed. I take 2 Tylenol a day now. Also seeing a chiropractor. I feel for you all and hope the Trump makes Big Pharma come up with a med that WORKS for pain and isn't for seizures and such, not being worse for you than it is good. I have gone natural with the kratom and Chuchuhuasi 5x Extract have helped tremendously. If you are going through withdrawal, it is a life saver. If only I had known about it when I was going through withdrawal.
Nov 23rd, 2017
Renee S. from Sicklerville, NJ writes:
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Because they never lived in this pain where someone has to help you to the bathroom, put you on the toilet and pick you back up get in car on your knees beacuse you can't sit !
Nov 23rd, 2017
thomas f. from Natick, MA writes:
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THe Doctors have lied and just turned there back on us. They dont want anything to do with pain paitients.They have abandoned us.And the news media only says what the Government wants us to hean they talk about the opiate Epedemic when them and the doctors created it by cutting off people that were prescribed them for years then left us no choice either get on Methadone or Suboxone or your on your own.What did they think was going to happen people who have been on them for years call it addiction call it dependency whatever if your dependent your addicted.A lot of people actually needed them as much for pain as to prevent withdrawls the doctors Knew this for years but kept increasing dosage which really was the right thing to do. Knowing that your tolerance increases with time. So instead of keeping the existing patients on them and not prescribing new patients which would have been the right thing to do.They sent us out to the streets which for me has ruined me financially i could go on and on long story short Doctors and Government sold us out
Nov 23rd, 2017
Laura R. from Rockford, IL writes:
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I'm suffering today. My Dr retired and the referral met me once, decreased my medications, and referred me for mental health and methadone treatment... was of my 15 years of pain care was inappropriate. I'm not a criminal, I'm not any addict, I'm a patient with a valid diagnosis and very real pain.
Nov 23rd, 2017
Laura R. from Rockford, IL writes:
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I'm suffering today. My Dr retired and the referral met me once, decreased my medications, and referred me for mental health and methadone treatment... was of my 15 years of pain care was inappropriate. I'm not a criminal, I'm not any addict, I'm a patient with a valid diagnosis and very real pain.
Nov 23rd, 2017
Laura R. from Rockford, IL writes:
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I'm suffering today. My Dr retired and the referral met me once, decreased my medications, and referred me for mental health and methadone treatment... was of my 15 years of pain care was inappropriate. I'm not a criminal, I'm not any addict, I'm a patient with a valid diagnosis and very real pain.
Nov 22nd, 2017
Much P. from Pine Bluff, AR writes:
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I'm back again just another deploreable that wasn't able to get any good rest last night because my doctor is just like all the rest he has the hand of the federal government around his throat and just a spineless puppet who took an oath to provide the best quality of care possible threw medicine or means possible We Americans need to realize that we are all slowly becoming a communist country with dictators telling us how we are to live our lives not fair what ever happened to being a free country I'm not personally filled with hate because of their ignorance but many people are rapidly forced to do the unholy things that we all hope to avoid.to much hate i personally have decided my 4th admendment rites no longer exist and my pain is not important I'm just considered USA trash now hang in there America because our personal saviors no our needs and it's only a matter of time when the ones who dictate our lives will be faced with judgement day also.CUSA communist united states of america what a joke its just a slap in the face America we are all just useless drug addicts I'm sorry everyone I'm just venting love yaw hang in there. Much Pain signing out.
Nov 21st, 2017
William H. from Myrtle Creek, OR writes:
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You are discriminating and inflicting unnecessary pain against chronic pain patients even though there are years of safe administration of opiod meds that increase their quality of life. 16,000 American die from OVER THE COUNTER PAIN MEDS EVERY YEAR.
Nov 21st, 2017
Someone from Oxly, MO writes:
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I have been told pain medicines do not help chronic pancreatitis . why have Dr's had me on them for years . I also have necrosis of the hip , bulging disc and liver issues .
Nov 21st, 2017
Someone from Oxly, MO writes:
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I have been told pain medicines do not help chronic pancreatitis . why have Dr's had me on them for years . I also have necrosis of the hip , bulging disc and liver issues .
Nov 21st, 2017
Someone from Oxly, MO writes:
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I have been told pain medicines do not help chronic pancreatitis . why have Dr's had me on them for years . I also have necrosis of the hip , bulging disc and liver issues .
Nov 21st, 2017
Someone from Oxly, MO writes:
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I have been told pain medicines do not help chronic pancreatitis . why have Dr's had me on them for years . I also have necrosis of the hip , bulging disc and liver issues .
Nov 21st, 2017
Someone from Oxly, MO writes:
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I have been told pain medicines do not help chronic pancreatitis . why have Dr's had me on them for years . I also have necrosis of the hip , bulging disc and liver issues .
Nov 21st, 2017
Someone from Bloomsdale, MO writes:
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Inhumane!
Nov 18th, 2017
M K. from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
Nov 18th, 2017
Someone from South San Francisco, CA signed.
Nov 18th, 2017
Someone from South San Francisco, CA signed.
Nov 16th, 2017
Someone from Indianapolis, IN signed.
Nov 15th, 2017
Amy H. from Brownwood, TX writes:
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I suffer from chronic back pain that is due to a wreck I was in in 2008. I was on methadone and narco and it controlled the constant pain I suffered for the most part. My meds were taken away from me because of your stupid laws in 2015. I am suffering untreated debilitating pain now that has actually gotten worse over the last few years and no dr will give me the narcotics that help. I am given nuerontin which doesn't do******and told to take otc pain meds witch NOT only does not help me, but is tearing up my liver and my kidneys...I am using natural stuff like CBD oil and Kratom, ,it helps, but does not take all the pain away. I am miserable thanks to you stupid ****ing law-makers who things EVERYONE on narcotic pain pills are a dealer or a drug addict or both! thanks *******s!
Nov 15th, 2017
Amy H. from Brownwood, TX writes:
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I suffer from chronic back pain that is due to a wreck I was in in 2008. I was on methadone and narco and it controlled the constant pain I suffered for the most part. My meds were taken away from me because of your stupid laws in 2015. I am suffering untreated debilitating pain now that has actually gotten worse over the last few years and no dr will give me the narcotics that help. I am given nuerontin which doesn't do******and told to take otc pain meds witch NOT only does not help me, but is tearing up my liver and my kidneys...I am using natural stuff like CBD oil and Kratom, ,it helps, but does not take all the pain away. I am miserable thanks to you stupid ****ing law-makers who things EVERYONE on narcotic pain pills are a dealer or a drug addict or both! thanks *******s!
Nov 14th, 2017
Someone from Lynn, MA writes:
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Hi, I live with several Neuro disorders and have to seek help from beyond the doctors office. I buy pills, use weed etc. True, it helps. Best way for me to get desired script is to try other not so effective ones then switch. I hate it, but it's worth the *********** F, age 27, Boston area
Nov 14th, 2017
Jan C. from Buckeye, AZ writes:
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What good is it to have Pain management Dr's if not allowed to or afraid to treat their patients pain? I have been going to a Pain dr for 8 yrs...meds keep getting cut back even though I am 60, have had 2 spinal surgeries, a titanium artificial disc in my back, a metal plate & screws in my neck, arthritis in both as well as my feet now & fibro. I use a t.e.n.s unit and have a back brace & a decompression back brace. I have RFA's (radiofrequency ablations) which is burning of the nerves done every few months (as often as insurance allows) as well as SIJI's (sacroiliac joint injections) of steroids several times a year (again, maximun insurance will allow). I do not drink, smoke or do any illegal drugs. Basically I do everything by the book.....YET, they are pressured by these politicians and FEDS to keep cutting back these meds that allow patients like myself to be able to function with any quality of life at all! So who suffers? The patient does, more and more...and yet we still pad the pockets of these people. They get richer, we suffer more! Its not human and its NOT RIGHT!
Nov 14th, 2017
Someone from San Leandro, CA writes:
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This is humiliating to senior! They are the victims of your power abuse.. Stop this shameless legislation.
Nov 11th, 2017
Allen S. from New York, NY writes:
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I am Allen Swift i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have from moderate to severe pain in most parts of my body, been tested for a lot of things and all came back ok. I have had a lot of stomach pain, there was a day i received a message from my old time friend who has been away for many years he told me he heard about my illness and he directed me to Standard Herbs Home and i contacted them and purchased their herbal medicine and followed the instructions after 4 weeks i was cure from fibromyalgia. Thanks to STANDARD HERBS HOME.
Nov 10th, 2017
Someone from Arlington, TX writes:
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You are right, we WILL see an increase in suicides, (and not just by the elderly), due to the fact that without these pain relieving medications, our quality of life goes down the toilet. But who cares, we're just a bunch of old, disabled nobodies and our pain and suffering doesn't affect the ones making these decisions. So screw us, right?
Nov 8th, 2017
Someone from Palmdale, CA writes:
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I've had doctors sexually harass me, demean me, and refuse to listen to my health and family history at all. They turn around and write accusations in my files that cause other doctors to dismiss me and degrade me as well. Everytime I want to set it straight, I'm asked for large amounts of cash. They don't want to give me surgery, yet won't give me meds. It's basically a complete refusal to treat. Stop enabling patient abuse.
Nov 8th, 2017
Michelle K. from Cleveland, OH writes:
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I am a chronic pain patient from Cleveland, OH who's wonderful pain Dr's office was recently shut down. I am finding it impossible for another Dr. to be willing to treat me? I was a nurse for 34 years and as a result of that and a few car accidents (none my fault) have several disc herniations and virtually no disc space @ L5-S1. My question is how can you call yourself a pain management Dr. or clinic, if you will not help those of us who are in chronic pain? I signed a contract with my Dr. and always complied with the rules of the contract and ALWAYS passed drug testing. I finally found doses of both long acting opiate and immediate release one that helped my pain so much and have been on the same dose for 5 YEARS (A true GOD-send)! I never asked for more and was always compliant with my Dr's rules. Why can't I get my chronic pain treated so I can at least get up in the morning and just be able to walk? What happened to PAIN AS THE 5th Vital Sign?? Oh and 1 more thing, I WILL NOT hide my name because I am not ashamed of having chronic pain and requiring medication for it!

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