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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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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
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Nov 18th, 2017
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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!
Nov 8th, 2017
Someone from Tacoma, WA writes:
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Please don't ban pain meds; the tramadol I was taking gave me my life back with few side effects.
Nov 8th, 2017
Someone from Whitwell, TN writes:
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please help the ones of us who do not misuse her medication and only use it to get by so that we can have quality of life. Please don't punish the good people that need it and don't sell or abuse our meds! Please!
Nov 7th, 2017
Shari W. from Scotia, CA writes:
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I am one of these patients who now has panic attacks and anxiety even thinking about discussing my chronic pain and needing relief from the agony. It's unfair I feel discriminated against and made to feel shame over chronic illnesses that are not my fault I did not ask for or cause them and it's cruel to be treated as such. I have been called horrible names, accused of faking when I have years of documentation&this pain it's taken my life away completely. Change this so people like myself can get long term help for a better quality of life. Have some compassion for those suffering daily an thinking about ending it because the pain is too much to bear any longer. Help us! Stop the shaming,discriminating, cruel mistreatment and undertreatment of chronic pain patients! It's not right, fair, or okay!! I've tried so many medications they have shoved on me&I habe a bad or intolerable reaction almost every time. Every day is a struggle! Enough is enough!
Nov 7th, 2017
Victoria P. from San Diego, CA writes:
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I have been documented having scoliosis of an extreme chronic pain 24/7 I've been on my medication for 10 years and now my Dr has been fired doctor's been fired I will no longer be able to get my medication and it's going through pain management pain management doesn't prescribe they use injection therapy that does not work it's ridiculous that we have to go almost illlegal means to buy our meds Congress needs to change the law
Nov 7th, 2017
Rochelle S. from Saint Petersburg, FL writes:
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I am a senior citizen with many problems due to autoimmune problems. My body has developed severe neuropathy because of pernicious anemia. My B12 levels were under 100, when they finally tested me. The damage is not reversible. It will only continue to get worse. The constant pain in my legs, is unbearable. I have fibro myalgia, cervical stenosis thoracic stenosis and many spinal discs that are causing pain. My quality of life would be greatly diminished without the aid of my pain meds. The doctor told me I have so much going on, that at this point in my life, he would just keep me comfortable. Please don't make it hard for our physicians to treat our senior citizens. We are not druggies or drug seeking patients. We are just trying to live a normal as possible life, without suffering.
Nov 7th, 2017
Scott F. from Casper, WY signed.
Nov 4th, 2017
Someone from Massena, NY writes:
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This is a bad situation for our country. The heroin epidemic in this country is a separate issue. There is a difference between someone being treated for pain and someone that is abusing heroin. Banning pain medicine and pain management offices have only made the problem worse and amplified the illegal drug sales. ! tens of thousands of Americans left with their script one morning They are now in pain with some debilitating issue. It amazes me that the government doesn't realize they are making this worse not better. The people who need the pain meds are turned away and then they turn to illegal alternatives to be able to function in a normal capacity.
Nov 3rd, 2017
Someone from Atascadero, CA writes:
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Simple solution, just start throwing hand fulls of poppy seeds where ever we go. Eventually there will be so many natural sources of natural medicinal pain relief available where ever we go that we won't have to be told what we can and can't take to make our short lives tolerable in this manipulative, power mongering society that we are presently enduring.
Nov 3rd, 2017
Nancy R. from Mascotte, FL signed.
Nov 2nd, 2017
Someone from Buckhannon, WV writes:
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OMG You’ve said everything in this that I’ve said for 17 years. That’s how long it’s been since my wreck where my foot was crushed , my kneecap was ripped off, and my head was beat to hell and back. 18 fractures in my head. I live in pain constantly. When I go to a Dr. I am told (before they say anything else) “I don’t give drugs “ They even ask before excepting you as a pt. do you take narcotics. If you do they “won’t except you “ and you have to go to a clinic and they start out with “I don’t give narcotics”. Yes I’ve thought “why should I continue to live like this “ many times. I don’t even know what my rights are. Isn’t happiness one??? I promise you can’t be happy IN PAIN
Nov 2nd, 2017
Someone from Buckhannon, WV writes:
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OMG You’ve said everything in this that I’ve said for 17 years. That’s how long it’s been since my wreck where my foot was crushed , my kneecap was ripped off, and my head was beat to hell and back. 18 fractures in my head. I live in pain constantly. When I go to a Dr. I am told (before they say anything else) “I don’t give drugs “ They even ask before excepting you as a pt. do you take narcotics. If you do they “won’t except you “ and you have to go to a clinic and they start out with “I don’t give narcotics”. Yes I’ve thought “why should I continue to live like this “ many times. I don’t even know what my rights are. Isn’t happiness one??? I promise you can’t be happy IN PAIN
Nov 2nd, 2017
Someone from Wichita, KS writes:
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My spine was crushed in a car accident. I pain is unbearable, and I get treated like******from the doctors. My surgeon says it so bad, no more surgeries will help. My current doctor says this is all you get take it or leave it. They have me going down on meds, and now I hurt so bad, I prey to God not to let me wake up. This is BS. Our government, DEA, CDC, and others need to get off their high horse. I don't think this would have ever been and issues if it wasn't for Obamacare. Over half of the pain doctors here all retired the year it began.
Nov 2nd, 2017
Someone from Niles, OH writes:
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This is a sad situation for our country. The heroin epidemic in this country is a separate issue. There is a difference between someone being treated for pain and someone that is abusing heroin. Banning pain medicine and pain management offices has only set a bigger flame to this fire! 25,000 American left with no script one morning. That are in pain with some debilitating issue. It saddens me that the government doesn't realize they are making this worse not better.

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