Been dealing with 5 bulging/herniated discs going on 3 years now. Not once have I ever received the help I needed with pain. All i get is the "welp, you'll have to learn to live with the pain" look and they offer to stuff a few more needles full of worthless shit into my spine. Problem is, they're not the ones that have to deal with it. After I leave the Dr. office, I'm of no concern to them. Despite being in so much pain, that I, a 255 lb bear of a man, am brought to tears through the physical, mental and emotional anguish that I experience every day of my life... I get no help. I've thought about using our gopro to record a few days of my life and sending it to whoever is responsible for this "epidemic" scare and letting them witness first hand, what I go through. Its not just the physical pain. The look on my little boys face when I cant get up to play outside. Cant pick him up and hug him after he gets a star on his assignments. Missing my 13 year old choir practice because I cant drive 45 minutes to his school, let alone sit in a bleacher for an hour without wanting to die. The look of disappointment when I tell my wife that I cant break her back again because I have shooting pains from head to toe. My entire family's lives have changed right alone with my own. There are days when I have to walk around and ask each one for help trying my shoes and see who is the least upset about having to do it again. This whole thing is just ridiculous. Everything is abused. EVERYTHING! Dont tell me the only way to solve an issue is by making the ones that desperately need help, suffer. Everyone, including themselves, know good and God damn well that if they were going through this, they'd pull strings to get the script they need. Because it doesn't matter until its happening to them or their loved ones.
Not going to happen , Ever since those people when from New York to FLA & got pain meds Then sold them to others who just wanted to get high then people from down south Started doing the same thing , Then it set it off 4 Ever Now people who need pain med can't get the & now Doctors have been Brain washed so we are All Fu(ked Now , Not Enough methadone clinics Yet 1s that will take INC , UH Vat To Do what to do ? Rob a bank ,A Rx What ?
At night I cry - It’s a whimper in the day, my dr told me the DEA is making him stop my meds- He Has Dropped me To the point where my life is not worth much anymore, I’m alive but not living, I have no options- The white coats and pen pushers have the control...,,,
RSD is so painful I never imagined my lifetime stolen by the government and their pawns. ;( I can’t handle the pain, although I do ... I must.
God forbid any of them get RSD
This is ridiculous, Government regulations have become unbearable. Adults should be able to do what ever they freakin want to do. People that need pain medication to live a productive life should be able to do so. I should be able to take a valium at the end of a long day without the Democrats becoming involved. It's sad that Mexico does not have this problem. Pharmacy's on every corner, no prescription necessary and they dont seem to have this problem. If people cant control their drugs, let them die. There is to many people walking this earth anyway. It's their life, it should be their choice.
THIS IS AGENDA 21 - POPULATION CONTROL - WE ARE BEING MURDERED ON PURPOSE BY THE ESTABLISHMENT - LOOK UP AGENDA 21 - HITLER DID THE SAME THING PRE WWII - TOK ALL THE OLD, SICK, DISABLED AND CHRONICALLY I;LL OFF THEIR PAIN MEDICATIONS - NOW ITS HAPPENING IN AMERICA
I wish they could just tax and sell pain meds like alcohol I mean that seems like a way to benefit most people like your still gonna have some dumbass who wants to take 15 or 20 pills and mix them with alcohol and end up dead but we can't ban kitchen knives because someq dumbass decided to run with one and have the rest of us struggling to cut with a spoon.
I suffer every minute of every day since they took away opiates from me. I'm a cripple without the help they gave. But doctors and the DEA , FDA do not care. People that have chronic pain are being singled out and killed off.
Having suffered from chronic pain for almost 20 years now, I can say with *absolute **_certainty_* that opioid painkillers are *_not_* the answer. While they will give you relief initially (which is why they’re so effective at *acute* pain), your body quickly develops a tolerance and the dose has to go up... this is a never ending cycle. Add to that the *_horrific_* side-effects from the damage wrought on your liver to the withdrawal symptoms and such and they aren’t worth it. I spent nearly 16 years on opioids and after the beginning they did little to dull the pain but had a fearsome control over my life... thankfully I was able to get off of them and now use a variety of *cannabis* products that do an *_infinitely_* better job at making the pain lower (nothing can get rid of the pain), without any of the side-effects previously mentioned. I literally have my life back and am able to be a productive person again... something the opioids robbed me of.
We who actually suffer from chronic pain, are all suffering. We are not abusing these meds. We dont snort, shoot or smoke them. We are just trying to function in life. Our kids suffer because they see us suffering and we are so limited do what we can do. No, dont say we shouldnt have kids then. Not everyone suffered before they had kids. Some of us actually need them. People are commiting suicide because the pain is not like anything one can imagine. "Junkies" who say they dont want to be dope sick and keep using because of it..this is to you. imagine living EVERY DAY sick like that because you cannot have meds. This is the type of life we have when getting out legitimate medication is an issue. Every day is a painful sick battle. You guys use it for fun. We use it to shower. Raise kids. Buy groceries. Do dishes. Every day things. Stop using dope sickness as your excuse to keep getting high.
The cdc, dea, fda war on opioids is a a stupid, bureaucratic, scapegoating, cruel broad brush set of laws to punish doctors and their pain patients for what a minority of abusers do with opioids . This is against International and US constitutional rights and laws .
I know where I live in the state of Connecticut it’s quite easy to get on methadone maintenance
In other states around the country it’s quite hard.
I’ve met so many men and women of all ages who are on methadone maintenance because of the cutbacks in pain management. They are on anywhere from 100 to 300 mg a day of methadone. One lady has been on it for over 10 years. But she isn’t such physical agony the clinic fight to keep her
They know if she were to be sent off due to insurance issues or what have you she would resort to street drugs. And as we all know Heroin is killing people because it’s cut with fentanyl & carfentanyl
I too am a victim of the war on opioid medications. I was being successfully treated for three years for severe chronic pain due to a genetic condition and a botched surgery. With medication, I had at least some quality of life. Now I can barely function. Doctors are so scared of losing their licenses they aren’t prescribing the medications patients like me need to function. Why? Because it’s the “hot topic” in the media. Why are people that have never abused these very necessary medications being punished for the deeds of a minority of assholes that chose to abuse them?? It’s not fair. It’s not ethical or morally right.
Dumb ass power hungry lawyers / government want to control everything ... Lawyers typically overestimate their intellect. Moreover, some jerks equate money with intelligence, as though wealth confers brainpower. I'm just a pathetic research mathematician with a PhD in mathematical physics, having completed a post-doc at UC Berkeley. Many of these lawyers just juggle 'boilerplate,' assuming the 'layman' is unaware of their fraudulent billing practices. My life, though, is actually joyful on a daily basis. Each day presents another opportunity to better understand our amazing universe which is written in the language of mathematics. Physicians are trained to treat illnesses that sadly, may involve intense pain and suffering. Allow physicians to use their expertise without government interference; it is ridiculous to limit opiate doses to so many morphine equivalents. Individuals vary widely in their response to opioid analgesics, and it is the PHYSICIAN'S job to titrate an effective and safe dosing regimen. Most people who are treated for legitimate health issues are unlikely to become addicts. The government should leave the business of treating sick people to medical professionals who have invested years of their lives in their education. The 'War on Drugs' has been lost. In fact, it has simply spread crime and corruption . Look at the effective policies that have been implemented in a number of European countries such as Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, etc. The ' War on Drugs' is yet another pocket liner for criminal syndicates and associated government banditos. I never imagined that our wonderful country would be in such a state of decline in morals, effective social programs to address the many ills that plague our society, including social cohesiveness, meaning closer ties to and empathy for 'other' Americans. Together we stand, divided we fall; divide and conquer. Thanks for reading this rant, but I do feel better. Remember, no matter who you are, you are neither more or less important than anyone else! You are blessed to have been given the gift of your existence, the ability to experience the universe which attains self - awareness through our amazing appearance in the universe; the delicate balance of physical laws somehow allowed the miracle of consciousness. We consist of stardust. Hate is learned and originated from the ego; we are born without hatred. We are alive for just an instant; love yourself and love others even more ... Namaste
See I'm also a chronic pain patient on opiods and I'm only 26. I'm going through the same thing as this woman. They don't care what they are doing by taking our meds away, they think it's going to save lives but I can tell you right now its going to take more lives. The people that get cut off are going to go to worse drugs like heroin for pain relief and overdose from taking too much to subside their pain. If the drs are doing their jobs and doing pill counts and drug tests like I have to get every Dr appointment there should be no reason they should have to cut us chronic pain patients off that aren't abusing their scripts. If its managed like it should be by the doctors then I just don't see why they have to take them away! 😔 I pray for everyone else in the same situation as me and this woman. Its only a matter of time before mine are gone along with my quality of life. 😔
A lot of people are just ending their lives and it's so sad because they just can't live with the pain anymore. I have a few friends here in Ohio that have either tried or contemplated suicide because of the pain, yet Ohio has outlawed even CBD OIL. I think we need to turn more to farmalogical rather than Pharmacological.
As a documented patient with severe degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis, I am TERRIFIED of the so-called war on opioids. I would contemplate suicide without lawfully taken pain meds. I use heat, cold, exercise, PT, and other modalities first and alongside the meds but CANNOT do without them. Does society seriously WANT more disabled people or more functional people?
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This over reaction to treat all pain patients like drug addicts is disgusting..When are people gonna realize drug addicts will do anything to get high and to let the actions of drug addicts dictate the laws for everyone is madness. The government is so worried about addiction that they're willing to let people rive in pain with a destroyed quality of life. Meanwhile addicts just switch to heroin, So they're only hurting the actual people in pain while booting heroin sales.
I don't understand why the DEA is involved with what the doctors have to say it is a struggle when you are in so much pain I have 10 and a half screws two rods three spaces in the cage I can barely walk they told me I need full moon screws put in my back my back is falling apart they are going to put me in a wheelchair the pain I'm in is incredible if they take my pain medicine away what is the point of living I can't take the pain without my medicine they need to mind their own business the DEA they need to worry about the alcohol abuse the heroin abuse the methadone abuse go after them people not the people that need their medicine to survive it is none of their business
I’m with you hun!! I’ve been on pain meds since my mining accident when I was 23 yrs old. I’ve done all the physio pre-op all pain reducing without opioids to the point if surgery. Unfortunately in my case my surgery turned out ineffective and subsequently a failure. Pain levels skyrocketed and I was told there would be nothing left to do to help me than to simply try and keep me comfortable. Well over several years of ‘experimentation ‘ of different types and strengths of meds the drs. and I found what works best for me and determined which are detrimental to my overall health and well-being. All that said, I went on for many many years with some quality of life..not totally pain free mind you, but one I could live with. Recently my pain dr. retired from practice amid all this ‘opioid crisis hoopla’ and this is where my accident, my pain and all that goes with it went from bad to simply unimaginable!! Everywhere I go I keep hearing this same old broken record over and over..”you don’t have the pain warranting these meds”...”oh, we no longer prescribe those meds”...”you must find a dr. who will prescribe them but you likely won’t “....and so on and so forth. Meanwhile my medication refill date is getting closer and closer. One month I found a nurse practitioner that helped but she was a temp. out of Toronto...then find a dr. that told me all my tests will be have to be redone and I’ll be receiving my meds at least till then..this I found to be untrue immediately as they were cut 35% in one shot!! My pain levels have now shot back up to almost pre-surgery levels. My daily life has gone from productive to mostly unbearable. I cannot even do the daily and basic house chores I normally do. Why do I and so many others suffer like this in such extreme pain because of a ‘crisis’ that has nothing to do with me! I never once used ‘street drugs’ or heroin or any such thing...I have never ‘double-doctored’ or sought out medication illicitly. All I want is to live out my life with some sort of dignity and with a quality afforded so many regular people in this country..not to be looked down upon like some sort of criminal or blight on society today. I help people when and where I can..I spend my money in my local businesses and I am at this time not a drain on society..I don’t want these things to change, but if there is not some sort of policy change enabling chronic pain sufferers to get the relief they require I’m sorry to say that this “opioid crisis” will have another major contributor to it as people by enlarge will not suffer or be left to suffer. They will be forced to break their own principles and seek out relief or in some cases sadly the alternative..the permanent pain killer.
There should be no person in today’s advanced society that will be left to suffer the indignity of chronic pain and all that goes with it. ✊THERE MUST BE CHANGE MADE IN OR BY GOVERNMENT IN THIS ALTERNATE CRISIS AND THIS MUST COME IMMEDIATELY BEFORE MORE AVERAGE INNOCENT PEOPLE SUFFER AND/OR DIE!! ✊
People saying that their doctors aren't following the Hippocratic oath because they won't prescribe them opiates clearly don't understand the drug. Opiates are actively harmful over extended periods, doctors cannot prescribe them long term because that is actively harming the patient. That is a violation of the Hippocratic oath. Having chronic pain doesn't mean you aren't abusing a drug when you take it in a way that it wasn't intended to be used in an unhealthy way.
I have chronic pain. Opiates should NEVER be used as a long term pain medication. They aren't designed for long term use. I can understand why other people with chronic pain might think it's okay, but if you have a medical background/understand the pharmacology of opiate analgesics you'll understand why they shouldn't be used except for short term stints. Your pain is legitimate, but it is not an appropriate or legitimate reason to take opiates for an extended period of time.
Her pain is so bad she has to have "gentle hugs" from her kids? Yeah right. How about when she was getting screwed to make those kids? Lol I bet she was in no pain then lol. Did he have to give her a "gentle fuck" ? Lol.
Stupid tattoos. Aside from this, I feel for her.
Whomever/whatever agency (DEA, FDA, etc) is behind this supply/demand opioid scam (which is a consequence of the supposed current 'opioid epidemic'), needs to be investigated.
*There are REAL patients in REAL pain paying the consequences of the actions of drug addicts!*
*THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT!*
Thanks you fucking dope head mother fuckers!!!!!! The stupid illiterate usually younger idiots taking fist fulls of these medications just to get fucking high have ruined the lives of many chronic pain sufferers myself included. I’ve had to take drastic measures to get some relief by going to a Suboxone clinic and basically telling the I’m a drug addict which I’M NOT just so I can get Suboxone which takes the edge off and somewhat keeps me from wanting to blow my head off. Now every time I have to go to this clinic I have to be around the idiots that caused all these new regulations of my once great working pain meds. When I was getting my pain meds I was at least able to work now I can’t. It takes every once of energy I have not to go off on these idiot dope heads at this clinic. My counselor said I needed to do meetings and I had to tell her at that point the real reason I’m there and she wasn’t to happy but soon realized I was in the right. I’m suffering with chronic pain from back surgeries from car accident and falling off the scaffolding plus I’ve been dealing with Round Cell Liposarcoma since 2010 which will eventually kill me. It’s a rare cancer that most don’t even no how to treat. NONE of my doctors will prescribed pain medications anymore and now that I’m going to A Suboxone clinic that makes it even worse because now my fn doctors think I’m a drug addict. Lmao!!!! It’s getting to a point now where I’m buying mass quantities of poppy seeds and working on a substitute to ease my pain. I won’t say anymore about that but it’s ridiculous that us actual pain sufferers have to go through this. Thanks drug addict s and United States freaking government!!!
DEA has NO BUSINESS interfering with doctors/ patients medical care. Junkies get high any way they're only hurting tha most vulnerable. There arr inherent risks in all drugs but opiates are some of tha safest and by far most effective for pain. Fuck tha DEA and fuck this war on (people) drugs.
that was the plan, to threaten doctors so they feared giving pain medication so people would go to the streets where they will either die or get busted in which they get convicted and jail time. that was the plan.
I feel for her as I understand her. I have had a couple of failed back surgery, the first one they actually had to cut the bones that connects my tailbone to my spine because the bones never aligned right when I was growing in my mothers womb. They cut it then put it back together with rods and plates, I basically have had my whole lower lumbar redone with cadaver bones too.
I have been on the same medication for 3 years, I tried to lower my dosage but it didn’t work, but I have never increased my dose. In July Walmart stopped dealing with pain management in our area, so I have went to numerous other places just to be turned away. We found a small pharmacy that has helped us and many others dealing with chronic pain, but just this month she said she won’t have enough to fill most of her patients subscriptions, the DEA is only allowing her to get so many pain pills a month.
We have no clue what we are going to do now. This is just horrible, they are gonna cause so much damage to the people who really need these meds to survive. We have already heard of a few people taking their life because that can’t take the pain, oh let’s not forget the people who go to the street to find drugs to help them now. This is pathetic!!
I got stabbed 8x saving someone who was getting murdered. I couldnt walk for over a year until i got oxy off of the streets,it helped me so so much ,it allowed me to get up and strengthen my body without collapsing in unbearable pain that left me in tears ,DAILY!. I finally got better but then was hooked,as i was taking what was available and not what i needed,so i kinda helped and fucked myself. I needed help and they just left me to rot in bed. Im thankful i found what i did. I stand 6,1' at 195 lbs and went down to 140 lbs, if i didnt get up i would have lost ALL OF MY MUSCLE. SO FUCK DOCTORS,FUCK THE GOVT ,FUCK EVERYBODY who thinks they know what ppl are going through. I never did any of that shit for recreational purposes. I hated how i felt,but it got me up and gave me my life back. Im a single dad of 2, wtf you think would have happened to my babies if i didnt DO something. Theyd die of hunger.
I truly deeply have an unforgivable hate for all the doctors who refused to help me.
This was done 2 years ago.. how about an update to show how much more abused chronic pain and cancer patients are now with continued attacks on us from the Government, forcing this on the most vulnerable law abiding patients. Maybe trump should educate himself before he has the government play Doctor. Help the addicts ..leave the pain patients alone. Go after the real criminals that manufacturer herion and illegal fentynl. ...but that wouldn't get him votes , corrupted believe me , sad sad sad.
I too have chronic pain , so to keep morons from o d ing , the people who aren't suffering , decide to let me eat a gun barrel when I can't stand it anymore .no one should be allowed to vote any laws in, that effect us until after we break their backs, only then should their vote count.I get absolutely no high from my meds, just slight relief . believe me, any ease in pain is priceless . I tried medical marijuana, all I got was a god awful buzz, im not looking for a buzz, just relief .pain meds have to be used properly . if you take too much they quit working bc your body stops producing its own pain relief .so, I usually take it 3 days and then don't take it for 3 days, then repeat. you can't keep druggies from getting high,so stop punishing us bc they're stupid .
I praying for you. My started at 31. Now taking so much over counter has destroyed my body and life. I Know how it feels to want to guit, but you can never do that. Our goal is to be there for our children. Much much love to you 🌷
Typical government who knows nothing about nothing. All they care about is saving money and the groups who pressure them. The government knows nothing except what they pay someone to tell them. There is no doubt a drug problem. But it is not from the pain killers. It is people who are already addicted from their own bad choices in life. They choose, just like everything else they do in life, to be irresponsible with the medication prescribed to them. I have had two back surgeries. My doctor manages my pain through medications. I have been on them for over three years. Not a single time have he ever prescribed me more than was necessary. I am responsible and manage them the way they should be. I am at the point where I cannot work or function without them because my back and joints hurt. And I am suppose to stop having relief from chronic pain because of some junkies, the government, and special interest groups? I work in health care. It comes down to personal responsibility, and doctors who manage care, not prescribe and push away. So sick of good people being blamed and have to suffer because of the dead beat entitled piece of trash who live in society looking for their next high. These people come in already addicted before they get pain killers. The government is too stupid to understand that.
NO ONE CARES ABOUT US- WE ARE VIEWED AS CRIMINALS, LESS THAN HUMAN, FOR HAVING A SEVERE CHRONIC PAIN SICKNESS, AND SO THE SO CALLED UNITED STATES & STATE GOVERNMENT PEOPLE GLADLY SEE IT AS OKAY TO TORTURE US, TAKE THE LIFE SAVING MORPHINE MEDICINE FROM US (a demented envy they have based on ignorance to it all), AND IF WE COMMIT SUICIDE THEY VIEW IT AS ALL THE BETTER FOR THEIR SO CALLED UNITED STATES!
I'm in the crossfire of this bullshit excuse for an epidemic myself. All was cool until the nurse practitioner split for a better position and her replacement thinks my fucking MRI results that CLEARLY indicates a 3.5mm disc extrusion @ the L4 & L5 is somehow now invalid. Like maybe the results were just joking around???
This politicians are so fucked in this country. They shined a light that made this non problem a fucking problem.. SERIOUSLY.. the amount of ppl od ing was always the same until the news started killing ppl with their overblown reports.. same goes for heroin over doses.. always about the same until the news taught ppl that heroin was cheaper.. THAT'S THE TRUTH... LOOK IT UP!
I feel exactly what this lady feels (emotionally). I was a nyc firefighter and was severely injured when the south tower collapsed. Long story short. I served all 22 years and retired. Now that I’m of no more use to the government or and collecting a pension that I fuckin earned every dime I get. Every month when I try to get my pain medications filled I’m treated like I’m a fuckin criminal because of my age. I remember all that “we will never forget” bullshit that everyone used to say. Well guess what America !!! What about the retired and sick civilians as well as members of service who respond and did their jobs that day trying to help and protect the lives of everyone impacted by the actions that took place that horrible day. ???that without their daily opioid medications they are confined to a wheelchair at age 46 because it’s too painful to ambulate without them??? Fuck then right??? They’ll be dead soon anyway right??? It’s ok just admit it!!! We already know the answer anyway. Thanks a lot to everyone who believes in this bullshit “opioid epidemic” y’all took it so far that sick people get to spend the last years of their lives in agony and confined to their house.
You must have been lobotomized!
I had an epidural/peridural abscess from a back surgery! The infection scarred my epidural space, ate through the dural sac and scarred my spinal cord!
Oh!, but you say it's my diet! Your IQ must be about 86! I'll be showing your comment to my dual board certified pain management doctor next time I see him. He'll get the same eye roll laugh 😂 I got from your comment!
BTW I get all the pain medication I need to control my pain because I'm in severe pain because my spinal cord has scar tissue rubbing on as I breathe. I'd like to be able to hold you down and rub 10 grit sander paper on your spinal cord and tell you it's all in your diet...
You must smoke alot of crack!
Try an epidural or peridural abscess on for size and tell us all how opiates don't do much for pain!
News Flash Mr. 86 IQ! If you're in severe pain you don't get high on your meds dipshit!!! Only people in little to no pain get a euphoric effect on narcotic analgesics you inbreed moron...
8.5 million people die worldwide as a direct result of ciggarettes,over 300 billion dollars is spent on illnesses due to ciggarettes alone each year in the U.S and alcohol is not far behind at 249 billion dollars per year with well over a million deaths per year in the U.S , world wide the cost is over a trillion usd and roughly 10 million deaths between these 2 drugs yet we must get rid of opiates, WTF??? the old men making these laws must not be getting big enough kick backs by big pharma , there can be no other reason, the number of deaths and overdoses per year due to legal opiates is miniscule compared to that of ciggarettes and alcohol. If the Government said they were going to limit or ban ciggarettes and alcohol all hell would break loose, we already know what happened during prohibition , add ciggarettes to that and Americans would overthrow the government. Take my pain meds away and I'm heading to my nearest heroin dealer because without them I would have no quality of life, I was a fire fighter medic for Detroit and suffered many injuries including a gun shot wound to the face and I'm a head and neck cancer survivor, I can't get out of bed without taking my pain meds and like most chronic pain patients I don't abuse my meds because if I did then I would run out early and have to suffer until I could get a refill, take away pain meds for those of us who have severe chronic pain and you take away our lives.
Yup white nationalist yes.... Do agree with ignorantly punishing pain patients ...NO
I have AS
Ankylosing spondylitis.... I got gel packs fentanyl .... It worked so well I could go back to work and take care of my family had no issues...
They discontinued it and my life has fucking sucked ever since. Because heroin addicts some how got a hold of the meds and injected the gel...
All I can say is fuck them....real hard go hop in the oven...people like us didn't get a choice they diseases picked us...drug addicts picked to take these drugs with no reason or rhyme. We no matter if we like or not don't get a choice. Its either suffer or live a productive life. I hate having to take this shit honestly but I get some of my life back at least..
There are things worse than death that I have come to know.
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