Tara McMan
Tara McMan

Sad that there are many in health care that view most who use opiate pain meds legitimately as less than honorable. I have personally seen fellow nurses dismiss a patients pain as THEY did not believe the patients report to be "accurate". Its not up to Nurses, Pharmacy employees to determine. It is between the PATIENT and the Hopefully treating appropriately physician. DEFINITELY not up to a NON MEDICALLY TRAINED elected "official" to determine appropriate treatment for a foot fungus let...

Sad that there are many in health care that view most who use opiate pain meds legitimately as less than honorable. I have personally seen fellow nurses dismiss a patients pain as THEY did not believe the patients report to be "accurate". Its not up to Nurses, Pharmacy employees to determine. It is between the PATIENT and the Hopefully treating appropriately physician. DEFINITELY not up to a NON MEDICALLY TRAINED elected "official" to determine appropriate treatment for a foot fungus let alone PAIN. Not up to the think they know everything masses either. Keep to what they are TRAINED for. We don't see politicians or strangers questioning and passing laws against CHEMO TREATMENTS!

Joann McCarthy Jordan
Joann McCarthy Jordan
  • Tara McMan

absolutely true---we dont need regulations and guidelines we need governement out of our health care--i cant get a dr to take me even when taking new pts wont take me --dont even know me--when i call they ask if u r a chronic pt or sometimes a chronic pain pt--if u say yes they wont take u in as a patient----severe pain daily multiple issues--we all deserve trtmnt for these horrible diseases---let our drs treat on an individual basis--this is why ppl want the government out of our decisions...

absolutely true---we dont need regulations and guidelines we need governement out of our health care--i cant get a dr to take me even when taking new pts wont take me --dont even know me--when i call they ask if u r a chronic pt or sometimes a chronic pain pt--if u say yes they wont take u in as a patient----severe pain daily multiple issues--we all deserve trtmnt for these horrible diseases---let our drs treat on an individual basis--this is why ppl want the government out of our decisions due to the care it denies us and we suffer daily with no llife

Tara McMan
Tara McMan
  • Tara McMan

17 years of standing by my husbands struggle and I know exactly what you mean. There are too many cooks in this soup, too many dead ends and there is just so much that the govt needs to keep the hell out of. Even the smartest of people dont know EVERYTHING. Sorry that there are so many that struggle. Those of us who are "healthy" there are some of us that stand with you and fight or your cause, that I think is important for those who are struggling with this or any illness to know. There...

17 years of standing by my husbands struggle and I know exactly what you mean. There are too many cooks in this soup, too many dead ends and there is just so much that the govt needs to keep the hell out of. Even the smartest of people dont know EVERYTHING. Sorry that there are so many that struggle. Those of us who are "healthy" there are some of us that stand with you and fight or your cause, that I think is important for those who are struggling with this or any illness to know. There arent nearly enough of us out there I am afraid, but we are there.

Bandita Tonya
Bandita Tonya

I understand this issue since my dr refuses to refill my pain meds due to influence by insurance company. My quality of life is suffering but I push on because I have to.

Lucia Greene
Lucia Greene
  • Bandita Tonya

Bandits, wow,you're coming through loud and clear.

Sherry Hyman
Sherry Hyman

We who suffer from fibromyalgia and other chronic, invisible pain conditions desperately need understanding! We live with pain each and every day of our lives. Please make sure that patients with chronic pain have the right to adequate pain management, it’s important it can improve our quality of life! We deserve to be treated fairly! Thank you!

Kathy Phillips
Kathy Phillips
  • Sherry Hyman

Hi Sherry,just read your comment and can relate so much.You explained the way I feel everyday.I felt alone with this because no believes fibromyalgia is even a condition.Some doctors have said I have it but then some don't.The doctors won't give me anything for pain.The over the counter meds do nothing but hurt my stomach.I am at my wits end with this.I am 61 and hate everyday that I wake.Nothing is important or worth this and to think I will only get worse till the end is no comfort.I hope that something changes for us soon.Kathy

Lucia Greene
Lucia Greene
  • Sherry Hyman

Kathy, their are good people out there in the medical community. If you feel he/she is listening and taking steps see hoe it goes. If it seems he isn't, talk to friends who cam recommend

Marie Paduano Wilczynski

I had severe chronic pain from peripheral neropathy for a few years. I started drinking Aloe Vera Juice as of Mothers Day this year. I drink it everyday in my juice drink and all of the inflammation is gone, which as you know causes the pain. I also have Facet joint disease, however, I do not take any kind of pain medications at all and no longer go for injections in my lumbar spine. It is not a complete cure, but it sure helped me a lot. I buy it in Walmart for $7.44 a gallon, which lasts about 2 to 3 months.

Kirsta Ifkovic
Kirsta Ifkovic
  • Marie Paduano Wilczynski

Do you know if this will help people w/ arthritis?

Fran Gardzina
Fran Gardzina
  • Marie Paduano Wilczynski

I have the same question ? cant hurt to try, mine is osteoarthritis with inflamation

Rick Ogletree
Rick Ogletree

I have suffered Fibromyalgia and Degenerative Disc Disease for over 20 years. It has been a struggle to even get the right treatment or any treatment for that matter for probably 15 of those 20+ years. It is so hard for people to understand, including loved ones, as to how someone who appears to be healthy, is struggling to get through every day. Without my meds, pain medications included, I would not be able to work day in, day out. I am a strong man, and have been conditioned to accept...

I have suffered Fibromyalgia and Degenerative Disc Disease for over 20 years. It has been a struggle to even get the right treatment or any treatment for that matter for probably 15 of those 20+ years. It is so hard for people to understand, including loved ones, as to how someone who appears to be healthy, is struggling to get through every day. Without my meds, pain medications included, I would not be able to work day in, day out. I am a strong man, and have been conditioned to accept pain to a degree, but constant 24/7 pain is different. It begins to work on the mind, and before long, along with the pain you are suffering from depression, along with anxiety issues. Currently my state is requiring me to take a urinalysis test every 3 months to see if I am taking my pain medications as I should. To make sure I am not abusing them or selling them. The first test cost me $1200.00, I am currrently without insurance. There is no way I can afford to keep this up. This may force me to medicate illegally myself, so what is the State accomplishing. I wish the Federal government would get on board and legalize medical marijuana along with clearing up the use of Opoids in pain management. If they would quit taking money from the Forest industry lobbyists and along with the money funneled by illegal growers, they might consider it. The whole time they talk about "Gateway Drug", they leave the most powerful of all gateway drugs perfectly legal, and that's alcohol. Makes no sense to me, but I will do whatever it takes to recieve relief from this pain.

Jacqueline Colvin-Inch
Jacqueline Colvin-Inch

Two husbands, two sisters, one brother, one best friend have suffered from chronic pain for over a decade. It is only been since the 1900's opiates were even regulated. It's all about the bottom line..$$$ and legislating other's morals. Pharmaceutical companies, FDA, DEA all know what's best for us now!

Denise K Monteilh
Denise K Monteilh

I have chronic, intractble pain due to multiplecauses and am in a wheelchair now.i am fortunate to have a dr, that trets my pain and I do not abuse mt medication.i never run out or use more than what is prescribed, I am pysically addicted, but not pyschologicallt addicted, I also get bo buzz or euphoria..just pain relief.

Adrian Stock
Adrian Stock

I think we need to go much, much farther than just this. I'm sorry but big pharma wields a lot of power, and we need new and MUCH more effective treatments for pain than what our current stone age medicine offers us. I can take enough morphine to kill a herd of elephants, and there is not one iota of exaggeration in that statement. We need better medical practices, and a more focus on holistic care. Diet alone would do so much for the treatment of pain. I refuse to let my diseases take...

I think we need to go much, much farther than just this. I'm sorry but big pharma wields a lot of power, and we need new and MUCH more effective treatments for pain than what our current stone age medicine offers us. I can take enough morphine to kill a herd of elephants, and there is not one iota of exaggeration in that statement. We need better medical practices, and a more focus on holistic care. Diet alone would do so much for the treatment of pain. I refuse to let my diseases take any time I have left from being with my Son. I will not allow it.

Linda Hull
Linda Hull

This affects people dying of cancer requiring them to have tfrom their sick bed go into a doctors office every month to get their pain medications refilled as federal law now prohibits a doctor from giving refills to anyone on opiate type pain medications.

Diane Caldwell Adcox
Diane Caldwell Adcox

To all of my friends. PLEASE sign this petition if you have not already. Thanks!

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