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.

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

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

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.

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!

Barbara Johnson
Barbara Johnson

The World Health Organization says pain is whatever the patient says it is and that means not even a patient's physician can interpret whether or not the patient has pain. If a patient has pain, TREAT IT!! Don't doubt them, or categorize them as a drug addict, or drug seeking or crazy because they hurt, just F______g treat them regardless of insurance, regardless of who they love or marry regardless if they are poor or homeless! The National Institute of Health says that more than 70 million Americans have pain. Now take care of it!!

Alisher Taksanov
Alisher Taksanov

I'm too

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