CHRONIC PAIN QUESTIONS FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS #VAUEMC

A member of Veterans And Americans United for Equality in Medical Care posed the following questions, which I thought were worthy of some attention  There are some VERY good questions here.

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Are any real drug addicts no longer abusing drugs with these policies because we know that Prohibition does not work?If you take away a drug addicts drug of choice, in this case pills, they will turn to whatever they can find. Those are fact! The country is so concerned over the raise in heroin addiction and you will find, that the raise is directly connected to these policies as they will and are turning to heroin and now our government is supporting the Drug Cartels who will get a drug addict anything they want just as the “Mob’s” did for alcohol. Did we learn nothing from history?

Why is the life of a drug addict more important than the lives of those who are in pain? This is about quality of life, a life that is worth living. Suicides are on the raise and will continue when that life is not worth living.

Why are politicians acting as doctors in the decisions of what is the best way to treat us?

Mothers can no longer care for their children and bread winners no longer able to support their families. Who is going to pay for that care and where will that money come from? Who is going to care for those like myself who strive to stay independent and live within the boundaries of our disabilities but can no longer do so without the pain relief we need?

Health Care in this country is going to fail under these policies and it must when doctors refuse to take on patients who are in pain, clinic are closing and good doctors can no longer treat their patients in the way they know is best without fear of prosecution? Who are they going to blame for this? Obama Care? Someone must be blamed for the failure of our health care system to deal with those who are in pain.

Chronic Pain is a disability and we are being discriminated against because of those who will and do abuse drugs just like any religion or race who is discriminated against because of the actions of a few. We need someone to stand for us, talk about us, do something for us in this losing war on drugs.

We are told that 13% of Veteran’s abuse drugs but what about the 87% who need relief from pain and now can’t get that relief? Chronic Pain can and does kill and those who can no longer deal with a life in pain 24/7 will take their own lives and Veterans are the most vulnerable after the horrors of war. America makes these Veterans and makes the pain they now live with and yet we are turning our backs on them and telling them there is nothing we can do for the pain they are in.

Why aren’t pain patients given the same rights as others to decide what is the best care for their problems? Politics needs to stay out of our relationship between our doctors and the care we need.

Please do your jobs, do it right, look into the problems these policies are making that no one will talk about because of the fear of supporting drug addicts but we are NOT drug addicts, we are patients who need help.

Please look into the politics of all of this as we know the reasons behind this attack on pain medications after losing the war on Marijuana, which will become legal in this country, in order to validate their existence and the billions of dollars wasted in this losing war on drugs are now attacking those who are in pain. Look into the big pharmacies and the fight against them and yes, they need to be held responsible for never finding cures but only drugs that mask the symptoms to make more money but taking all of this out on those who’s only sin is that they are in pain, is not the right way to fight any of these injustices.

Please, think of the quality of life of those who are suffering in pain and think of your families, your parents, your children and how you would feel if they were suffering in pain and told there is nothing that can be done.

Help us, help the millions of American’s both Veterans and civilians alike who are actually being tortured because of these policies. Please look at all sides of this war on drugs and the dangers of drug abuse but remember, there are millions of us who need relief from our pain. They can’t fix the problems, can’t give us what we need to live with any kind of quality of life without the pain medications that are available so why are they torturing us?

 

4 thoughts on “CHRONIC PAIN QUESTIONS FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS #VAUEMC

  1. I believe it has something to do with the U.S. Drug czar . He is a recovered addict from alcohol abuse . So my opinion is that he feels every one who uses any kind of Drug is an addict . I also believe he is behind the push for the DEA not to reschedule Cannabis and the reschedule of kratom . All the federal agencies hold hands and back each other . They are suppose to work for us but we are their slaves . The War on Drugs needs to end .

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  2. George you are 100% correct and then some. The CDC guidelines are for PCP’S not for pain management yet, they all seem to use them. I see nothing in there that states the amount of pills that one is allowed to prescribe. People need to be looking at the rebutting of these facts they’ve created with the DEA because they’ve lost the war on drugs. They’re many websites that come to mind & list ALL RX DEATHS & OPIOID DEATHS 2010 NOTHING ABOUT HEROIN DEATHS & THAN IN 2014 THEY LIST OPIOID RELATED DEATHS & HEROIN RELATED DEATHS, WHAT HAPPENED DID NO ONE DIE OF RX DEATHS IN 2014 OR HEROIN DEATHS IN 2010? Theres a lot of data the CDC intentionally left out of their guidelines. When one searches you can find a lot of statistics but, not the number they’ve come up with. It seems since Heroin is an opioid they’ve lumped it together with opioids. A LOT OF DEATHS RELATED TO RX’S CAN BE FROM ANYTHING PRESCRIBED INCLUDING MELOXICAM, DIABETIC DRUGS, HEART RELATED MEDICINES ECT… THE DEA USING EMERGENCY POWERS TO SCHEDULE KRATOM AS A SCHEDULE I DRUG IS ABSURD & IT’S BEEN FOUND TO HAVE BEEN USED IN OUR SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS SINCE 2008. The American Kratom Association fought back quick & hard and now have congressman who are willing to take on the DEA to stop it from scheduling it as they’ve already received federally funded money to do studies. We all know like cannabis once it’s a schedule I, no further studies can be done yet, the DEA is now allowing Big Pharma to do studies on marijuana, so we knows who’s got their hands in the pockets of the DEA. For many years the DEA’s turned their attention to a War on Doctors as they lost the War on Drugs.

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