Posted byMiss Poison
Posted onOctober 26, 2014
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Veteran’s Tragic Suicide Note Leaves CNN Host Speechless, Forgive Me This Is Tough
*Yet, I get condemned for stating the obvious. No one should EVER have to feel this way and I agree, the medical community is afraid to treat thanks to the DEA’s fear tactics. I’ve had two of my treating physicians paid visits by them for barely prescribing pain medicine to migraine and pain patients. How is it wrong to give a patient 5 pills because she’s moving to a new state and you don’t want her to end up in the Emergency Room? It is wrong to be a doctor and NOT be able to treat your patients as you see fit. After medical school and completing your residency, you’re licensed to be able to prescribe medication and, most importantly, help people. If you’re being crippled by the government, you might as well NOT go into such immense debt to become a physician.*
Opioid Prescriptions and Headache Patients in Primary Care
“Few things a doctor does are more important than relieving pain. . . pain is soul destroying. No patient should have to endure intense pain unnecessarily. The quality of mercy is essential to the practice of medicine; here, of all places, it should not be strained.” ―Marcia Angell
Professor Pioneered Treatment Of Fibromyalgia
10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor May Not Know About
Some of these might me extremely valid for some people, so I am sharing this. It’s not going to be the case for those of us who are pretty positive as to what caused this illness to make its way into our lives, but if this helps someone, all the better.
Israeli Invention May Spare Visit To Doctor…
Ever since I first heard about this invention earlier in the year, I was quite fascinated by the prospect of it. Factoring in that a standard doctor’s appointment, without insurance, is about $150-$175 in my area, I think this is worth it. Especially for those of us that find it hard to physically get to a doctor’s office due to pain, not to mention the exhaustion and weakness that often accompanies it, or have to commute more than five minutes to a primary care doctor. Some of my doctors are more than an hour away, so this would make a huge difference for me when it pertains to certain things. Anyone else think this is interesting?
I believe the article credit goes to United With Israel.
FDA Restricts Hydrocodones
This just plain pisses me off. I’ve never gotten a bottle of any schedule II medicine with a refill on it. I know not a single doctor that will call it in to the pharmacy for you. You either pick up the script from the doctor’s office as a monthly refill (I had a doctor that wouldn’t even mail it across town to me, because he’d had patients “lose” the scripts too many times or tell him they never received it in the mail. I didn’t feel I should have been treated that way because of other patients, but I let it slide since he took my pain seriously.), or they demand to see you every single month. I don’t have that kind of time. I don’t take Vicodin because it doesn’t work for me, but I know a lot of people that rely on this drug during the worst of their Fibro pain, or other forms of Chronic pain. This is completely unfair to them and even worse, it adds to the stigma that pain patients are drug addicts when generally, that is NOT the case. I’ve been treated like this in the emergency room over a migraine (I did not ask for anything for pain, and yet the nurses were whispering that I “seemed like I was angling for something”. All I asked was for them to call my doctor and have him treat me since he was on staff there, nothing else. He was furious when I told him how they treated me and actually said that they should have given me a shot of morphine and sent me home, especially since I had a history and was a patient being treated year-round for migraines.), and it enraged me, so I only see more irritation in the future if a doctor messes with my medication again.
Are You Telling Your Psychiatrist The Truth?
Lets be honest, not a lot of them really listen or hear us. I don’t recommend telling every single thing to the first doctor you see, I’d wait until you develop a sense of trust and respect first, but don’t withhold anything that could help you get better care. This actually applies to all doctors, really.