I am not that poster but as I have written I just saw a different doctor in my GP's office where they write my scripts. He has said he feels worried about being monitored and therefore gave me less then anyone over the last 30 years. What I read here is one or two people who have not experienced this, either for themselves or others in pain, and therefore have decided that your experience should be extrapolated out to everyone else in pain. I rarely express annoyance at what [people wrie on these sites but what I read here is a lot of negativity and presumptions about what other patients experience.View Thread
You know what the petition was orderly and factual given word count and character count. I am tired of the complaints about the way the petition was drafted. It was drafted for expediency in reading and in making it readable and over 2000 people have signed so they had no problem whatsoever with the way ot was phrased. Better to take action then to just sit on a website and kvetch about the way the petition was written. I have no problem discussing the issue. I do however have a problem when the complaint has been addressed innumerable times (as to the wording of the petition).View Thread
I am on controlled med and see doc every 6 mths. As per the DEA and its intrusion into the medical consulting office, it should not be for the government to decide how often I should see my doc. period.View Thread
I have not been reading all the posts but the ones I did read never said the DEA requires monthly urine tests or that the DEA requires the tests. Doctors are having patients do this and sign opiate contracts, often because of the fear of the DEA and the media scrae of paiin med "epidemic" which has never been clarified as to how much of the abuse is related to patients using their prescriptions properly vs illegal use of the drugs. I have had chronic facial pain for 30 years. I do not use long acting, I use mine as needed which can be 3 in 2 hours when I am using my eyes which is where most of my pain is now, or not useone for many hours if I am not doing any eyework. I am not sure where or why you have decided what the best way ois for doctors to give out their meds or the type of meds they give. Hopefully the pain cause is defined but that often does not change the need for opiods. Unless you are a doctor or pharmacist I personally find it inappropriate for you to tell ys how our doctors should be prescribing.View Thread
Agin there are word and character count limits. What was suggested here was essentially a treatuse. That is not how one writes a petition. You are wrong about the DEA. If you dont like the petition, dont like how it was written, then your o[tion is not to sign. I never expected to get into debate about this issue and petition. You dont like the way it is written then you need to write your own but you also need to do your homework about the dea tentacles. That being said, I am out of the debate and argument. Thank you for an interesting conversation.View Thread
For some reason you are disregarding the DEA and its federal actions that have been changed the way doctors can and are prescribing. The petition is in the right place. It is federal and if enough signatures, which will probably not happen as you need a very large community to gather 25,000, it goes before the White House. I am afraid that, of the people and communities to which I belong, you are in the minority in believeing the DEA has nothing to do with the changes made that has caused havoc for many, patients and doctors alie (and anecdotally I lost a physician because he lost his license to write for narcotic meds. The reason appeared to be because he was trying to help patients and the DEA,and state, decided he was writing for too much. It isnot the government's job to treat me, it is my doctor's. Google DEA and you will find the changes made recently. (My pain involves the eye so I can not so that resrearch for you) If you dont want to sign that is fine. I am surprised that there is such negativity to someone;s attempt to try andmake a difference relative to an issue that effects us all in pain,View Thread
Again your statement about "a lot of addicts having trouble getting their meds from doctors" indicates you really are uninformed about chronic pain patients and opiods. Statistics repeatedly show most pain patients DO NOT get addicted. They may become physically depoendent, that is a very different thing. It is this lack of understanding that has helped to make things even more difficult for those with CIP, not differentiating between the "epidemic" and where those drugs come from and instead putting on the pain community, docs and patients.View Thread
Lori, That is why I started the petition. It is not just state gov't but fed thru DEA. I have never had to do the urine testing etc, maybe because it is only codeine, but we are patients. That presupposes we are felons, untrustworthy, and lying about our pain. If a patient proves themselves untrustworthy then yes they should be reauired to do these things but a medical relationship is based on trust. How do I trust a doctor that says from my first appointment, "I have to assume I cannot trust you."View Thread
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