Never Surrender , Never Stop Fighting For Others !

I founded this website after I was shot on duty 31/2  years ago, but I had been living in Chronic Pain since 1996 when from a Prison Attack where I had 7 individuals kicking the crap out of me until my right hand was crushed. I found working in Law Enforcement and EMS came with a toll to ones body over the years. I had never heard of a Pain Management Doctor in the late 1990′s not until 2001. Up til then what pain control I could find was minimal and poor at best, my guess is the doctors just had no training in the Now Specialized field of Pain Management. Even in 2017 our Medical Students are not receiving the hours needed in how to control Chronic Pain especially when in a Hospital setting. Look 99.9% of people who enter Medical School have great intentions but if not given the education and freedom by certain Government Agencies to practice medicine in Good Faith honoring the Sacred Oath we medical professionals take The Hippocratic Oath and one thing I always remembered was these 3 words “DO NO HARM” So let us visit the present day and situation or the State of Chronic Pain in America as it stands this moment. First did you know the number one reason for anyone of us to visit our primary care provider was for “Discomfort and or Pain” According to a Mayo Clinic Study in 2013. Pharmaceutical Companies like Watson, Lilly really to many to list make Billions off of their miracle drugs and to be fair some are. We get overwhelmed with TV Commercials for New Drugs from Diabetes to Skin Disorders can I ask a simple question ? Please tell me the last time we have seen a new Narcotic Medication introduced on Television especially with all the nasty side effects? I can answer probably never !

  Few people know that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved.  Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death. The European Commission estimates that adverse reactions from prescription drugs cause 200,000 deaths; so together, about 328,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe die from prescription drugs each year. The FDA does not acknowledge these facts and instead gathers a small fraction of the cases.

But as far as we can tell (very little research is funded on prescription drugs as a health risk compared to less deadly risks like diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease), millions who take new, patented drugs experience only modest benefits over established drugs. Only a small percent of new drugs provide significant advantages for patients to offset these risks of harm. Independent reviews over the past 35 years have found that only 11 to 15 percent of newly approved drugs have significant clinical advantages over existing, better-known drugs. These contribute to the large medicine chest of effective drugs developed over the decades. But the 85 to 89 percent with little or no clinical advantage flood the market. About four-fifths of the additional $70 billion spent on drugs since 2000 in the U.S. (and another $70 billion abroad) have been spent on these minor new variations rather than on the really innovative drugs.

In a recent decade, between 2002 and 2011, independent reviews by clinical expert teams in France, Canada, and the Netherlands have concluded that only 8 percent of 946 new products were clinically superior, down from 11 to 15 percent in previous decades (see Figure, below). Only 2 were breakthroughs and another 13 represented a real therapeutic advance. I do not make this up myself please refer to this link https://ethics.harvard.edu/blog/new-prescription-drugs-major-health-risk-few-offsetting-advantages

Yet it just and I am sorry to put it in these terms pisses me off that the only drugs we hear about killing people are Pain Killers and the DEA along with many State and other Agencies who make up the rules seem to now want to wage War on Chronic Pain Providers and their patients facts are that there is over 100 Million Americans who suffer from Chronic Pain this very moment in time some take Opioid Medications lets not guess if the pain is bad enough most would take a Narcotic Based Medication to STOP THE PAIN for a while. Acute Pain totally different 5 to 10 days post operative they should be off Narcotic Medication depends on the person.

Today is August 20th 2017 I had a visit with my Primary Care Provider 2 days ago this doctor when I initially moved back to Mississippi after our home was destroyed in a Federal Disaster we showed up my wife and I letter in Good Standing from our previous Pain Management Doctor of almost 5 years with a list of all our medications needed to be refilled and not just controlled drugs either. This doctor did not know my wife nor myself but after 15 min consult she refilled all of our medications including some strong Narcotic Medication without hesitation.

In the words used by the Agencies waging War on Chronic Pain Patients that would be called “Drug Seeking Behavior” according to their closed minds, but people if this is the case then America has a Society are Drug Seeker’s

Sorry back to my Doctors visit on Aug 18th 2017 I was advised due to the sole fact that I am a Chronic Pain Patient who has a very tightly programmed Drug Pump implanted that I was going to be taken off my Anxiety medication that also helps control my Acute P.T.S.D . I asked so your telling I have to make a choice to live in Intractable Chronic Pain along with being in a current RELAPSE of CI PD a very painful and dangerous Neurological Disorder or suffer from 29 years of working around death, trauma and having that medication I have been taking safely without complications just taken away without cause or any abuse issue, my doctors said that’s the way it is. It is a very well known fact that any “Anti Anxiety Medication combined at a safe dosage can actually have multiple benefits as long as the patients take as directed.

The problem is for every 100 awesome doctors out here in America there are 200 Spineless Doctors who forgot that Sacred Oath I mentioned above sad. I know my Primary Care Doctor cares about her patients me included but I remember one day when I offered her a free advertisement on our website under Primary Care Providers she replied due to my website being involved with Chronic Pain Management she did not want her new practice associated with chronic pain. I was expecting another excuse like no I can not take gifts from my patients but to my amazement nope !

Please Speak Up, Be Polite , Keep Your Dignity after all You are the Captain of your Health Care Team and Remember there are far more caring and compassionate doctors of all specialties in medicine than there are Spineless and or Corrupt.

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