Doctors Advocating for Pain Patients

While we’ve been thrown under the bus by most doctors, a few brave souls have been protesting since the unscientific and anti-opioid biased CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines were issued.

Each year, more doctors are speaking up and our medical professional advocates are publishing more and more studies poking holes in the guideline’s methodology and assumptions.

Below, I’ve listed these papers and articles in reverse chronological order so you can see the groundswell of opposition from medical experts (not self-appointed gurus) growing louder each year:  

2018

2017

2016

In March of this year, the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline was released. Most medical professionals remained silent in the face of this atrocity, but a few refused to compromise their medical ethics (and intelligence).

 

11 thoughts on “Doctors Advocating for Pain Patients

  1. Scott Michaels

    Those drs that continue to treat chronic pain patients with opioid medications are true heros! In the face of negative propaganda, an opposing huge majority of ignorant politicians and a DEA that is as knowledgable about opioids and pain management as a dead worm. These drs have been proven to be compassionate, knowledgable and have a huge amount of common sence. They know their disabled patients arent walking the streets at 4am looking so score some dope,they know thier patients arent addicts and because the patients pass every UA test,like 10s of millions of other patients have in the past, the patient dr trust is very strong. This government is punishing pain patients and drs that follow every rule, pass every test and endure the stigma attached to pain patients. At the same rime passing a prison reform bill that will release rhousands of illegal drug sellers and buyers. Basically you can now buy heroin anywhere. The police wont arrest you because they know you will be set free. On the otherhand if you have a legitimate prescription of oxy codone or vicodin, you must go thru a series of checklists. Database to check for dr shopping, using multiple pharmacies, and multiple medications. If u fail one of these a pharmacy wont fill the order. Even if they do, the i surance company gets to join in on the torture. They say no, not covered on no, must have pre authorization, which could take days or weeks.
    Since you must wait until the 29/30th day to refill your medicine, a week of wait time means you run out of medicine,your agonizing crippling pain along with the widthdrawls you get when you suddenly stop opioid therapy and end up in the E.R. WHICH NOW KEEPS YOU THERE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND ONLY OFFERS YOU TYLENOL AND HANDS YOU A BILL FOR $4,000.
    THEY ALSO CODE YOU IN YOUR PERMANANT FILE AS A DRUG SEEKER. YES EVEN THOUGH IT WAS THE SYSTEMS FAULT FOR LETTING YOU RUN OUT OF MEDICINE THEY JUST SONT CARE. HERW IS A SAD EXAMPLE IF HOW THESE TORTUROUS ACTIONS ARE EFFECTING PEOPLE. AN 87 YR OLD TERMINAL CANCER PATIENT LIVING IN A HOSPICE CENTER WAS DENIED OPIOID PAIN MEDICATION. HER LIFE EXPECTANCY WAS APPROXIMATELY 2 MONTHS. SINCE SHE WAS FORCED TO ENDURE THIS INSANE PAIN SHE ONLY LIVED ANOTHER TWO WEEKS.
    WHEN THE DR AND NURSE WERE ASKED WHY DID THEY FORCE NANA TO DIE IN AGONIZING PAIN THEY REPLIED, ” SHE COULD BECOME ADDICTED TO THE MEDICINE AND THAT WOULD BE BAD.”
    WHETHER OR NOT CANCER IS IN THE EQUATION PAIN IS PAIN IS PAIN US PAIN. MAYBE 2% OF CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS WILL ABUSE THIER MEDICATION OR MIX IT WITH BOOZE OR OTHER DRUGS. THAT USUALLY DOESNT LAST ANYWAYS BECAUSE DRS AS IVE SAID MAKE PATIENTS TAKE UA TESTS. IF THEY FAIL ONCE, THEYRE CUT OFF FOR LIFE. IF THAT 2% MAYBE 10% WILL NOW SEARCH THE STREETS AND INTERNET FOR ILLEGAL HEROUN OR FENTANYL. HEY OTHERS JUST STOP OR SWITCH DRUGS. AGAIN COMMON SENCE DICTATES HOW THERE IS NOT NOT NOT A PAIN RELIEVER EPIDEMIC. NOT EVEN HEROIN OR FENTANYL. MILLIONS HAVE DIED FROM ALCOHOL WE DONT SAY THERE IS AN ALCOHOLISM EPIDEMIC.
    IT JUST SADDENS ME THAT THIS COUNTRY COMMENDS DRS FOR TORTURING PAIN PATIENTS, SEES A SUICIDE RATE SKYROCKET WITH OUR WOUNDED VETS, AILING SENIORS AND DISBLED CITIZENS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME OPENS UP HEROIN SAFE INJECTION SITES, TESTS THE HEROIN FOR ANY POISONS AND PAYS FOR REHAB FOOD AND SHELTER. SINCE WHEN IS THE JUNKIE DEMOGRAPHIC HIGHER UP ON THE FOOD CHAIN YHEN THE DEMOGRAPHIC OF PEOPLE THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY ONCE GREAT. PLEASE LOOK UP DR.ANDREW KOLODNEY HE STARTED THIS INSANITY AND CONTINUES TO SPREAD HIS BULL. HE IS THE DIRECTER AT PHOENIX HOUSE HE IS A MAJOR SHAREHOLDER IN A OPIOID DRUG COMPANY TAT MAKES NARCAN AND OTHER WIDTHDRAWL DRUGS.
    HE ALSO CONNED THE CDC INTO GUIDELINES THAT ARE DANGEROUS AND LIFE ENDING. ALL TO GAT MORE CUSTOMERS. I HEARD HE HAD BROUGHT IN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IF BUSINESS AT THE COST OF LITERALLY KILLING THOUSANDS, PUTTING 20MILLION PEOPLE BECK TO BED 24/7 IN CRIPPLING PAIN ONLY HOPING TODAY IS MY LAST DAY ON THE PLANET.
    PLEASE SPREAD TH WORD, PLEASE BOTIFY MAJOR TV STATIONS, RADIO STATIONS AND POLITICIANS THAT WE WILL NOT GIVE UP, WE WILL FIGHT BACK AS LONG AS WE CAN AND WE WILL ALL TAKE TURNS DANCING OF THE GRAVE OF THE KILLER DR MENGELLA OR AS WE K IW HIM AS ANDREW KOLODNEY

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  2. peter jasz

    Incredible.Cowardice. Fear not, you know who you are:

    2016
    ” …In March of this year, the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline was released. Most medical professionals remained silent in the face of this atrocity, but a few refused to compromise their medical ethics (and intelligence).”

    “Most medical professionals remained silent”.

    Indeed.

    Most ? (Care to offer a percentage ?)

    (Medical) “Professionals” ? (More like Medical Cowards. Sickening.)

    And now (in 2018/9), you medical (“professional”) cowards on jumping on the (pro-opiate pain) crusade bandwagon cuz it’s fashionable -or there’s enough of you that you won’t be “pointed out”- as you no doubt witnessed (/heard of/knew of) millions of patients whose lives were inexplicably made far worse (than normal) over the past eight/ten years while far too many resorted to suicide for PAIN relief !!!

    And you “Pro’s” know pain ? What a sad, despicable joke. Shame on all of you cowardly snakes.

    To those of you with backbones (dignity, self-respect, indeed professional credentials) who foresaw the tragedy ready to unfold -and spoke out/fought diligently to avoid/correct- Thank you.

    There always remains hope for mankind when ‘solid’ folk in any/all disciplines step forward in the face of adversity, challenges and potential repercussions because it’s simply the ‘Right Thing to Do.’ That such folk remain in the minority is both a blessing -and curse. Fortunate, in that we have ‘some’ to remain hopeful. A curse, since it clearly appears such honest, fearless dedicated individuals represent the few -not the majority.

    peter jasz

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    1. Zyp Czyk Post author

      Thanks to their cravenly behavior, I have lost all respect for doctors in general.

      I was shocked that they let these new suicide-inducing opioid restrictions pass and made no protest over non-medical people practicing medicine – especially considering how vociferously they defended their exclusive right to “practice medicine” in the face of encroachments by “alternative medicine”, which they also considered quackery just a few years ago.

      If I didn’t have such a good doctor myself right now I would think it was all doctors behaving badly, but I found a real gem in the manure pile.

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  3. hawk2017

    My daughter has a wonderful too. Mine won’t even give enough Phenergan for nausea, as I have chronic vertigo because of inner ear defect. So sad. Love to mom.:)

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    1. Zyp Czyk Post author

      That’s absolutely ridiculous! I read that Phenergan can also be sedating, so perhaps this is why your doc doesn’t want to increase your dose.

      Also, I just thought I’d mention the “Epley maneuver” which miraculously solved the problem for a friend of mine who also suffered from vertigo, she had to repeat it about 3 times before it worked completely and then once a day for about three days before her vertigo didn’t come back. I doubt it works for all types of vertigo, but it’s worth a try if you haven’t already done it. (It’s a complicated series of repeated position changes while you sit and lay back on the edge of a bed.)

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        1. Zyp Czyk Post author

          Here’s what I found from a Google search for “epley maneuver at home” (from reliable sources):

          This one has a good explanation why it works:
          Self-help videos to stop vertigo work for some, not all – Harvard Health Blog
          https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/self-help-videos-to-stop-vertigo-work-for-some-not-all-201208065110

          Home Epley Maneuver | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library
          https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/other/home_epley_maneuver_135,405

          And here’s a PDF with illustrations:

          Click to access Home%20Epley%20Handouts.pdf

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          1. hawk2017

            ok. ty for taking the time. I forget I can google.:) Old school me. Of course did not know what to look for . What a blessing you are to those around you. :))

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