The Painful Statistics

The realization that you will have chronic pain for the rest of your life is life-altering. Now imagine that the pain you are feeling can be lessened with a prescription that your doctor won’t prescribe and your pharmacy won’t dispense. Produced by Dr. Lynn R. Webster and Craig Wirth, The Painful Truth Documentary examines the agony that real people in pain go through on a daily basis.

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  1. CANCER. I can not say that I know what it feels like to have cancer, but if I had to compare how I feel to anything it would be cancer. I live my life based on optimism and truth. The truth to me is, that I find it very discouraging and quite difficult to put my trust in the doctors hand to find a safe way to alleviate some of my pain. I never thought that I would feel this way. I mean, is it not already common sense what the predetermined risk factors are for an addict. It is nieve and down right negligible for a Dr. to believe that all of his patients would be truthful when answering the questions in the OTC and let just imagine for 1 second that we live in an honest world, needless to say if that were true, there wouldnt be an opioid epidemic. But what does it prove. I can tell u it does not prove that someone with a high potential for abuse will unadoubtably turn to heroin or overdose on their prescription medication. Denying an addict in chronic daily pain is almost certainly going to drive them to the one thing your lifes work is based on preventing. There are far to many variables that impact drug addiction. That now has inadvertanly become the focus. I can’t say that I am suprised because the dissociation that occurs at some point in a patient dealing with chronic pain is the same dissociation that it at the heart of drug addiction. Where that leaves patients in chronic pain, addicts or not, in the mean time, shouldn’t be decribed in any other was but living a life of tourcher. I no longer have an input in what I believe would be in my best intrest as far as my care. I had to take a break from subjecting my body to any more procedures at this time. My poor body was wore out and the fatigue that i felt was more unbareable then my pain. My quality of life has significantly dropped my children suffer the most. The data will always tell the story we use it to tell. My optimism lies in my belief that theres an answer for everything. Its just how long it takes us to find it. Opioid medication’s reputation will now forever be tarnished and scarce to those who desperately need it. At the end of the day if procedures haven’t worked and if we refuse to continue letting ourselves be used as test subjects because there is no guarantee that the procedure will give us relief, we no longer will recieve our much needed prescriptions. Then what choices are available? Advil, which no longer works for me unless taken at a high does. I can’t take advil 2 to 3 times a day for years, I have already seen signs of a possible lower GI bleed. How am I suppose to work, how do i support my family, especially when I can barely do house work. Naproxen is not an option for me because I’m allergic and tramadol was not under any circumstances even offered. Is everyone really oblivious to the fact that after years and years of constant daily pain the brain will naturally dissociate. I use to say “well then your back doesn’t hurt enough if your refusing to get yet another procedure” For me that is not the case. I have come to terms with the fact that i can not work without medication. Disability is definitely not guaranteed. I understand the great risk using the opiop medications, but is it a greater risk then what happenes to our body if the relief is not made available. What are my choices? I am 35 years old, not over weight with 3 children. It’s nothing more then wasted life.

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