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Amie LeBlanc @Wynk2U
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Doctors are no longer a driving part of the #OpioidHysteria. They never really were. Why why why are we still getting these stories instead of what’s really going on? Alt facts much? How very Trumpian. News media needs to take a good look in the mirror & start facing the truth.
Define “overprescribing” please. 91 ppl per day die from overdoses: from what exactly? Which meds? Multiple meds or just Opioids? God I’m fucking tired of this whole bs narrative still going on.
How about the painful stories of vulnerable ppl -disabled-Veterans-elderly- being cut off from #opioids & committing suicide b/c their pain is so bad?? #SuicideDue2Pain #PainKills
I can’t even handle this shit anymore. I see red. I have #AnxietyAttacks. I’m frustrated & overwhelmed. #ChronicPain patients are dying too but nobody gives a fuck. #DoNoHarm has flown completely out of the window for us apparently. It’s ok to harm us. Doctors, addicts, have a
choices. We #PainPatients have no choices. Most of us have already run the gamut of other treatments, & found no relief; #Opioids allow us to participate in life. I can’t even talk about this anymore. Had to go for a routine visit to my primary physician & I just started crying.
He’s uncomfortable, won’t meet my eyes, says ‘I know you’re suffering I know you want to die but oh well I can’t help you’ & ‘you should go see another useless #PainMngt doctor - I know your #PainMngt options are very limited due to your disabilities & current situation
but of course no ones going to give you #PainMeds - even tho I know that you were previously on them for 12 yrs & had no #Opioid related issues & actually had a life & friends & hope & a future but silly girl #DoNoHarm means I can just sit back & laugh & shrug while you suffer
oh you know what you’re psychiatrist clearly isn’t doing his job & should really up your #AntiDepressants b/c you shouldn’t be so miserable...’ What? More or higher doses of my #BiPolar2 meds aren’t going to ease my physical pain & sure as hell aren’t going to make me
feel better about being abandoned by my doctors about my life meaning nothing to them about seeing nothing but darkness in my future b/c the #NerveDamage pain (plus other conditions) is so excruciating but there is LITERALLY nowhere I can go to get help. NOWHERE.
Many ER’s have a policy that if you have #ChronicPain they won’t treat you they’ll just tell you to see a #PainMngt doctor. Even if you’re having a flare up it doesn’t matter. Being suicidal b/c of the #Pain will get you a psych consult but no #PainRelief. #DoNoHarm y’all.
When I’m having suicidal thoughts who am I supposed to call? The hotline? The hotline is a wonderful thing for a lot of ppl, but it’s not for me. My calling them would just make them feel bad. There’s nothing they can possibly do or say to help my situation. I’m not alone?
I KNOW THAT. THAT JUST MAKES IT WORSE. I won’t burden them w/something they can’t possibly make better. My psychologist? I’ve been seeing psych docs for 2 decades. They can’t help me either. I’m seeing a psychologist that supposedly specializes in #ChronicPain patients but it’s
all just ‘tell me how you’ve been’ & ‘oh that must be difficult for you’ & that’s it. THATS IT. The roots of my #Depression are beyond the scope of his expertise apparently. So why go? Oh right I have to b/c otherwise I’d lose my SSDI benefits. My PCP actually said to me when I
I got there ‘I haven’t seen you in a while you must be doing good’ oh really?? Why would I go to you if you can’t help me? You can’t look me in the eyes now do you really want to see me more often? The only reason I see you now is to get refills for other meds I’m on.
Do you have ANY IDEA what it takes for me to just get out of bed in the morning, let alone find a ride to drive me the 45 minutes to your office just for you to say there’s nothing you can do to help me & no one else will care to help me either? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA?
No. You don’t know, & you don’t care. No one does. No one cares abt the millions of ppl that suffer from intractable #ChronicPain & benefit greatly from #Opioids. We. Don’t. Matter. #SuicideDue2Pain #PainKills #ShareOurPain #PainFacts #OpioidHysteria #OpioidEpidemic #PainPatients
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