The Relentless Welfare/Warfare State Is At It Again!
When I visited my doctor’s office nearly two months ago to see my pain management specialist, I was seen not by her, but by another of the staff professionals who had some unpleasantly surprising news for me.
It seems that the Holy Drug Warriors from the DEA were all over my doctor and even though my pain management specialist is an accredited professional, they threatened everyone in the office with suspension or revocation of their medical credentials if they continued to prescribe any but the most mild of pain drugs for people like me, and in future I’d have to go to a specialized pain management facility if I was to keep getting the oxycodone that I need to damp down the constant moderate neuropathic pain I deal with from my multiple sclerosis in order to function daily.
I’ve explained it before, this moderate pain is not severe, thankfully, but without the drug it’s like a loud fly buzzing in my ear…it drives all else out and I can’t concentrate on anything creative or useful. Mind you, I’m pretty much a lightweight as to the needed dosage, the pain is always there, but the oxy suppresses it enough so that I can get things done, and that’s enough. Unfortunately, the Drug Warriors don’t consider even the pain management specialist in my doc’s office sufficiently controlled to continue prescribing it for me.
So, tomorrow is my first visit to the new facility. I’m not very sanguine about this, with the war against pain patients and the doctors who care for them, the bureaucrats presume that these medical professionals aren’t ‘tough enough on drugs’ and have comitted some atrocious acts against both patients and doctors to support this ludicrous antidrug theatre. I want to keep functioning, so I’ll go, but I’m appalled that after putting in the time and effort to work with my specialist, I now have to start all over bulding a new relationship with someone else.
I’m concerned, given all we’ve seen about the government co-opting so many doctors and other medical professionals to further their agenda, that I may face a hostile environment when I go. I can easily imagine pressure being put on me to give up the drugs that have proven consistently reliable, accept a lesser dosage than the already minor one I use, or worse, accept some ghastly alternative from Big Pharma that is likely to be less effective as well as bringing some hazardous side effects along with it as we’ve seen so many times before.
From past experience with some of these co-opted medical types I’m also expecting some quizzing trying to get me to indicate some sort of self destructive or even suicidal behavior to be used as an excuse to press Big Pharma’s antidepressant drugs on me, especially the notorious SSRIs that have been shown time and again to actually create such behavior or even outwardly destructive behavior in people. No dice, I will never consent to taking these. I’m not self destructive, I know my own mind and body reasonably well, and I refuse to join the long grey line of zombified people who’ve been sucked into taking them.
The kicker is that I’ve seen that when I’m occupied by doing something real, like when I was able to spend the day at the Music City Liberty Fest last November, it’s enough to make that moderate pain far less noticeable, just one more reason I so need to get mobile and recover the ability to get out and do the many things I need to. That will lessen my need for pain drugs itself, which is my desire anyway. The less unnatural chemicals I ingest, the better, but being cooped up without being able to do these things lets the pain get to me as I’ve seen over the years.
I’ll be documenting my experience as best I can and we’ll see how accurate my concerns are. I honestly hope I’m worrying unnecessarily and am overestimating these unpleasant possibilities, but it’s pretty obvious that getting mobile ASAP can only bring a host of positives! I hope you’ll spare any amount you can to help free me, and remember too that anyone donating $4 or more will receive the 4 song thank-you package from those terrific artists!
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