After the CDC guidelines…

Jett Ward · Troy, Ohio
I had three wisdom teeth pulled and the dentist would not give me anything. Told me to take some Tylenol…

People already avoid the dentist, mostly because of cost, but what do you think will happen when more people realize that dentists are refusing to treat the pain from dental work? Surgeons refusing to treat pain after a certain number of days after surgery? All the healthcare insurance coverage in the world will not provide better outcomes for a large population who refuses to even seek treatment.

Whatever good Obamacare has brought is now destroyed by the CDC (and FDA).

Carole Dunn · SUNY Empire State
I have to look at this from the perspective of people who are in horrific pain. For two years I had nothing but bone on bone in my left hip. I was prescribed opioids that barely took the edge off the pain. I had days where I couldn’t walk at all, but I was never able to get the amount of medicine I actually needed. I had thoughts of suicide a lot. I was finally able to get my hip replaced after doctors repeatedly told me the pain was coming from my back. After the operation the pain meds were so inadequate I couldn’t do the physical therapy. The physical therapists realized I was not adequately medicated and they convinced the pain management specialist to give me adequate meds so I could do the necessary exercises. They said it was a common problem with patients who were in terrible pain and were so inadequately medicated they couldn’t participate.

They talk about people overdosing, but no one talks about the suicides of people who are denied the help they need because of the drug laws and doctors using a one size fits all approach. One of my neighbors killed himself by using his electric drill on his head…

5 thoughts on “After the CDC guidelines…

  1. My private physio was worried about me not having adequate meds for my pain as I was having trouble breathing. She said this puts pressure on the heart, and floods the system with stress – these things can make you additionally ill! I don’t understand WHY your country is doing this to genuine pain patients – unless it’s down to greed, by saving this money? 😦

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      • I believe this drug war is based on money though – you don’t see the same passion applied to other things! (as you say). Such as the high gun-crime.

        If non-pain patients are abusing these drugs then they need help in other ways.

        Can you believe our inept party has introduced a sugar tax (I believe just on soft drinks)?! There are so many more problems we have and they focus on that. And of course it helps line their pockets.

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        • Sure, everything is always about money, but drugs are seen as bad and shameful — well, some drugs, not all. And now sugar is seen in a similar way, so it deserves a sin tax, right? And only putting a tax on soft drinks doesn’t really cover all the sugar in other drinks, like juices and even some bottled (flavored) water. And what about high-caffeinated drinks, like Monster and Red Bull, along with just about anything you buy at Starbucks?

          I think it was Mexico that put a sugar tax into effect a year or so ago, and while the preliminary results show some benefits, they never show what the personal financial effects are, especially on poor people.

          But pretty soon, insurance companies are going to get into this issue, and make overweight people pay more for health care, just like smokers. Considering the amount of people who are overweight, this will save some industries a lot of money, while creating an affordability crisis in other industries. Whenever somebody wins, somebody else loses.

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