Originally Posted by Deborah
What in the world are you talking about?
the opioid 'crisis' stems from MSM making mountains out of molehills -- if you'r'e in pain management therapy, as I and other I know are, there are rigid rules in place for being able to obtain opioids. This is NOT due to chronic pain management therapies used by people who truly need them - this crisis was manufactured by drs who had too much authority to get people addicted ten to fifteen yrs ago, and only in the last five years have they finally caught up with these family drs overprescribing, therefore, creating addicts for simple bodily harms that would have benefitted much better with alternate therapy....after years of pressure to prescribe this 'wonderful new drug' by pharma reps, did the addictions become apparent, warrenting the FDA, CDC to step in.
Many drs who refuse to prescribe pain pills now, are turning to antidepressants as the 'new pain reliever'. By law, they CANNOT prescribe opioids over a certain amount without additional certification/area of specialty. Dentists were also no stranger to getting people addicted as well, prescribing a 30 day supply of vicodin for a root canal. Pills get cut off, then patient dr 'shops' until more pills are gotten. The news sure has made a sensation out of this, instead of truly pinpointing the real issue - pharma reps responsible for pushing these drugs to begin with, and drs taking kickbacks for the scripts.
Now we have a segment of the population addicted, thanks to what should have been short term pain therapy, turned into addiction that now needs medical help to stop it. Since help is rare, people turn to other means. Again, MSM has capitolized on this as well. The crackdown is more on those patients truly abusing these medications, by means of obtaining them by false reasoning in order to sell for profit, usually by dr shopping - altho that is now being red flagged in the person's medical file's too.
My neurgologist has treated many in her 30yrs of practice, and has seen the trends come and go - we had a good discussion about opioids, and she's one of the few drs i've ever had take my concerns seriously enough to do something about them - all without ever mentioning vaccines. I had real concerns about being 'one of those addicts', and in my own particular case, right now, what I"m doing is right for me, until another regimen comes around proving to be more beneficial to me. I literally have two broken feet, and absolutely need something to turn off the pain mechanism in my stroke ridden brain. If I don't turn it off, and 'bear the pain', i'm more liable to have another stroke by stressing my body out too badly with the pain.
In the end, I urge people not to judge when it comes to someone who uses an opioid to relieve pain, nor judge by the news about a 'crisis' going on the issue. The real crisis is humanitarian, much worse, with our oxygen supply being depleted, hunger, no insurance for all, pollution on a global level, and the sick and poor not getting what they need to sustain any quality of decent life.