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Dr. Phil delves into the prescription drug crisis in America that is permeating everywhere from high schools to Hollywood. The untimely death of several of celebrities, including former child actor Corey Haim, is causing many people to wonder what and who is to blame for their deaths. Joining the show to uncover the reality of the widespread prescription drug epidemic is Dr. Phil contributor Kelly Osbourne; correspondent from The Insider Chris Jacobs; Corey Haim's agent and friend, Mark Heaslip, and addiction specialist Dr. Harold Urschel. Listen in on Kelly’s candid conversation with a group of young adults who have taken pills, and find out where they got them and how often they took them. And, California Attorney General, Jerry Brown, joins the show to share the details of a drug ring investigation he's spearheading to fight prescription drug abuse. Learn about the latest arrests and how they may be linked to Corey Haim's death. If you're a parent, this is your call to action. Learn the warning signs to watch for so your child isn't the next victim.

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Replied By: icareaboutpeop on Sep 11, 2016, 10:49PM
Important your other email was return as undeliverable at same listed email address. If all doesn't go through my blog or story is on Google home page Dave M. Inbox x Dave M. <dsm4857@gmail.com> 11:26 PM (6 minutes ago) to contactus Dave M. Trying to understand and live day to day. Sep 10, 2016 FENTANYL, PAIN PILLS IN GENERAL AND XANAX!

This is a subject that hits close to home for me and millions of others. I am tired of hearing about kids, adults and even famous people dying from pain pills, especially now Fentenyl and Xanax.

To begin with these are very much needed medicines. Used for everything from having a tooth pulled, root canal surgery, being in a car accident that was not even your fault but having broken bones and surgery, chronic pain to end-stage cancer and everything in between. Most if not all the person(s) involved never asked to have any of these especially especially cancer and chronic pain..

Pain pills are needed and very much so. WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WITH CANCER AND CHRONIC PAIN ARE THEY JUST SUPPOSED TO SUFFER? I AM SURE EVERYONE FROM THEMSELVES TO THEIR LOVED ONES. THEY HAVE SEEN IN OR FELT THE AGONIZING PAIN AND SOMETIMES THESE PEOPLE EVEN WITH PAIN MEDICATION ARE HURTING UNTIL THE DOSAGE GETS RIGHT FOR THEM. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO SUFFER OR HAVE A LOVED ONE OR FRIEND GO THROUGH HELL WHEN THERE WAS PAIN MEDICATION ON THE MARKET THAT WOULD HELP AND DOCTORS PRESCRIBING THE MEDICATION NOT FOR MONEY BUT BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE AND VALUED THEIR OATH? A LOT OF DOCTORS WORKED HARD TO BECOME A DOCTOR NOT FOR A "WHITE COAT" OR THE MONEY(many have loans that will take years to pay off) NOR TO DRIVE A FANCY CAR OR LIVE IN A BIG HOUSE! BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY LOVED PEOPLE AND WANTED TO TRY AND CURE THEM OR AT LEAST MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER.

Ever see a couple married for many years lets say 50 or more? Then one or the other gets sick and died then the other died from a broken heart within days or weeks. Or a husband or wife gets sick and they can't stand to see the other suffer and kill the them then themselves. Did you know on a fixed income that couldn't afford the pain medication or find a doctor brave enough to write a prescription for pain medication due to these shows making the doctor so afraid of the DEA. I actually have seen a doctor cry trying to decide if the risk of losing their hard earned license to practice medicine and helping others out weighs the writing for the pain medication. This is how bad these shows, stories and parents in denial going after everyone not thinking of those who need it is having such an effect on so many good decent people. I have seen a loved on suffering and it hurts to the core.

THEY RISK CATCHING WITH THE PATIENT MIGHT HAVE LIKE "ZIKA" AND OTHER VIRUS INCLUDING AIDS BY NOT EVEN WEARING A FACE MASK AS IT MIGHT SCARE THE PATIENT WHO IN MOST CASES IS ALREADY SCARED AND WORRIED.

They call it "Practicing Medicine" as it is NOT an exact science, not all is known but they try with every ounce of their being to make "breakthrough" to save lives and help the suffering. The doctors are reading up and learning of new findings everyday mostly when were home with a beer watching TV. Other doctors have dedicated their lives to finding "breakthroughs" in medicine like they have in genes for breast cancer and other cancers, Polio and a long list of other illnesses including AIDS. Most working now hard on this "ZEKA " virus which was brought to the US by Haitian pregnant women. Many other doctors work endless hours for little pay because they care. Then pass the information to your regular doctor so he or she can apply what they have just learned to help their patients. This goes on EVERYDAY OF EVERY YEARS GOING BACK MANY, MANY, MANY YEARS.

I would just like to touch on this "ZIKA" virus which really has nothing to do with this main story. I am NOT a doctor or expert in any way concerning medicine. When I wrote about "ZIKA" when it first came to light the beginning of August 2016. I believed it was the Aug. 3, 2016 blog. The "experts" said it was a "small area in Wynwood Miami, Fl. Dade County ". That is was "contained" and could only be caught by being pregnant women from these third world countries and "nothing for anyone to worry about for anyone else even already pregnant women in the area".

I using research and common sense said to be careful this is just the beginning and will spread and I felt would not only affect other pregnant women but men and women who were NOT pregnant. I was sent emails and reviews from these expects saying "I didn't know what I was talking about and it's contained and over" and "I was causing a panic over something very minor" just to name a few remarks I received.

IN THE PAST 6 WEEKS WEEKS THE "ZEKA" VIRUS HAS SPREAD ALL OVER THE STATE EVEN AFFECTING A TEEN BOY IN TAMPA AND A MAN IN WEST PALM BEACH. NEITHER LEFT THE COUNTRY OR AREA, TRAVELED TO WYNWOOD MIAMI INTO THE "ZONE" OR KNEW ANY PREGNANT WOMEN WHO HAD IT. THE "EXPERTS" HAVE NOW FOUND "ZEKA" IN LOCAL NON PREGNANT WOMEN, MEN , BOYS WHICH THEY NOW SAY CAN CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE IN THESE MALES AND WOMEN NOT PREGNANT. A "ZIKA ZONE" WAS FOUND IN MIAMI BEACH THAT TOOK CARE OF THE TOURISTS. WITH HOTELS REPORTING OVER A 90% CANCELLATION RATE. AND NOW "ZEKA" IS MOVING TOWARDS OTHER STATES WITH NO CURE IN SIGHT.

OUR GOVERNOR ORDERED ALL PREGNANT WOMEN TO LEAVE MIAMI DADE COUNTY AS IF THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THESE WOMEN SOME ILLEGAL HAD ANY PLACE TO GO. BUT SOME DID GO TO THE NEXT COUNTY BROWARD(FT. LAUDERDALE). SO WE NOW HAVE "ZEKA" ALL OVER AND THE BILLION DOLLAR TOURIST AREA MIAMI BEACH IS ALMOST DEAD, WOMEN, MEN AND EVERYONE SCARED AND CATCHING IT DAILY AS NEW CASES ARE REPORTED EVERYDAY ALL OVER THE STATE. PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE BEEN IN ANOTHER COUNTRY TO CATCH IT AND ALL OF THIS I MENTIONED EARLY ON IN MY ONE BLOG ON "ZIKA".

So with no cure in sight, the virus moving quickly out of Florida to other states. And even the Bahamas a big resort area are stopping these pregnant women from coming into their country and I am sure other areas will follow them and not allow anyone from Florida along with males and women some not pregnant to enter their country till this "epidemic" is over if ever? SO NOW THE "EXPERTS" ARE SPRAYING BY PLANE TO TRY AND KILL GROUND BASED MOSQUITOES THAT DID NOT WORK IN WYNWOOD MIAMI "GROUND ZERO" FOR THIS VIRUS AT ALL. THEY ARE SPAYING A TYPE OF POISON THAT IS BANNED IN MANY COUNTRIES DUE TO HEALTH HAZARDS AND SIDE EFFECTS. THERE ARE MANY RESIDENTS PROTESTING THIS SPRAYING AND THEY ARE IGNORED AS USUAL. THE TOURISTS HERE ALREADY JUST LEAVE EARLY AS THEY KNOW THE RISKS OF THIS POISON FROM THEIR COUNTRY THAT ALREADY HAVE BANNED IT'S USE. IT DOESN'T WORK AS WYWOOD AS SHOWN, THEY ARE SPRAYING IT ON ALL PEOPLE YOUNG AND OLD, HOMES, CARS AND THE LAKES, WATERWAYS AND OCEANS THAT MAKE UP MIAMI BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND AREA. RESIDENTS, TOURISTS ARE NOW WEARING SURGICAL MASKS. PARENTS NOT ONLY HAVE THEIR CHILDREN IN MASKS BUT ARE KEEPING THEM AND THEMSELVES INSIDE AND OUT OF SCHOOL AND AWAY FROM THE THE BEACH. THE FACTS ARE CLEAR FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HOW DANGEROUS THIS POISON IS. SO NOW I GUESS THANKS TO OUR GOVERNOR SAYING TO GET OUT OF MIAMI THEY REPORTED THAT SPRAYING IS TO BEGIN IN BROWARD COUNTY(FT. LAUDERDALE WHERE MANY FRUIT GROWING FARMS FOR ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT ARE IN BROWARD COUNTY THEN SPRAYING IN PALM BEACH COUNTY! AND AS THEY HAVE SHOWN IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT WORKS OR NOT AND IF IT'S WHAT THE RESIDENT TAX PAYERS WANT WHICH THEY DON'T A DANGEROUS POISON SPRAYED ON THEM, THEIR FAMILIES, HOMES AND BEACHES! THEY ARE GOING AHEAD WITH THE SPRAYING. NO ONE CAN EVEN SAY HOW LONG THE POISON LASTS.

And I did write this was going to happen just not the poison spaying at the time of the blog just using research and common sense that our officials don't seem to have.. These women keep coming when there is no cure. How they get in the U.S. with this virus legally is beyond me. But being the babies with or without "Zika" are born in the U.S. making them automatic U.S. citizens. So they are allowed to stay in the U.S. and out of sympathy they then let the mother stay. They even have a name for this "Anchor babies". Then in almost every case illegal or not the husband and other kids get over here and then hide. Using the precious few resources for the medical. hungry, homeless(especially Vets.), Food stamps, Welfare, SNAP, WICA, Section 8 housing using up what was for the poor, homeless families and others. All U.S. citizens who most paid taxes at one time or another. I am NOT heartless just being real.

With all the items collected for the starving and dying babies in countries like Haiti and Africa along with church groups like the famous Duggar family(19 and counting" TV show and books they wrote which now when everything came to light and the parents knew about the eldest son's crimes years ago and hid them to keep on TV and the money are a joke. Even when they were supposed to be on Oprah's show some years back they heard rumors which were true and cancelled them on the spot. And Oprah earned a lot of respect especially from me for standing by her morals. And in another interesting note the parents reported this to a friend who happened to be a State Police Officer all though no report was found or filled and they said he said "don't worry about it". He is now serving a 55 year prison sentence for having Child Porn and like many wonder who kids were on this porn Jim-Bob?) and their incest, moral less, wife cheating eldest son. Whose family claims to constantly visit to teach and bring supplies to these third world people and come back with pictures of the children in trash dumps looking for food, buildings full of hungry new born children, kids with bloated, empty stomachs and so on to tug at our heart strings. And these are also seen on commercial where only a small part of your donation gets to these kids the rest to actors and company leaders asking for the donations. WHY CAN'T AT LEAST SOME OF THESE CHURCH GROUPS OR DUGGARS TAKE A DAY TO TEACH THESE WOMEN AND MEN ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL, KEEPING THEIR LEGS CLOSED, THESE HUNGRY DYING KIDS ARE THEIRS AND IF YOU CAN'T CARE FOR THEM AND FEED THEM THEN STOP HAVING THEM?

Also just to show a little about the Duggar's and their wonderful TV family we watched for years growing up and hiding the truth that didn't suit them doing only good and not caring about the money from TV and books that they were meant according to Michelle the mother "to educate people" and the money never mattered. Nor I guess the cover-ups of incest, cheating, sexual activity while married with other married women including prositution by their older son the only one we know about when they said they used "Half Hugs". no kissing, girls always in skirts and those being long to keep from any sexual thoughts or feelings till the girls could "court" but still must have a chaperone even after getting engaged and still not a kiss till they were legally married! Then started to kick out babies like their mother and like with her even at 50 years old and the babies dying or being born sick or with other medical and physical problems good old Jim-Bob not Walton but the grown father kept trying to get Michelle pregnant. THE POINT TO THIS LAST PARAGRAPH IS OF COURSE A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN ALL THIS CAME TO LIGHT THE NETWORK AND LONG TIME SPONSERS HAVING MORALS CANCELLED THE SHOW RIGHT ON THE SPOT. HOWEVER, THEY HAVE SNEAKED BACK ON TV USING THE GIRLS NAMES ONLY JILL AND JESSA WHO ARE NOW MARRIED BUT SHOWING THE WHOLE FAMILY PARENTS INCLUDED CALLED "COUNTING ON" BUT NOT ON EARLY LIKE 19 AND COUNTING WAS AND OTHER FAMILY WHOLESOME SHOWS BUT 11 PM EST. AND INTERESTING THE ADVANCE ADS, COMMERCIALS FOR THE SHOW, ARTICLES IN TV GUIDE AND OTHER PAPERS AND MAGAZINES NEVER APPEARED JUST THE SHOW AND WHO IS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NONE OTHER BUT JIM BOB DUGGAR!

i WATCHED THE SHOW AND EVEN LIKE AND WATCH THE BATES WHOM SEEM LIKE A REAL DECENT FAMILY BUT ALSO WATCH NCIS, THE NEWS, CODE BLACK, CHICAGO HOPE, LAW & ORDER, DUCK DYNASTY AND MANY OTHER PROGRAMS.

I am going to add just a few more thoughts then I promise back to the pain pills. And I am sorry as I do tend to wonder off the main subject not being a professional writer, never taking a course in writing or very good in grammar and English in school. This blog only started because people I know said you do research, have the facts and care about right and wrong along with caring about people you don't even know. You make good choices and sense on issues why not share it with others do a blog which I knew nothing about? I also never took typing in school so sorry about typos, run on sentence and other mistakes. I also never took a lesson in writing a blog as back then no one knew what a blog was and with my accident and dad I have been too busy now.

I have kind of made it a point not to write about politics. But know it's hard not to write something especially as the main election gets closer. For the first time I can remember in my 50 plus years we have 2 opponents so bent on ripping the other. I HAVE NOT HEARD ONE THING ON THE ISSUES LIKE GLOBAL WARMING, TAXING THE RICH NOT THE POOR, PEOPLE HAVING TO WORK THREE JOBS TO PAY THE BILLS, HOMELESS FAMILIES, VETS AND OTHERS, THE HUNGRY AND POOR, ISIS PROBLEMS(AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN SAYING THE CURRENT PRESIDENT AND THEN SECRETARY OF STATE NOW HIS RUNNING OPPONENT FOUNDED ONE OF THE MOST MURDERING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE AND JUST PLAIN KILLINGS GROUPS ALL OVER THE WORLD ALONG WITH MAKING EVEN U.S. CITIZENS AND PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD SCARED AND ON CONSTANT EDGE( ONE REASON FOR XANAX). ONE REASON MANY ESPECIALLY AFTER NOT ONLY 9/11 WHICH HAPPENED YEARS AGO TODAY AND IS STILL FRESH IN OUR MINDS BUT DAILY HIJACKS AND BOMBINGS AROUND THE WORLD THAT STATEMENT WAS INCOMPETENT ENOUGH FOR SOME PEOPLE JUST WALKING AND TALKING BUT NOT FOR SOMEONE RUNNING TO LEAD THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH. BUT THEN YOU HAVE THE OTHER PERSON CLINTON LYING ABOUT EMAILS, NOT LISTENING TO ADVISERS, KNOWING BETTER AFTER YEARS IN POLITICS AND HAVING A HUSBAND AS PRESIDENT. COME ON NOT KNOWING WHAT A "C" MEANT IN AN EMAIL CLASSIFIED WHEN THE REST OF THE WORLD DID. HAVING ENOUGH CELLS PHONES, BLACKBERRIES FOR TEN PEOPLE ALL ON UNSECURED SERVERS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, DESTROYING THEM WITH A HAMMER WITH THE COMPUTER INSIDE STILL ACTIVE, LYING ABOUT WRITING NATIONAL SECURITY MATTERS AND SO ON. YOUR REFUSING TO ADDRESS THE SUBJECT IS NOT HELPING YOU OR YOUR TRUST RATING AS THE POLLS HAS SOON. PEOPLE TEND TO BELIEVE THE LAST THING THEY HEARD IN LIEU OF MORE AND NEWER INFORMATION. HIDING WILL NOT MAKE THIS GO AWAY. JUST LIKE HEALTH ISSUES.

PEOPLE NAMELY VOTERS AND FUTURE VOTERS WANT ANSWERS! AND NOT JUST TO THIS BUT U.S. AND WORLD ISSUES. NOT WHY YOU FORGOT A BRIEFING ON SECURITY OR COUGHING AND UNABLE TO SPEAK FOR FOUR MINUTES THEN TODAY NEARLY PASSING OUT AFTER ONLY ONE HOUR AT THE 9/11 MEMORIAL.! SUPPOSE THERE IS ANOTHER 9/11 OR WORST NUCLEAR PROBLEMS. AND IT'S BOTH OF YOU KNUCKLEHEADS. WERE DONE WITH DONATIONS TO CHARITY, COUGHING, FORGETTING, COLLAPSING, EMAILS(JUST APOLOGIZE LOOK AT WASERMAN-SCHULTZ THE HEAD OF THE DNC. SHE APOLOGIZED MOVED ON AND WAS JUST REELECTED BY A LAND SLIDE) LYING AND SO ON. NAME CALLING IS FOR CHILDREN OR HAVE YOU BOTH FORGOTTEN THAT TOO? START ADDRESSING WHAT THE VOTERS WANT TO HEAR THE ISSUES AND WHAT YOU'LL DO ABOUT THEM AND I DON'T MEAN BUILDING A WALL! WE KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT YOU TWO AND YOUR PROBLEMS BUT NOTHING ABOUT WHAT YOU WILL DO IF ELECTED PRESIDENT! THERE ARE ALWAYS WRITE-IN VOTES AND MAYBE MICKEY MOUSE OR DONALD DUCK WILL WIN THIS YEAR JUST ON WRITE-INS.


Sorry everyone now back to the main story medications. ON TV shows and the news from Dr. Phil, 20/20. Prince and too many others to mention. They NEVER mention the people these pills were made for and needed daily and badly.

The makers of Fentanyl never wrote or said to mix with HEROIN AND INJECTED IN ARM OR MAKE HOMEMADE PILLS WITH OTHER DRUGS WHICH KILLED PRINCE AND MANY OF THE KIDS AND ADULTS. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger then Morphine yes, 100 times and when taken correctly you wear a patch which is changed every 3 days(72 hours) and comes in 12 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg,75, and 100 mg. They also make ONE other product and that is like a lolly-pop for pain relieve right away. Again NO pills or anywhere do they say to mix it with heroin. That is what is killing these people(they have no idea how strong Fentanyl is especially taken at full strength at once and how to take it) along with other medications being abused.

A major problem are these shows never mentioning the real use for these drugs PAIN! Yes the company in it's initial ads and papers sent to doctors saying it was NOT addictive and other lies. They were also fined together almost a BILLION dollars. But, there is NO generic Fentanyl or anything like it on the market and so it is needed.

On these TV shows especially like "Intervention" when the person is still alive. Some and a lot of "some" claim they took it from their parents medicine cabinet and for months to years. These parents are in DENIAL and big time as anyone who these drugs prescribed by a doctor for pain and Xanax for other medical reasons are fully aware that under the law they can only get it month to month being a controlled substance. So they would be taking it as prescribed. Then they would be running short every month from the many pills these kids and others claim they were stealing. ANYONE knows especially those who really need them by running short they are going to have bad pain, other medical problems and even start withdrawal symptoms. And anyone who has gone through withdrawn even once is fully aware you do not want to go through it again especially every month. Withdrawal starts in as little as 24 hours. ALSO IT IS CLEARLY MARKED ON THE BOX, INSTRUCTIONS AND EACH PACK HOLDING THE FENTANYL PATCH IT'S FOR PEOPLE ALREADY ON OPIATES FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME!

These parents could have locked the medicine cabinet, move the pills, put them in a lock box or any number of other safe places. I am sure if they had young children and with all the warnings on the bottle, with the paper work that comes with the medication and common sense that would not leave a bottle on the table that a young child could find and reach them. Of course people in their right mind would not do this and the parents on TV look very sane.

Others who said their child died from stealing another drug called Methadone. The patient is warned it's poison and must be closely monitored by your doctor. It's poison and very dangerous plus you got them for a reason and would be running short monthly! Also they are so dangerous not even those now closed "Pill Mills" would sell or write a prescription for Methadone.

These idiots like even Dr. Phil and his experts never asked why the parents had the drug(s) to begin with, what happened when they ran short monthly? And the pain pills were made FOR BAD CHRONIC PAIN AND CANCER PATIENTS TO NAME A FEW SO WHAT HAPPENED TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH WHEN SO MANY WERE MISSING DUE TO THEIR KIDS THEFT OF THEM? DID THEY, THEIR LOVED ONES OR PATIENT IF THEY WERE A CARE GIVER JUST SUFFER? AND WHEN THE NEW MONTH STARTED WITH THE NEW SUPPLY OF THE MEDICINE ESPECIALLY FENTANYL AT MAX. OR HIGH STRENGTH WITH THE SUDDEN SURGE(AS THE PAIN GETS WORST OR FOR OTHER MEDICAL REASONS A DOCTOR EASES THE PATIENT INTO THE HIGHER DOSES OF THE DRUG(S) DUE TO THE DANGEROUS RISKS INVOLVED OF STARTING AT A HIGH DOSE OF ANY DRUG) OF THE HIGH DOSE OF PAIN MEDICINE INTO THEIR SYSTEM COULD HAVE EASILY GIVEN THEM A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE WHEN THEY HAD TO DO WITHOUT THE PAIN MEDICATIONS THE LAST WEEKS OF THE PREVIOUS MONTH. THIS IS ALL COVERED ON THE BOX, PACK, BY THE DOCTOR AND PAPERWORK IN BIG RED LETTERS AS IT'S A REAL WARNING!

THESE KIDS WEREN'T JUST RISKING THEIR OWN LIVES BUT THOSE THE MEDICATION(S) WERE MEANT FOR. GOT THAT PARENTS?

I AM SORRY BUT I REALLY DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THESE KIDS, ADULTS AND "STARS" WHO DIED FROM THEFT OF DRUGS THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT, ILLEGAL DRUGS AND ALL THE OTHER REASONS THEY OVERDOSED TAKING DRUGS NOT MEANT FOR THEM. OR THE INCOMPETENT PARENTS NOW IN DENIAL AND MAD AT THE WORLD. I CARE ABOUT THE MANY OF ALL AGES THESE MEDICINES WERE MADE FOR, THAT NEED THEM DAILY AND WITHOUT TROUBLE GETTING THEM AND GIVE THEM "QUALITY OF LIFE" AND THE ABILITY TO GET UP IN THE MORNING, LOVE, CARING AND DOING THINGS DURING THE DAY WITH AS LITTLE PAIN AS POSSIBLE! IT'S HARD ENOUGH FOR A LOT OF THEM TO KNOW THEIR DYING OR THEIR LOVED ONE(S) ARE WITHOUT BEING IN SO MUCH PAIN THEY CAN'T EVEN GET OUT OF BED OR UP. THEN WONDERING IF THEY CAN GET THE MUCH NEEDED PAIN MEDICATIONS BECAUSE OF THESE PARENTS ON WITCH HUNTS AND TV SHOWS FOR RATINGS OR RISK HAVING TO LEAVE THEIR OWN HOME AND FAMILY FOR HOSPICE AND NO MATTER HOW WONDERFUL AND GREAT THESE VERY SPECIAL NURSES AND DOCTORS ARE THERE IS STILL THE MENTAL ISSUES YOU'LL NEVER LEAVE ALIVE AND THAT AWFUL "SMELL OF DEATH" I KNOW FROM MANY INCLUDING MY UNCLE. ONE THOUGHT FOR YOU PARENTS OF LOST CHILDREN OR LOVED ONES, TV SHOW HOSTS AND WRITERS, THE DEA AND ALL IT MATTERS TOO. EVER HEAR A CHILD BORN WITH CANCER OR WHO DEVELOPS IT AT A YOUNG AGE, LOOSE AN ARM. LEG OR BOTH, HAVE CANCER IN THEIR BRAIN OR BONES OR EVEN BADLY BURNED OR HURT IN AN ACCIDENT AS BOTH HAPPEN MANY TIMES DAILY. ALONG WITH THE OTHERS IN CONSTANT CHRONIC PAIN FOR ANY NUMBER OF REASONS INCLUDING CANCER? COUPLES MARRIED MORE YEARS THEN YOU HAVE BEEN ALIVE WATCHING THEIR LOVED ONE SUFFER AS HE OR SHE FADES AWAY LEAVING THEM ALONE? THAT WHO THESE DRUGS INCLUDING XANAX WERE MADE FOR AND ARE TAKEN CAREFULLY BY THE DIRECTIONS GIVEN! BUT THE YOUNG CHILD EVEN WITH THEIR PARENTS TRYING TO BE BRAVE BUT CRYING HOLDING THEM AS THEY SCREAM IN PAIN IS BY FAR THE WORST THING ON EARTH! SURE I HURT BUT WOULD GIVE UP MY MEDICINE(S) FOR THESE KIDS TO HAVE A CHANCE TO BE PAIN FREE AND A LIFE IF IT CAME TO IT AND I AM NO ONE SPECIAL! JUST SOMEONE WHO CRIES A LOT ALONE IN THE DARK OF NIGHT. THINK ABOUT THAT IF NOTHING ELSE ON YOUR WITCH HUNTS AND TRYING FOR BETTER RATINGS AND MORE MONEY ON YOUR TV SHOW!

**I would also like to apologize for the last paragraph as it might be long sentences with some out of place and some not making sense or repeated! It was by far the hardest paragraph and words I have ever written and God's truth it's all real coming right from my heart not my brain. But even though being very hard to write I felt it finally had to be written. And through the many tears as I wrote it. I just couldn't reread it any more for any changes as every time I tried I could see less. My apologies.

But some drugs these people have died from like Vicodin is given by dentists and doctors for pain, other pains, surgery. broken bones and a lot of other things. From a few days for a tooth ache and pull to as long as you live for chronic pain and cancer. And please don't ever say you can live with the pain taking Motrin, Advil or aspirin which is like putting a band aid on a cut up your leg that takes 25 or more stitches and that is just an example or aspirin being taken for pain during and after major or any surgery!

Now that we covered the parents denials, Fentanyl does NOT make pills nor say to mix and inject with heroin or anything else. Prince and most other were killed by illegally made pills and other illegal drugs and these shows and experts NEVER mention the people the medications are needed and made for. They just scare the HELL( as maybe half are elderly and know the pain of being without them for themselves or loved ones) of the people who need them and the doctors who have the guts to prescribe them. These groups and shows have the DEA involved and others to stop pills and patches from being made and prescribed. Wait till they need them if they already haven't! NOW SOME REPORTS ARE JUST SAYING KILLED BY FENTANYL NOT EVEN ILLEGAL OR INJECTED! I JUST SAW THIS ON A REPORT YESTERDAY OF A YOUNG MODEL.

Fentanyl is pretty much new in the news but have made big stories due to the number of deaths and Prince of course all from illegal use.

A VERY GOOD SHOW THAT WAS JUST MADE TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DRUG FENTANYL, OVERDOSES, FALSE ADS AND LIES BY THE COMPANY INCLUDING ALL THE FINES, ALL THE WAYS THESE PEOPLE ARE DYING WITH FENTANYL AS THEY WERE NOT PRESCRIBED FOR THEM AND MAKING PILLS ALSO MIXING IT THEN INJECTING IT AND THOSE IT WAS MADE FOR THE REAL ONES WHO NEED IT. THE SHOW IS CALL "THE NAKED TRUTH:DEATH BY FENTANYL".

There now are real doctors prescribing the medicines and a lot of them had extra training to be "Pain Specialists". All they are guilty of is believing the drug reps and commercials they made and finally the DEA or whomever fined the company and stopped the lies. All the lies and such was not needed anyway as it is a good and needed drug. Then the real side effects and such are put into writing with every box, pill and bottle. THESE DOCTORS ARE NOT THE OLD "PILL MILLS" WHO COULDN'T CARE WHY JUST HOW MUCH MONEY THEY WERE MAKING.

Now you may be asking why is this so personal too me. Well there are a few reasons. And very good and close friend of mine lost both her parents to cancer and the pain that came with it. Then my dad had Pancreatic cancer! He had surgery which showed it has spread all over his body and he was given 6 months to live. That was painful enough having the full surgery then came the cancer pain. He went trough it all Chemo and radiation therapy but nothing worked. He did fight it for 3 years and with dignity and mine and other's respect he fought a good fight. But especially towards the end he would NOT have even been able to get up without pain medication. I watched him go from a strong man to almost nothing like his old self. But he NEVER cried nor felt sorry for himself. I lost my mom, his wife many years ago at the young age of 48 years old to heart trouble and then a massive attack. So he needed me and I was proud to be there for him and others I knew suffering from cancer. And I can assure you I cried enough those 3 years for 5 people. He wanted to pass at home and NOT at a Hospice and of course that wish was honored. He lived in West Palm Beach and myself Cooper City both in Florida about 75 miles apart. But it didn't matter if it was 500 miles he needed me and I was there. He has since passed and with him a good piece of my heart.

The next reason is myself. I was stopped at a red light in my small car and a four time drunk driver hit me from behind. When I awoke six days later from a coma I was told by the doctors I had no brain damage(Thank God), but had a broken back and may NEVER walk again and if so with a cane or walker, broken ribs, shoulder, both knees, ankle, lost teeth and many stitches. I was also told my heart stopped twice at the scene and once in the first and third surgeries each) I have had 12 surgeries thus far but they said with so much damage they can't risk more surgeries on my back.

I had no one not being married or having kids and was alone but for the memory of an old friend I have not seen in years but kept I fighting just in case she ever needed me again. After almost four months in the hospital I then spent well over a year doing PT and still go every year for "Tune-Ups" from stiffing etc. I AM WALKING TODAY AND WITHOUT A CANE OR WALKER!

Now I was told after being in the hospital for about ten days by the police traffic investigators. That the driver who hit me was out on bail for a DUI with death, his blood showed at 10 am he was three times over the legal limit, and included in their investigation and from witnesses reports(which they said was unusual but all agreed on the facts as there was a park bench there with many people waiting) he never braked nor could they could find ANY brake marks, he was driving a truck fully loaded with law equipment and hit me while stopped at a red light full on with the experts estimated at over 80 mph and his speedometer stopped at the point of impact also showing about 80 mph, my car a small one was a convertible and being a regular South Florida morning I had the top down< He hit me with such force my car went end over end 3 times before landing on me with the wheels up in the middle of the intersection and the EMS had to use the "The Jaws of Life" to get me out and it took over half an hour their report stated. I mentioned my heart stopped twice and at one point at the ER I was almost declared dead.

After all this they could only do so much for my back I still have two discs that were fractured that did not heal correctly, Three herniated discs, three bulging discs, four elongated discs and other problems that are CHRONIC now. Plus FRACTURED and not healed correctly and they said they could do NO more surgery because of the risk of more damage and being permanently paralyzed.

There were also permanent damage to my knees and hip that would and did become painful chronic and arthritic along with my back. I take 22 medications a day due to the injuries to my bladder, herth, lungs and other organs.

SO I wear PERMANENTLY 100 MG FENTANYL PATCHES(as I mentioned 100 times stronger then morphine but worn correctly so the medicine is released over 3 days 72 hours) THE MAX. FENTANYL MAKES 100 MG AND FOR "BREAKTHROUGH"(which comes from just sitting down, walking more then a few hundred feet to putting down a dog food bowl) PAIN 150 OXYCODONE PILLS A MONTH.

And I was told WITHOUT them I would NOT be able to move. I used to run marathons as people who looked at my albums may have seen. I never took more then a Motrin or Advil so I decided I didn't need these drugs like Fentanyl and Oxycodone that was already in my system. And those expert doctors who I didn't believe at Jackson Memorial in Miami, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Mn. and Hersey Medical Center in Hershey Pa. All the doctors agreed no more surgeries and massive pain I could not imagine if I stopped.

SO WHAT DO I DO BUT STOPPED THEM AND AS SOON AS THEY STARTED OUT OF MY SYSTEM I COULD HAVE SCREAMED FOR HOURS AND HOURS. TO THIS DAY I DO MY MEDICINES AS PRESCRIBED. AND MUST SLEEP IN A LAZY-BOY AS THE PAIN IS SUCH LYING FLAT EVEN WITH ALL THE MEDICATIONS IT'S VERY, VERY PAINFUL AND I CAN'T GET UP. I am also given a "Cocktail" of Ambien. Xanax 2 mg and Trazodone and yet still awake after only one and a half to two hours every night in a lot of pain and even taking pills for the "breakthrough" pain I am usually up the rest of the night just listening to the radio then trying to get a nap during the day.

So to Dr. Phil and the rest these parents in denial, kids mixing Fentanyl with other drugs or trying to take it straight which on the box and paperwork warns you it could kill you getting the full dose all at once and not to even use a broken or cut patch for that reason. THERE ARE MANY, MANY PEOPLE WHO NEED AND USE THESE MEDICATIONS CORRECTLY JUST TO BE ABLE TO GET UP. WHAT THESE KIDS, ADULTS AND PRINCE DID WAS TAKE THEM EITHER WRONG OR ILLEGALLY MADE LIKE PRINCE AND THE PILLS.

DON'T GO TO THE DEA TO STOP PAIN PILLS AND SCARE THE HELL OUT OF THE REAL PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM ESPECIALLY PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF, MY DAD AND ANYONE ELSE WITH CHRONIC PAIN OR CANCER OR ANY NUMBER OF OTHER MEDICAL REASONS! THE SENORS ARE SCARED AND I SEE IT EVERY TIME I'M AT THE PHARMACY THAT THEMSELVES OR THEIR LOVED ONES THAT HAVE FELT THE PAIN WOULD LOSE THESE MEDICATIONS OR DOCTORS AFRAID OF THE DEA.YOU PEOPLE ARE PUSHING TO BAN THE MEDICATION GIVING US QUALITY OF LIFE TO GET UP EACH DAY AND MOVE SOMEWHAT PAIN FREE!

IS IT SO MUCH TO MENTION ON THESE SHOWS THESE PILLS WERE MADE AND ARE NEEDED BY SO MANY?

Even from my own insurance company CarePlus who wrote in a report to members as your show Dr. Phil and others including what I thought was legitimate shows like yours, 20/20 and 60 minutes scared many people including cancer victims, chronic people in pain, parents of children born with cancer etc. and the elderly just for ratings that due to some stupid people including Prince and these kids who got pills illegally that were made in someone's basement or others who injected it with other drugs and still snorted other medications that these people who really need the medication will NOT be able to get their much needed pain medications Mainly due to these and your show and these half cocked guilt ridden parent. Careplus Insurance wrote beside not to worry they will always cover prescribed pain medications that concerning all this recent news about pain pills especially Fentanyl and other CONTROLLED MEDICATIONS" "THAT YOUR NOT AN ADDICT IF YOU TAKE A PRESCRIBED MEDICATION FOR MEDICAL NEEDS AND YOUR TAKING IT AS PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DOCTOR".

I DID NOT asked to be hit by a dead drunk driver who walked away with some bruises while I was almost killed. And every person with chronic pain and especially cancer DID NOT ask for that either and the pain and sorrow which goes with it. And the abuse of Xanax which many take for anxiety and depression over losing a loved one, having a sick loved one and for many years married. ISIS. the national alert system going up or being deathly sick yourself. Or just being able with so much pain to relax enough to rest.

I myself have seen people with pain from a tooth being pulled to end stage cancer. All needing something and have also seen people like Dr. Phil and others talking about banning pain pills because of the few who abused them and many stealing them from their parents and of course they not being prescribed for them they never read the warnings or bottle, listened to the doctor's orders on taking them and paperwork with them by a legitimate doctor who cared about the person and NOT the money. THEY HAD NO IDEA OF FENTANYL BEING NEW THE STRENGTH AND DANGER IF MISS USING IT AND HOW THE HIGH DOSE WOULD KILL THEM. SO DON'T BLAME US WHO NEED THEM OR THE DOCTORS ON YOUR WITCH HUNTS!

Dr. Phil I honestly thought your show with the experts was legitimate. But now see you don't care about people as Oprah first said and not ratings and money. But now see all that matters to you is ratings, being renewed and money as in all your shows and there has been many like others on the subject of pain pills and overdoses but NONE have mentioned including your shows why the parent even had the medicine and more IMPORTANT THE PEOPLE THEY WERE MADE FOR AND NEEDED THEM DAILY TAKING THEM AS PRESCRIBED BY AN HONEST DOCTOR WHO CARES ABOUT THEIR PATIENTS WELL BEING AND HEALTH.

One more question Dr. Phil have you ever had surgery without pain medications, dental work, cancer, had or knew someone with chronic real pain that had real surgery, CTs and MRIs? Or seen anyone with end stage cancer or hit by a car or been in an accident they didn't ask for and the suffering before anything is given for the pain? I don't think so because a real doctor who took the oath and anyone with morals with NOT keep much needed medicine for those who truly need it and that it was made for. And NOT mentioning this once on the many shows you and others have done on pain pills and overdoses! I respect Oprah, the Oath and you at one time. But now to see your doing this and especially making doctors afraid to write much needed pain medications and to try and ban the much needed pain medications for ratings and money because of parents in denial, kids and adults stealing drugs not knowing their risks or getting illegal drugs?

And the many lawyers ready to sue a company that is how they make a big living just because people did not reading the bottle, information or instructions that came with the drug. For anyone who cares when there was a phone book before the internet there was three times more lawyers most personal injury then all doctors combined listed.

Dr. Phil it is NOT too late to at least mention on your show and other shows on drugs, abuse and overdoses the need for the pain medications by almost everyone at one time or another!

I also thank God I have a regular doctor, pain doctor and insurance company that knows better then is what is being shown on TV shows like Dr. Phil, 20/20, 60 minutes and others. And also written in papers, magazines and of course the internet. That these doctors and insurance companies know the real truth and are not afraid of you and others like mad parents who now feel guilty and want to go after anyone and everyone no matter why they need the medication(s), shows trying for ratings and more money so they don't do what is morally and medically right. You people especially with your money hungry lawyers ready to sue has scared away in the past baby doctors that even though they knew they were right, did nothing wrong but the lawyers know with the cost and time of depos, court, malpractice insurance they will just settle and with the cost of their lawyers changed their fields of medicine or left the state making it almost impossible to find someone to deliver a baby thanks to these lawyers and shows but mostly the lawyers who depend and know the costs and are even on TV and doctors who did NOTHING wrong but bring a new life into the world want to settle right away and leave while these lawyers are on now even have phones lines set up and ready like 1-800-Bad-Drugs or "call me now to sue the doctor. I want to be your lawyer" so now it's pain pill time and you already scared away many good doctors by your actions from writing much needed pain medications? Even now in my 50's because of shows and abuse I have to show ID just to buy a box of cold medicine at the pharmacy maybe once a year. What is next after baby doctors. pain pills, cold medications for you to try and ban or make it very hard to get for those who need it just for ratings and money?

We didn't want another Jerry Springer I liked many believed in you. I partly due to Oprah whom I greatly respected and some other shows like Dr. Oz who cares about all people. The shame is so many people still believe in you and other shows and are trying to get much needed pills and patches banned without thinking of the real people who need them or even they might in their future for any number of reasons I mentioned. You got what you wanted a "following" now where are you going to lead them?

Dr. Phil I am not a professional writer just someone who sees a wrong like what I wrote about DUIs, "ZEKA" virus, unarmed black men being shoot, good cops being shoot, ambushed and killed due to other's actions, a black caregiver lying on the ground with his hands in the air yelling that is his charge sitting there at his feet playing with a toy truck and suffering from severe Autism and after 10 minutes of not moving or lowering his hands all this caught on cameras(some TV) a white SWAT Marksmen police officer shots the black man lying on the ground hands up and then claims he was aiming for the big white guy with Autism just sitting there scared(It still makes me sick and ashamed of that cop and his supervisor on scene who said after 10 minutes and when the two people made no move or anything he went to his car the moment the cop fired so could not say what happened even with TV crew and a bunch of personal cameras. The caregiver should have gotten a medal for his compassion and love not shot. And this all started with an unknown phone call to 911? He also had a teaser no deadly force was needed and as all have seen this went on for quite awhile and in broad day light. Everyone saw there was no gun or threat to anyone yet you fired! Your a Swat marksman being 10 feet away and said you were aiming for some reason at the big white guy sitting there with a toy truck never moving but very scared and you hit a black man lying flat in the leg instead? How can you even look into the mirror black, white were all humans!! I know I repeated myself but I know many police many put their lives in the line daily for us and just want to get home to their families but take their oath to protect and serve 24/7. I am proud to call many my friends but you make me sick and still do now and that's the truth of the situation!). Other blogs include Illegals and much more and trying to make it right or at least known too other especially out of this area what is happening here along with the truth and what really happened in any given situation along with some personal opinions.

Again I am NOT a professional, did not care for grammar and English in school and never took a course on writing or anything much less a blog. Because of my back and even with all the medications it took 6 days and many hours to get this done. I felt it needed to be said but sorry it's so long and repeated at times as I can only sit for so long and then the pain and stiffness. So rereading when I should be writing was hard especially on this one that hits so many people and so close to my own life..

Please all have a safe and reasonable day,
Dave M.
Email: dsm4857@gmail.com

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Replied By: pwphyl on Aug 31, 2012, 8:18AM
I have a 22 year old grandson who has been virtually kept away from the family due to his stealing and lying in order to get alcohol and drugs.  He feels abandoned by the family but noone can trust him in their home.  He has stolen liquor, money, items, prescription medication and anything that he could get in order to feed his habit.  He is unwilling to admit any of this and try to help himself.  He needs serious treatment, and has in fact, entered treatment programs and never completed them.  He has also had legal issues in the past and is likely to end up dead or in prison.  He is a very handsome young man with much potential, but no one in the family can seem to get through to him.  I am very scared, as I love my grandson and it would devastate me if something happened to him.
 
Replied By: kinpain on Dec 5, 2010, 11:06AM - In reply to dmjenningsok
I completely agree. I take oxycontin, oxycodone, lorazepam and zopiclone, as well as an anti-depressant, a neuropathic pain med and muscle relaxant. Most of these drugs are highly addictive, but I am NOT an addict. I am a person who has many problems with my spine, as well as severe arthritis in my spine and other joints. I live my life in EXTREME pain. I take these drugs responsibly, as prescribed by my doctor. I also see a pain specialist, and receive injections as well as the medications. To not mention in the shows that these medications are useful and helpful to so many people, is irresponsible. There are millions of us that do take the medications responsibly, in order to live some sort of "normal" life. For us to not take them, would leave us bound to our beds, not able to move without excruciating pain. The percentage of people who take prescription meds for valid reasons, who do not become addicted, is actually very small in relation to those who end up becoming addicted when the meds are no longer needed. To not mention that there is a difference between addiction and being physcially dependant on these medications is also irresponsible. If we miss a dose of any type of addictive medication, most will experience the symptoms of withdrawal, because our bodies have become dependant on them. It does NOT mean that we are addicted to the meds. But, what can we expect from someone who is not trained in addictions, much less someone who no longer has a license in psychology. Not very much. Thanks "Dr" Phil, along with Oprah and Dr Oz, for making the lives of millions of patients who require such medications in order to have some semblance of a life, to be able to enjoy our families, to keep us working and not on living off the backs of others because we have to draw on disability, to be able to perform the minute tasks that "normal" people take for granted; thanks for making it so much harder for us to acquire these medications that we need to be able to perform all of the activities above. But no, you just harp on the idea that anyone who takes prescription meds will become an evil addict.
 
Replied By: catlover18 on May 5, 2010, 7:31AM
The coroner has offically ruled that Corey died of natural causes, not drugs.  I'm angry that everyone assumed it was drugs before they had proof.
 
Replied By: lasdyinred on Apr 5, 2010, 10:54AM
I have had RSD for 8 yrs now, and I never knew what SEVERE pain could be like,until I had RSD, REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY ..IT IS SO PAINFUL,it is unreal.. and when the pain specialist told me that I would have to be put onto oxycontin,as my last resort,, I struggled with that,,since my husband had only just been on that prior to his passing due to pancreatic cancer and then he managed to wait until the last 2 months before he was on  oxycontin,for his pain.. so now for me to be on it, I was not  too pleased ..BUT MY PAIN WAS UNBEARABLE,,and I was not a wimp,, I had been a strong employed ambitous physically fit when I fell at work and  broke my shoulder/etc, needed shoulder surgery and ended up with RSD and  it spread from my shoulder /neck area to my back /legs, and inner organs,giving me heart, bowel problems,difficulty walking, and incredible back aches and discs are destroyed in the neck and lowered back.. so am I in pain,OH YES,,INCREDIBLE...and does OXYCONTIN HELP? IT TAKES THE EDGE OFF,to make my life abit more bearable,, but it does not make it well enough for me to work or even have a life but enough for me to not go completely crazy.. THE only thing that keeps me from going nuts is my faith In GOD.. and knowing that there is life after death,, and after all this, there is a better place,, where I will again meet my husband! (but I also do not believe in  going there before it is "God's time!) ,!


I must say on that I am very careful with my meds, with my grandchildren around,keep them locked . and if there were such a thing as  a drug test,here in Canada,I would welcome it any time of the day or night. I also, only See ONE Doctor ,and go to ONE drugstore, always, never fails and at year end, I could get a print out of meds from drugstore so the doc could see  it if he wanted to moniter my usage if he wanted to,I would gladly give him a copy.. I have nothing to hide ever...



Dr.phil, it would have been so nice to have you  say that yes, there is  a need for these pills ..But since you didn;t can you please do a show on RSD???? please?? there are so many of us suffering.. I have at least 350 friends with it,on facebook,, it is terrible disease, and no one know s about it..or cares...
Do a show so people know what RSD is ..please.?. thanks  so much!
 
Replied By: phoenixcuties3 on Mar 31, 2010, 1:47PM
I had a brother who had panick attacks and became an alcoholic because of them.  He went into treatment and was over prescribed with medications.  So much so that he ended up committing suicide.  I think doctors have been robots just to bandaid the problem. 

I truly want to say I am so impressed with Kelly Osbourne.  What a transformation!  You are beautiful inside and out and I am so happy you are on the light side, not the dark side.  Your brother Jack too!  Love that you all have taken the necessary steps to get clean.  I wish we had this type of info back in the 80's when my brother was being prescribed medication after medication, and my family thinking "oh, its from the doctor, he is going to be fine."    God Bless you Kelly!  I just wanted to tell you that you are doing the BEST with what you have learned in life and helping others along the way. :)

Sally
Phoenix, AZ
 
Replied By: dmjenningsok on Mar 30, 2010, 12:21PM - In reply to shabbychicer
I have SLE (systemic lupus eryathemtous) or lupus for short and here we go again....another show on ONE side of the narcotic pain issue because someone of high profile who was a very severe addict and doctor hopped, broke the law and was in emotional pain sadly lost his life. 

Before ANYONE jumps on me and says that I do not understand, please hear me when I say I understand both sides of the issue.  My mother was probably one of the first.  She had severe migraines and probably emotionally bipolarism not being treated, and eventually became addicted to RX meds a long time ago.  I am 42 years old and she died due to an accident directly related to her intoxication from these drugs.  She was pharmacy hopping and her doctor was giving her too many Rxs (filling them too often)  

It took a long time to diagnosis my lupus, and when symptoms began to appear almost 8 years ago now, they had Vioxx, which was an awesome pain management medication but then it was taken off the market but I had to stop taken it long before due to the fact that it created an ulcer...and now I am unable to take any NSAIDs for more than one or two doses. 

So, when lupus came along and the terrible pain that goes with it, I am got under the pain management care of a doctor who is not afraid, at this point, to still prescribe pain medication appropriately...IF  I adhere to there strict policy....I agree to lock the medicine up or secure it.  I subject myself to random  drug tests that keep tract of the levels in my body to make sure I am not only taking the amount they prescribe and also not stockpiling it or selling it...and this test also tests for illegal drugs as well.  I go once a month for the prescription...nothing is called in over the phone.  They have no prescription pads in this office...everything is done on computer...

I ask you, please, Dr. Phil and staff, if you read these and agree with these discussions.  There is an appropriate side to this story.  People can follow their doctors orders and do what they are supposed to regarding these medications!  I appreciate the intent of the show and it was to educate parents to protect their prescriptions and I know you only have an hour. 

But having lost someone dear to me to such a fate, I am what you call a 12-step person in pain mgmt and by that I mean, I let God be in charge of my life every day!   I have questions I ask myself before I take the medication and I have certain medications I WILL NOT let them prescribe me. 

I hope for the sake of people with chronic illnessesand  and those recovering from cancer or other ailments that these types of shows don't' scare the last good doctor away from what he/she has been doing and that is assessing individual needs, making strict requirements and then holding their patients to those  standards.  I think if enough of us blog, TWEET, and send messages, maybe he will see them!  Blessings all my fellow chronicers and to those of you struggling with someone with addiction, or  have it yourself,  or have lost someone to it, I have been there to and I am so sorry for you!  Please get to a place or person that can help you! 

My purpse was NEVER to offend anyone but to just try and get the other side of the story out!

dmjennings
 
Replied By: dmjenningsok on Mar 30, 2010, 11:45AM
While the abuse of Rx pain meds seems to be on the rise, and I understand the intent of this show, I was frustrated by the fact that not once was it mentioned that there is actually a place for the proper use of such medications. 
I have lupus and have been responsibly using narcotic medication to help me deal with the incredible pain that it has caused.  I have ONE doctor, ONE pharmacy and I have random drug tests to tests the levels in my blood match the Rx and who also does the At to Z of  all other drugs, prescription and illegal.  Some would see this as an invasion of my privacy.  I see it as accountability and being just plain smart!   I see my physician once a month for blood tests to check on my how my organs are responding to the other lupus medications.  Unfortunately, there is not a "LUPUS" medication to date, so it is just hit and miss right now.  But I do take two other ones to try and keep me in remission that have nothing to do with pain management.  ...

You are probably reading this and thinking "why not choose all the non-narcotic options?"  One answer. around 5 to 6 years ago..before I was diagnosed but in a lot of pain, I was prescriped a drug named Vioxxx which was an excellent reliever but it caused me to have an ulcer and then it was pulled from the market for other side effects..Since then, I have been unable to take any NSAID, OTC or prescription, for more than one or two doses.  It is extremely important to me to protect these medications for my kids, so they are either with me or hidden and counted very often and since my doctor refills monthly only, I would notice if they started disappearing quickly. 

The attack on these drugs and the and high-profile deaths are probably going to have the fallout  of more and more physicians to discontinue prescribing them to the millions of people with situations like mine.  I wish the other side of the story had been shown...just to create balance! 

If you think I don't understand about crisis, I do.  I am 42 years old and when I was 18, I had a mother that died due to her intoxication of an overdose to prescription medications that started because of treatment for horrible migraines.  She may have been a precusor of things to come...she kept all her records, and she was pharmacy hopping even back then.  So, you can imagine how important it is to me to watch why, when and for what reason I am taking my prescribed medication and am I following dosing instructions? 

Chronic diseases, like lupus, rhumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and so on are hard enough to live with without a public questioning if we are drug addicts if we use a certain class of medication to control our daily pain. 

Please, please, please watch your children for the illegal use of these medications and know that just like illicit drugs.  However, please know there are people out there that are trying to be the best they can be for their family and just be able to move around...I rarely if EVER tell anyone about these types of RXs due to the stigma they have become, and that stigma is becoming worse because the other side of the story is not being told. 

I am a person who already believed that I am powerless over my life and that God is in control...and I will NEVER become what happened to my Mom.  I just want to be the best I can be for my husband, my family and my children. 

Dmarieok
 
Replied By: alineelizabeth on Mar 26, 2010, 7:35PM
My 28 year old daughter was prescribed oxycontin by a doctor since she was 23 years old.  There were never any tests taken, and she received the pills on a monthly basis.  All she said was she had back pain. She became horribly addicted to this drug and now injects it into her arm with a needle.  She also was given this drug while she was pregnant and also after my beautiful Granddaughter was born three years ago. This same doctor prescribed oxycontin to the father of my granddaughter at the same time, knowing they both were living together and had just become new parents.
And, to top that off this same doctor prescribed oxycontin to my 24 year old son during this same time frame.  He was also living with them during this whole injustice.  It was several years of rehabilitation and detox and money spent before I found out that they would get out of rehab and find their prescriptions for this drug waiting for them at the pharmacy.
Needless to say all three young adults have severe addictions to this day and have gone through many detox and rehabilitation programs.  All of them desperately want to quit, but find themselves relapsing and feeling like a failure.  My daughter has lost custody of her little girl, who is now being cared for by me (grandmother).  All of them have progressed to injecting with a needle.

Several years ago I submitted paperwork to the Medical Board regarding this doctor and they found her negligent.  As of this time she is still practicing.  My daughter quickly found another doctor who would prescribe oxycontin to her and I have also turned this doctor in as well just one month ago.
When someone's brain is so taken over by this horrible drug that takes away your soul and everything else you have, a Mother like me would like some answers as to why this drug is still on the market and being produced?  Also, why is it prescribed so easily?  It has been an uphill fight for the lives of my children ever since this started.
 
Replied By: elishai on Mar 26, 2010, 6:52PM
i did get to watch the show about perscription deug abuse and i think i should be able to watch it on line and not have to pay for a dvd. i am poor.
 
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