Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices | HHS.gov


Hello Luvs,

What do you think of this?Request for Comment on the Draft Report, proposes updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain.
— Read on www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/pain/reports/2018-12-draft-report-on-updates-gaps-inconsistencies-recommendations/index.html

So, after you read about what the HHS task force has decided is best practices for people living with chronic pain. If you read the list of meds; it starts out with Acetaminophen, NSAID’s, Anti-convulsants & Anti-depressants. Then they discuss aqua therapy, PT, massage, Tai-chi, etc!!

What the heck don’t they understand about real pain, nerve pain, chronic pain? We don’t want to be touched because it hurts! I don’t know about you, but aqua therapy isn’t good for someone like me who has open sores from years of CRPS and Eczema secondary to that! How about NSAID’s that I cannot taste because of chronic kidney disease? Acetaminophen taken too much, too often causes liver failure and even death! Sooooo my opioids do not/did not cause any issues to my body except for occasional constipation! Big deal! Get Miralax or some “Smooth move tea”!

This once again, is upsetting to me and to many others! On one hand they advise to treat people as individuals case by case. On the other hand, they’re advising people with large amounts of ongoing chronic pain, most probably for a lifetime, to take Acetaminophen. How is that right or even thinkable for someone like me, for example? I was quickly tapered from Fentanyl patch after doing well on it for 14 years!! Now I sit in my recliner 16+ hours a day due to pain and fatigue. I honestly cannot take NSAID’s and “Tylenol just won’t cut it, Mr. Sessions!!”

Let me know what you think about the HHS task force recommendations?

13 thoughts on “Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices | HHS.gov

  1. Exactly right the HHS regulates CDC they have known about this from the beginning. If the government agencies wanted to stop the inhumane conditions they have caused they would have had an announcement on the television and press this is inhumane to do to people who are to injured and broken to stand up for themselves. This has been their agenda all along notice all these reports then comment perioda its been 3 yrs. By the time the government dose anything NO dr will treat chronic intractable pain. We will all be dead. Then they can win. Don’t believe they care they don’t. Sure this was trumps plan from 2016.

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  2. I’m sure most CPPs will agree that any form of touch or manipulation or other external stimuli merely exacerbates the constant pain—at least in my situation. Showers hurt; baths burn; acupuncture is a non-starter.
    I’m reliving my ugly departure from medical care at the VA.

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    1. Exactly! For many cpp’s this is true and especially for those of us with systemic RSD/CRPS. Touch, ice, heat…all of it makes us worse. Poor you having to deal with the VA! I’m sorry!!

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  3. I thought it was a promising bit of good news for a change. They said patients shouldn’t be tapered and that the decisions should be left to the doctors. They also called out the damage the cdc guidelines did to pain patients. Given the current climate I was pretty pleased with the report.

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    1. Yes, I suppose you’re right! I just saw so much contradiction! Still the Tylenol, NSAIDs and complimentary therapies… but it was not terribly bad.😊

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    1. Sad part of it is that Cindy Steinberg and Gwenn Herman from US Pain fdn are supposedly on that task farce, I mean force. They’re not helping much? It appears they’re hurting us worse?

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    2. I just felt that there was much contradiction in the whole thing. As if Acetaminophen wasn’t dangerous but opioids are!??!! They said to look at each case separately, but then said to use aqua therapy and massage! These won’t cut it for long term moderate to severe pain! Anyways, that’s why I asked people “What do you think about this?” Everyone is entitled to their opinions. But not someone like Andrew Kolodny, who’s trying to rid thevUSA of its weakest & most vulnerable citizens; so that “the next generation won’t even know about opioids” (yes, he said something eerily similar to that statement)… Thank you so much for reading “Tears of Truth” & forvtaking the time to write your opinion in a kind and fair manner. I wish you well.

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    3. Just more BS ! Just my opinion…

      On Sun, Dec 30, 2018, 7:22 PM Tears of Truth…. Suzanne commented: “I just felt that there was much contradiction in the > whole thing. As if Acetaminophen wasn’t dangerous but opioids are!??!! They > said to look at each case separately, but then said to use aqua therapy and > massage! These won’t cut it for long term moderate” >

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    4. Exactly right the HHS regulates CDC they have known about this from the beginning. If the government agencies wanted to stop the inhumane conditions they have caused they would have had an announcement on the television and press this is inhumane to do to people who are to injured and broken to stand up for themselves. This has been their agenda all along notice all these reports then comment perioda its been 3 yrs. By the time the government dose anything NO dr will treat chronic intractable pain. We will all be dead. Then they can win. Don’t believe they care they don’t. Sure this was trumps plan from 2016.

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