Hello Luvs,This blog post is actually something that was written and sent to me by Dr Mark Ibsen, MD, a physician from Helena, MT. He wrote and says:
“I had similar experience.
Not even “guilty until proven innocent”
Once they set their sights on you,
This system is feudal.
Unchecked, as in no checks or balances.
Run by appointed people who are completely unaccountable.
In the name of “safety”,
With no evidence of harm.
Like a trip to the Gulag.
The key is for patients to realize that doctors have become so vulnerable that we cannot risk ANY exposure to ANY accusations.
A risk-averse environment due to the hostile regulatory environment we now have.
So, as more and more patients despair over being abandoned by this system, the sacred physician patient relationship is further tarnished.
I, for one, will continue to stand by the patients I can, and pray for those I cannot.”
Here’s the article that accompanied the email from Dr Mark Ibsen, MD:
They Fell like Dominos: My License, My Certification, My Profession
Mark Ibsen MD
I received this information from Pat Anson of the Pain News Network. This information may prove to be very valuable to many of the chronic pain community. I wanted to be sure that you saw this. I also wanted to be sure to share it with you all. This is the new Medicare 2019 rules regarding Opioids.
Medicare Patients Face New Rx Opioid Rules in 2019 — Pain News Network
— Read on www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2018/12/31/medicare-patients-face-new-rx-opioid-rules-in-2019
I hope your 2019 will be Blessed and peaceful. Sending light and love your way.
Here’s some much needed information about Bupenorphrine. It’s written by Dr Jeffrey Fudin at: paindr.com/buprenorphine-so-misunderstood/
Please remember that this medication is best used for people who have ongoing pain issues and who are also recovering addicts. It’s a mild analgesic at best and doesn’t work very well for people with chronic pain conditions, alone; without addiction.
Also, remember that you must be taken off of this medication for a couple of weeks prior to any surgeries. If not, then they’ll have a difficult time putting you under deep anesthesia. Of course, this is everyone’s greatest fear going into surgery. So just be prepared. Read up about these medications and be knowledgeable. Don’t just take whatever your Dr is offering, but research it ahead of time. It works for a certain group of pain sufferers, but it works AGAINST opioids, in your body. Here are a couple of my articles regarding this medication and also Suboxone and Naloxone:
About Suboxone, Buprenorphine and Naloxone/
And this one:
More-About Bupenorphrine, Suboxone/
Then there’s also this video:
Pain, Politics & Suboxone, Bupenorphrine
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?
This Youtube video was sent to me by my friend, colleague and mentor ; Dr Mark Ibsen MD, from Helena MT.
This brilliant talk by Hooman Noorchashm MD
Discussed the nightmare in his life from interacting with Brigham and Women’s hospital, after his wife’s cancer was spread by a surgical procedure( morcellation).
They endured ridicule and shunning.
The nightmare of pain refugees is a parallel ethical quandary. You can watch it here or click on the link below that:
And address your ethical gaps.
**Who watches out for the patient?
Mark Ibsen MD.
The aforementioned article proves that there may be hope for the chronic pain community.
In 2016, Andrew Kolodny, (who is co-Director of Opioids policy Research at Brandeis University), along with a group of Addiction specialists & others, went behind closed doors to “invent” & then Implement the 2016 CDC Guidelines regarding the use of Opioids. These were Supposed to be just guidelines for primary care doctors. But they rapidly became “the law” in the eyes of the CDC, DEA, National News Media outlets, Pharmacies & our government officials. Today we even have legitimate, licensed pain management Physicians, heading for the hills! They’re Not following the Hippocratic oath. These physicians are abandoning patients & putting many at high risk, myself included. The way that the chronic pain community has been treated, has been outrageous.
Please feel free to share this article on social media. Print it out and take it with you to your Dr. appointments. Let’s also share it far & wide through the news media channels as well. They’ve been getting it wrong & now need to help change the hysteria & damage that’s been created.
“We, the under signed, stand as a unified community of stakeholders and key opinion leaders deeply concerned about forced opioid tapering in patients receiving lolong-term prescription opioid therapy for chronic pain. This is a large-scale humanitarian issue. Our specific concerns involve:
— Read on academic.oup.com/painmedicine/advance-article/doi/10.1093/pm/pny228/5218985
I wanted to make sure that you all have heard about the new AMA Resolutions, regarding the CDC Guidelines for opioid prescribing? The guidelines that have been taken as the “word and the law” by many pain management physicians and others.
Those CDC Guidelines are and were supposed to be voluntary and just be what they’re called, “Guidelines”. Doctors, pharmacists and government officials have been turning them into “law”. Many people in the chronic pain community have been negatively affected, including me!
I wanted to post a copy of just the AMA resolutions that pertain to us; the chronic pain community. Below I will have that available for you to print. You should take it with you to each Dr appointment & especially your pain physician. But first let me give you the link to the full AMA Resolutions here: The AMA Resolutions for Chronic Pain Patients
*(The above link is working again)
***Also, I’ve posted just the AMA Resolutions pertaining to the chronic pain patients: Please be sure to print out and take to each of your physicians & especially your pain Physician:
Sending Hope, Light & Peace!