If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.

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Silence isn’t an option these days when it comes to chronic pain. Often we suffer in silence. Often we have a facade to mask our pain. But with the opiate epidemic in the United States and a lesser extent in Canada… which led to the severe restrictions on opiates in the States and is spreading to Canada, what we have is pain patients suffering. Pain patients that can’t get their medications at pharmacies. Pain patients that have to take pee tests to Prove they are not drug addicts. Pain patients being treating like drug addicts as Par the Course. Treatment refusal in the ER. Being mocked and shamed by doctors. Being told they have a ‘problem’.

Pain patients paying the consequences for a problem that isn’t theirs and never was theirs. Their problem is Pain and Now their problem is Also lack of treatment of that pain. And the people addicted to opiates? Well, they were getting it off the street to begin with so it makes absolutely so difference to them.

If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.

We need to speak up that this treatment of people in pain is not all right. That untreated pain is a suicide risk factor. That they are destroying the quality of life of countless people. When did quality of life of patients suffering no longer matter? When did these so called medical professionals and agencies decide that suffering is better than functioning in the world?

As a migraine patient it isn’t really my battle since it is difficult for my brain to handle painkillers without rebounding, so they are only something I can tolerate occasionally at best. So I know a lot about suffering and a lot about untreated pain leads to suicidal ideation and lowers your quality of life.

People need to speak out about what is being done to them. Let anyone, tell everyone, tell your local newspaper, write a blog about these new struggles you now fact and the Impact on your life now. Get the word out. Advocate. Protest. Sign petitions. Make your voice heard.

The pain epidemic is upon us. And no one cares. Make them care. Make them see.

Trip to ER and actual relief for once

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I went to the ER yesterday for a status migraine spawned from the depths of hell. I was expecting little. It is pretty hit and miss with the ER here. Usually I leave in pain after a long wait and this makes me pretty depressed to be honest… I mean status migraines I pretty brutal on the mood. A migraine lasting days and days and days begins to affect sleep and mood… it gets stressful. You get desperate for some relief. And when that doesn’t happen? It can be pretty devastating. To the point I have given up on the ER.

But then This migraine. This endless fricking migraine. I was just so tired. And in so much pain and I couldn’t go to work and knowing that I knew I Had to do something about it. So I went to the ER.

It was a 8 hour wait. Yes, I did in fact say 8 hours. 8 HOURS. And most sane people would have given up after three. Of five. Or six. But I did get in after a bit, just didn’t see a doctor. I was there a total of 10 hours. And that is insane. Just goes to show how much pain I was in fact in that I waited that effing long for relief. And how horrible I would have felt if I didn’t get any. Last resort and all. Not there for my own amusement that is for sure. Not when it is noisy, bright and smelly. When you have nausea fyi the hospital with its hospital Smell is the worst place to be. What is that smell? Antiseptic? Whatever it is that is all I smell. Hospital smell. And the brightness. Oh the brightness. They do put me in a enclosed curtained off area with the lights so there is that.

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