Strict limits on opioid prescribing risk ‘inhumane treatment’ of pain patients

Please, be aware that this article is a little out of date. Medicare did follow through on changing the coverage for those patients who need monthly pain medications for persistent chronic pain, including patients with Intractable Pain Disease and other long term, debilitating pain diseases and disorders. The UN has, also, stated the lack of access to pain medications is inhumane and cruel. However, this is an article that explains in a very clear, easy to understand manner, the complex ramifications of prescribing guidelines being used as the law and not as intended recommendations. It’s something that you can share with others to help explain why loosing access to pain medications is not helpful but instead is harmful to those who need opioid medications the most.

“Turning voluntary guidelines about prescribing opioids for chronic pain into strict policy will deny these medications to people who truly need them.”
— Read on www.statnews.com/2017/02/24/opioids-prescribing-limits-pain-patients/

Optimizing Treatment for Patients With Chronic Sciatica: Gabapentin vs Pregabalin – MPR

In patients with chronic sciatica, gabapentin was associated with a greater reduction in leg pain intensity and fewer side effects compared with pregabalin, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology.

— Read on www.empr.com/news/gabapentin-pregabalin-chronic-sciatica-pain-head-to-head-study/article/806985/

Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in Type 2 Diabetes

Medically supervised, therapeutic fasting regimens can help reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D) and minimize the need for pharmacological interventions, according to a case series published online Oct. 9 in BMJ Case Reports.
— Read on www.empr.com/news/type-2-diabetes-fasting-insulin-discontinuation-diabetes-medications/article/807540/

CRPS Coping Strategies | RSDSA

RSDSA is an international 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, based in Milford, Connecticut, formed in 1984. Our mission is to provide support, education,
— Read on rsds.org/coping-strategies/

Clothing made by and for people with CRPS/ RSD- Check out: Empower Clothing

Disclaimer: GabAboutHealth has not tried these personally but they sound genius!

The holidays will be here before we know it and these would make the perfect gift for someone you know that suffers from CRPS, RSD, Intractable Pain, Ehlers-Danos Syndrome, Arachnoiditis, Fibromyalgia, MS and more.

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— Read on www.empowercrps.com/

Forced Opioid Reduction … Genocide … American style ? | Pained Lives Matter

Forced Opioid Reduction … Genocide … American style ? | Pained Lives Matter
— Read on www.painedlivesmatter.com/blog/2016/01/02/forced-opioid-reduction-genocide-american-style/