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SURVEY RESULTS: Should Opioids Be Restricted for Chronic Illness?

  [ 14 votes ]   [ 2 Comments ] • June 20, 2016

SURVEY RESULTS: Should Opioids Be Restricted for Chronic Illness?
Last month the editors at ProHealth ran a survey regarding the recent restriction of opioids to patients with chronic pain conditions. According to the CDC the overprescription of narcotic painkillers results in 40 deaths per day in the United States. Characterized as an “epidemic” state and local government have enacted legislation to dramatically curb the use of narcotic painkillers.

Critics of the dramatic cutbacks in opiod prescriptions have pointed out that chronic pain sufferers rarely abuse the use of opiods, and that the “hysteria” surrounding opiods has only hurt patients who otherwise have little recourse to alleviate pain that can be incapacitating.


A total of 117 people responded to the survey. While the majority of respondents had a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, there was a wide array of pain-producing conditions that warranted treatments. In addition to ME/CFS, chronic back pain, arthritis, CRPS, and Lyme disease, respondents reported diagnoses of migraines, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, IBS, interstitial cystitis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc and joint disease, congenital narrowing of the spinal canal, neuropathy, tension /cluster headaches, compressed disc fracture, spondylosis, Scheurmann's disease, kyphosis, scoliosis, chondromalacia, lupus, Post Polio Syndrome, chronic myofascial pain, polymyositis, bone and joint pain, damage due to chemotherapy, and endometriosis, among others.

The majority of people who took opioids for their chronic pain took them daily. Interestingly, all (100%) of the respondents had tried other therapies and pain medications, but these proved not as effective as opiods for the most part: 60% found alternatives to be not as effective, while 40% found other therapies to be effective, but only when used along with opioids.

Over 84% of respondents expressed the belief that the current restrictions on opioid prescriptions were harmful to chronically ill patients.

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Posted by: janiya02
Jun 21, 2016

Health Issue
Degenerative joint disease of cervical and lumbar spine
chronic pain
Buttock pain
Neck pain
Low back pain
Back pain
Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis
Spinal fusion
Do you think they should take away my meds?
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should opioids be restricted for chronic illness
Posted by: Mario1567
Jul 6, 2016
No, for people with fibromyalgia,degenerative arthritis, arthritis of any sort, migraines, DVT(bloodclots), knee surgery, lower/upper back pain,have had spinal fusion, I would say that if the CDC attempts on putting any more restrictions on these type of meds for people who really need them,and having doctors put you thru a painful questioning of why we need these pain meds, and having to pick up a paper prescription each and every month to take to the pharmacy instead of simply having the doctor calling in the prescription needed, as I do or my parents for example, I say that these CDC people have never had a pain in there entire body to know how it feels to not be able to stand, lay in bed, or a chair(recliner), or be able to walk to the front door of your own house or get into your vehicle to drive to work each morning and be able to enjoy life with family or friends. these restrictions make people feel unworthy to live, they feel their own doctors don't give a dam about how they feel, or are feeling at the moment of the doctors appt. the only thing the CDC seems to think is what they will get out of it, what they might be saving in there own pockets. I would like to speak to a CDC person, and give them a day to day visual of how someone or what someone that has a stated disease and are needing these meds, and I would like to see if they would be able to tolerate
this CDC standards of life or what they call life with restrictiveness on meds that are needed.
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