Thank goodness chronic pain is covered by the Oregon medical marijuana law. So many of us suffer chronic pain, pain management has become an industry, a specialty unto itself & highly lucrative to Big-Pharma.
But a rebellion has begun by pain patients with too many years experience with Vicodin, Phentenal patches, Oxycodone-Oxycontin, morphine pumps and the most insidious, in my opinion, possibly the most addicting pain management pill, Methadone. Methadone is the favored (cheapest at about 5 cents a pill, vice Oxycodone $4 bucks a pill) addictor-pain manager available.
I talk to patients every day that say these drugs, are ruining their lives with the lousy side effects, causing problems in their family relationships, ruining their bodies, having to process the chemicals. Then they tell me the drugs are not working, or no longer working. They tell me they don't want to put chemicals in their bodies anymore or ever again. They tell me that their doctors won't seem to listen when they say, "No more vicodin. It makes me sick." "No more morphine or methadone, I don't want to be addicted any more."
Then they tell me they already know marijuana works for their pain, they tried it on their own, or a friend gave them some...but AAHHH bring up marijuana to their doctor and the shit hits the fan. Doctors reactions I'm told are everything from "You can't be serious," or "You're just trying to get high," to threatening to cut off the patients they know are addicted to the narcotic they are about to write another "scrip" for...that the patient don't want. In effect the doctor is saying "Now that I have you hooked, you are part of my income. I won't let you go." Isn't the heroin dealer on the corner doing the same thing? Patients tell me that their doctors are no longer doing anything for them, but are not doing things to them, including threatening them. "My way or the hiway now that I have you hooked."
I am not making this up. I hear this from patients every day about their doctors. What's wrong here?
What's wrong is most doctors are too ingrained with Pharma and have NO REAL KNOWLEDGE or natural medicine, and are afraid to "break ranks" if you will, are afraid of loosing patients, ie income, and lack the genuine compassion necessary to first LISTEN to the patient and follow the Hippocratic oath. (First do no harm!)
Pain management doctors are "system" doctors faced with an increasing patient dissatisfaction with "the system." More and more pain patients, running from big Pharma, are looking desperately for natural medicine in general and natural PAIN medicine in particular.
Our THCF medical clinics are pain management clinics offering legal access to the oldest pain medicine in the world...AND something apparently new in medicine, doctors that will listen and have compassion.
THCF is as anti-system as it gets and we invite you to join us if you qualify under state law.