Not sure this has been mentioned in any of the prior posts on the thread but I was informed by my NP at PM today that Hydro/Acet (Vicodin) is in the process of being "reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II, further increasing controls on these opioid painkillers, with a potentially huge impact on providers and patients" by the FDA. I don't know what kind of impact this will have on patients' here in Massachusetts (I am keeping my fingers crossed, I shouldn't even have to be concerned about keeping my fingers crossed), and I feel for the patients' already traumatized by the never ending beauocracy. At some point and time there has got to be an alternative to the unfair practices instilled on us by people who have NO clue what it means to "walk in our shoes".
Misunderstanding, generalizations, under-educated populations of people who seem to rule with crazed media input as being the "know all" and "sky is falling" approach has got to change. I feel that the damage to us with CP will be further compound our physical and emotional state. As we all know, depression makes pain worse and an incessant gnawing pang of filling our medications is detrimental to our overall improvement and quality of life.....In my opinon anyway. We have so much to deal with already.