OK folks, this is NOT a thread to post your opinion of Michael Jackson. If you want that, go make your own thread. I am posting the following link to a news article just as an example of how the media stigmatizes the use of pain medications. This is NOT a debate over whether or not these were actually the drugs that MJ was using. This is what was reported he was using which in the eyes of the ignorant=fact.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196015/Michael-Jacksons-drugs-cocktail-highly-unusual-dangerous.html
I just hate how the media casts such a negative light on pain meds and it reflects on legitimate use. Maybe MJ had legit reasons for his meds(if any, tho I would disagree with Demerol injections) because certainly with all of his dance moves he certainly could have had chronic pain disorders. Who could dance like that and NOT be a spiney?
One thing they also mention is the use of Ritalin. Um, I know chronic pain users who have to use stimulants during the day to stay awake because of their legit dose of pain meds. How are some to have any kind of quality of life if they can't stay awake?
I guess this is just more of a post about how I hate the media and how the media controls society's opinions. It just makes it tougher for chronic pain users to get needed meds as well as how they are looked at by other people.