For thousands of years, human beings have struggled with disease and pain. However, fortunately, our earth was created with the food, water and medicine that humans have needed to prospher during agonizing plagues and centuries of crippling disease. While humans have always had to struggle for survival, we have not always had to struggle, in staggering numbers, against a united front of pharmaceutical companies and lobbyists, politicians and physicians, who continue to insist that the large majority of us have to either live with, or die from, crippling pain.
Forgive the length of this post, but like so many of those who will be searching this website looking for the white-knight physician who will help you cope with the most difficult aspect of your chronic and debilitating disease - the pain - I am afraid to inform you that you most likely won't find it here, either.
Like so many physicians in the south, and incresingly in other areas of the country, these white-coated sell-outs will only offer you the trendiest, convoluted chemical concoction on the market today, dreamed up by BIG PHARMA to make sure you don't really get any better while they (and the physician's supporting them) get a lot fatter.
Unless you have specific types of cancer, an extremely deformed spine, or possibly a horn growing out of your forehead, you will most likely be given the litany of the latest fashionable antipsychotics, antidepressants, or steroidal (immune-supressing) chemicals to choose from.
""Would you like bleeding ears, green diahrrea or a brain hemmorage with your treatment?""
Or, you will simply be asked to leave, most likely with some nasty gossip added to your file about your ""psychotic delusions of pain"" or ""your clear addiction issues.""
Yes, the vast majority of us, who are battling the increasingly prevalent ""invisible"" illnesses of Lupus, RA, MS, Fibromyalgia, CFS, Lyme Disease, etc. are increasingly being denied the right to be free from pain at any point during our difficult struggle for survival. And, like it or not, it is precisely those who are supposed to ""care;"" namely our doctors and clinicians, who care far less about your quality of life, or your life in general, then they do about receiving perks and bonuses from BIG PHARMA or making sure they remain within the top 10% income brackets and don't attract attention from lobbyist-influenced government agencies.
Good luck on your search. And remember that no significant change can happen without significant effort. But don't waste that effort on Mays & Schnapps, or you will just be contributing to the problem. You've already been through enough, and you deserve so much more. <3