I get a feeling we have more than cp in common. You seem to just as cynical as I am. Its really not to be for me at least, and with your last post concerning not getting the meds you need, I can totally understand.
I dont know about you but I have this entire conspiricey theory going on in which it is my opinion that the world of doctors, pharmacys, and health insurance co. are all a part of some plan to make life for people in need, or actually people in general, as everyone has to go to the doctors sometime. I believe they are all hooked up together somehow other than obvious. I cant help but think this way as they all seem to control everything we do, what meds we take, how much they costs, and the denial of meds that are important in our everyday life.
For example, methadone, which is as inexpensive but very much does the job of pain relief, at least for myself and many others. I do know the stigma attached to this medicine, but I am hard pressed to believe that is the main reasons it is not being used more frequently. I believe its low cost, and for the most part effective for pain relief. For those reasons and more I believe that is why I was taken off of it 4-5 years ago. These is not as much profit to be made in something less costly but effective. I was never given a reason for after more than 11 years of taking this med, with only one increase in the dosage, I went from 1 10mg 3xdaily I was increase to 1 10mg 4xdaily. Over that much time, I did not think that was a valid reason, but because I was never told anything but "we just dont like to use it anymore" I was left to draw my own conclusions.
Anyway just wanted to let you know, you are certainly not alone in your feelings of being cynical, (if you are, if not, then I am sorry).
Take it easy, and hope you are feeling well today, I mean I good as we can feel.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson