War on Opioids, Part II

The war on opioids began around 2010 when the Centers for Disease Control announced there were over 16,000 opioid-related deaths. That’s a big number – but not all of those deaths involved opioids alone. Our first guest, Angelika, suffers from a painful joint hypermobility condition called “Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.” Despite hav

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  1. I completely under not wanting to go to the dr /ER when in pain or anything close to that. I recently had to go to ER after 16 hours straight of having a severe stomach virus. I hadn’t been able to take my prescribed medications for 24 hours so my pain was intensified from both withdraws from my reg pain meds and being sick. I was so dehydrated I was unable to walk and having severe muscle spasms. After seeing the doctor and his tests were performed I asked for something to ease the pain. I was told no. That was not going to happen and I didn’t need to ask again. After getting fluid thru iv the nurse came in and told me that I was ready to go home. I said but I can’t even take my normal medicine. The reply I got was that I should be able to the next day. Then in addition the took the wheel chair I had been using. So my stepfather helped me out.

  2. I live in FL have a script from a real doctor and pharamicist refuse to fill going through withdrawals so sick pain so bad can’t walk no life anymore # about done

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