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Posted by ila
on March 26, 2000 at 21:20:40:
Dear Dr. Whitworth, hope this post finds you in good health.
Read your post to JohnV and Ally's notes and subsequent reposts. You say that the Dr's inadequate medication drops result in the paradox "pseudoaddiction".
I'm confused - are you saying that that Dr's cause extra problems to the pain sufferer by under medicating them, as a result, the pain sufferer looks to other Dr's for pain meds and end up an addict because they're taking a whole lot of different meds??
Or is the pain sufferer too scared to come off the meds they're on because their needs have never been met for so long that what they're really feeling are phantom pains?
How would a rehab clinic know this? Shouldn't Ally be receiving counselling before she enters the clinic?
How can this be allowed to happen in this day and age?
take care, ila