Legitimatepainpatients.org was started due to the many issues surrounding the illicit use of dangerous drugs by individuals for whom they were not prescribed. The “pill mills” which sprung up around the State of Florida have threatened those of us who truly and legitimately need these medications to live and to have a quality of life.
This site, Legitimatepainpatients.org, will allow us to form a coalition to express our collective voices that we have rights, too. People in chronic pain may look normal or dress like others. But because pain doesn’t have a face, people who see us may not know chronic pain is a terrible and horrible disease to have.
It affects each and every one of us 24 hours/7 days a week. It can affect our families: marriages, relationships, our children and our friends. There is no time off; there are no holidays.
We hope that by having this site, chronic pain patients will have a platform to share their individual experiences with chronic pain. For example, the need to have fellowship trained pain management physicians who know your case and understands your needs and can provide the proper medications when needed.
Any issues in obtaining treatment for chronic pain or the medications or treatments needed to alleviate your symptoms should be discussed on the site so your voice can be heard. Together many voices can be brought to those in power to try and get the laws changed if necessary in order to allow our physicians to keep practicing Legitimate Pain Medicine.
We want you, the chronic pain patient, to feel free to write your thoughts and feelings you may have experienced or anything else that this disease has brought to you which you wish to share. We ask only that you identify yourself by your first name.
We hope that everyone will find a joy and comfort in their life. This is what legitimatepainpatients.org is all about.
Long term chronic pain patient and Founder of this site
The intent of this blog site is not to offer medical advice of any kind. Its sole purpose is for users to share personal experiences in dealing with chronic pain. It may from time to time present published articles that relate to chronic pain issues. Any articles or studies presented are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed in either the articles or studies are those of the articles’ authors—not this blog site. The user always should seek medical advice from their treating physician.