Living with Rare Disease and Chronic Pain: What's your story?
Hello everyone, Renee (Faithwalker007) here. I know many have felt the impact of the “War on Opioids” and the subsequent blanket lowering of dosages of their pain medications, but I’m speaking to those who have been diagnosed or are being treated specifically for a rare disease. If you don’t know if your disease or condition is rare, go to GARD, the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center at the NIH (National Institutes of Health website.)
Rare diseases and conditions may or may not be curable, although most are not. They may or may not involve chronic pain. However, for the sake of this discussion, we are speaking of those that are incurable and involve no cure and severe chronic pain.
THE DISCUSSION TOPIC QUESTION is as follows:
HAS THE REGULATION AND GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY IN THE REALM OF HEALTHCARE AND THE DISPENSING OF OPIOIDS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT IMPACTED YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE AS A RARE DISEASE PATIENT and if so, HOW? Do you have any suggestions to make?
This is RARE DISEASE MONTH and I’m determined that our battle is heard but first I need to know from you the impact .