Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0256 - Use of Opiate Analgesics in Various Patient Populations, Including Pediatric Patients
Comment Number: EC -214

Accepted - Volume 4

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Eileen Rothberg Date/Time 2001-12-28 20:34:00
Organization Mrs. Eileen Rothberg
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments I have progressive, degenerative disk disease and degenerative facet joint disease. I have had extreme pain since May 11, 2001 when I awoke to agony. I have had one surgery, which has not worked. The only thing that has kept me from total disabling pain is 20 mg. of oxycontin twice a day. Without these tiny timed release pills, the shooting, stabbing, burning, unbearable pains continue. With them I can cook supper for my family and continue with a distance learning masters degree. I am only 52 years old. Please do not eliminate this wonderful drug, Oxycontin, from those suffering invisible pain. I had been a teacher, curriculum writer, parent, political activist, and volunteer. Now I am only trying to survive day to day. You would only need one day with my pain to understand.




EC -214