Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0256 - Use of Opiate Analgesics in Various Patient Populations, Including Pediatric Patients
Comment Number: EC -231

Accepted - Volume 4

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Cheri Stine Date/Time 2002-02-09 16:42:42
Organization Ms. Cheri Stine
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments I am a PWC and have been suffering with this disease for over ten years. I can tell you that without the help of the opiate pain killers, I don't have any quality of life and it is very difficult to get doctors to understand stand that as a PWC, it isn't a matter of fear of addiction that they need to be concerned about, without these drugs I know there is a higher risk of suicide, because I for one can only take the constant pain for a very short time!With only enough medicine to last for exactly thirty days,not taking into account the days that do occur when I need an extra dose, my thoughts are constantly plagued with how am I going to deal with the pain,take it now or take it later! Either way, it means I have to try and deal with excrutiating pain,all because someone is worried I'll get addicted ! I only wish doctors,as well as others in control of these drugs,could walk a mile in my shoes!




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