Re: Pseudoaddiction is an iatrogenic (i.e., doctor-induced) syndrome caused by undermedication of pain.
From: Rainchild (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon Feb 3 11:00:43 2003
THANK YOU HELEN FOR THIS POST. I WAS TREATED LIKE THIS VERY EARLY ON AFTER
THE BIRTH OF MY BABY ALMOST 6 YEARS AGO. THE DOCTORS DIDN'T BELIEVE ME AND
EVEN THO THEY SAW MY ADHESIONS AND SUFFERING WITH MANY SURGERIES, THEY STILL
TREATED ME LIKE THIS. IT'S ONLY BEEN IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS THAT I'VE FELT
LIKE A NORMAL PERSON THAT JUST HAS PAIN AND NOW I HAVE A PAIN DOCTOR THAT
TELLS ME HE'S GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK. HE TELLS ME THAT IT'S OK TO TAKE
NARCOTICS FOR PAIN WHEN YOU REALLY NEED THEM. HE TELLS ME THAT TAKING PAIN
MEDS IS A TRADE OFF FOR LIVING A SEMI NORMAL LIFE. I AM THANKFUL THAT YOU
SENT THIS OUT TO ALL OF US. WE NEEDED TO HEAR THIS AND IT'S GOOD TO HAVE TO
TAKE TO DOCTORS THAT AREN'T WILLING TO TREAT THEIR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC
PAIN. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS. LOVE TO ALL,
>----- Original Message -----
From: cindy shruhan <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: Pseudoaddiction is an iatrogenic (i.e., doctor-induced)
syndrome caused by undermedication of pain.
> At Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Helen Dynda wrote:
> >X> VALIDATE YOUR PAIN ! Exposing the Chronic Pain Cover-Up (Paperback -
May 2002) ... by Alan F. Chino, Ph.D. and Corinne D. Davis, M.D. Below are
a few excerpts from this book - regarding pseudoaddiction.....
> >HAVE YOU BEEN TREATED LIKE AN ADDICT?
> >Page 106:
> >" Pseudoaddiction is an iatrogenic (i.e., doctor-induced) syndrome caused
by undermedication of pain."
> > Page 107:
> >" This syndrome is called pseudoaddiction because of the striking
resemblance of the behavior pattern to that of truly addicted
> >" The difference is that, in the case of pseudoaddiction, the person is
driven by a need and desire for genuine pain relief."
> >"...pseudoaddiction results from undertreatment of a medical condition."
> >" Patients like Joe suffer from severe pain and no one believes them!
They are treated like third-class citizens. They are condemned by their
families, the medical establishment, our "watchdog" state and federal
agencies, and society at large. They are unfairly mislabeled as addicts."
> >"...many a chronic pain patient has been harmed emotionally and
physically by the inappropriate use of "12-step" techniques (Alcoholics
Anonymous) for the treatment of pseudoaddiction."
> >X X X X
> >X> VALIDATE YOUR PAIN ! Exposing the Chronic Pain Cover-Up ( Paperback -
May 2002 ) ... by Alan F. Chino, Ph.D. and Corinne D. Davis, M.D.
> >.....Enter: http://www.amazon.com/ .....at " SEARCH " - Click from: "
All Products " to " Books ".....Enter: Validate Your Pain!.....Click:
GO!.....at # 1 - click on the title of this book.
> >.....BOOK INFORMATION (left side)..... Click - and scroll down - to learn
more about this book: editorial reviews & customer reviews
> >.....RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS (left side).....Click: Validate Your Pain!
Exposing the Chronic Pain Cover-Up.....Click: LOOK INSIDE.....Click: 22
> >I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!
> >Helen D.
> MY ANGEL HELEN, THIS IS OUTSTANDING, AND IM ASKING THAT ALL MEMBERS READ
> THIS, AS IM SURE WE HAVE ALL SUFFERED FROM THIS ARE YOU AN ADDICT,
> OFCOURSE I SAVED IT, BUT I KNOW I SO APPRECIATE ALL YOUR CONTINUED HARD
> WORK YOU DO FOR US ALL..THANKS, GREAT STUFF ONCE AGAIN..WITH MUCH LOVE
> TO YOU, CINDY SHRUHAN email@example.com
> I'M VISUALLY IMPAIRED, I NEED THE CAP'S IN ORDER TO TYPE, NOT TO OFFEND
ANYONE..THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING...