Being Treated Like a Drug Seeker

Posted on May 25, 2018

For many people living with chronic pain, dealing with the suspicions of other people is tiring. People with chronic pain are constantly accused of faking or exaggerating their symptoms. There are far too many doctors, nurses, friends, even family members, who doubt our pain or treat us like a "drug seeker."

On MyChronicPainTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with chronic pain, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Being treated like a drug seeker is one of the most-discussed subjects.

Here are some conversations about being treated like a drug seeker:

Did anyone else have to sign a contract with their doctor saying they wouldn't accept a controlled substance from another doctor?

With the new laws in the US..we are all dealing with our worst fears: we are being treated like "drug" addicts.

Everyone, everywhere are having issues either with their doctors or their meds. It certainly is not a good time to be in pain...

Disgusted that my daughter is treated like a drug addict because of the ignorant medical community regarding CRPS.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyChronicPainTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I fought that too. I have a very rare disease called Dercum's and the pain is almost unbearable. There is no cure for it and we only have one Doctor in… read more

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