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Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can have adverse effects on people that are dependant on Benzodiazapines

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=36633.0 :

Studies have found that Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can have adverse effects on people that are dependant on Benzodiazapines. Fluoroquinolones have been found to competitively displace benzodiazepines from benzodiazepine receptors which can precipitate acute withdrawal. A study confirmed that fluoroquinolone CNS toxicity can be serious, occuring more frequently in benzodiazepine dependent subjects and concluded that fluoroquinolone antibiotics should be contraindicated in patients who are dependent on or in benzodiazepine withdrawal. A person with an already compromised GABA system (for example, one going through benzodiazepine withdrawal) is likely to be at an even greater risk of severe adverse reactions.

It should be noted that not everyone who is withdrawing from a benzodiazepine would have problems with this class of antibiotic. …

After Life and Suicide Books

If interested in this subject at all these first two books MUST be read:

“Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing” by Anita Moorjani. From Hay House Publishing. ISBN-10: 1401937519, ISBN-13: 978-1401937515

I actually was inspired enough after reading this book that I flew to Denver last spring to meet her in person. I also got to hear Wayne Dyer speak at one of his last events before his death.

http://www.anitamoorjani.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/643047709114616/

“The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death” by Annie Kagan, Raymond Moody. ISBN-10: 1571746943, ISBN-13: 978-1571746948

https://www.facebook.com/AfterlifeBillyFingers

“Hello from Heaven: A New Field of Research-After-Death Communication Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal” by Bill Guggenheim, Judy Guggenheim ISBN-10: 0553576348, ISBN-13: 978-0553576344

Collection of Short Stories from different people that have experienced this phenomena. Communication may be in several different forms such as smell, touch or dreams. It is not always voice.

“The Ghost of 29 Megacycles” by the late John G. Fuller. ISBN-10: 0451143051, ISBN-13: 978-0451143051 I'd read all of his books such as The Ghost of Flight 401 that was made in to a movie and Tornado Watch #211 that happened right here where I live.

I have autographed copy by Gorge Meek the subject of the book, along with a rare original audio tape. If anyone wants to hear the tape I can send a couple of MP3.

The current research has moved from EVP to ITC. The Rhine Education Center starts classes on this next week (Feb 2nd). Maybe I'll see you there? http://www.rhineeducationcenter.org/edu/index.php/component/content/article/85-courses/course-description/143-paranormal-phenomena-evp-itc-and-technology

“i'm still with you” by Carole J. Obley. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-still-with-you-carole-j-obley/1029148331?ean=9781846941078 ISBN-13: 978184694107.

I do hate it when they use 'i' rather than the proper 'I' in “I'm”…

http://www.soulvisions.net/

I take my first class from Carole today in person in the real world… http://www.soulvisions.net/classes01.html

“The Bridge over the River: After Death Communications of a Young Artist Who Died in World War One” by Joseph Wetzel. ISBN-10: 0910142599, ISBN-13: 978-0910142595

“Good Grief: Daily Meditations - A Book of Caring & Remembrance” by Susan L. Schoenbeck ISBN: 978-1466374973 Not really an AfterLife book, helpful to those that lost someone. As is:

“No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved” by Carla Fine. ISBN: 0385485514

“Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?” by by Jon Klimo and Pamela Rae Heath. ISBN-10: 1556436211, ISBN-13: 978-1556436215

Well researched history going back to the ~1850's to modern suicide bombers (they did not find what they were told they would find by those that manipulated them to checkout).

The book is channelled communications from those that checked out early.

The one thing they ALL say is checking out early was a mistake.

This is NOT a Warm and Fuzzy book to read if you lost someone to suicide as I did. There is no Judgement over there. You Judge yourself. Rest is hard to explain, better to just read the book.

http://nonfiction.pamelaheath.com/Suicide.htm She does have other book on AfterLife I've not read them.

One may also want to study up on these:

Lucid Dreaming by Robert Waggoner. I was scheduled to take a class from him in person, sadly my Mother-In-Law died instead so didn't make it.

“Power vs. Force (Revised Edition): The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior” by the late David R. Hawkins M.D. Ph.D. ISBN-10: 1401941699 ISBN-13: 978-1401941697

“Let Magic Happen” by Larry Burk is also a good read in this area. Larry has three different presences here on Facebook. He has been teaching me EFT and we hang out at the Rhine Research Center. Taken week long class from him and Winter Robinson in the spring on EFT and Symbolic Healing. http://www.letmagichappen.com/about

There is also the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) headquartered in Durham, NC. They share office space with The Rhine Research Center. They have a very large collection of AfterLife books in their private library. If you are a 'Ghost Hunter' they will just show you out the door… http://www.iands.org

2016/01/30 15:14 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Is Regenexx a new breakthrough CSF Leak treatment or is it a scam?

Is Regenexx a new breakthrough treatment or is it a scam?

Note these are discussing two different models Regenexx-SPC and Regenexx-C. I do not know if that is significant.

For: http://www.regenexx.com/round-2-stem-cells-and-a-chronic-dural-leaker/

Against: https://stemcelltherapyreviewjournal.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/is-regenexx-safe-and-effective-or-is-it-a-scam/

2016/01/23 14:16 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain functional MRI study

Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain: functional MRI study

http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h6266

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good pain free night…

2015/12/24 22:45 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Audrey's story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong

This is Audrey's story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong.

Spinal CSF Leak – Audrey’s Story November 28, 2015

Can you imagine coming home to your husband and 5 year old son with your newborn son AND a severe headache when upright? Imagine trying to take care of your family when being upright results in excruciating head pain, nausea and other symptoms. This is Audrey’s story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong. Audrey explains in her video here: http://spinalcsfleak.org/audreys-story/

2015/11/29 13:27 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Ginkgo CADx is a free Open Source advanced DICOM viewer and dicomizer

Ginkgo CADx is a free Open Source advanced DICOM viewer and dicomizer (converts png, jpeg, bmp, pdf, tiff to DICOM).

DICOM is the image format used by radilogy equipment and is the format that is on the disks gotten of CT scans and such.

http://ginkgo-cadx.com/en/

2015/11/22 01:38 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Pets can be a repository for Strep Throat

If you have recurrent Strep Throat and you have dogs, cats or birds get them checked for Strep Throat.

Strep Throat is one of the diseases that is easily passed back and fourth between humans and dogs.

Pets can be a repository for Strep Throat. Happened to my mother. When our dog Susie departed for Rainbow Bridge, Mom did not get Strep any more.

Strep Throat is one of the diseases that is easily passed back and fourth between humans and dogs, cats and birds.

2015/11/21 21:35 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Bird Brain? Pigeons Make Good Radiologists

Some areas don't have enough radiologists. Anyone think this is a good idea?:

“Pathologists and radiologists spend years acquiring and refining their medically essential visual skills, so it is of considerable interest to understand how this process actually unfolds and what image features and properties are critical for accurate diagnostic performance. Key insights into human behavioral tasks can often be obtained by using appropriate animal models. We report here that pigeons …”

“Overall, our results suggest that pigeons can be used as suitable surrogates for human observers in certain medical image perception studies, thus avoiding the need to recruit, pay, and retain clinicians as subjects for relatively mundane tasks…”

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/bird-brain-pigeons-make-good-pathologists-study-finds-n465787

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0141357

2015/11/21 21:11 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Our Win at the FDA hearing on Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

The nearly unanimous conclusion of the FDA advisory panel states that the current labelling to support Fluoroquinolone antibiotics use for sinusitis, bronchitis and uUTI is NOT justified.

Eyes and Ears where not considered. In the opening remarks the FDA Chair said that detached retinas due to these drugs would not be considered today [Nov 5th 2015]. When will they? How many people think about how taking an antibiotic will make them go blind. :-( [ New paper just published about FQ's being linked to Retinal Detachment: http://medicalresearch.com/ophthalmology/fluoroquinolones-linked-to-increase-in-retinal-detachments/22538/ Paywall version of the actual report: http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2499851 ]

Note: The advisory committee made its recommendations, but now that has be evaluated by the FDA itself do decide what to do. They could decide to do nothing at all (not likely due to all the press there), take it off the market (what I want but not likely), change the labels, or the last option is require the patient to sign off that they understand the devastating effects before taking any of these drugs; A Brief Overview of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS).

This is a win for the people over Big Farma given the constraints of the day.


http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/investigations/levaquin-fda-fails-to-disclose-additional-serious-side-effects-of-antibiotic-linked-to-deaths is my Cleveland/Akron TV interview. 3,000 dead. 200,000 injured by these drugs per the FDA. That is estimated to be only one-percent of the real numbers!


“The panel voted overwhelmingly that the benefits and risks for the systemic fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs do not support the current labeled indications for the treatment of ABS (unanimous), ABECB-COPD (2 yes, 18 no, 1 abstention), or uncomplicated urinary tract infection (1 yes, 20 no). Fluoroquinolones currently approved for one or more of these illnesses are ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, and gemifloxacin.” ~Troy Brown, RN

“Testimonies from patients who described the wide range of harmful side effects have spurred the FDA into action.” ~Alyssa Navarro

“Fluoroquinolone labels need much stronger warnings about the risks for serious adverse events, including tendinitis and tendon rupture, and peripheral neuropathy, the panel said. Fluoroquinolones currently approved for one or more of these illnesses are ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin, and gemifloxacin. In India, popular brands of fluoroquinolones include Ciplox, Ciprobid, Levoflox and Oflox.” ~Rupali Mukherjee


Acute Bacterial Sinusitis - Antibacterial Efficacy:

  • [FDA] reviewed 20 placebo controlled trials published in the medical literature (see bibliography in Appendix A). Fourteen studies did not show a statistically significant difference over placebo.

Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis - Antibacterial Efficacy:

  • [FDA] reviewed 15 placebo controlled studies of ABECB COPD (see bibliography in Appendix A). Nine studies did not show a difference in clinical outcomes between patients who received placebo and patients who received an antibacterial drug. Six studies showed a statistically significant difference in favor of an antibacterial drug, although the studies enrolled patients with varying disease severity and used different outcome assessments…

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection - Antibacterial Efficacy:

  • There is a clear and consistent treatment effect of antibacterial drug therapy for treatment of uUTI on the outcome assessment of microbiologic eradication. In studies that used a placebo control, there is a similar treatment effect using an outcome assessment based on symptom resolution. In a study that used ibuprofen as a control, there was no treatment difference on symptom resolution in comparison to an antibacterial drug.

Additionally, in the meeting brief and this 617 page PDF, the FDA identified a syndrome associated with fluoroquinolone toxicity—one that “floxies” have been pushing for recognition of for years. It is called Fluoroquinolone Associated Disability (FQAD). According to the FDA:

“While most of the individual AEs (adverse events) that exist within FQAD (fluoroquinolone associated disability) are currently described in fluoroquinolone labeling, the particular constellation of symptoms across organ systems is not. Individuals with FQAD were defined as U.S. patients who were reported to be previously healthy and prescribed an oral fluoroquinolone antibacterial drug for the treatment of uncomplicated sinusitis, bronchitis, or urinary tract infection (UTI). To qualify, individuals had to have AEs reported in two or more of the following body systems: peripheral nervous system, neuropsychiatric, musculoskeletal, senses, cardiovascular and skin. These body systems were chosen as they had been observed to be frequently involved with the fluoroquinolone reports describing disability. In addition, the AEs had to have been reported to last 30 days or longer after stopping the fluoroquinolone, and had to have a reported outcome of disability.”

See http://www.hormonesmatter.com/victory-at-the-fda-for-fluoroquinolone-victims/ for a detailed summary.


The FDA has posted the videos of the November 5th 2015 Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics hearing.

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) provided a live webcast of the November 5, 2015, joint meeting of the Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

A recording of the webcast can be found at the following address. The last two are the most interesting:

• Start of Meeting to Morning Break: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p28guhbz4py/ [Introduction.]

• Morning Break to Lunch Break: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p4r7n9ab271/ [Big Farma fails to convince anyone.]

• Lunch Break to Afternoon Break: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p7q9g54ygww/ [Victims give their stories.]

• Afternoon Break to End of Meeting: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p644nkzdcva/ [The panel vote.]

The webcast was broadcast using Adobe Connect. You can make sure your computer has the correct plug-ins to view the webcast at this web site:

https://collaboration.fda.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If having problems viewing things, like the FDA Flash Video, on a phone try the Puffin Browser:

http://www.puffinbrowser.com/index.php

See http://floxiehope.com/fluoroquinolones-links-resources/ for resources and links to the 150 TV News Videos.

Read it seven times

                              9 September 1985
                                Z-NEWS 302

WOW! again: Foot put into mouth! Suggesting (in Z-News 209, pg 2, first line) that everyone read material seven (7) times, without simultaneously giving full explanation of why, has been big stumbling block for many. So we deliver details to remove those (mental) blocks; remember, read through explanation (and everything else) seven times:

Readings 1 and 2. Skim material twice, quite rapidly. Use your finger to help your eyes play over words, lines, and paragraphs. Key words and phrases, ideas, and concepts begin to take from. You gain a feeling of the thought-flow, a framework making next step more powerful.

Reading 3. Read material now from beginning, much more slowly and care- fully. Pause to re-read and ponder new ideas and deep thoughts. Use dictionary for unfamiliar words.

Readings 4 and 5. Skim over material twice again, but not quite so rapidly as first two times. Let key concepts sink in even deeper. This is a more leisurely skim. Pause at any word looked up in dictionary and make sure you know both basic meaning of word, and its meaning in present context. Sometimes the thought expressed by a particular word or phrase is so new that it's difficult to grasp at once, even with dictionary help! Do not worry at this point. Future readings add clarity.

Reading 6. Now, read material from beginning again with extreme care. Now is the time to really pause, to ponder, to digest, to impress deeply. Try to obtain essential, inner feeling of messages, even though you may not under- stand them fully or grasp completely at this stage. Try at this point to read material aloud!

Reading 7. It's a slow skim. Somewhere between your leisurely skim and your first careful reading, #3. It is time to enjoy, to bathe yourself in new insights and viewpoints opening up to you…new understanding comes (in next octave)!

There you have it–we do our best to explain. Never think that learning something new, really new, comes quickly or easily. GREAT EFFORT IS INVOLVED! But keep reading even if you think you don't understand–what comes later (down the lines) explains what came before, following natural back-and-fill (smoothing) concept.

Z-News 302 is Copyright 1985 Echelon, Inc. [Now out of business.] All Rights Reserved. Permission to reprint, wholly or partially, automatically granted if source credit is given to Echelon.

2015/11/05 02:44 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Upcoming FDA hearing on Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

This Thursday November 5th the FDA is having a hearing about Levaquin, Cipro etc. (Fluoroquinolone antibiotics) . Do you have mysteries health problems that no one can explain? It might be FQAD, a new term just released by the FDA. Karen's book has been entered into evidence for the FDA hearing about FQAD coming up this week.

The FDA has given the name Fluorquinolone Associated Disability to the devastating effects these drugs had on Karen and MANY (Tends of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Millions?) others.

While there is currently no medical evidence, I do believe these antibiotics are attacking the Dura which prevented any of the treatments for the CSF Leaks from working.

The book will be available to those at the hearing in an electronic 'Desktop' outside the meeting room. http://www.kpaddock.com/doku.php/book It is unclear if this can be accessed from http://www.fda.gov right now.

A version of the book was created for the Spinal CSF Leak Foundation. If you buy this version of the book 100% of the royalties go to the Foundation.

The Foundations gets a significant higher royalty when bought direct from the publisher here: https://www.createspace.com/5737105 as there is no large cut taken by Amazon

If you must order the Book from Amazon do it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Karens-Journal-Leak-Headaches-Chronic/dp/1517332532

or want the Kindle Version here:

http://www.amazon.com/Karens-Journal-Leak-Headaches-Chronic-ebook/dp/B0175G79S2/

http://spinalcsfleak.org

The book was last updated on October 19th, 2015 to add information about the FDA hearing and Garth joining Karen at Rainbow Bridge.

2015/11/05 01:30 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

What it is like to be left behind from a suicide

Checking out early is a bad idea, let me tell you that it will REALLY suck for those you leave behind.

You never know what innocent object or comment will set off a round of crying. Today it was a FB meme about planting a tree based on a Greek Parable.

Perhaps seeing the Lint Roller in the bathroom will do it. Karen would squat on the floor (hurt to much to set) and do “Dryer Time” with the dogs. While she delinted the clothes she used the time to train the dogs for “down stays”.

I gave Karen a CamCorder when we got married in 1993 for a wedding present (CamCorders were very rare in those days). She was always filming family events. There are 23 two hour tapes. I never wanted to watch these, simply hurts to much. Alas I've force myself to watch the time frame when the Fluoroqunilone Antibiotics in the hopes of finding a video of her on her 'skate board' (for moving furniture) with her carpet layer knee-pads on from when she could not walk for a YEAR due to these drugs. Sadly no such thing exists. I was hoping to find that for the FDA hearing coming up this Thursday Nov. 5th in DC. Karen's book has been entered as evidence and will be available to all that attend the hearing. It is unclear if that information will be available on http://www.fda.gov that day.

Her nephew hated having his picture taken the most. He is the one person that asked to watch her tapes. I'll be giving them all to him at Thanksgiving along with the CamCorder itself.

On the very last tape, the one that was still in the CamCorder, her mother said something about being 138 years old. Karen said “I won't live that long” in response. :-(

2015/11/01 14:45 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

FDA Hearing November 5th 2015 Karens book

Karen's Book has been entered into evidence for the FDA hearing coming up this week about the Fluoroqunilone Antibiotics that ruined her life.

While there is currently no medical evidence, I do believe these antibiotics are attacking the Dura which prevented any of the treatments for the CSF Leaks from working.

2015/11/01 14:14 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Has Your Doctor Received Drug Company Money?

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are now required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, research and consulting, among other categories. Use this tool to search for general payments (excluding research and ownership interests) made from August 2013 to December 2014

Dollars for Docs: How Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors by Lena Groeger, Charles Ornstein, Mike Tigas, and Ryann Grochowski Jones, ProPublica.

2015/11/01 14:08 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Medical Economics Magazine

Medical Economics Magazine is a unique business resource for busy physicians, providing the practical information and expert advice they need to successfully manage their medical practices, their personal finances, and their professional careers.”

There are many interesting articles there. Also things like the number of suicides of medical students increasing. Doctors leaving the profession in *high* amounts due to crushing government paper work etc.

“Medical school doesn’t quite teach doctors what they need to know about ACA, EHRs and EMRs, ICD-10, patient relations, malpractice, or personal finance. We provide expert advice and shared experiences necessary for physicians to keep their practices as healthy as their patients.”

Subscribe here, everyone can get the digital edition. Only doctors can get the printed edition:

MEDICAL ECONOMICS SUBSCRIPTION FORM if you are a doctor

email channel for health care professionals

2015/11/01 13:04 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Fluoroquinolone's kill Quinsair

http://www.bioworld.com/content/orphan-firm-raptor-draws-doubt-praise-potential-418m-tripex-deal

Will the FDA allow Quinsair an inhaled fluoroquinolone that contains levofloxacin on to the US market next year? Lets hope not!

Pundits differed about Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp.'s buy of global rights to Quinsair for adult cystic fibrosis (CF) patients from Tripex Pharmaceuticals LLC for $68.4 million up front and as much as $350 million more in milestone payments.

Cowen and Co.'s Ritu Baral called clinical data “mixed” and found “little near-term value” in the acquisition, while analysts at JMP Securities “like this deal overall,” since it diversifies Raptor and “leverages [the firm's] existing sales footprint with only incremental adds needed.”

Used by CF patients with chronic pulmonary infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the twice-daily, inhaled fluoroquinolone contains levofloxacin, active against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Quinsair was approved earlier this year in Europe as well as Canada, and Raptor intends to launch the compound in both territories in the first half of next year. The firm will consult the FDA about getting it approved in the U.S. …“ By Randy Osborne Staff Writer at http://www.bioworld.com .

Subject is play on “No Kill I” from Star Trek…

2015/08/22 12:49 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

If I disappear...

If I disappear it was because Karen's Journal of CSF Leaks and Chronic Pain, from her new book ticked off Big Pharma from talking about the problems of the Antibiotics. How many people have actually read the nearly 67 pages of warnings for Levaquin?

Grab it before they move it or hide it:

http://www.levaquin.com/sites/default/files/pdf/levaquin.pdf

Now 8 Disappeared, Dead Doctors: Wrong Corpses, Frightening Links

Peptide-Conjugated Phosphorodiamidate Morpholino Oligomer (PPMO) antibiotics

A new antibiotic under development, Peptide-Conjugated Phosphorodiamidate Morpholino Oligomer (PPMO) – a synthetic analog of DNA or RNA that has the ability to silence the expression of specific genes, could have even worse long term effects on the Human Genome than the Fluoroquinolone antibiotics that damaged Karen so badly. No one studies the effects on the symbiotic bacteria we need to survive. They only study the effects on the stuff they want to kill off. :-(

3 Things the Chronically Ill Wish Their Loved Ones Knew

What the chronically ill wish family and close friends knew about them Post published by Toni Bernhard J.D. on May 15, 2014 in Turning Straw Into Gold.

  • The grief we feel over the life we’ve lost may re-emerge now and then…indefinitely.
  • We can feel as if we’re letting you down even though you’ve repeatedly told us that we’re not.
  • Being chronically ill can be embarrassing.

See https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold/201405/3-things-the-chronically-ill-wish-their-loved-ones-knew for more details.

2015/05/30 19:47 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Comments on the draft National Pain Strategy

http://iprcc.nih.gov/index.htm

http://iprcc.nih.gov/National_Pain_Strategy/Public_Comment_NPS_Draft.htm

For ~26 years I watched my wife suffer with Chronic Pain. She stopped the pain with her suicide of August 7th 2013.

Her Journal is now required reading at Duke University School of Medicine. The local newspaper summarized it thus:

“Karen's first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.” – http://www.kpaddock.org Her Journal may be read at http://www.kpaddock.com and will be available in book form in July.

I recommend that everyone involved read her Journal to understand how bad Chronic Pain is on a day-to-day bases. From the pain itself, too having no family support, mistreatment from the Medical Establishment etc.

Now to address some specific items in the draft report.

There are several place that discus finding ways of measuring Chronic Pain.

A Dolorimeter is an instrument used to measure pain threshold and pain tolerance. Such units do exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolorimeter However they are not applicable to Chronic Pain and seen as barbaric today. The scale used was the 'Dol', also barbaric. I use it below as example for lack of a different scale, which is needed. Do 2 + 2 Dol's equal 4 Dol? No one knows. This is the type of thing that needs dealt with in a true direct objective measurement of pain.

Lets simplify the problem to something ever Human understands, Hunger.

Hunger is a type of pain. There is currently no way for me to know by any objective measure that you are hungry, or how hungry you may be on an objective scale.

So rather that starting with Chronic Pain start with something simpler such as finding a way to objectively measure hunger. That work will lead to ways of measuring more complex types of pain. It may even interest the food industry to get research dollars. 'Our Health Food lowers your Dol Hunger level by 1.2 Dols compared to Processed Foods of only 0.7 Dols.'

On page three 'Treatments that are ineffective…need to be identified and heir use curtailed or discontinued.' Everyone agrees that the people with Chronic Pain are a vulnerable group that is preyed up on by the unscrupulous.

However exactly what a 'Treatment' consists of is problematic. No one wants to see the Government regulating things out of existence with burdensome regulations and approval fees, like Vitamins and Minerals, Homeopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, or Soap (Yes Soap, a recent proposed law wants to regulate people making soap, this clearly falls into the To Much Government category) etc.

There are currently standard lines of treatments such as Chemotherapy that have dubious levels of documentation to show their long term benefit. All levels of therapy need to be treated equally and fairly.

On page four under 'Disparities' Karen addressed this in something she wrote before her suicide:

====

Random Chronic Pain Thoughts

March 2nd, 2011 at 10:36am

I [Karen Shettler Paddock] am the author of the following:

Regardless of the cause of chronic pain, certain themes emerge. Chronic pain affects the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ones life. Chronic unrelieved pain causes impaired activities of daily living, changes in mood, decreased involvement in social activities, impairs function, leads to depression, anxiety, causes feelings of hopelessness and despair, and can result in suicidal behavior.

You learn who are your true friends. Many people are supportive in the beginning. As time goes on, most of those people reject you. Only true friends last.

Chronic unrelieved pain steals your future, your ability to hold a job, and your health insurance (if tied to your job.)

People that have not experienced severe unrelenting pain for months or years expect you to suck it up and continue your normal daily activities.

Chronic pain makes you feel alone. Like no one understands how much pain you are in. [Sadly prophetic about suicide.] ===

On page nine, 'Levels of care'. Diet is far more important than anything else. We are what we absorb from our diet and he environment. Food sensitives can manifest as Chronic Pain. Sensitivities to the Night Shade family of plants, common in our western diets, can manifest as Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms among others as one example.

Page eleven and several other pages talk of miss-use of prescription pain medication. There is currently a tragic war going on against Chronic Pain patients. The DEA has doctors and pharmacists so scared of losing their licence that they are refusing to fill valid prescriptions. This is said to be being done to reduce the number of overdose deaths. That rings hollow. As when the Chronic Pain patient can not get their pain medication they seek relief by the only avenues left available, street drugs like Heroin or Alcohol. Which in the end actually raises the death count and the costs to society.

Page 22 'Development of a framework for measuring…' The word 'objective' is missing.

Page 31. '…there is a need to increase the rate of drug discovery…'. Yes. However other methodologies such as eledctrotherapy also need their rate of discovery increased. Rarely is Chronic Pain caused by a drug deficiency.

Footnote #27 on page 31 talks about wight. Frequently a problem however it is often an excuse used by doctors to not do anything to help the patient with Chronic Pain.

Page 32. Chronic Pain, and most other, patients need access specialist without unneeded visits to their PCP just to get approval to see the specialists.

Page 33. 'compiled across networks' raises privacy concerns. Government and Industry have not had a good track recored of securing patient data.

Page 35. '…Identify high cost providers…' [by computer algorithms]. Lacks objectivity to the patients benefit. The highs cost provider may be supplying the best level of care. Just as the opposite may be true.

Page 37. 'cultural bias'. There is a significant gender bias when it comes to Chronic Pain. For unknown reasons Females are more prone to Chronic Pain. However many doctors write off this pain as 'Emotional Females' or monthly hormonal issues. Males do not suffer from this bias.

Page 41. Reviewing the general populations view of pain seems of little benefit. Simply spend sometime reading any of the Chronic Pain groups on Facebook. The general attitude of the population that has never experienced Chronic Pain is: You are lazy. You are doing this to get attention. You are doing this to get drugs. Karen heard those all and more. :-( Spending some time in such groups to understand their day to day suffering is a humbling experience.

Several places the FDA is mentioned. Few people with Chronic Pain trust them especially those that have been inured by Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (FQs). These 'antibiotics' are a significant cause of Chronic Pain that is not recognized officially.

Nearly 67 pages of warnings and this stuff is allowed to stay on the market and allowed to be given out by doctors like candy:

http://www.levaquin.com/sites/default/files/pdf/levaquin.pdf

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm088619.pdf

In an unscientific poll very few people had actually seen such warnings. When they did they questioned their doctors whom gave answers such as “those don't really happen”, “those are so rare you do not need to worry about them”.

An example coming from the FDA:

“FDA Fails to Act on Dr. Bennett’s SONAR Psychiatric Petition” – http://www.myquinstory.info/fda-fails-to-act-on-dr-bennetts-sonar-psychiatric-petition/

“…mitochondrial toxicity Citizen’s petition (Docket #FDA-2014-P-0856) is based directly on the April 17, 2013 FDA report. The response to this petition sent December 2014 states the FDA would not take action at this time because the Citizen Petition requires 'extensive review and analysis by Agency officials.' Since the petition is based on the FDA’s own words, from the FDA’s own research, outlined in the FDA’s own report, what the FDA is saying is that Agency officials have to review and analyze what the Agency officials themselves wrote. This is ridiculous.”

See also: http://www.myquinstory.info/fluoroquinolone-community-goes-to-the-fda/

“More than 3,000 people have died after taking one of these antibiotics and hundreds of thousands of people have been damaged by these antibiotics, according to the FDA’s own MedWatch data.” – http://www.myquinstory.info/please-help-fluoroquinolone-congressional-hearing-request/

Karen was one of those injured. She spent a YEAR crawling around the house because of these drugs damaging her tendons. This tendon damage caused Chronic Pain.

2015/05/19 02:00 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

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