This past November after 25 years of trying to get a diagnosis for the low back and hip pain I had been experiencing along with constant GI issues, I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ehler Danlos Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia. I have been prescribed anti-depressants to deal with what I know now is an autoimmune disorder, and a genetic condition that allows too much space in my joints which causes constant pain. There is still a preconceived notion among Doctors that women cannot have AS. 25 years of suffering and treated for “hysteria” because I have uterus and that means I cannot possibly be feeling the pain I endure.I have given birth to four children and that did not hurt worse than a AS flare.It is a sad day when Doctors who swore an oath to do no harm are more concerned of a malpractice suit due to narcotics than actually caring for the patient in front of them.
If Tylenol worked I would take it and never need medical intervention.
Those guidelines were also full of misleading and false data. Less than 5 percent of chronic pain patients abuse their meds.
GEICO is an acronym for Government Employees Insurance Company. He had worked for USAA, an insurer to military personnel; he decided to start his own business after he reached the highest position a civilian could hold in the military-dominated hierarchy.
No other information as to diagnosis or medical history is in that database.
A pharmacist has the power to deny me the medication prescribed by my Doctor based solely on this information. The current status of our medical system is a heart beat away from negligence.