Every day, millions of people wake up hoping that today will be a good day—that today, the pain will be at a bearable level.
Myasthenia gravis (MG) patients know the high cost living with pain can have on life. And unfortunately, proper pain management is slipping further and further away from those who most need it.
Frank Schiraldi, 59, lives with chronic pain and doesn’t want to anymore—to the point that he’s not afraid to take this issue to the highest level.
In fact, he sent a letter to President Obama, addressing the topic of chronic pain and medications.
Frank has been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis, groove pancreatitis, and generalized myasthenia gravis, which is not yet controlled.
Because of the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States, the DEA has taken action to limit physicians’ ability to prescribe powerful painkillers, which is taking a dramatic toll on people, like Frank, who really need them.
Physicians are now reluctant to write a script for an opioid medication, pharmacies are hesitant to fill them, and people in chronic pain are embarrassed to ask for them.
Frank is helping make chronic pain a front page issue so that more research and funding will be allotted to finding a cure for all chronic pain conditions.
To learn about ongoing research for treatments and, hopefully, a cure for myasthenia gravis, click here!
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