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Pain management and pain medication in the Philippines. The Philippines has one of the more restrictive regimes in the world regarding medication for moderate to severe pain.
We know this from personal experience. Carol had major abdominal surgery in Manila, was in quite severe pain, but was only given Advil-type pain medication despite her being in agony and her requests for something stronger. Many or most Philippine cancer patients die in agony.
According to the International Narcotic Control Board, straight-laced Singapore doctors dispense times as much morphine to cancer patients as do Philippine doctors. There are cultural differences.
Filipinos may accept severe pain as part of living and dying. Few foreigners would like to face such a fate. My sister died of cancer when she was young.
Even with Demerol the pain was terrible. Combating drug abuse is a worthy goal, but a system that keeps pain medication from patients in severe pain is unconscionable.
If you live in the provinces there will probably be no physician able and willing to prescribe pain relievers and almost certainly no pharmacy which will dispense them. This means frequent trips to a pain management clinic in the nearest city which has one.
This was so unworkable for the terminally ill mother of one foreigner that they had to leave the Philippines.
There was a recent report of an American in such terrible pain from prostate cancer that he killed himself. Prescriptions expire if not used within thirty days. Be sure to bring detailed information from your home country doctor about your condition and medications.
This will reassure your new Philippine physician. Overall, our experiences were very good. You can read the whole story HERE. The one disappointment was the adamant refusal of our surgeon to prescribe adequate pain medication, even after major surgery.
This is not the fault of the hospital. It has to do with Philippine paranoia about using opioid medications, even for surgical patients. Arcoxia is not approved for use in the U.
Carol suffered due to lack of effective pain control. A few days of opioid pain killers would have been far more effective and safer than the Arcoxia.
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We make the Bible known and provide them with the opportunity to encounter our . "We are citizens of our world and we are invited to create spaces that might help to break unjust structures.
Let us remember that we cannot do this alone, but that we CAN do it together, and with the help of Philippine, to whom we can confide these efforts.".