I have been a patient at the pain clinic for decades. I have taken all recommendations from both doctors, nurse practitioners, and staff to try to improve my condition. I have had surgeries, spinal injections, physical therapy, biofeedback, tens unit, and tried various medications to address pain. I have never failed a drug test and am not drug seeking. However, now since the overwhelming number of people addicted to opioids has been recognized, it has been decided that I no longer need these medications. As I am weaned off methadone (the only med I am not allergic to that is approved for pain control) I again have to face a life of pain. I have endured 34 years of oral, injected, and epidural spinal injections. The clinic has been both professional and deeply caring up until now. I feel abandoned. The only person I have been able to talk to is a nurse who stated that I would be weaned off my pain medication. All my questions were answered with the statement that the clinic would no longer be prescribing my medications. Period. I realize that this is bigger than the pain clinic. But why are their patients not being treated like any other patient, as an individual. Pain Clinics were established to provide all available treatment for chronic pain to patients that are not drug seeking. This is your specialty! Fight for us! At least talk to us.