Hey Jen they like us to talk over in the Social Area on here.. go and start a Subject..I always go there and check it out..More people need to know about all the areas we have on here..I started one over there that went on for a while..It gives us time to socialize..OK
When I was younger I abused alot of pills. I finally got all those things taken cre of and was getting on the right path and then my world exploded. Found out I was bipolar with sever Anxiety then not too long after I was diagnosed as having Narcolepsy. I started havig alot of back hip and leg pain and was Diagnos with fibromylgia. If I had a bowel movement my lower back legs knees and ankles hur so bad and lad a long time. Finally was diagnosed with cronic pain syndrome I also have high BP high chlostral I have had a complet hystroectomy. So now all those ms I used to abuse helps me even get out of bed every day. I would love to say I am not an dict but that is furtherest from the truth. I take over 14 different meds every day. I hate depending on meds to keep me sane. I ha the thought of my kids seeing me popping pills all day. Right now I am pretty depressed i hate the life my kids have to live but I feel if i wasnt on these meds I would never be able to function!
I have a little understanding of what you're going through. I was taking vicodin for my back. It's all crippled from a car accident. I am on my 7th day off. It is very hard when you have a legitimate pain issue. I was always so frustrated that I had to take it all the time and then you get dependent and have to take more and more to function. I am relatively young, early thirties, so facing possibly being on pain meds forever is scary. I have found personally that I was having a lot of rebound pain from the meds. My brain was tricking me into thinking the pain was worse than it was. Don't get me wrong.. it is still very painful, but nowhere near what I thought it would be. I think that it's good to try to re-evaluate your pain with a clear head cause it's hard to tell where you really are on all the meds.
Hi Thanks for the Note..Since I have been on here it seems that most of us got the meds for pain..However I was using since I was 14..You name it I most likely partyed with it..It makes me do alot of soul searching on maybe why..I always walked away from it all when I got burned out..I to needed a Hysterectomy around 16 years ago..My pain was so bad that I was put on the hydos..I stated to get oxys from a friend I worked for..This got out of control that I had experienced my first w/d..I never ever had one before this..I tried to quit for a week only to run back to the meds..Then I was turned onto a Methadone..It only took a few vs a whole bunch to get that "I feel good feeling" and took some pain away..I had my surgery and knew I was going to get cut off..I would go up & down..When I got down to 30 mgs I started to snort them with the adderral to make the dones last a bit longer..I was so Buzzed up and would go to work and do all my work at one time around here..Like it had to be done all at once and Yesterday!! I was taking a benzo at night to come down..Well things stared to happen "bad" and I just knew I was going to die..So I had to just go c/t and get it over with..I well say alot of my pain I had went away..I do suffer from R shoulder pain and lower back..But I just do what ever I can do in a natural way to rid this pain or ease it up.. So sorry to hear that you have to take so many Meds..I do notice that the Head feels so much clearer with out any substances.So I will say may God be with You and maybe some day you can live a life with out these Meds....
So sorry, I was told I have fibro, so can relate on the pain aspect. But being on so many needs would not make me happy either. I have children myself and I didn't like them seeing me go thought a year of UPS and downs when I was on pills. Have you checked into a holistic doctor? Or taking a more natural approach? I now take a natural supplement for my fatigue and I am thankfully starting too cut back on using my prescribed ibuprofen now too. Even if you can try and cut out some if your needs will help. I have always stayed away from pills of any kind if I could until I had my last baby, I woke up in pain every day, couldn't sleep. Complained for a year then got on oxy's, that was a nightmere.. I feel pretty good now. On Herr some one suggested taking L-tyrosine and shoo I decided too give it a try because I have horrible mental fog issues. After taking this for a week or so I stated too notice a big change. I am not a tired, weak our suffering from mental fog daily.
Thanks for the understanding! The pain meds are the least of my worries. I have cme off before I know the time it takes what I need to do. And every thing need to go through w/ds. It is all the psych meds that worry me I was on Effexor xr 150mg and came of cold turkey and was ten time worse then coming off pain meds. I have no Idea what I would do if the took me off those meds. Thank you guys for understand what I am going through. I thought I would be rejected since am still on meds.
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