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Need help for withdraw... PLEASE?

My former physician made a mistake by giving me up to 8 Norco 10's/day... She then got in trouble and cut me off without warning and no instructions on how to wean myself off. I have severe chronic back and neck pain for over 2 years. Then she forced me to see a pain management doctor which cost me $200/month!! I don't have insurance. Then my former physician who got me on these damn pills calls my pain management dr and LIES to him and tells him that she suspects I get more from other doctors and/or ER's! She's trying to cover her ***... (Sorry, I had to vent) So I am still and forever having chronic pain and no meds or alternatives, oh, and no doctor now.
Just out of curiosity... I've heard of people taking even more than I was prescribed, how did they even get that much??
Also, I am completely alone and scared. I'm looking for people to give me advice on what to do now. Is there even an alternative to treat such severe pain that I don't sleep or eat and makes me throw up? No one seems to want to help me.
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Hey Rx, Sounds like it's time to quit the pills. I know it is scary and sounds as if you have some liget pain issues. Most find that once off their meds for 2 weeks or so they have less pain. Ok, back to your immediate issue. Can you level with pain management guy and ask for help weaning off meds? If he is unwilling, c/t looks like you best option. Do you have support at home to help you for a few days? We are here to help, keep posting for more advice.
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Shame on your doctor!! I am sorry that happened to you. Have you spoke with the pain management doctor at all about what she did? If you can,,get a copy of the prescriptions that you have have filled at your pharmacy and show him that you  are not getting extra pills or seeing other doctors. The pharmacy will have a record. I know that its hard with not having any insurance,,is it possible to find a new PCP? I would do everything that I could to prove to the pain doc that you are not abusing the meds. I am sorry this is happening to you. Sometimes people who have legite chronic pain issues get treated like crap because of us addicts. (((hugs)))~Bkitty
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Self induced also gave some great advice! That is another alternative to think about-getting off them and looking into other pain management alternatives.
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I don't have any support. I have to be careful about quitting too abruptly because I have a fatal heart problem and the withdraw symptoms could put me in the hospital. This pain management doctor would not even listen to me when I called him. She must have really painted a bad picture about me.
Anyway... so I'm trying to find another PM doctor and not involve my former PCP. I need CT scans to see if there is anything visible that is wrong. A CT is around $300 for self pay.
Thanks to you both for helping me. I just want the pain to go away so I can drive and walk and be able to do things with me kids... :(
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Hang in there, Get a Doc that will see all sides of your predicament. Pain control, heart issue and weaning off if possible. Lots of support here. You will get thru this....I know it!
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Thank you. I have no idea what to do. I don't have any money to pay for a PM doc right now. I am unable to work. I can only lie on my bed.
Has anyone with pain noticed if a huge reduction in stress helped the pain decrease?? Just wondering.
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I just noticed that when I quit the pain meds, my pain decreased dramatically, especially neck and headache pain. I would never have believed it had I not experienced it first hand. Give it a try. W/d is no fun, but you will be amazed at how your body heals all the way around.
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I never had any pain issues ( I used for a different reason) BUT I do know that I had really really bad back pain while taking pain pills. Its weird but they do something with the pain receptors in your brain. That said,,when I stopped them-the back pain went away.
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I am so sorry! Yes, amazingly enough quitting pills made me in less pain.
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