I just found this site and appreciate all this info and insite from you all. I was hit by lightning (really) 19yrs ago and have been thru 25+ knock out surguries and countless nerve blocks,cryos and assorted nerve proceedures. I sit here now with a TENS unit pulsing down my leg (kinda strange since my whole problem stems from way too much electric). I have been on multiple drugs for the resulting pain. For the past 5yrs or so I have been taking on average 10-12 Norco 10/350's every day. I flushed them yesterday. Ouch! Well now its day 1 of no pain meds and I fell like crap. I've tried to get off them in the past but the sweats,chills,pain,etc. got too much to bear. This time I pray I can get thru the withdrawl. I have 2 more surguries scheduled for this year. One oral and 1 (I hope) spine fusion. I'm afraid I'll fail again this time since I'm sure to have pain from both surguries and I've got such a tolerance. Could anyone suggest what meds I can use after the surguries that will not start this cycle all over?
I wish everyone trying to get off these drugs the best of luck. God knows we've got a rough road ahead of us.
“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.”