I was once on 40mg of hydrocone a day. Then, methadone, starting at 20mg and with the help of a wonderful legit Dr. I found myself walking out the pharmacy with a prescription for 110mg a day. what a country. The biggest drug dealer wears a stethoscope and the biggest distributor has "every day low prices".
Anyway, my chronic knee pain got me a lot of legal medication. Methadone, Hydrocodone, Valium, Klonopin, Soma...and a few others.
I thought I had it made and in no way was my life managable. I became fully addicted and it sucked. Withdrawing from methadone was the worst experience of my life and I wish it upon no one. Especially those that are at this forum. I was prescribed 110mg however ended up taking 270mg before my script ran short.
I decided to write this because there is hope in getting rid of all medications.
I no longer take anything other than what you can find over the counter. And rarely do I find a need for that. Do I still have knee pain? of course. However, its how I deal with it that counts. I haven't seen a Dr. for a prescription in almost a year and my life is really starting to turn for the best. I encourage each and every one of you to do what is in your heart. If it be taper, do so. If it be maintain on your dose and don't climb, do so. Life, however, is much better with none.
If anyone with a big chunk of clean time can help me out that would be great. My question is this....What keeps you from using narcotics and what advise can you give me to never go that route again?