It's a true shame when someone gets on high doses of strong medication for an extended people of time. The meds begin not to work, you have to take them to avoid withdrawl even though they have minimal effect and it even appears pain increases (hyperalgesia). If you can, get out of the cycle. You might have to work with a professional to detoxify your body from the opiates but sometimes this is necessary to know what pain is real and what pain is being caused by hyperalgesia. I am so happy hydrocodone combination products are going to be labeled SII. It seems research and overdoses have proven this medication needs stricter prescribing guidelines. All opiates do. This forum is also about staying up to date on new therapies and techniques to assist in pain management. It's not all about narcotics, how they get prescribed, complaining about when they don't get prescribed and contriving how to get them. End the rat race. Life is not all about the opiates.View Thread
Good for you night_stalker 2011. MD's do have to take 'eating too many tylenol' into consideration. Its the argument many present to an MD as 'risk vs. benefit' as too many Tylenol can affect one's liver badly. A patient who presents with pain which can only be relieved with large amounts of Tylenol or what have you, puts the MD in an ethical bind. Its unsafe for a patient so the MD has 'no choice' but to prescribe something stronger. Taking the time to research other pain relief options which work for you may be time consuming but wise. Good luck to you.View Thread
Hi Grace77, I have seen many many MANY people who start off on narcotics for legitimate pain then become physically dependent then cross the line over into addiction. It happens. Even if a person isn't psychologically 'addicted' chemical dependency is just hell in itself. Just don't want to go down that route. You seem to get it,View Thread
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