The first question Im interested to know is how do you feel about being on the potent narcotic painkillers you were sent home with? Do you have any concerns and how do you see youself living with these medications? Short term? Long term?View Thread
you must have a case worker Im assuming if you have state medical. Have you spoken to him or her? The medical care is above board and top notch for rapid so it is going to be a little priceyView Thread
I believe the phnomena you are speaking of is called hyperalgisia. Ive seen it many times workiing in a drug detox dealing with patients mostly detoxing from opiates. Many of the patients formed dependence after an MD prescribed for accident, injury or long term pain. An absolute shame in the medical community I have seen over the past few years is opiates being prescribed for fibromyalgia. It is my opinion that opiates prescribed in large doses for an extended period for nonspecific boarders on negligence.View Thread
please dont be fooled. tramadol(ultram) is technically an opiate. There is toradol and neurontin of course both to mention to your MD for pain management. Ask your physican. Im sure he has some options for youView Thread
How long have you beentaking the medication? I am an addiction specialist in California had have been working with Rapid detox for 6 years. Could be that you are just physically dependant on the medication as will happen when taking such high doses of opiates. Ive seen successful detox for patients on as high a dose as 1800 mg of oxycontin so I know its a doable thing to get off these opiate meds.View Thread
You are correct to be warry of your daughter being prescribed large amounts of narcotics or much stronger narcotics for a long period of time. I am an addiction specialist in California and have seen the horrors of withdrawl usually precipitated by an MD's prescription in association with an accident, injury or surgery. It really sounds like your daughter is trying to legitimately ease her pain. Toradol, a non narcotic is very effective and there has to be a way to have it prescribed more frequently if it is helpful to her. Tramadol binds to the opiate receptors in the brain but does not have the central nervous system depressant effects that traditional narcotics have talk to your MD further about this med. Please dont give up. Much of what i've been reading on this posting board seems to be from people addicted or dependant on medication. You are wise to be cautious and conservative. Its really about what will work and finding the right balance of meds for your daughter. Good luckView Thread
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