Thank you for laying this out in terms that people can understand. Many people have no idea about TOLERANCE and ADDICTION. The media has skewed the perception of what was to me, life saving medication. I am and always have been RESISTANT to many medications as well as super TOLERANT. I have had 2 injections of morphine in the hospital and was supposed to be "unable to function" and was still at a pain level of 10 and able to jump up off of the cot and walk across the room and sit down into a wheel chair to be taken for an MRI. It is so bad I have woken up during surgery due to my TOLERANCE/RESISTANCE to the anesthesia. If THC was available in our state I would try it since that is about the only thing that hasn't been tried to relive the pain. Kudos for your educating post!View Thread
I cam empathize with you. I was assaulted while on duty and suffered a traumatic brain injury which led to an early retirement and a lifetime of migraine headaches and knee, shoulder, neck and back pain. I am medication resistant to everything including pain meds (narcotics included). My body laughs at morphine. I am in constant pain and the doctors I have seen in the past would always act as though I was "pill shopping". I used to arrest and incarcerate folks for dealing drugs I sure as hell am not going to do it myself. However, I digress. I did find one doctor out of at least 20 who took the time to examine my files and all of the tests as well as me, and constantly works to try to make me as comfortable as possible. Keep up your spirits and keep looking for the right doctor who will take the time to actually help instead of just dismiss you as a drug seeker. They are out there. they are few and far between, but they are out there.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.