ive been on oxycodone and hydrocodone for the last ten yrs. but want to quit and manage pain another way, had pancreatitis and pancreatic surgery , chirrosis, kidney stones, and removed gall bladder, i have chronic abdominal pain and chronic pancreatitis. im only 40 yrs old, been sober for over 6 yrs now
8 Jan 2012
Hello 6yearscounting. If you were an anlcoholic your may also be an addictive personality on pain meds meanign it sounds more like you may be addicted to them. You can do a slow taper off of them to try to get back to normal. Sometimes when all these things come crashing down on us it's easy to pop a pill to make it all go way. How long have you been on the pain pills, & what is the doseage of each? How many do you take on a daily average? These are important questions to know how to help you get off of them. If youhave been on them for 10 years it's going to be long process especially if you are still suffering pain. A very slow taper is the best way to beat this problem. You may find out you don't even need the pills anymore, one you are off of them. Do not just quit them or you will go into withdrawals that are almost as bad as detox from alcohol. Sp be [re[ared. With a slow taper plan, you can get off of them for good. Hope this helps, but do need more info from you...
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