since being involved in a car crash ,ive been taking di-hydracodeine and valium for several yrs now at a rate of 240mg a day ( 4 x 60mg) and 45mg a day . i now feel im fit to go back to work but as i work offshore there is no way i'd pass the strict drug tests. does anyone know of a decent alternative to these pills. iv'e been doing pilates, regular physio and acupunture for quite some time and they do not appear to be anywhere near as effective as meds.
another concern of mine is addiction coupled with the fact my tolerance for these meds is seriously affecting their usefulness .
My dr. suggests a change of job or giving up employment totally but as im still in my 20's, i dont view that as an option and i certainly dont want to have to increase to a stronger painkiller as i fear eventually i would run out of options.
any advice would be gratefully received.