Help, i'm not sure what step to take???
Hi everyone, I am new to this forum although I do read it frequently. It makes me happy to know tht I am not alone!!
I was on Norco 10/325, 12-18 pills/day, for about 8 months, due to a bad knee.(ask for details if needed!) It has been 14 days since I have taken any pain meds. I want to stay off them for many reasons and I am getting different suggestions from family and friends,some of which have gone through addiction, as to what I should do for the "next step." I've been told to go to N/A and I've been told to goon Suboxone.
I have had knee problems since I was 15 yrs old (5 surgeries over 15 years.) I know have severe Osteoarthritis, no cartilidge in my knee, partially torn ACL.........and the list goes on!!! Managing my pain has been a battle for the past 6 years or so. Since I am only 30 yrs old, I am NOT a candidate for a knee replacement although, 3 ortho's have said it is needed...!!! HELLO!!! So, it's suck it up and deal for another 10-15 years.
My symptoms get worse by the year and I have 2 small children to take care of. Due to pregnancy complications, I developed a seizure disorder which has cost me my license and have been unable to work or get disability. I don t want to depend on the state, I want to work. I want my life back!!!!
I'm not a moron, I know I did this to myself with the pain meds, I just want some outside advice on what my next step should be.
Withdrawl is terrible. I still cant sleep well, I have cravings like mad, my life is essentially in the toilet, and I want OUT!!!!!
So, anyone with advice, please, help!