Due to my past substance abuse ,doctors will not give me anything thats very strong. What do I do? I have been in recovery for over two years and take all my meds as prescribed. I just need something to take the edge off, What works but is not addictive?
You've just asked the one million dollar question; What works but is not addictive??? I so wish I could help you with the answer! Yet it would seem we are all searching for anything that works, yet is not addictive.
Could you describe your pain? Is it nerve pain? Fibromyalgia pain? Muscle spasms? Or bone pain? Just be a wee bit more specific if you are able to do so.
Best wishes, and I am hoping someone else will answer your question,
Chrissy, I feel your pain literally. I have degenerative condition in my lower back. I feel that all medications can be addictive either physically or mentally. I currently use massage therapy as the primary mode of alleviating my pain and ibupro. as a back up. My fear of addiction (due to family history) is much greater than my fear of chronic pain. I have started playing golf and walking as much as possible. Research acupuncture, physical therapy, meditation, hypnosis and all other forms of pain relief. Also increase your hobbies and prayer can't hurt. (Revelation 7:17... wipe every tear... )
Not sure what the source of your pain is, but can recommend numerous meds for pain that are non addictive such as non steroidal anti inflammatories (NSAID) and meds that curb nerve pain such as Lyrica or Cymbalta. I take the NSAID called Celebrex which helps my pain some.
If you could explain more about the source of your pain, might be able to help better.
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