Dealing with fibro hard enough and now degenerative disc disease and keep the problems coming. In the middle my husband started abusing prescription drugs, some of them mine. any help?
Hi Teresa, I am so sorry this has happened. You need to get a lock box & hide the key. He may still try to get them so be careful about where you hide the box too. How long has this been goin on? Has he ever had a drug problem before? He needs help as you already know, & you need to set him down & tell him you cannot do without your prescribed meds. Unfortunately, many people who do not have fibromyalgia do not understand it at all, think the pain is in your head not your body. I don't have much respect for a husband that would steal his wifes meds to abuse them & leave you there alone with no meds for your pain! You dare not tell your doc until we get some more opinions here, please? I'd do as I suggested, & keep out what you need for the day in a pocket. Just tell him you quite taking them completely because you are afraid of his addiction. May I ask what you take? There are many non narcotic drugs for fibromyalgia.
I am starting Savella myself, as my beloved Lyrica made me swell too much. Savella is similar to an antidepressant, but different in makeup to apply to just fibromyalgia pain. I took my first dose last night, a wee one too. & slept like a baby.I think the problem is your husbands addiction problem. Yours is easily fixed because you can take something that won't make him high, but if you don't have them & he is truely addicted, then he will find them on the street somewhere. It is as important or maybe more right now that he accepts his addiction & does something about it by getting help for himself. I sugest for you to attend NA meetings once in awhile. It will help you to understand his addiction better.I wish you the best, & let us know how things are going, Please... Mary
Sounds like my "use to be" situation, I have "Fibro, disc. Deg. Disease, osteoporosis, Arthritis, scilliousis, u name it I got it..under/medicated ... And had sig/other of 17 yrs. Wanting, sealing my pain meds... Tore our relationship up, he left almost 2 yrs. Ago. It was actually a relief about the med. Part but still mourn "17 years" he just moved one day when I was getting my nails painted down the street... I was appalled & we have a 19 yr. Old that he was "Dad" to since he was 2 months old... no win situation... I need him now more than ever... lost in Wash. State...
I have the exact problem myself. My husband has had 2 back surgeries, neck and knee surgeries. He is in constant pain, and became addicted to pain medication. I have been diagnosed with fibro for 13 years and of course took a long time to get the diagnosis. I also have 2 bulging disc in the neck with nerve pain and also disc bulging in the lower back with pinched nerves. My husband will find my medicine no matter where i put it. He is now taking something that is supposed to help him with the addiction but is still in pain. I have been without medicine because he has take it and have even threatened to stop taking it because of his addiction. I have thought about leaving him until he realizes what he is doing to our family but really have no where to go and take my son. He is a wonderful man in every way except this and it breaks my heart.
I just want 2 let u all know there is a light at the end of the tunnel! I was told I had fibro in 1992. I have had many other health problems along with the fibroincluding disc fusion L4, L5, and S1. My ex-husband didn't know how to deal with all the medical problems let alone help me with them. As most of u all know trying to find meds 2 help is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Most of tje common drugs perscribed didn't work for me. I was on such a large dose of pain meds I selpt almost 20 hours a day. I ended up on SSD at 27. That was very hard to deal with. My ex and I were together 14 years when he decided it was easier to cheet on me then deal with 2 kids and a sick wife. When he walked out that night in 2007 I thought my life was over. Looking back now he did me a big favor! I moved from the midwest to Tucson, AZ. The dry warm climet helped me a lot with the amount of pain I was in.
I also switched 2 a pain pump that is surgectly implanted in my lower side and feeds directly to my spine. It has helped a lot. I also found the love of my life! this person wants to understand what I am going through and how they can help. Having a supportive and understanding spouce at your side makes all the difference! Hang in there all of you. It does get better and there is hope!
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