Im 26 yrs old, and hooked on percocet. I dont wish to b, but i suffer from severe chronic pain, and the doctors say there is nothin they can do. How do I stop bein an addict, when i hurt so much?
souljagurl, if you don't mind me asking what is your pain? Are you addicted or just feel like you are because you have to take pain meds? If you severe pain, you will have to take something for it, and that doesn't mean you are an addict. Have you talk to your doc about this and how you feel, I really think that is the best thing to do, it might ease your mind. Good luck, Von-1
As Von-1 suggested, if you can tell us the source of your pain, we might be able to make some recommendations of pain meds that are not narcotics like the percocet. There are ways to control chronic pain. Whether these may be options for you, can't say without further info. Please repost and fill us in a bit.
If you truly feel that you are addicted to pain pills and are abusing them then I would talk with your doctor and tell them that you are having a problem and there are other pain medications that can help with pain but also have another medication in them called Naltrexone that prevents the euphoric feelings associated with other pain medications. Some of those medications include, Suboxone and Embeda. Suboxone is usually used for patients who are addicted to pain medications but they can also be used for pain management, the Embeda is an extended release morphine that has the Naltrexone in it that helps prevents the abuse of it by not allowing it to create the "HIGH" feeling that pain meds can cause. If I were you I would have a serious discussion with your doctor and tell them what is going on and how you feel.
If you are taking them correctly and feel that you can't live without them then that can cause a problem also. I do understand being in severe pain all the time and having to take medication every day, and some days I feel like I wish I could just live my life without having to take anything but I have faced the reality that I will have to be on pain meds for the rest of my life. By talking with my doctor I was able to go to a patch that releases medication over 48-72 hours and a pill that I can take for breakthrough pain. It has helped me so much and the pain patch doesn't make me feel "Loopy" or "High" and allows me to function and be happy which allows me to actually live my life. I wish you the best of luck in your quest to find out what your options are.
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