... with the names but one I've heard him talk about one "Oxy"? I believe. Anyway... He says that he tapered himself off of these kind of pills that he was on for 5+ years. The whole detox is fairly recent. He does strenuous work on a daily basis and complains about back pain and all kinds of joint and muscle aches. I feel harsh for telling him to take a tylenol or an aleve. I know he wants stronger but I'm afraid he'll slip back into his old habit
It is very likely that if your loved one started taking an opiate pain killer again, he/she would slip back into abusing them. It is best to stick with tylenol, ibuprofen, or naproxen (Aleve) for the pain. He may even benefit from a stronger nonsteroidal anti inflammatory (NSAID), similar to ibuprofen and naproxen, but something stronger. He would have to discuss this with a doctor in order to get a prescription for this type med. They are non narcotic and not addictive so they shouldn't be a problem as far as his/her addiction issues.
Hope this helps,
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