I will be on pain medicine the rest of my life and i am having difficulty taking meds as prescribed. Currently i give my medicine to family member to give out to me as ordered by md. Anyone have any suggestions if u live alone? How do u deal with this problem?? Thank u so much for all answers. It means a lot to me to hear others solutions!!! Also i have only 1 kidney, and hep C which means i cannot take anything with tylenol or ibuprofen in it. I was taking ibuprofen for break-thru pain, but it shut my 1 kidney down completely. Thank goodness, my kidney did start working again. I am looking forward to any answers you guys supply!!! hope u have a wonderful day!!
If you know for sure that you are going to be on a opiate/opioid pain killer the rest of your life then I would strongly suggest methadone as it is a powerful drug and will keep the addiction at bay.
Methadone is not a drug that someone would take for say a broken leg or a lower back pain flare up. You have to be extremely tolerant to all other opiates/opioids. If you are still able to get sufficient pain control from morphine or oxycodone then I would stay on that until they stop working, which they will eventually.
Methadone is almost impossible to become tolerant to as you can take it for years and years without having to raise your dose. You also don't get high off it which enables you to function as best you can.
I was on opiates for almost 25 years and nothing works after awhile especially if you are prone to addiction. There are some people who can take opiates and not have a problem. We are in that group, unfortuneately.
So if you are very tolerant to the stronger opiates/opioida like fentanyl, hydromorphone ect then you should really look into getting on methadone. This drug can be prescribed for pain by your family doctor or your pain doctor... Good luck... Dave
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