Want to detox lorotab but scard tobe in pain i need the drug, it does not work for the pain have been taking for11yrs now feel i have to take med just to live scard to tell dr
I have had 15 surgerys most on my back in chronic pain adected to lorotab. dont want w?
Added 22 Apr 2011:
I had no idea people cared for the first time i dont feel all alone. I have 4 kids. A wife i own a optical practice fell like i have to hide my pain and just be a strong doctor. From the bottom of my hart thank all of you. I have tried to talk. To my wife she does not understand thank all of you for understanding
Are you certain you are addicted to Lortab? There is a condition called "pseudoaddiction" - where you are taking more meds than prescribed because your pain is being undertreated and you cannot stand the pain that you are in. I don't want to give you excuses for your behavior - you and you alone know the truth. What to do? I think the only thing you can do is tell your doctor how severe your pain is. That you cannot stand the pain, you cannot function, and then have an open mind as to what he/she comes up with. It may not be a narcotic that helps - it could be Lyrica, Cymbalta an NSAID, physical therapy, yoga - there are other ways to deal with pain, and you may find you are in much less pain off the narcotics. A lot of people do - that's what I am hoping for. Can you fight the addiction if your pain is better managed? That's the million dollar question.
I have all the hope in the world that you can, and that you won't find yourself in this desperate situation much longer. Best wishes - EJ
You may be just opiate dependent, because of the pain. There are longer acting opiates and other meds like anti depressants that help with pain. You also may need another evaluation for you problems, sometimes medical problems get worse, or some of your problem areas may have deteriorated. A fresh evaluation could show this.
She is exactly right the only choice you have is continue taking medication that does not work for you or tell the doctor just exactly what is going on the more precise you are the better, he needs to know how severe the pain is, how long it has been out of control, and just ask him what options he has to offer you, there is no reason for you to be afraid, he can't help you if he isn't told the truth about what is going on, what he doesn't know then he is left to assume and that does you (or him no good) the sooner you talk with him and just tell him exactly how things are with you then you are going to know what he feels, I know when I was forced to change doctors it was such a fearful time in my life, here I am having had a history of Polio and after effects which made such a diffeence in my life, I could not have been more fortunate, a doctor who has a degree in internal medicine and also in pain management.
she told me one of the things that makes her job easier is what she is told and the things that she knows, if you document things like dates times, I know this seems like a lot but when you're sick (especially with pain) I wanted a resolution that was the best it could be and truthfully that's what this doctor wants, she wants to know when things change, I even felt comfortable enough until on each visit I on my own took my medications in for her to see, my thoughts were if she see's what is in the bottle then she can see it the way it is, I feel that for her or any doctor their name is signed at the bottom of the script, if I make a wrong decision then I won't be the only problem the doctor will have problems as well. I in no way want to cause you to be anxious I want to put you at much ease as possible, and I hope you can find a way to be open with your doctor and feel comfort knowing that there are so many of us that have experienced the dread of the unknown, Please let us know how you are doing and what is being done to make things better for you, I sincerely wish you the very best.
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