but I worry about having to go through the withdrawal if my something happened to my Dr.Around here,if you take them for any reason you are treated like an addict.Its hard to find a Dr.also that will prescribe them.I dont know what im trying to ask unless its ,what could I do if that happened.As a nurse,ive seen w/d and really dont think I could survive it.Any help to ease my mind would be appreciated.
you can definatly survive it but the only thing i can think of doing is finding a backup doctor that would move you to methadone or somthing like that if something did happen to your doctor
methadone doesnt produce a high in theraputic doses so it can still block pain while keeping you from withdrawaling since it binds to opioid receptors. only some doctors can prescribe this thought. (suboxone and subutex also do this)
I took oxcodone for six years and my Dr up and quit.I hated being treated like a junkie.I didn't ask to be shot!! But my doc up and left and u couldn't find any other Dr's that would even see me. I went and got subxone off the street and it helped alot now tho I quit subxone 5 days ago and I wish I was dead. BE VERY CAREFUL about the subxone
Greetings and welcome to the site,
This is an awesome place for getting advice and answers for your questions. I would first like to explain a bit about this site. When you ask a question, the default is to ask a direct question. Unknowingly, you did not click on the conversational button that allows for a greater amount of discussion between peeps that are experienced both pesonally and professionally with your questions, The way your question is set up now, each of us is allowed to give you one response and that leaves no room for discussion. I would never attempt to tell anyone what to do, but if you want your questions thoroughly discussed, analyzed, answered with both experiences and personal comments, one must click on the conversational button. Just info... u decide what u want, just giving u aheads up on the site.
Now, to your question, I have no idea which state you live in, but in my state of the union, we have Pain Management Physiciansan Clinics where one goes to have their personal pain issues managed by docs trained in Pain. Personally, I am a Master's level RN now on disability, but when I worked I lived in ICU, ER and was a Trauma nurse as well. After years of stressing my back, I managed to develop cervical and lumber stenosis with all of the symptoms asociated, the worst being intractable back pain but also from my cervical stenosis, nerve damage that affected the use of my arms, i.e. numbness, tingling, pain, etc. I have ben on oxycodone for over 10 years and have absolutely no fear about not being able to get the pain medication I need when I need it. Just recently, I tried fentanyl patches for 24/7 coverage since the new formulation of oxycontin, in my opinion, is useless. If I had the old formulation, I would still be on the old version of oxycontin with oxycodone for break through pain. So, I have no fears.At present, I have weaned myself down on the darn fentanyl patches from 50 mcg qod to 25 mcg every 3 days without any problems. I will see my fav pain doc or her NP Lucy (whom I love to death... nurse to nurse) and see about getting my oxycodone 15 mgs back, as I prefer them to fentanyl because I ama control freak and want to treat my pain as get it and not just wear a patch. Jut saying that IS my preference.
To tell you the truth, I took myself off of 60 mgs of oxys a day myself. It's really quite easy. I call it a sloooooow taper. It took me 2 months to go from 60 to 7.5 mgs bid. By the ime I got to that point... I started taking Norco's without pain. That is UNTIL I fell down a whole flight of stairs on my right shoulder, breaking my humerus up way high (almost to the head) and shredded every tendon and ligament, including my bursa, rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and every other thing you can think of. When I finally got around to seeing an ortho surgeon, bones had slid and were now dispaced fx's... yada yada yada... so arthrocopy was in my immediatee future only 8 months post injury. I was hoping it would fix itself. I am a bit of a nut. It was at that point, I wanted my oxy's back and got them.
So, I guess in closing, my best advice to you is to look for Pain Management Physicians in your area if you aren't seeing one at present, and make yourself an appointmemt to at least go in and talk about your given situation and fears. Sometimes the psychological grasp the med has on you is a lot worse than the med. Just saying, never judging because I have been in your shoes before.
Good luck in yor search and enjoy your life, Please,
The Sweetest Smelling Hippie Today(with flowers in my long tresses),
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