I also take neurontin ,cyclobenzaprine,dicolfenic sodium,atenanol,amlodpine.gemfibrozil simvistatin, and zero to 1/2 or up to 1 1/2 oxycodone and as a result I have to take daily laxatives. In addition to my psychological issues I have suffered a major back injury affecting 4 discs in my back and a minor hip fracture.I take my pain meds as little as possible for fear of addiction and or loss of affect. I would like to start the process of eliminating as many meds as possible. I have been weak in the area of my diet and I know that in itself is responsible for for 2 blood pressure and 2 cholesterol meds. I have however begun to exhibit a better mental health status. The problem is that I still have confidence concerns in regard to my judgement and decision making abilities. I am often surprised, confused embarrassed or disappointed in my decisions. I have been on most of these meds for at least a few years. I have for the past 6 months or so.become very agitated, aggressive and angry and hyper-emotional. This all makes me afraid to start reducing meds. I have a great therapist. I still suffer from insomnia and very painful violent nightmares despite the fact that I am fortunate enough to have never suffered any traumatic abuse or neglect. I feel something needs to change. Anyone have ANY suggestions My progress has somewhat stalled. Any input would be great. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. Thank you ahead of time for ant help.
What does your therapist think of your reducing your meds? Can she/he suggest a program where you can start?
I can understand how you do not want to get hooked on the pain meds. I did and am now, after so many let down, relapses am on Suboxone since the beginning of September. I guess the last thing you want know is to go on yet another drug!
Just my opinion, is whatever and wherever you start is not to be in any rush.
You need to go over this with someone who knows-like a doctor/pharmacist could be of help, too, maybe?
I do wish I had some concrete information to help and because you have asked this as a direct question I can't answer again.
I do hope you get some help. You might end up getting help from several different sources, who knows?
I'll say, good, luck and my good wishes are with you
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