I was hit by a drunk driver ,a few years ago, and found myself addicted. I do not have insurance and do not receive a script. This makes for a very expensive habit. The Drs. in my area do not prescribe pain meds, they send you to a pain clinic. The clinic is very expensive and drug tests you. If you have any unprescribed drugs in your system, you are denied treatment. I am scared everyday that I won't be able to find pain meds to get me through the day. I can't keep playing this game. I'm scared that if I try to quit Ill be too sick to work, not to mention the severe pain I will be in. Help... I cannot miss work! I might not be able to work without them but without a script I'm playing a scary game. My brother said when he quit he lost his job and had to be in the hospital. What do I do??? I've been lucky and found pills almost everyday but I can't keep playing this game and being scared everyday. I went two days without them once and was so sick I had to leave work. Help me
You have gotten yourself in a jam. When doc's find out you're taking unprescribed drugs they don't care why at all. They label you as addict, and it's all gets worse from there.
You didn't supply enough info for me to suggest anything. You said for years, how many years? What are you taking and how much? If you're taking a lot and you just stop, you may not be able to handle the wds. But if you don't take too many you may be able to handle them. You probably will not be able to work at the same time, but some ppl only get wds for 5 days. Other ppl get them 10 days. I think you have to realize that since you did this on your own, you will have to suffer in some ways. Such as losing time from work. Maybe you can also just taper yourself off the pain pills. I really don't know what you can do because you supplied no details.
I suppose you can also go and get put on Suboxone. That may or may not be the best idea. Suboxone has it's own problems, but you will probably be able to keep working. However some ppl can get off it relatively quick and some need years. I think most need years. It depends how badly you are hooked on the pills.
Tell us a whole lot more.
Only a pharmacist or doctor can tell you how extensive your withdrawal will be because you do not describe the type or amount of drugs you are taking. I have difficulty understanding that the doctors in your area do not prescribe pain medications. Where do you live?! I think you may not have explored all the doctors in your area.
Is there any way you can take "time off" from work? If you have worked long enough at your current job, you can tell your employer you need to take off a week or two for "personal reasons". Under the Family Medical Leave Act (a Federal law), you can take unpaid time off work for personal illnesses, etc... You are not required to tell them the reason... It is none of their business what procedure you are having, but, if needed, tell them something vague... like, there is something wrong with my colon...
If you haven't been working over six months for this employer, just ask for an authorized "Leave of absence" for a "serious" medical procedure.
You know you are risking your life taking street drugs, as one never knows what is contained in them. Also, no one can really tell you how your body will react to withdrawing from these pills. Have you tried reducing the dosage?
You may be able to find out from talking to several pharmacists if withdrawing from the level of drugs you are taking can cause seizures, etc.. It sounds to me like you will need medical help in withdrawing. In every town there is a hospital that a person can go to for help. They must treat you! Our state hospital has an "Indigent Fund" for people who do not have money to pay for medical services. Due to new Federal laws ("HIPPA"), there is no way your employer can find out the reason you are in the hospital.
Regardless, you need to get to the Emergency Room and be assured that all your records will be confidential. If you get a "cool" doctor, they will help you, as your health (and life) depends on getting off these drugs. You can then also get help for the cause of your pain. Once you are off the street drugs, maybe you can get admitted to the pain clinic.
If you have enough money to keep buying these street drugs, perhaps you can go to another town that has a good "indigent" plan for people without money or a job. That's all you need to tell them...
I hope this sounds like a good plan for you. Regardless, losing one job will not kill you, but getting off these drugs alone or continuing to take these drugs will.
Much love and best wishes. Feel free to contact me if you want any more of my opinions. I am a lawyer and took myself off a horrid mixture of drugs a terrible doctor gave me for 9 months after a car accident. The best thing was that once I was off the drugs, my physical pain went away! Learning how to meditate saved my life. I was on some heavy medications that messed up my mind, but I did it alone in two weeks. I didn't feel that bad, but surely would not want to have worked during that time. Take care of yourself!
Since u didn't give what you are trying to get,or what you've taken without a scrip it's hard to give any advice. I do know that my doc took my pain mess away for about a month 8 8mg Dilaudid & as you can imagine I was a hurting unit,but I kept at her telling her what the problem was & how there was nothing & I had nothing to
do with it,& I got SOME. 4 4 mg Dilaudid back which is more then most people who get "blacklisted" get so I'd just try & explain because the black market pills are still 5x more $ then a presciption cost .
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