I guess it depend on how long you will need to take the pain medications, most people who have pain and take the medication in the manner prescribed and then quit using it after the pain is not so severe and regular over the counter tylenol works. You should have not fear of becoming addicted. On the other hand, if you have chronic pain and take narcotics on a daily basis, even if you're taking only the amount prescribed daily, you will be "addicted" per se, your body will need that medicine, and if you stop suddenly you'll have withdrawals. There are a host of medicines that are non-addicting, if you search the site here for non-narcotic medications you find many to choose from. Your question is sort of General, so it's hard to say what you might choose from. Have you had surgery? Do you have chronic pain? A car accident? etc...
I wish you luck, check back if you find something, and also someone else may have ideas that I cannot think of right now. OK>> My best to you.
take it as prescribed, if you have concerns about becoming addicted (which is the natural course of taking any pain medication) consult your pcp who will discuss other options with you. injections, non narcotic pain medication, physical therapy etc etc. there are lots of options out there, dont feel like you are STUCK taking narcotic pain medication. DO NOT stop cold turkey, as you will become very sick, depending on dose etc. consult your pcp with your concens.
hello, i am new to the group my name is sharon and i will be 60 next month. i have the same fear as you have. i will try to make this as short as possible. i'm pretty shy and usually just listen but i have to speak on this.i am in so much pain mainly with my hip and leg.i have a very nice doctor and i like him alot. i have gone down hill sents my husband pass away. it's been ten years now. i weighed 400 pounds when i found out he was dying and i knew i could'nt take care of him if i did'nt lose some weight. so i had gastric bypass and i weigh about 180 lbs now. i got alfull sick and got down to 139 lbs. i'm 5'8 and my health has been failing ever sents.
1. copd on oxygen,spriva .inhailers
2.sleep disorders=c.pap for sleep anapa on provigil for neropothy
3anemia=vitamin d=5000 unit 3x week
iron pill's =b12 shots =b12 pills=oyst=cal-d 200mg.8 a day
4. thyroid pill
5.nexium for stomach
7. the pain meds fentanyl patch is 50 mcg/h
8. gabapentin capsule's 400 mg
lithium 300 am. 2 at bedtime
cymbalta 30 in am and 60 mg at night
yes i am very depressed and sometimes it hurts so bad i can't get up and that makes it worse. the mental health doctor gave me the cymbalta and said that would fix me. i told my family doctor then let her take it . because it sure in hell was'nt helping me. any way he put me on morpine patches for about 2 months. i was having trouble with my eye;s on it so he took me off and put me on fentanyl. he told me i could go to the pain center but he did'nt think they could help me. i'm so afraid of these drugs. so i went and i have been getting injection's. and i still i'm in a lot of pain. the pain center told me i would have injections every 3 months. now she is telling me it will be every month. i think i'm going to call the doctor back and see if he will up the pain meds. i just can't keep going on with this pain and the burning 24/7. but i don't want to be a drug addict. how much is to much? thank you for listening, i don't think i was much help.
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