He started having bad back pain and has no insurence. So I took him to urgent care and they gave him vicodin and soma. This was going on for about 6 months because we could not afford what was recommended without insurence. Eventually we saved up enough money for him to get "spinal decompression." Throughout this process, he said he was feeling better, but was still secretly taking pills. Now that the treatment is done, I found an empty bottle of pills that was filled only 10 days ago. He gets mad at me when I bring it up, but I am concerned. Is he addicted? Does he need rehab? What do I do?
For one thing how long WAS the script supposed to last that was filled only 10 days ago? Second,when your dealing with opiates he very well could be physicaly addicted to the vicodan. As far as the soma goes it fives you a somewhat "drunk" feeling & a feeling of well being,but I don't believe soma's are pysicaly addicting. The Vicodan also gives you a very contant feeling. I'd try to sit down & talk to him about why he is taking the meds because just because he's had the "procedure" done doesn't mean he's not still in pain. But,the lieing is a red flag & I'd try to sit down & talk to him & ask him why is he still taking them,is it because of pain or the way they make him feel? If he's taking them not for pain but for euphoria,then I would try to nip it the bud cuz it ussaly gets worse. Good luck. You could tell your doctor his situation & see what he thinks? Sorry I couldn't be more help but he's doing the things that a chemicaly dependent person would do.
Hi just some questions: Do you mean he took 30 Vic in 10 days? Or was it Soma? Both are addictive. I was just prescribed 2 days ago Soma, never had it before. I have back issues also. the Soma is very strong
If your boyfriend is lying, hiding bottles, being secretive, all signs there is a problem with addiction. I know i've been there (the one hiding, lying etc.) Just my opinion. Try to have serious talk with him. He probablywon't want to talk, or he'll avoid, but all you can do is try. Keep us posted ok?
Hey..I have back pain also and i know what a relief it is to take meds..i also know how easy it is to get addicted..because its nice not to feel that pain.This is just my opinion not knowing u or ur bf it would be hard to say he's addicted..maybe he knows it bothers u for him to be on meds so he hides it..or maybe he's in more pain than he lets on..he should get an mri scan with a strong magnet... its possible he may have another problem other than his back..hope helpful good luck to both
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