... touched it. I find my self taking my wife's pain pills when I am super depressed. ( She has stage 4 Lung cancer). I Have not yet took them long enough to get D.Ts when stopping. I haven't touched them in 3 or more months I am just looking for help stopping this practice before it is to late. I feel the need to get out of this depression and I know the temporary fix will work for a while. What to do?
dude, 4 real youve got to get some counceling, trust me it helps to talk to some one. theres lots a free help out there . check you local paper for support groups.. pain pills aint the way to go. iv been on em for years and iv recently gooten ahold of the problem. they will make you numb, numb to everything.. you will not b able to feel anything. iv just recently learned to feel again and it feels good,, seriously dont do this to urself dont let them rob u ..
I agree, some counseling can help but you also may need the help of an antidepressant too. Feeling like this is very normal when a loved one is terminally ill. Dont beat yourself up about it. At least you havent turned to alcohol but you are using the pills to substitute for some of the same numbing effects you got from the alcohol. Counseling will help you develop better coping skills. Right now you are wanting to use chemicals to cope and that may be because your body DOES lack chemicals it needs, hence the antidepressant. They can help restore the correct brain chemicals for you to cope. Also addressing your grief, anger and despair from your wife's illness can be addressed through counseling. It is VERY good that you have recognized your behavior as destructive. Your wife and family need for you to be there for them and you cant do that if you are intoxicated. It is difficult and frightening, I know. Developing better coping skills will help.
You might want to join a grief support group. Check with the local hospitals or ask your wife's oncologist if he/she knows of a group in your area. Talking to others who are going through or have gone through what you are may help. You can see the ways they cope and at the very least just be with people who truly know what you are going through. People may say "I know what you are going through" but unless they have, they truly dont. People who HAVE been through it can be a good resource for you. Best of luck to you! I will pray for you so you have strength for the upcoming days.
he is so right they will lead you down a path that not only will ruin you one way it will be so hard once you start then you will want more and more, I live with chronic pain and I take the least amount possible, if there were a choice that I could function with and go without opiates I would. and at that I feel ever so fortunate that I hate the way they make me feel. for your sake as well as everyone involved, anyone that cares for you find help if not one way keep looking until you find someone who is qualified to assist you in not getting any more involved with these than you already have.been We care and the individual who made the suggestions prior to me has your interest at heart. It is my sincere hope that you will seek and also find the help that you need and I wish you only the very best.
smitite, don't take another one! Please! You do need help getting thru this, but thats not the way. Go see you doc and explain and let them help you with the depression. I'm so sorry you are going thur this, I have not walked in your shoes, but can only imagaine. I went thru it with daddy but not my soul mate. These people have given you alot of good advice, please take it, these are good caring people. God Bless you, keep us updated.
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