Hi everyone, I am very new here but have been reading a lot of your posts which have been so helpful. I have been on pain meds since 19 yrs old when I got RSD.(reflex sympathetic dystrophy) this is has been a long hard road. Many surgeries, epidurals, nerve blocks etc. I am now 37 have 2 kids one of which has autism (my 6 yr old) anyways I have been on high doses of Percocet and oxycodone for over a year. I tried to take them prescribed but my pain was horrific and my kids needed so much from me. I am now two days in no pain meds. I feel extremely anxious. I went and got a prescription for suboxone but I am so afraid to take it. I haven't been that sick yet. Is it coming or is this goin to be it for the next few months. Somebody please help!!!
I am basing this on my history and what I have been told or have read. I am not a Dr and I am not ging you medical advice. Suboxine is used for people with addiction problems."Suboxone is used to treat opiate addiction." In the directions that come with using this medication it states if there is a need for pain medication do not use. This is not for patients who need pain relief. Talk things over with your doctor and see if there are other medications you can use for the pain that may not have the side effects of the ones you are taking now. If you need pain relief you don't want to withdraw and have no pain relief at all. Good luck. Look at the directions for Suboxone at this link: https://www.drugs.com/suboxone.html I was prescribed this by a Dr who stated " you are an addict because you smoke and I will not give you anything for pain relief"
Hi, I have RSD too. My right hand was almost black and my fingers flopped. I responded to nerve blocks. I do have flare-ups, but Neurontin/gabapentin worked for me with those. Your system can't take withdrawal without help. You could end up in the ER from trying to withdraw by yourself. Think of your children. Withdrawal messes with everybody's nervous system, messing with the brain, heart- everything-and our nervous systems are already messed up.
Right now I'm in physical therapy, and the RSD seems keep the right leg from healing. I'm not saying this to bother you-but darling- I do know your fear and pains. I'll friend you-mark this as a question I'm interested in and you can tak to me anytime.
What I don't understand is why you feel that you are addicted? You have a legitimate pain problem, which is very difficult to deal with without some pain meds. Why are you worried all of the sudden that you need to go on sub? Sub is sometimes used for pain control, as I understand it, but if the percocet and oxy are helping you, what is the problem? You are NOT a drug addict because you NEED help. Don't let anyone tell you that. You ARE dependent on these meds just as a person with diabetes is dependent upon insulin. You CAN get off of them if you want, but you WILL suffer extreme pain. People with chronic pain tend to feel pain worse than those not afflicted with this disease, and yes, it IS a disease in and of itself. Of course you will feel anxious if you stop these meds cold turkey two days without any pain meds, and you WILL go into withdrawal.
Maybe I didn't understand your question, but it seems to me that you are more worried about taking pain meds, than treating your own pain.
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