I have had 7strokes and a mild heartattack,I am a 45yr old female,I smoke and drink and occasionally some street drugs with my subscribed medications(daily:60mg-Adderal,4-Perkocet10-650,3-10mg ativan,thiroid medication,blood thinner,zantac,muscle relaxer..there are more but not of importance)my question is,I abuse my narcotics and drink daily,sometimes heavily,I have bi-polar disorder and really want help..I want to know what I could use to help me replace the streetdrugs,alcohol,keep me from abusing my needed medication without withdraws or side effects. I am well aware of my physical/mental handicaps caused by the multiple strokes and past drug abuse which is why I am seeking any help or advice on what would work best in my condition/situation. *Thank You for your help and God bless!!! *
my husband and i were both on px. pain meds. (he: 30mg oxycodone 6x daly and 100 mg morphine 5x daily; me: 10mg perc. 4x daily PLUS I was taking some of his morphine one 100mg daily, not prescribed). his pain mgt. clinic closed so he had to start suboxone because he couldn't get an appt. soon enough to continue his pain med. without dealing with withdraw.
We are both firm believers in the "power of prayer'' but we also know that GOD put doctors here for a reason too.
I definately suggest going to a pain management doctor to get Suboxone!! I was skeptical and scared when I started it because I was afraid of withdraw. YOU HAVE TO WAIT 24 HOURS after your last dose of ANY OPIATE before you can take suboxone. If you don't (my husband waited about 17 hours and it was too soon) you will experience withdraw, so you must wait the appropriate amount of time.
I am so glad that I am taking suboxone, it sure beats wasting money on street drugs or buying someone else's prescription medicine!!!
Hi t4mtf ; I got a great idea... and i'm only 1/4th joking. Get yourself a little baseball bat about 18" long. Trim it up nice so it looks good and tie it around your waist. anytime you want to drink or drug up , take that bat and "Bop" yourself upside the head. With "P.M.R. I had to go a whole year without any pain relief whatsoever because of people like You , and because of people like you It took Me a year to convince my Dr.that he could trust me. 21yrs. ago, I drugged hard and drank harder. I didn't quit , I surrendered to a power greater than me. I couldn't quit, so I had to surrender. 21 yrs. ago, I got on my knees & explained to my Higher Powers, and 40 people who had returned to sanity... that my addictions had become more powerful than I , so I had to surrender and so I surrendered to my higher powers, and to the 40 people who pronised to be my friends, and guide me back to sanity. I'm gonna promise you something...
You start going to A.A. or N.A. meetings. When you are ready to surrender, when you've put your "ego" in your back pocket, you do exactly what I did and you will NEVER , EVER , pick up another drink or a drug... AMEN Sacosam!
hi tfmtf,both of these people gave you some good advice.well maybe not the bat. but it sounds to me like suboxone and meetings will help you more than you can imagine.therapy is definitely part of what you need.I got on suboxone 1year ago,and have not relapsed in that time. belive me when i say it works.you need to do recovery like you did your drugs. beg, borrow or steel it. you gotta chase recovery like you did for your drugs.all of us here at drugs.com will be here for you day and night. its our family of help understanding. sacosam may even surprise you,but don't play baseball with him just yet... give him a little more time.oh yea,one more thing, if you become a member of our family and you relapse, yea you guessed we send sarcasm over to your place...
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