I hope to get a lot of input on this issue as I have been struggling greatly with going back on opiods. Because of the opioid dependency/addiction rampage, the scare tactics on this issue are quite irritating and disconcerting. I weaned myself off of oxycodone after my gallbladder surgery this year. One, because I was so sick I couldn't get to the pain doc and Two, because one of the ER docs was so snipey to me about taking them for "non descript" pain. My pain is not non descript. I have a giant cyst laying on the nerve branch to my upper body, low back sacroilitis / spondyliosis and in my neck and mid back. I'm basically a mess.
I am saying all this, because I am frustrated and in pain 24/7. I had a life while on 3-4 oxycodone a day at 10mg. It was the only thing that worked for me. I recently heard Dr. Drew state that narcotic pain pain medicine should not be used past 2 weeks. Gee, doc, have you been in 4 major accidents in your life? I don't understand that statement.
Please, somebody, anybody, help me understand that I am not alone in thinking that long term maintenance on opioids does not always lead to addiction?
Having a pretty terrible couple of days.. I found out my results from my neuropsych eval and turns out I'm suffering from a traumatic brain injury. They said it's mild which is good but the parts of my brain that are damaged are cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal. So things like memory, planning, attention, emotional reaction and control have all been affected. At first it felt like I was...
So I’m sure I’ll figure it out but the previous nights sleep was unsettled of too hot too cold sessions. Then today anxiety and feelings of such despair as well as last words in my head. Wondering how long this period will continue. I suppose I’ll just crawl off and fall asleep with hope to not awaken at all tonight. I should eat but really why bother, I’ve fed son and he has had his meds...