You had very little withdrawal symptoms? that is excellent news. May I ask how much were you taking? I am still in pain, and struggle within myself. I want to be on nothing, but a short ride and walking around Walmart was an easy reminder that this pain, whatever it is, is not going away, so if I am fortunate enough to be relieved of the pain, it will make it easier to quit but it's hard not to take it when it does give some relief. I go through periods where it isn't too bad but it has not even been really diagnosed. Anyway, I appreciate your response and am happy to hear your withdrawal wasn't too bad. I had read horror stories. I know that you can never just stop a drug, in many instances I found I knew more than the doctors, who I saw. Best to you, God bless.
First of all consult your dr. . Do not do it by yourself . A phone call is free.
I take 400mg a day and I dont think I would had that big a deal getting off. But will do it under a DRS advice
I am so sorry you have to go without the pills each month, that should not be, somehow it should be a way that you would never have to go that long without the pills, a way that it would be set up even if you had to make a call 5 days before so they would be ready as soon as you ran out. No one should have to suffer like that who needs the pills for pain, you aren't playing around. I don't know fully your situation and insurance, I know I'd be darn mad. When my pills wern't ready for me, they at least managed to give me 10 pills to hold over until they had it all together for a full prescription. Maybe you can talk to someone?
My heart really goes out to you. I'm sorry you are suffering so much. I will remember you in prayers if you'd like. Sorry your surgeries didn't work. It is good to talk about it. This board is the best I've ever been on. Right now, it's the only one I come to. I always get a response and the moderators are great as well as the people.
Blessings to you, Jim
You can use me for a sounding board anytime. I think that's what we are all here for. It is frustrating when you get treated wrongfully and if you are asking for less than they want to give you, it should be looked at as a good thing. I don't know what to say. I don't know why they are making it so hard for someone who has a chart that indicates a need for pain killers and isn't trying to score drugs. I am in Arizona now. Been here for a few years. In fact my pain started only one month after being here. I had one doctor willing to give me anything. I have not had good experiences with the doctors here and I'm still feeling like I have no one that can has an answer to my problems. I mean it has to be something. I know exactly when it began. It is very frustrating when you hear "I don't see anything outstanding" and I feel like with my primary care, I am telling him what I'd like to do. I've had terrible experiences with doctors here, no one has helped. I pray a lot. That's what it has come down to. I feel like I know more than they do and no one is managing my pain.
Anyway, you aren't wearing me out. I'd like to know your secret to going to work in pain. How do you not think about it? Both my husband and I are in similiar situations. I went from being a non stop exercise nut and outdoor person to practically a hermit. I am afraid to attempt to work. I know myself and my husband can't stay home forever. I also know I don't think I can even manage or want to work full time and I don't want to suffer at work. So how do you do it?