Post Edited (PAlady) : 12/26/2008 1:11:03 PM (GMT-7)
thankyou all for your friendly and helpful responses. i have no genetic predisposition for addictions- its something that started with me when i was about 17 (im 28) but only with prescription pain meds, benzos etc. im on anti-depressants for Panic Disorder and Xanax for the same. I am going to ask about a muscle relaxant today as my Fibro has me in knots that wont undo- i also think its time to see a pain specialist. i just dont want whatever i take to impair me cognitively, as im a high school teacher, i cant afford to feel warm/fuzzy at work- cant have the students thinking im far too chilled out! most of them know im unwell cos at times ive needed a cane to help me walk with the fibro, and kids are perceptive- one look at me and some will say "miss? you're having a rough day arent you?". they are pretty cool like that.
Thankyou again for your advice, i will take it on board and keep you posted. Maz XX