Back on pain meds...

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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 2/23/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
For those of you who know me, you know that I was taking Suboxone. I was worried about it because I thought that if I ended up going off of it and back on pain meds that my family would be disappointed in me. Well, the Suboxone quit helping me. Yesterday, my doctor agreed to put me back on pain meds. I haven't told many people because I don't want my family to be upset. I know that I am doing what is best for me, and I know I am going to do better with them this time, but I just worry that if I tell some of the people in my family I will get a lecture and they will be disappointed.
Everyone here told me that there was no shame if I had to go back on them. I appreciate that.
So, anyways. I am back on pain meds, and I am happy about it because I know that they will help me with the pain.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
 


Luvzminis
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   Posted 2/23/2010 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I am right with you, SassyMyKitty!  I hadn't taken any pain meds for a few months and was doing okay.  But just recently I've had a major flare.  I don't think you should feel guilty for taking pain meds, as long as they're not abused.  I strive to take the smallest amount of meds possible, but still want to function without major pain.  I'd say do what you have to do since you can always cut back when you start feeling better.  Best of luck!!

MsBunky
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   Posted 2/23/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, I'm glad you listened to what YOUR body needs...it's important to manage your pain effectively to keep functioning and if you need pain meds to do that, then that's what you do. I know you don't want to disappoint your family, but what bothers me is that they don't seem to mind disappointing you with their attitude.

Good luck to you...continue to do what you must to feel better....that's all that really matters at this time. We're all here for you...rooting you on!

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
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Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Nortriptyline
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Chutz
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   Posted 2/23/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Sassy,

You are taking care of YOU and it no one else's business. The deal is...don't TELL anyone! I made that mistake once years ago and never again. It's no one's business but yours what you do for your health. I've not even told folks about the antidepressant I take because of the negative stuff I may hear. They don't have to live in this body and I do...end of story!

Chutzie
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."

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caligirl2001
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   Posted 2/23/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
You have to take care of you. It is between you and your doctor. IMO, no one really needs to know WHAT you are taking or why. They don't deal with the pain every day. You do. I'm glad your doctor is working with you, and I hope it helps keep your pain at a manageable level.
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, Cervical radiculopathy


TressiaN
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   Posted 2/23/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Sassymykitty, I was one of those who read your first post and i agree with everyone else. As long as you and your doctor are working together to control your pain, it is noone else's business. It is hard for people who dont have chronic pain to understand those of us who do. We have to do what is right for us and those who love us should understand and if they dont we cant worry about it, we have enough to worry about. I'm glad you are finally getting the relief you need for the pain. hang in there and keep us posted on your progress.

Tressia
 Diagnosed with -FM, Degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, Lupus., undifferentiated connective tissue disease. 
Medications- Plaquanil, 800 Ibuprofen, Lortab, Cymbalta 


SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 2/23/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement. You all are like family to me. It is nice to have people who understand me. I don't plan on telling many people about this. My grandma knows, and she is fine with it. My dad thinks I am temporarily on them so I can have a tooth pulled. I do need a tooth pulled, but I am not on pain meds solely for that purpose. It just really means a lot to me that I can share everything with all of you. Thanks for being here for me.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
 

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