I made the choice 7 months ago to get off of pain meds and it would have been impossible if it wasnt for the Subs. But I made the choice cause I have been on pain meds since I was 19 years old and my tolerence was just extremely high that it depressed me too much. but after many fail attempts to get off of them by tapering and taking other meds to "help" with withdrawals like clonidine and benadryl ,benzos, and some other stuff it just was too impossible. So after many months of research I decided to give suboxone a try and it has been a godsend for me, nto only does it help for withdrawals but it has been one of te best meds for my pain, I especially love the fact that it works so fast since it disolves under the tongue, that I get pain releif within 15 minutes. But after doing more research latly, they have several new pain meds coming out soon that are made with oxycodone and morphine to help not build tolerences, so maybe after those come out and I'm still in pain that needs meds I hope to give them a try. But I know I will always suffer with pain and will always need something to help, but I hope with the advances in medicines that hopefully I wont have to be on narcotics. I remember even reading an artical on a new med thats in the very very beginning stages of testings that is non narcotic but kills pain better then them and is nonaddictive that they hope to wipe off all narcotics which would be wonderful, but that maybe 10-15 years or more away.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, had glallbladder stones at 14yrs old, gallbladder removed at 15yrs old, 2 severe car accidents in '05
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday for pain, Cymbalta 60mg @ night for depression & Fibro,
Lyrica @ night for Migraines and Fibro, Treximet as needed for Migraines,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed for Asthma Attacks.
Chocolate as needed daily
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas but going to college Spring '09 to be a nurse
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