I know exactly how you feel with not wanting to take pills anymore. That's why I got on the Suboxone to be tapered off cause I wasnt about
to withdrawal off the amount of meds I was on. It's just a thought to talk to a doctor about
options of tapering. I hated my life revolving around what time to take a pill, but it seems no matter what, I will always have to take pills for my depression and asthma. So I guess taking another pill for pain wont make a diffrence, but it is one less pill to take. But I feel like the more pain meds I took, the more pain I was in, they have a name for this but I forgot what it's called. But as of right now, since the Suboxone is holding my pain, I'm taking alot more time to taper then I wanted to, but I absoutly plan on getting off of narcotic pain meds so I can reasses my pain, and take it from there. But sometimes talking to an addiction doctor will help you, s/he can help tell you if you do or dont have addiction and they will know if your headed that way and can help you stop. Addiction runs on my dad's side of the faimily. My father isnt addicted, he didnt even get his pain meds filled after his last 3 surgeries, but my grandma is/has (she's at end of life so it doesnt matter anymore, but she did abuse her pills before), my aunt, many of my cousins, one who is running from a big time drug dealer who will kill him if he ever finds him, so it scares me too. But the addiction specialist doctor told me I was at chance, but after 6 years of taking pain meds and never abusing them really put me at a very low chance of ever abusing them. Their's even numbers you can call to talk to an addiction clouncelor who can help you if you ever feel like addiction is becoming part of your life, but that's just a thought. Sorry I cant help you more, most people already gave you good advice, but withdrawaling isnt deadly unless you have an underline condition like your heart, but sometimes those wont come out til your in severe withdrawals, so only a doctor should watch over you for withdrawals, cause if it gets bad, they can put you in a hospital. But good luck with whatever your choice is.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa