I agree that many drug abusers would rather get the stronger pain meds, but some seem to just like hydro for some odd reason (I guess because they're easier to obtain then other drugs at ERs??). I know that if they where to switch my suboxone to hydrocodone or percocet that even at very very high doses I would still suffer withdrawals as my tolerence is outrageous. I know that suboxone is 50 times more potent then morphine, so my dose equals about
800mg worth of morphine daily, kinda scary when I think of it that way. But like someone said ealier, if they where to actaully look at HOW to help the drug addicts instead of taking useful meds off the market I think it would in the end make life easier for CPPs. But It seems to me that too many people would rather turn a blind eye to them(addicts) then help them, and until they
open their eyes, us CPPs are just oging to suffer more and more, I mean whats the next thing they're gonna do? We'll probably have to go to a clinic like a methadone clinic to receive our meds daily and have them watch us actually take and swallow the meds, I really hope they dont ever get to that point, but it wouldnt surprise me....
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