Hello, like Palady said, an addiction doctor doesnt just deal with people with 'addictions' but also dependence and can help you taper as that is what they specialize in. I see one for dependence, and he knows I'm not an addict but he is helping me taper off of all pain meds. I was worried that he may not see me since I never abused my meds, but he said he's got like 6 patients on suboxone (including me) that arnt addicts but just need to be slowly tapered off of meds as aour doctors that got us on pain meds where not able to help us. I just think I should throw that out their since you dont have to be addict to see an addiction doctor, just have to be dependant on pain meds and willing to taper off.
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