Oh my...how many times will this issue come up? I know I've brought it up....the addiction vs. dependence issue....I know that I will be taking pain meds for the rest nof my life, and I'm ok with that. I didn't used to be. I know that I am dependent on them and may, in the future, become addicted....that's why I am now so careful with my meds and I think we all are. So, when someone NEW comes in and stirs the pot it makes me mad....we know the chances we take every day with these strong narcotics and we learn more each day....
So, PAlady, Chutz, and splashdancer....thanks for looking out for us..
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1700 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning and bedtime
Lantus 50 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Byetta 5 mcg. 2X daily