My hat goes off to you, what an experience you must have had!! Mayo clinic has one of those prescription med detox programs, but I believe it is six weeks ( but I might be wrong about the time frame) I do remember that it is out patient! You go every day all day long. Anyway this was a Along time ago they wanted me to go through it, when I was on 20mg of Oxycontin twice a day. and I refused, I was up there for test for two weeks and all they did is repeat everything that I already had done, and then they had an opening for this program and they instisted that I go through it, I even interviewed for it, and I asked them if it would help get rid of my pain or help what was going on and they said no! So I said why should I go through it then, all they said was that the one doctor did not think I should be on those pain meds, but gave no reason why he thought that. I did not got through their program, and they did not help me, with the problems that I came up to have checked out, and I have not been back to Mayo clinic since! except of course to visit my youngest daughter who is a nurse there! My home Doctors thought it was a waste of my time, and they did not agree with them either! But like my Doctor told me there are some Doctors that just do not believe in using these type of pain meds, and they do not think anybody should be using them!!. I just wish those doctors could could experience the pain we have to endure!
Dagogirl I am glad things turned out well for you! and now your pain meds are working even better for you! That is GREAT!!!
Good Luck to YOU!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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