Thank you Mrsm123, your explations is very clear and concise. I often have the discussion with my husband between, dependance, addiction and withdraw. I think this may be described a way he can understand what I mean.
Michael BG, when I had my first major back surgery I was told to stay on the pain meds for the first few weeks because you didnt want to get into a vicous pain cycle. I think I started at 2 vicodin every 6 hours, then 1 every 6-8 hours, then a half every 8-12 hours. Once I stopped the meds, even at that low level, I too got nauseated, shakey, sweats and increased pain. It took me about a week, to start to feel sort of normal again. I couldnt believe that even after only a short time your body can build up that dependance.
I am sure that once you stop and get past that first week you will start to have your pain response normalize. have you gotten any recommendations from your doctor? Good luck.
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. SCS trial successful awaiting placement.
MEDS:To many to mention, changes every week it seems.