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Jenna Burns
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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/27/2012 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish I had never started taking a narcotic pain medications.... At first it was ok but now I feel trapped. I also have depression issues that I grew up with... I started taking psych meds when I was 13. I was diagnosed with Aspergers as well so I was an odd duck from day 1. I have never had to take pain meds for longer then a few days and it was awesome, it felt nice but now...... It's horrible and I have 2 choices - either try yet again something new or just biting the bullet and detoxing because I think I was better off in pain. I am so carefull about staying sane that I never alowed myself any room for error and I think starting the pain meds was an error......I would rather be sane and deal with the pain...... So I don't know what to do..... I feel trapped again!!

Jenna I urge you to get help immediately. I have had to edit your post as it is against the forum rules to discuss suicide or self harm. Please contact your dr and let him help you with the pain medication.

Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 1/27/2012 10:57:57 AM (GMT-7)

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/27/2012 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
     Hello Jenna!
          I must have missed your introduction, but wanted to welcome you to the CP forum! wink
      Hey!..a little food for thought!...we do also have a Depression forum, and you may find some help there as well. Give it a try!...also,...please take a moment or two, and peek at our "Forum Rules"...and the Chronic Pain 101 listed at the top of our forum home page. There are lots of interesting article's there, and I'm sure you will find them useful.
   Take care,
    SE wink
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   Posted 1/27/2012 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, but I agree with Straydog, get into your doctor and let them know about your pain
so it can be better taken care of...many well wishes...and never never try to detox without the help of
your must be done slowly to avoid the withdrawal that can out your doctor....
many well wishes...and keep us posted on how your doing...we do care...
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 1/27/2012 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiya, sorry about how you're feeling and I hope you feel better.

It's good that you recognize that you're not doing well on narcotics, so you've already helped yourself out by recognizing that. I say go ahead and tell your doctor and be honest about it. Tell him why and how you're feeling and that you may be interested in detox, and see what his opinions are. If you show up and are open to help, your doctor should be totally willing to do that for you.

All the best!

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   Posted 1/27/2012 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jenna
I just wanted to welcome you to the site. I think the others have given you some pretty good advice. Please take into account that these people giving you this advice aren;t people who are perfectly healthy. Many of them have and do suffer greatly from their own health problems. They aren't people who just like giving out their opinions, they know first hand what pain and depression is like. Please feel free to come here and vent anytime and you'll always find some very caring and supportive people who never judge anyone and do their best to help in any way they can. It sounds like you know you need some help and that's a great sign. To many people think they can handle things on their own and find themselves in a worse situation. Talk it over with your doctor and go from there. Please keep us in the loop and let us know how your doing. I wish you all the best Jenna.
Chronic Back Pain, Anxiety, A little Depression, Left foot problems...foot growing in length and big toe growing out sideways, Osteoporosis,11 surgeries total..right foot twice, right knee 3 times, right elbow, throat/neck, spinal fusion, left elbow, left knee, currently deciding on whether to have surgery on left foot.
Meds: Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Clonazapam
Birthday July 18th

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 1/27/2012 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I would like to welcome you to our forum.
i agree with the other members that you need to talk to your doctor and explain about your intolerance to narcotics.
Please keep us in the loop.
nice to have met you
Betsey smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 1/27/2012 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Jenna...Welcome to HW forum, I am so sorry for your reason to be here. I think alot of the memebers have given great advice and really can not add much except I want you to know we are here to help each other. Feel free to come and just vent if your having a bad day or come and help encourage someone else who may be having a bad day. Please talk to your doc and let them know how you are feeling.

Blesssings, Amy
Chronic Pain(nerve), fibro, mild depression and a few others

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   Posted 1/27/2012 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   

When I've been at my worst w/ depression... and w/ pain.... I've walked in the same shoes - meaning I completely understand what you are saying.

I think the depression really adds to it. It sounds like maybe you need some help getting this better under control. Because... for me, at least, it's really hard to make the "right" decisions when my depression is cycling. In fact, I try hard to make NO decisions.

Re: the pain meds... a few years back, I was on HUGE doses of narcotics. My pain levels were sky high... and I had doctors, at the time, that didn't know what to do w/ me - and just kept adding things in. If you were to ask me then - I would have said that I would NEVER have been able to work myself down.

Life is a strange thing, though, and many things in my life happened... and I'm now on the lowest amount of meds I've been on in years.

Now, I can't say the pain is any better. In fact, it's not. And I don't know what I'm going to do long-term. That being said, my head is clearer.... and just many other things are better.

Anyway... I don't know if any of that helped... but I'm thinking of you and wishing you the best. Feel free to vent or ask for encouragement - or anything else you should need.


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   Posted 1/28/2012 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Others have made suggestions regarding pain. I only want to assure you that there's nothing wrong with a touch of Asperger's. I helped out with the first case in my state, back when it was almost unheard of in this country. Sorry they put you on psych meds. It can be an asset to be able to think more deeply about things than most people can. Remember the fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen of the Ugly Duckling who grew up to be a beautiful swan.
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