How do you lower your tolerance to pain meds without increasing the pain?
I really afraid of my tolerance levels. If I get a diladid shot, it takes like 6mgs to just touch the pain. (just one example). My fear is if something happens really bad, that we won't be able to controll the pain. I experienced this with my last shoulder surgery, NOTHING seemed to help post-op, I had enough to put down 2 hourses, and was wide awake and screaming almost.
What if I get cancer, or have a major tramua.
Plus, I take 3 10/325 hydrocodone now for my shoulder and I can tell I'm getting a tolerance to that too. Docs say you have to back off, but that means, more pain.
This is so hard.
(major problem is my doc won't do surgery to repair the crazy damage I have because I have Non-epileptic seizures.) FRUSTRATION!
27 years old
Dx's: Depression/anxiety, Non-Epileptic Seizures, Migraines, repeat joint dis
locations, suppressed immune system
14 Major surgeries
Meds: Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Valium, Trazadone, Ambien, Loratab