I have had CD since I was 15 years old. Now I am 35. I have never taken anything for pain, regularly until about a year ago when I had kidney stones. The benefits of taking the pain were tremendous. I didn't hurt. I have anxiety and panic and become overly anxious when I am having a flare so the pain meds helped me to not be as afraid as well. The pain meds regulated my bowels to going one time a day from anywhere between 9-20 times a day. Therefore, I wasn't near as tired and It was easier for me to work and not leaVE MY CLASSROOM AS MUCH.
Well, now my husband, who I thought cared and understood- has now began to call me a pill head, etc. He has never had any condition for any length of time that would make him understand what I feel like emotionally and physically. He did break his arm as a child and have some dental work about three years ago. It's almost like he has turned on me. He has had a substance abuse problem in the past with alcohol and pills and marijuana. He has even gone as far as taking my bottle of pain meds and "stealing" them as far as I am concerned. He coninues to deny this to this day. I have found different meds in different places. He gets furious if I find something of his. However, he goes through my pocketbook and counts my pain meds. He has even went as far as holding them from me and dispersing them to me upon me asking for them. He's not so worried about my imuran, entocort, b-12 injuections,sleeping aid, zoloft. He is only concerned about my pain meds and anything related to them. I would not mind this if I felt that he really cared- but, knowing what I know about him and his backgroun with substance abuse, it is extremely frustrating. He has even went with me to the Dr and took my prescriptions to the pharmacy in the same medical building and he dispersed me with two and kept the rest and dispersed when I asked. He was kind enough to give me two before I left for work each day. After that, I was told I had had enough, pill head, you need help, I'm going to call the doctor, ,etc. The only thing that I am now taking for pain is Ultram which does help, but, he acts as though I have some sort of drug problem and this is really really frustrating me. I would really like to hear your suggestions, advise, any help is appreciated. Thank you.