My son, who is now 37, has felt for a long time that I have a "drug problem" because I take Vicoprofen. Some of it I think is just him giving me crap, just trying to push my buttons, But man, it hurts. Most of us have spent many many years with our closest family members and friends not understanding what we are going through, the pain we have to deal with day in and day out. I have been on narcotics for 20 years. I've been on Vicoprofen since it was brought onto the market, which was about
ten years ago, I think. I am prescribed 5 a day and I have never, ever run out of my prescript
ion. Yes, there have been really bad days where I've taken more, but then I back off on a better day. I've never had to take a break from the medication and I certainly don't feel I am addicted to the drug. Yes, I'm dependent on it, for relief of pain. I am coming to terms realizing that some people just don't understand and they may never will.
My son played football in college, he also wrestled and played rugby. He now is beginning to feel the effects of all those years of sports, in his lower back and shoulders. I hate to say it, but "what comes around, goes around"...don't get me wrong, I wish nothing but happiness for my son, but I think you hear what I'm saying.
If you do not have an addiction problem, then I would definitely see my doctor and talk to him/her about
getting back on narcotics. If your family doesn't understand, well, that is their problem. You are the one that has to live with the pain every, single day. You need to do what is right for you.
I wish you well
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.