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How To Avoid Addiction When Using Pain Meds
Do dr's that deal with detox medicine take insurance and if so how do I find one I have am addiction to pain meds and want help but can't afford alot?
Absolutely: It is so important and courageous that you are addressing this addiction! :-) talk with your primary doctor about a plan, if needed she/he can recommend specialist near by that takes your insurance. If those options are not possible, there is a local community mental health center in your county that can provide services at low or no cost. Reach out today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Ask yourself...: Is my pain med use causing problems in my work, school, physical, finances or relationships ? Have i been taking meds exactly as prescribed ? Am i needing increasing amounts of the meds to stem withdrawal symptoms ? Have i used meds for any other purpose besides pain relief ? "just impulse pain pill abuse" can kill you. Seek help. Treatment works. ...Read more
I need to talk with a compassionate physican about severe chronic pain and drug addiction and how to get the care i need i was in a car that was struck by a train 12 yrs ago and I have many problems with my back now. I didn't become addicted to pain meds
Frustrating: Exhaust your non-narcotic options first, with nsaids, acetaminophen, topicals, neuroleptic, snri and a tca as appropriate. Most providers think an opioid meds will cause relapse, but truth is your under treated pain is much more dangerous. Cd history is often presumed drug seeking, but actually this means u r twice as likely to have chronic pain issue. Find someone trained in both cd&pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is tramadol addictive? I get extremely aggitated the day after i take it. Taking more alleviates the symptoms. None of my other pain meds do this.
Trying to understand why my pain meds are ordered IM vs using my IV I have.(Hospice rn here - we avoid IM at all times) s/p total hysterectomy here. So benefit of using IM vs IV Dilaudid? Aren't they equal analgesia? Same peak, onset, duration
Only surgeon knows: Only your surgeon knows why he ordered them IM. With IM dosing, there is some variable lag time before onset and peak. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/dilaudid-hydromorphone-343313 You will recover faster from surgery the sooner you are able to get off IV/IM pain medications and start walking and using oral medications. Maybe your surgeon is giving them IM to encourage you to switch to oral ...Read more
As a cd/t grl, i want to try anal sex but avoid pain! I have two pain meds and wonder which is best for it? Take two tablets of oxycodone acetaminophen 5-325, or try my ondansetron odt 4mg ?
I would avoid either: Intercourse should never be so painful that it requires medication. There are many instructional videos or books available to help with introducing anal sex into your relationship. However, remember, the anus was not designed for sex, i would recommend staying with traditional vaginal intercourse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valium has really helped my nerve type pain but I can't stay on it long term due to addiction. Is there any others meds chemically similar ?
Is it normal for partners to prolong their significant other's addiction to avoid the consequences?
Yes: Addiction effects the whole family. That's why to best recover the whole family usually needs help. Are the consequences getting any better by avoiding them now? Seek support, try alanon. Codependent and enableing behavior are very common but they dont make the problem go away, they usually make it worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Love them unconditionally. Be honest with them, encourage them to share with you. Play with them. Have boundries with them. Encourage extracirricular actives such as sports, music, the arts. Let them know certain things you will not tolerate in your house such as underage drinking or drug use. Take a good look at your own "habits". Know their friends, dont be afraid to be nosey. And pray like heck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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