quitting opiates cold turkey- on day 3 - Part 38

By smith9666 · Dec 4, 2014 · ·
  1. JD,

    I know :( I guess I'm just hoping for a miracle LOL. I think unless it gets worse (as in it gets really bad more then a couple days a week) then I'll just keep my appointment schedule as is. I still have a bunch of the gabopentin to use if I have to resort to that and they surprisingly work very well for the pain at night because well they knock me out! Haha. I also still have ultram but I really want to stay away from that one.

    I do respect your thoughts on that though. I can't be scared to used meds just because of what I went through. I have the same thoughts as you do as far as using opiads occasionally.... It will probably be something I have to use but not to the point that its a daily dosage and most certainly not the mg and dosage o was prescribed before.

    I don't know, this is all a little difficult to try to make a decision on. I think for now I will just track how often the pain is to the point that I feel meds would help and see if its as infrequent as I think. I think its only a couple ndays a week but it may be more because I'm not really paying too much attention to it.

Comments

  1. Jungledog
    Yes, give yourself time. You may find that you can manage it without opiates. I know that I can for the most part but I get flare ups every once in a while that are just fucking awful. Last time I took 2 rounds of steroids, upped the gabapentin, and then ended up having to take Dilaudid for a week just to get through it...and that is some powerful shit.

    I have noticed that since stopping the opiates I do truly have less pain so on some level I think it made things worse too. So I am trying to keep myself honest and realistic. I too am just going to see what comes and take it day by day. Chronic pain bites.
  2. smith9666
    Yes it does! LOL.

    I honestly was hoping that this would be like any other injury I have had.. It would hurt for a little while and then heal and be fine. I just don't understand why its still an issue. Its been 2 years now.
  3. Jungledog
    You have developed arthritis from the fracture. Focus on things that reduce inflammation...like the curcumin I posted about. This will reduce your pain. Take it with black peppercorns.
  4. lostlygirl
    Smith,

    Have you thought about steroid shots in your spine for your back? They can really work wonders and can give up to 6 mths relief. I just barely had one about a month ago.

    Do you see a specialist or a GP?
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