... Dear andrew,
Like i said in response to your last post. You are just not taking enough to be going through so much. I understand everyone is different. We all handle things differently so who am I to tell you what you feel, but my gut feeling is that something is going on with you and the pills are not the real issue. I will just bet you that this might be an issue when... (15 replies)
... I spoke with my addictionologist and told him that I do not want to taper down and if I could get the valium and clonidine now. ... (15 replies)
... I went to an addictionologist and he was a kind man. He stated to me that it is actually easier to get off of a higher dose of narcotics then what I am taking. ... (15 replies)
... I Cannot Find An Addictionologist Anywhere! ... (15 replies)
... Good Evening :)
I am doing fine and dandy, thank you. Hope you are also.
LAOStanno, my friend, why would I beat you up. Silly. Especially since you did such an awesome job of that your very own self. Chuckles.
There were a few times as I tapered off Xanax that I took my dose an hour or so before I was due because I felt like I was losing control. Not often, but... (10 replies)
... the one type of person who came to my mind when you asked about 'other types of specialists" was possibly an addictionologist? while i KNOW they deal in addiction, they also have a VERY extensive knowledge of pharmacology too in order to even DO the job they do. i would 'think' that their just may possibly be a type that does both addiction monitoring AND deals with mental... (8 replies)
... What kinda doctor is both an addictionologist with experience in former opiate addicts who are now pain patients. I have talked to my primary, ortho surgeon, intventional pain specialist, pyschiatrist. ... (2 replies)
... thanks for popping in bill, i thought maybe i had scared you off, and i definitely did not want that to happen. i KNOW so well how it feels to go off these or not have them for that needed 'boost' esp in the morning. the thing i figured once i found out i was indeed suffering from depression too, was went onto an anti D med thinking IT would give me, or make me 'feel" like... (8 replies)
... if you really feel somewhat addicted to these meds, seek out a good addictionologist who can try and help you too? ... (9 replies)
... Well, I have to say thank you for your honesty because that is a had thing to do. Honesty and being able to admit you have a problem are truly steps in the right direction.
I can only offer my opinion here, there will be others with other really good suggestions & ideas for you.
It might be a good idea to sit down with your doctor and be very honest about this. If he... (7 replies)
... most PM docs do NOT EVEN want to attempt to go there at all. what you really DO seriously need here, if you are actually suffering with chronic pain is what is called an addictionologist? they specialize in actual chronic pain patients who are also dealing with some level of addiction as well? at least that is my actual understanding of their job. the PMs out there would not... (2 replies)
... VRW, another option may be to find an addictionologist. They deal with addictions but they also help people who have real pain and need pain meds but also have addiction issues. I'm not sure how easy they are to find but those docs will be more versed in what kind of meds will be good and if you do have hyperalgesai, what options would be best for you.
Melissa (12 replies)
I am so very sorry that your step father has been thrown into such a state. No one should ever come off benzos cold turkey like that. Geeze, what was that doctor thinking??? I guess he didn't know much about benzo withdrawal. Geeze!
I am in no way a medical professional, just someone who has withdrawn from a benzo, Xanax. It was a long, slow withdrawal....... (2 replies)
... I have a wondersful taper schedule that my addictionologist gave to me. ... (7 replies)
... It sounds like you definitely need something for the pain but it should be a non-narcotic type of medication. There are many alternative that are non-narcotic and maybe you should an addictionologist. They specialize in treating people that have addictions but also pain. You could do a search for one in your area and hopefully there is one close. They should be able to... (2 replies)
... So, I have a decision to make. Do I get off of the suboxone in June as planned by the addictionologist or is it a lifelong commitment? ... (7 replies)
... Welcome Trailor,
Well, you have came to the right place! So glad you found us. Your story is so similiar to the rest of ours..... So just know.. you are not alone.
You CAN live with out the pain killers. There is no doubt about it. However, not knowing the amount of pain you are in.... Maybe for you.. It would be best to deal with an addictionologist. They deal with... (3 replies)
Have you thought of trying to find an addictionologist? They are skilled at treating chronic pain as well as addiction issues. It may be worth looking into. You may be able to get help with your pain issues as well as your addiction issues sweetie.
Good Luck, and take care. It's not an easy road, but you can do it!! (4 replies)
... Anyway I am making my story longer. I too with the help of the addictionologist tapered down on the Suboxone. ... (6 replies)
... Sverige......I am so sorry to hear about your withdrawls from suboxone. I am 39 days sober from "suboxone". I have just been through a very rough time in my life with this. I have "chronic pain" in my shoulders, neck and head and in 2003 had a failed fusion surgery in my cervical spine and was told that I have fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, etc. My doc. had me... (71 replies)