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Hi Everyone,

I would like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to respond to my post. I can't thank you enough! You guys are a great group of people who are very supportive of one another, and I am excited that you guys have allowed me to be a part of it.

I am so thankful that I waited for everyone's responses, before making my appointment with my doctor. Everyone replied with some great advice, and now I am not so scared about telling my doctor. I am just glad that I waited to make my appointment, because I would have walked in there and said all the wrong things. Saying that I am "dependant" vs. "addicted" would be a lot easier to say to my doctor and that would sound so much better. I guess I need to choose my words wisely. One thing that has me worried that I never thought about is, many of you brought up some really good points, such as, being labeled in my medical reports as an "addict". I don't want that to happen, so how do I get around that? I don't want that "stigma" to follow me. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I have to admit that comming clean with my doctor is going to be the scariest thing that I will have to do, because, once I tell him, he is going to cut me off. I haven't resorted to online pharmacies or doctor shopping yet, but if I continue going down this path, I know I am headed that way. Once my doctor cuts me off, I will have no access to the pills, and that scares the h*** out of me. I think my doctor already knows that I am having a problem with the percocets, because I have already went to him twice because I ran out of pills early. I think that is why he is isisting on the Oxy Contin. The last time I went to him for a early refill, he told me that it was the last time he was going to do it for me.

As far as the Oxy Contin is concerned, I don't want to take them because of the situation that I am already in. I know myself, and I won't use them the way that they are perscribed. I would be just trading one addiction for another. I am already abusing the percocet, so I would probably abuse the Oxy as well.
I would like to find a pain reliever that isn't a narcotic, but if that doesn't exsist, I would rather deal with my pain then to continue this nightmare.

I need help, I know I do, I just don't know what to do, where to go, or who to talk to. I want to go to my doctor just so I can get the medicine that I need to get through the withdrawls, but I don't want to be labeled as an "addict". Why is everything so complicated with this addiction? I swear that if I had one shot of getting off this crap, I would never put another one in my mouth again! The thing that was suppose to help me, has hurt me in the long run! Does this vicious cycle ever end?

Thanks for all the advice. Any input would be greatly appreciated.


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