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Use and Abuse Elle2021

Posted by femlite on October 19, 2003, at 7:34:54

In reply to Re: Vicodin and Anxiety, posted by Elle2021 on October 17, 2003, at 18:17:33

Hey Elle ,
It really scared me wehen a good friend told me I was going to end up in rehab because of my use of opiod meds. I have fibromiyalgia and chronic back pain. I stopped taking them on the spot (so much for addtion withdraw) I read up.
My friend convinced me that I was displacing my need for psycho active meds. on my use of opiods. About this idea, I believed she was correct, because the more I thought about it, the more it dawned on me that my depression and mood swings had abated that whole year. I was still in pain. But I asked for her advise and she gave it, psych drugs are safer, and less addicting.
Having now followed her advice, I believe the possibility exist that I may end up on opiod medication again. Why.....? glad you asked
1.The meds Im on now are helping my motivation and depression but doing nothing for my back pain and causing me to have anxiety, the likes of which I have never know.
2. Now that I have an anxiety problem Ive been prescribed benzodiazapines ("a very safe and non addicitng drug" right?)
3.The addiction propaganda on benzodiazapines is far scarier than any thing Ive read about opiods.
4. After having been a good patient an allowed them to turn me about with one med cocktail after another with with little or no sucess...
5. I may just decide that it is whole lot easier to take ONE med that WORKS

You've got it right, but its hard to move in that direction with out professional help. And you should have professional monitoring,
because after all we are not drug addicts, just people who need pharmacuetical help.
And isn't it wonderful how the pharm companies and doctors have all been so glad to help us with one wonder drug or another.
Its amazing how acceptable drug ussage has become. (certain drugs, anyway)
Well for now, we have to play guinee pig and keep voicing our opinion (loudly) that there isnt any med cocktail on earth that makes us feel like an opiod.

It was the happiest year of my life.

But as I am not an addict, (and I have drawers full of the stuff, I've not used since) I will continue on the socialbly acceptable path of taking more and more professionally prescribed medications to make me feel normal.

I have completly digressed, forgive me.
Yes tolerance is a real and dangerous issue.There is a medication you can take in small amonuts with opiods that eliminates the problem of tolerance. I cant look it up right now, but if you go back through the archives youll find it. Type opiod tolerance in the search window.
Your not likely to find a doctor who will prescribe opiods off label (for something other than pain)
Bless you for your honesty.
I dont want to suggest that any meds are the answer to anyones problems, not even my own, but many of us cant seem to move forward with out a little help.
Users take drugs to move on with life
Abusers take drugs to quit

> Hi Femlite,
> Thanks so much for your response! What is your personal opinion on the issue?
> -Elle




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