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Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by Cwv, May 24, 2018.

  1. Cwv

    Cwv Member

    I have a problem with pain killers. I messed up my back and am in a lot of pain. I told the dr my problem with painkillers and she told me she would prescribe a muscle relaxer. I haven’t taken anything yet . I don’t know what to do at this point. Any advice would be appreciated thanks
  2. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Cwv hello there. are you through taking the pain pills? did your doctor discuss any type of plan with you for getting off pain pills? or recommend you to an addiction specialist perhaps?

    if you're addicted to pain pills, you have various options. if you're able to see an addiction counselor, that's a great start.... of course, there's detox or rehab if you're able, support groups like Narcotics Anonymous or SMART Recovery, etc. it's you embarking on this new journey of recovery figuring out what works for you in stopping....

    i'm sorry your back is hurting.... perhaps there are some things you can do to decrease that level of pain... maybe work with a physical therapist?

    would like to know more...
  3. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @Cwv I'm sorry to hear about your back and if you have an issue with your ability to take pain meds for this problem as needed instead of abusing them you can always ask your Dr for a pain patch which is a 3 day supply per patch,this will help your pain and eliminate the urge to take another pill.The patches are addictive but if you have chronic pain and can't do without medicine this maybe an easier way to control the pain and urge to take more.Stay Strong and God Bless Take Care
  4. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Cwv... I don’t think the muscle relaxer would pose a problem for you. And it might help alleviate the pain a bit. But I would consult with your doctor to be sure. I don’t think she would’ve prescribed something that would be problematic for you knowing your issue with pain meds.
  5. Josh111187

    Josh111187 Community Champion

    Most of the muscle relaxers are safe but beware of doctors who prescribe a relaxer like diazepam,sure it relaxes your muscles because it's a benzodiazepine. A lot of people ask me why would I take so much valium it's because I have epilepsy and was why I was switched to diazepam(valium), tolerance goes through the roof eventually and physical dependence is a given. I would also steer clear of soma, NOT a benzodiazepine but I have had friends who very much enjoyed it. Never had it myself but a"soma coma" is like an Ambien blackout while drunk, not pretty.
    I have been around the substance abuse scene alot, and I believe that if you're desperate enough you'll abuse anything. However if your heart and mind are in the right place then you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
    I'm currently attending a church where I go to a young adult group and one member has two fused disks and a few screws, he takes Percocet yet has no struggle with it whatsoever...
    I would go with your gut and if you think stay away, Mabry research a little further.
  6. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Josh111187 i think it's great you are involved in the young adult group at your church!!

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  7. Josh111187

    Josh111187 Community Champion

    It was a trial run at first, honestly I didn't think I would continue going. NA was a trial run at first honestly too now I have a home group and sponsor. This site was a last minute resort as I was grasping at straws when I first started a new post, I think I titled it valium low HELP!, or something similar. Though I never intended to follow through with anything I have found that being alone in a critical time in my life like getting and STAYING clean is not a good idea.
    When I was typing my first post I literally had a trash bin between my legs and was throwing up while typing. But then you and @True concern, @deanokat, all responded with encouragement and support. Its been the same with others as well.
    I thought because I was literally looking at deaths door I was alone,I could never have been more wrong and I truly believe that I will continue to heal by helping others who feel like I have. So following that logic I'll continue to go because I have a huge amount of healing I need.
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  8. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    You are not alone my friend
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  9. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Josh111187... Thanks for the insight you provide in your posts. And thanks for just being here. You are helping others, my friend. I'm so glad you found us and took the time to make that first post, even if it was incredibly difficult for you. I also think it's great that you're involved with the young adult group at your church and NA. You are an inspiration, for sure. :)
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  10. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Josh111187 bless it... the story of you vomiting and typing here... wow... so glad you've come here for support and in your community!!! we need people in our corner, and it's alright to NEED help....

    truly brings a smile to my face that you've made it through some pretty tough stuff josh!!! and you choose to pay it all forward by encouraging others!!


    in gratitude for you....
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  11. Jai50

    Jai50 Active Contributor

    Are you in physical therapy? My boyfriend couldn't walk for over a year because of his back he was on muscle relaxers oxy ext 4 yrs. He was haveing a garage sale when this sports medicine Dr came thru. He showed him a few stretches now he's walking again. He walks every morning or he'll get sore. Meditation physical therapy if u want to get off the pills.
    Im 2 years clean
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  12. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Jai50 glad you're clean! congrats!
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