Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Comments by bigfish

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  • I am enjoying many of the comments today. I am a victim of the “pain” drs. here in the u.s. I was a prescribed addict to opiates for 11 yrs. In June of 2015 I made the decision to take my life and dignity back and gave them up. I feel better now than I have in 11 yrs. My point is, when I went to the Dr. that had been prescribing for me and told him I wanted off of Suboxone he basically said I was not “thinking clearly” and would regret doing so then wanted me to see another Dr. Which meant more drugs, less help. During the previous yrs I had been prescribed many psychiatric drugs, for sleeplessness, anxiety, mood stabilizers, anti-depressants etc. What a merry go round. Now I’m not on anything bsides my diabetes drug and a few aspirins but even those are making me smh. Point is, I am not the only person out there who is/was caught on the that slippery slope. Thanx for the education and platform.

  • After 12 yrs of medically induced opiate addiction, I had a moment of clarity and regained a small part of my integrity and put down the drugs. Its been 130 days since my last dose of Suboxone. I am still having side effects from the withdrawal but nothing compared to what I was told would happen if I quit taking the drugs. The original pain that I was prescribed for 13 yrs ago is not that bad, a few aspirins and its manageable. I am blessed to have a supportive family and pharmacy staff. I would still probably be on the opiate train if it wasn’t for the support. There was absolutely no aid from the original Dr. the “rehab” sector or any support groups that understood the special nuances that occur when the patient is trying to do what the Dr. says. Yes, the U.S. is lagging far bhind the U.K. in these matters.