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Painkiller abuse - April 5th 2009, 09:50 PM

Ok I SH for many years, 7 in fact, it is something that I know for me wil always be there but I have it as under control as I can.
While finding help for my Sh I began to bring in another danger to my life, painkillers.
As I have actualy need for them with many health problems it is hard to wipe out of my life totaly.
While i can usual miantains this to two bottles or so a week,it has now changed to not only taking painkillers but mixing it with the other drugs Im being given for my many illnesses
Its not usual for me to go for help but after mixing two anitbotics into a pile followed by numerous painkillers and taking it I began to relaie this is sometihng i need to stop before it comes a thing I cant handle and it makes me iller then I already am
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Re: Painkiller abuse - April 6th 2009, 01:34 AM

Painkillers help the pain, but sadley many people get addicted.

My suggestion for you is to make an appointment with your doctor and talk to him/her about it before it becomes way out of hand.

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Re: Painkiller abuse - April 6th 2009, 07:26 AM

Hey Michael,

I am by no means saying you aren't in pain but how much do you think you really need these painkillers? Can you live without them? If you absolutely have to have them to deal with the pain then I would suggest having someone else hold them for you and only give them to you when you need them. I would also advise that you have this person watch you actually take the medication that way you can't save them up for a better high later on. Of course the best idea would be to tell your doctor. There may be other options for you thank taking painkillers. I know I used to have to take painkillers to deal with my intense migraines until I tried acupuncture. There are most likely other options for you. Your doctor can also recommend things you can do to make sure you only take then medicine you need. If you are feeling like giving in you can always call a drug abuse hotline and talk through it with them. You have resources available to you and it is up to you to use them. You shouldn't take any medication in a way other than that directed by your doctor. On that note, taking antibiotics unnecessarily will not give you any sort of high. Whats more is they could actually make you sick and your body can even build up a resistance to them. Therefore, they wouldn't work when you really need them and that could lead to serious consequences. Sit down and really think about what you are doing to yourself. Is this the life you want? If you ever need someone to talk to feel free to PM me. Take care and be safe.

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Re: Painkiller abuse - April 6th 2009, 01:20 PM

Your doctor should regulate the drugs you have at your disposal in an attempt to prevent addiction to the drug itself. However, some like yourself slip through the net and develop a dependence on them.
Like Mimi said, you have to take into consideration... Can you live without the pain medication or at least, can you survive with medication on a lower dosage? Since you're being prescribed the drugs, I would suggest you discuss your options with your doctor. You haven't gone into much depth so it is hard to really help with the problem. The only way you can escape the drug is to banish it completely but as you say, that is hard for you due to medical conditions so you need to be discussing alternative methods with your GP.
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Re: Painkiller abuse - April 6th 2009, 08:21 PM

Im going to physio theraphy for one of the problems but the painkillers are prescribed on a large scale to stop me having to go back to the docotrs so frequently.
Although the physio is helping in small parts,there isnt a day that gose by i dont take painkillers to moderate the pain which im seeing the physio for.
I did once say to my doctors that they shouldnt prescribe me 200 tablets in one go plus the other painkillers they give me aswell,for obvious reasons,but they told me that it is in my best intrest to keep taking them anyways,so im not sure going back to the doctors would be of much help.

It started with a SH issue,due to alot of stuff in my past building up and how i was treated during school and by my ex.I was abused while I was younger which didnt help either.
My dependance on painkillers began while i was seeking help for my Sh issues.
I just got it into my head that it would help with the emotions enough if i took the pain away some how,i,e painkillers,while i know this isnt the case it is mearly a habbit now that is extreamly hard to break.
my main problem for actually seeking help in person is im very depdant on myself,while online i can ask for help and advice and understand it,in person its a different ball game,it makes me feel stupid to know i understand my Sh and painkiller abuse issues but yet find it hard to actually understand the meaning behind why i cant just stop
that makes me feel weak..
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