Has anyone else ever been diagnosed with Opiod Induced Hyeralgesia?
I am completely burned out with never ending pain. I have been directed to a new Pain Management Facility and was told I have this from taking meds for so long. I am scared to death to ween off the Vicodin but the diagnosis sounds very accurate. My concern is what will I do with the daily pain I suffer. It is a catch 22. Nerve damage has a lot to do with this and the increased pain I have. At this point,functoning on a daily basis is beyond my control. I have heard that there are non-addictive pain pumps that can help immensley but no one seems to know what the name of them are? Does anyone or has anyone ever had such a type of pain reliever? A lot of my challenges are the muscles, ligaments and tendons that connect to the lower back. Having relied on these drugs to help me exists has caused great depression not to mention my inability to work. I am exhausted emotionally and physically beyond measure and just want my life back.. My family is convinced I need to go into the hospital to withdraw from the medication.
Above everthing else going on and dealing with the excrutiating pain I endure everyday, the last thing I want to have to do is get off the only med that at the very least helps my "function".