I DIDNT KNOW WHERE TO PUT THIS, BUT IT IS KINDA ABOUT MEDICINE SO I THOUGHT IT'D BE OK.
I have chronic pain in my back and knees from arthritis. Anyhow, I’ve been taking oxycodone for 3 years for it and my wife shared with me that my personality has changed and she would divorce me if I didn’t quit the oxy. We had all these discussions and some arguments about it. My main concern is living with the debilitating pain and depression it causes and hers is that my personality has changed and she doesn’t like me and she doesn’t want to be around me anymore unless I change. All this has been extremely emotionally hard.
I decided I would make the sacrifice and I tried suboxone to get off the oxy. It helped with that, but it does nothing for my pain and I am constantly very drowsy, sleeping 12 to 15 hours at a time and cant focus at work without falling asleep. I have been caught sleeping about 5 times and finally got wrote up for it. My wife doesnt seem worried by this, because "at least Im not on oxy anymore" but I CANT RISK losing my job over it. Not to mention the daily pain. I have cut ties with the suboxone doctor cuz hes no use to me.
First, I’m gonna get back on oxy. There are just too many downsides to the suboxone. Even if it breaks my heart if she leaves me after 23 years of marriage over this.
Secondly, I got the suboxone from a different dr than my pain doctor. Is it considered dr shopping to go back to my pain dr for oxy?