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Opiate therapy

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Pain Medications
I am looking at beginning opiate therapy and feeling a bit apprehensive. I have been dealing with this pain for over a year and all conservitive treatments have not brought the relief I need. The PM doc wants to start ER opiates w/BT meds if needed. I know this is the next step but am still having trouble wrapping my head around it!
My feeling was when I went to PM that it was like the end of the road but now I am trying to see it as the beginning of a new path. Why am I feeling some sort of guilt? Why do I feel like I am giving up or giving in? All I know is I want a better quality of life! Suppose I just needed to put my feelings in print and out of my head.
Signed; hard headed human being.....Mike :/


  • I am on methadone and feel much safer taking it than any of the short acting meds. They do not damage your organs and are easy on the stomach. Wanting pain relief so that you can have somewhat normal of a life is nothing to feel guilty about. I hope that this will be the beginning of a pain free path for you! (or at least reduced pain). Good luck and keep us posted.
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