If you've been on pain meds for chronic pain for a long time.
And you got a surgery. Or a combination of things. That lessened your pain to a level you could live with.
Do you think that you would have a hard time quitting all pain meds. (narcotic)
I've never given this thought a serious consideration. I've had irreversible damage done. And I've never had a surgery or procedure where a Dr. has ever expected nor ever told me that I could expect more than a 30% reduction in pain. And I do appreciate the honesty.
None the less. I have been told of people who had to go to rehab. And also witnessed people I do know. That also had a difficult time quiting. After a full recovery of their injuries. And some cops my wife and I know, had to do illegal drugs to get deep under cover. Had a horrible time due to the type and quantity of illegal drugs that they had to do.
If you reply to this thread, please be honest.
Truth be known I have to imagine it being hard for me simply because I've been taking pain meds for over 10 years. And the Dr's. have increased the meds so much over the years that I'm taking a huge amount. In my own opinion.
Over the years that I've been a member here, I've seen threads like this discussed in a civil manner. And I've seen them turn ugly.
Ron, If this thread turns ugly, please shut it down.
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