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Hello Everyone

My name is Ed and I found this forum while I was looking up info on Suboxone, which I've been on for a while now for pain relief, not addiction although I think everyone understands that its quite normal to become physically addicted to pain meds when used for long periods of time. I was on many other narcotics in the past and they work for a while but I seem to build a tolerance to meds very quickly and I don't want to be eating pills every couple hours in order to live a normal life.

I was in a motorcycle accident years ago that left me pretty much crippled. I healed to the point of walking with a limp (and a cane) but was never normal after the wreck. Before the accident, I was a building contractor and ran 3 crews of men and now I'm on disability and have a hard time carrying groceries in from the car.

I'm sure there are many on here who can relate and I'm looking forward to hearing how others deal with chronic pain issues and what medications work for them.


  • LizLiz Posts: 8,835

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Welcome to Spine Health..........medications are just one small part of the overall pain management program that most of us with long term spine or other injury issues use to manage the pain on a day to day basis.
    I don't know what type of medications you were on previously, but short acting medications are/should only be used in the beginning, if a patient is going to be on them long term, using long acting medications seems to yield far better overall results.
    Issues with tolerance occur after being on any medication for some time.
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