Meds and pain management after 11 yrs...
After 11 yrs of my chronic pain I have tried about everything. Instead of addiction ( needing more) that is just your body building tolerance. Would LOVE a cure but also realize that if they do find a cure I will be going to a rehab facility to detox. Never try on your own because of siezures ect.
One of my pian specialists said when this all started that I needed to realize that there is a difference between addiction and necessity for quality of life. One thing is that I do get migraines and am allergic to the meds...have to explain in Er that I am not a drug seeker...i have plenty of narcotics at home but am on a contract that I take very seriously and this is the option that I am required to make. I even take my meds inso they see that if I just wanted to get "stoned" it would not be a problem. The problem os those people that do abuse the system. I also keep a copy of my contract which states that I am to go to ER for certain things. Protect yourself and protect your Drs. But keep up the fight. There is no reason to live in pain and try and learn as much as you can about your treatments. It helps if you keep track of what u have tried and when. What the results were. Why you discontinued the treatment, ect.
My new Dr gave me a pain journal to keep...I had a notebook that I use daily for pain levels,ext bit this ome is good and is well put together.
You can download it onlinewww.painfoundation.com
I gave also found a site calledwww.patientslikeme.com
If u have a diagnosis u can sign up and talk to others with similar problems wether it's MS or fibromialgia or tons of other things. You can set it up for your docs to check your status or just keep track of your progress on it too. I find it helpful. You can also keep track of pt, biofeedback and other alternative treatments you have tried and when and what results. It's helps for easy lookback so you don't have to dig through papers that your trying to keep track of.
Maybe some of this will help. After a few yrs you realize that it gets hard to keep track of...