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May 19, 2015 1:50 AM

It's hard for me not to take em some times, but I think it's different when you start to buy them when you run out and take harder things. I live by Chicago and Gary Indiana and there's a lot of drugs around. Some times I think the pills help, but other times I think it makes it worse. It does make my depression worse, I know that for a fact. I know a lot of heroin addicts and I've known a lot of people to die actually , I haven't touched it and I never will. The narcotic pills have got a hold on me though and I drink and smoke weed. I'm sure all of this with my fibromyalgia pills is not good for my liver, and my boyfriend isn't pleased. I have a long history of drug addiction, even spent 9 months in rehab years before diagnosed with lupus & fibromyalgia (lupus isn't too flared right now, fib is really bad) idk what to do, I don't want to admit defeat again.

May 19, 2015 5:08 AM

Hi hun.... I'm sorry for what you are going through. Don't give up yet tho. Trust me, I feel ya. If I may ask a few question? Are you under a pain management doctor? I know that both Fibro and Lupus are pretty awful to deal with. Are you prescribed any medications for the pain? Chronic pain sufferers get the shaft when it comes to pain medicine. We have the lowest incidences of "misuse" compared to other groups because we actually need it to live our lives.

There has been many a time when I was at the depths of despair because of doctors who don't want to prescribe the pain meds that you desperately need no matter what you say to them that I have seriously thought of trying to find someone "on the streets" who could help me. Recently, my father in law saw me on one of my really bad days and he knows what's going on and he told me to just let him now and he'll go find someone. It was very sweet of him.

If you would rather stay away from narcotics there are other treatments I believe. This website has a lot of info: www.ButYouDontLookSick.com

sure to check out The Spoon Theory on the site.

There are ALOT of people here in the community that have Fibro and Lupus. I'm sure they can help you as well. Just take it one day at a time. It's all you can really do. And come here often. 😌

May 19, 2015 11:34 PM

With a previous history of addiction have you talked to your physician about something like suboxene? That may an option for you but be sure to discuss the side effects. Basically what is scary to me is if you had a car accident and were given narcotics they would not work. The suboxene blocks the receptor sites. When the receptor sites are blocked you are not in pain. As long as you carry a card in your wallet and inform all members of your health care team there are other drugs that can work. Talk about it with your doctor. It would be sad to have to deal addiction again.

May 21, 2015 1:15 PM


What you said is what I'm going through right now. Not getting anything for my pain and the misuse of meds is suspected from my doctor. I kinda gave up asking for pain meds. I'm getting treatment now but all the docs said I don't need shit! Wtf!

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