Hello. I have fibro and some disk issues. I have been on all kinds of medicines for two years now. I have recently switched to percocet 10mg 5x a day. It seems like I need something longer lasting. I am scared of the bigger drugs, patches and time release ones like morphine. I'm afraid of addiction. I already am addicted to in the sense I can't go without or I have no life. I feel guilty about the meds. I'm rambling, I guess I'm just scared. Advice on how not to Feel guilty for taking meds I need.
Sunshineplease, I'm sorry you are struggling with your fibro and treatments. I have fibro too, but unfortunately I'm unable to take major pain meds due to allergies and sensitivities. After fibro I was dx with hypothyroidism and sjogrens. I was put on Plaquenil for the sjogrens and fortunately it's also reduced my fibro pain. I have a very long list of various medical problems, and I'm on a very large amount of medications. I come from a family with a history of addictions. I struggle not to let any of my medications that have that potential to put me there. I believe that's half the battle to avoiding addiction. Taking the medications you need doesn't have to cause you mental stress. Talk openly with your doctors. Hugs & prayers you can find peace with your decisionand relief from pain. 🙂💕🙏🌼