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Dec 21, 2016 3:28 PM

I am going to go to a medical detox in the next 3 days if anyone knows about Novus in Florida please let me know my pain doc isn't going to help me make it through the holidays. So scared.

Dec 21, 2016 3:40 PM

((( hugs ))) am so sorry hun. I don't know anything about detox. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Dec 21, 2016 3:57 PM

Thank you Mimikay. I must get these narcotics out of my body so I can find a better best alternative to live this painful life.

Dec 22, 2016 4:45 AM

So sorry 😣 {hugs}

Dec 22, 2016 8:41 AM

Walkingonfire561, I'm so sorry that you're going through this. From someone who was dropped cold turkey off of huge doses of Vicodin I was addicted to, I can say it's not fun. Hang in there, you'll get through it. {{Hugs}}💕😊

Dec 22, 2016 11:43 AM

Walkindonfire all my meds were stopped last year and EVERY SINGLE ONE of them said to ween off....pregabline, carbamezapine, co-codamols, amitriptyline and gabapentine, I think there was one or two more but I can't remember as I was in soo much pain and had vertigo which was made worse by the meds and I wasn't functioning at all. I was in hospital for a week and a half where they had to limit what I was drinking because ALL those meds gave me dry mouth so I'd drunk soo much water I'd brought my sodium levels down to a dangerous level....too little sodium in your body over a period of time can give you permanent neurological problems.
The day before they sent me home they stopped my meds dead, no weeing off them just stopped them all!!
They put me on a much smaller dose of amitriptyline and just gave me paracetamol tablets. I was back in hospital 3 days later with severe stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea and a headache from hell....not quite a migraine but just as bad!!! At first they thought it might be a stomach bug or appendicitis or something....everything is a bit blurry....but when the bloods come back showing no infection the only thing it could have been was withdrawal.
It wasn't nice but I got thro.
I hope your detox is as easy as it can possibly be.
Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Dec 22, 2016 2:28 PM

Sezzy, thank you. I am going to a medical facility. Trying to decide which one. Both are simply detox
Which is what I need. One is nicer and gives me holistic treatments for pain and acupuncture, yoga etc. But I must fly to Tampa. I hate flying but it's worth it and wheelchair service gets you right through. It's less than an hour flight, but if I leave early Christmas morning it should be empty.

Dec 22, 2016 2:31 PM

Ya'all have been very helpful. I am so petrified I crawled into my hole and am not coming out today. Have to tomorrow.

Dec 22, 2016 4:19 PM

Get your hands on kratom a red vien wonderful for opiate detox getn off oxymorphone made it a breeeeeze and bunch of soup water gatorade sounds crazy but try n be as active as possible up walking around etc gd luck

Dec 22, 2016 4:21 PM

Again kratom is also gd for pain not just detox and its natural for those with fibro green strains are great they offer pain relief and energy

Dec 22, 2016 4:23 PM

Ive been rmthru it if u have ?? Dont b shy walkingonfire messege me b well n pain free n gd luck

Dec 22, 2016 4:43 PM

I would go to the nicer one if you can handle the flight, being given other options to help you thro sounds great. I hope the detox goes much better than you expect.
Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Dec 22, 2016 5:58 PM

Pain without my meds. I literally can't walk and my birthday and holidays but my mom always thinks we want to go out as a "family" for my birthday. My husband hates them. I don't want to hear anything about how great my brother and his botox, fake dd's, platinum blonde hair extended wife!

Dec 22, 2016 6:21 PM

Unfortunately some families think they know what's best and are overbearing with things like this. By the sounds of it your mum wouldn't listen even I'd it was blatantly obvious....maybe write her a letter explaining that the pain you have makes it hard to go out as a "family" and as your not well you don't need them constantly talking about your brother and his wife when they do see you as they are there to see you not your brother especially if your brother and wife aren't with you but firmly and politely say you do not want to go out as it leaves you in far too much pain to deal with. Other than that I don't know what else to suggest other than if the meeting up maybe cancel the day before or that morning saying you are in far too much pain to go out?

I hope your detox goes well and if you go to the one that offers other treatments to help ease the detox then try to opt for them as they will at least distract you for a while and they may even actually help with the pain more than the meds did.

Just so you know I'm standing next to you and giving you some extra spoons to help you thro xx

Dec 22, 2016 6:27 PM

Thank you, sezzy. It's nice to know someone cares. I take full advantage of what ever comes my way

Dec 22, 2016 8:21 PM

Walkingonfire good luck and prayers and hugs coming your way!

Dec 22, 2016 10:09 PM

Walkingonfire561 your welcome to take full advantage of my strength, spoons, positive vibes and hugz. 💪💞🙏🍴
It gives me great pleasure knowing that I've at least made you feel a little bit stronger and what I've said and offered helps you on your journey 😊 xx

Dec 22, 2016 10:35 PM

I'm a bit new so I don't understand the spoons reference?

Dec 23, 2016 10:10 AM

Google "spoonie life" and see what you find. We here are all spoons! I am hoping that my doctor will give me a lower dosage so I can take it and leave after January 1st, otherwise I am leaving Sunday. At the doctor now, prayers are accepted

Dec 23, 2016 12:27 PM

Am praying for a good outcome for you. It's a terrible thing that some of the very drugs that allow us to be functional can have deleterious effects on us.

I just spoke to a friend of mine who is in intractable pain as well as her adult daughter. Over the last year, my friend has noticed a large quantity of her meds missing. She purchased lock boxes but her daughter gets into them. Three pain doctors dismissed her as a patient after she failed drug tests. Just too many opioids in her system. She has threatened suicide, etc. My friend us at her wits end. Apparently her daughter took 16 of her mother's pills last night. This young woman needs immediate help. Can anyone recommend a detox facility in northern Georgia that accepts Medicare and Medicaid?

Dec 23, 2016 2:35 PM

Two years ago I went through medical detox. I went to Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore Maryland. Three months inpatient where they slowly took me off meds(tapered) and attended classes on how to deal with the pain. They treated not just the chemical dependence my body had but the mental part of how to cope with the pain. At first I had the sweats,shakes,vomit,runs,saw things that was not there,and my hair became very thin. It was rough the first few weeks but the medical team that treated me helped me through it. I still have pain and some days I cannot get out of bed but I will take that over going through rebound pain from the narcotics I was on. I had Medicare for my insurance and they accepted it. (I am disabled from all the bone pain and muscle damage) There might be a waiting list to get into the pain program because people go to it from all over the country, it is that good!

Dec 23, 2016 3:51 PM

Thank you so much for your insight, especially that they try to provide alternate ways to help deal with the pain. Unfortunately, this family is unable to pay transportation expenses to get to Maryland. They are I dire financial need.

Dec 24, 2016 10:19 AM

Donamel, there is an addiction hotline in Florida. Google for places and call a few. Explain the situation. The watershed in Florida is an okay place and sometimes they will help with transportation. I did some work there and was a patient but before I had my surgery which Jumpstarted my RSD. But call them.

Dec 25, 2016 5:30 PM

Again, thank you. I checked and there is a facility about 40 miles away. Because of the daughter's severe pain issues, she will have to go to a hospital first for assessment, then the detox facility can take over.

It's a miserable thing to be in the kind of pain that everyone on this board experiences, but even worse are the issues that come with it, sometimes including addiction.

Dec 26, 2016 6:11 PM

I thought that I was really okay with my meds but it is a double struggle dealing with severe chronic pain and recovery. I knew after 6 weeks I was physically addicted and I felt that I could finally got out and run errands and act normal. I am so scared. I still am in terrible pain and can't sleep. The facility is really important to whoever needs help. There are doctors and nurses 24/7 where I am going and I can get a private room. Hoping my insurance works.

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