Posted by JaneE
on November 26, 1999 at 22:16:27:
I really have no where to turn. I've had 7 back surgeries, and am about to undergo another.
I'm in constant pain (E>S>I don't help anymore) & have been taking Lorcet-10 for a yr. I'm
afraid if this surgery works and the pain goes I won't be able to stop taking the Lorcet. I've
tried & get really sick- also depressed- can't do a thing. AND I take zoloft (clinical
depression- but it's gone). So, any suggestions? If I stop, the pain's so bad I have to
crouch in a corner ina fetal position to get relief. I have teenagers, an active husband, &
want to live pain free, but am afraid of the withdrawal & staying off. I'm a Christian, but He's
not healed my back or addiction. (Before this back problem, I never took meds or even drank).
Now I feel I can't live w/out them. I can't go to detox because when it began 3 yrs ago & the
drs. didn't believe me I took 60 Tegretols & ended up in a 3-day coma. I'd never do it again,
but how do you get off alone? Also, if the back remains like this, ultram doesn't even TOUCH
this pain. It's almost like childbirth. What can I do? thanks for listening. (I was thrown from a
horse 3 yrs ago fracturing my back - only found out when I DEMANDED an MRI & tests. THEN
they believed me, but got me hooked on this crap. well, night.