Re: Status on Ultram withdrawal
Dear Brian (brianpain33),
I am coming to the conclusion that Chronic Pain Patients (deserving CAPITALIZATION) are never safe as long as they are in possession of narcotics--especially the medications we use that are made from opium. Serious Pain Patients don't usually mind anything they perceive that furthers our "cause"!! It seems that opiates, in particular, bring danger as long as they are in possession. Annoying? Yes!! Needed and worth it?? Yes...absolutely!! We survive our relief as long as others are also making it. Sharing these stories may seem trite or trivial to some people who don't possess any understanding--BUT, the stories are EXCEPTIONALLY beyond the concept of being NEEDED!
I certainly have noticed that many of us have placed our stories and suggestions on other portions of this forum. We need to do this for the sake of our members. We need to read about each other's plights because it helps us perservere!!
SEE? I HAVE "UNLOADED", AND I FEEL BETTER ALREADY!!
Back to what Brian said...we need to be careful about our opiate medications--the manner in which we obtain them (where, how, and WHEN) especially!
Let's keep our sights placed so we are never taken by surprise. While this might be better under the name of a different thread on THIS SAME BOARD/FORUM...It needs to be addressed!! Please remember that our pharmacists can often be the MOST helpful members of our healthcare/medication team. Also, it is good to know that many pharmacies now deliver, which may offer some of the greatest privacy and greatest patient-related assistance!
Make sure you find out all you can--including the possibility of utilizing a metal lockbox in your own house. This is something in which you could keep (translated..."hide") your opiates! And, you can hide the lockbox within your house. Sound a little too extreme? Well, try going nearly a month without your pain medications since a family member decided to help himself to your "stash", and your doctor--under contractual reasons--won't refill stolen medications!! This subject--to which I've sloppily segued--should probably be moved to another thread on this Pain Management Board!
Last edited by conductor; 10-24-2007 at 08:57 PM.
Reason: Grammar Correction! Far from perfect, however! Jon