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Pain Management board

well let me tell you don't let them offer you fentayl patches thats what my doctor did once i was addictted to loratab and lora cet...had me on theses patches for over two years and then just dropped me and finally all doctors said was they wean mean of..but 150mg of fentayl patches is getting 600 mg of morphine continiously...I have been off the patches for three months and still can't fuction..I have panic anxiety,depression,can't concetrate for long periods of time and they have tried all kinds of meds and nothing works...so if i hear of someone that could help you i will let you kno and the same and keep in touch..Dennis
First - welcome to the board.:wave: There are many wonderful people here that can offer great advice and support and I hope you find our little family helpful.

There is a [COLOR="Red"]HUGE difference in addiction and dependency. Please look both of these words up - I'm sure knowing the exact definition of both of them will be extremely helpful in understanding what is going on in your life.

I too live with chronic pain (back) and there is nothing more that can be done for me. I have a morphine pump implanted that I will have for the rest of my life (I'm 37) and take oral narcotics as well for pain. God willing I have many many years ahead of me and medication will always be a part of my daily life. If you are taking pain meds for pain then you are not an addict - the only way you can become an addict is if you take pain meds for recreational use. There is nothing wrong with being on prescribed pain meds and they are helping you control the pain. Accepting this is something I think a majority of us who live with chronic pain go through at one time or another.

I hope this helps. Take care and again - welcome!!!