I am looking for help. I am addicted to oxycodone. I started taking it for medical reasons. I have had back surgery (discectomy) for herniated L5-s1. And it was easy to stop taking them. Then in 2007 I reherniated the disc when I gave birth to my son. I was also diagnosed chronic Lyme disease 3 months after I had my son. At that time my Dr. Prescribed me 10mg percs. After about a year I told my Dr. That they werent helping the pain anymore and I was taking more than prescribed. Sooooo....he put me on 30mg oxycodone. As of may 2011...I have 3 more herniated discs. And one of the discs is crushing my sciatic (sp) causing severe pain shooting down my leg. I have such severe hip pain I cant sleep more than an hour without it waking me up. I can't get out of bed for over an hour in the am because of the hip pain. I can't open my hands or walk without severe joint pain from the lyme.
So I take a 30mg oxy and it doesn't help so I take another then another then another. And then my perscription runs out. My tolerance is so high at this point they do nothing for the pain. I don't want to take them anymore but I don't think I can do the withdraw. I've been reading. I want to take my medicine as prescribed but they don't do anything for my pain anymore. So now its basically like this, I take my meds they don't help my pain so I take more and more thinking maybe this next pill will stop the pain but it never does. And then I find myself taking them because I just want to forget life. I don't want to live like this anymore...I am looking for help anywhere. I'm embarressed. I can't look to my family for help. I want my life back. But how do you get your life back when you tell a dr. Ur taking too many pills so they give you a higher dose. Another Dr. Wants to put in a morphine pump. And another Dr. Tells you there is nothing that can be done about your pain you
have to live with it the rest of your life and the only help is pills.
Please I need support I need to know its not impossible and there is hope.