I have had a lot of trouble getting off of narcotics (percocet and morphine, my knee surgeon would give me the percocet and my family dr would give me the morphine) but this time I have actually done it.. my last time using it was on New Years Eve.. physically I am fine.. mentally though I keep getting cravings for it and I try to figure out how to get more. (surgeon said if I need some, go to my family doctor. Family doctor would not give me anymore due to asking for refills too soon after getting a rx.) I then tell myself "no" and then remind myself how far I have come.
My question is: How long will it take for the mental withdrawl to go away? I am getting scared that I may given into one of those cravings and go to a hospital to get some.
Any suggestions on how to deal with this would be greatly appreciated.
Given the description, you could be experiencing mental dependency on narcotics. It doesnât seem that you are physically dependent on narcotics currently. In time, if you donât stop abusing narcotics you may develop physical dependence of the drugs. Mental and emotional dependence on drugs is defined as a need for narcotics to achieve pleasure. Physically dependent addicts require narcotics to stay alive. You can ask for expert help from a mental health doctor for drug addiction treatment. Many former addicts have also found a way to keep the "mental withdrawal" in control by joining support groups like Narcotics Anonymous, or Alcoholics Anonymous. These groups advocate complete lifestyle and belief change in order to recover from addiction. You can visit their websites at www.na.org or www.alcoholics-anonymous.org to look for a meeting near you.
TO DR. NIKOLA GJUZELOV...Hi my name is anna I have a for u pls answer me ..For yrs im on pain managments Ihave legit medical cond. ..but I really have taken oxycodone 3o.mg 2x day I was also just resent giving oxycontin 40 mg 2x day.. my dr. love me Ihave never abuse meds almost all the time Igo for my next appt. Istill have med. i mo supply last me up to 5 wks some time more..my question to u the oxycont 40 I justs start 2 mo. ago I was on 4x day oxycodone 1 yr fist 15mg now 30mg I is it possible that Ican live a normal live some way w/out ths meds Ihave been on pain meds for 10 yrs ..I really want to know is thr any way ..Iwant to move to Lima Peru ..thrs no way I can afford to travel back forth im disable I hve I C also hern disc brain tumor to many med conditions I REALLY HATE THAT I CANT LEAVE THE STATE BCAUSE MEDS AND HOW I FEEL INSIDE CAUSE MEDS. ..can u pls answer best u can thnk u anna
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