I think that doctors need to be more careful when prescribing narcotics as a pain medication for long term use. There is always the chance for addiction.
I have a friend who has been prescribed davocet (sp?) and has been on them for a long time and he is pretty much in denial that he is addicted to them. He says he is in so much pain that if he would stop them that he would be in to much pain to notice any type of withdrawl symptoms. But his doctor keeps prescribing them to him. His moods get altered and he becomes angry easily. He doesn't even notice but everyone around him can tell the difference. Why would this doctor continue to prescribe narcotic pain killers for so long without looking into another form of treatment. It just doesn't make sense to me.
|thank you for the message. i was actually embarrassed at the situation. i am nervous to tell the surgeon, fearing he will think i am a "drug addict!" in some respect...i guess i am. i was taking apa 10/500mg. this time around they gave me a step down to 7.5. thanks for the support. it is a subject i never thought would apply to me, just goes to show, it can happen to anyone! i am feeling better. my arms are still sore from the muscle pain, but the panic feeling has subsided. i had a fantastic nights sleep. i appreciate your response...i feel people should be aware and understand how this medicine works. thanks again!|