thank you. I thought I was going crazy for a while.
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Wed, Oct 2 10:30am · Feeling at my wits end with Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia in Chronic Pain
Hi. I am impressed with your journey and your end truths about opioids. My question is did you have any mental issues after you came off the opioids? I had a horrible time.
Thu, Sep 26 11:36am · Feeling at my wits end with Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia in Chronic Pain
Hi Jen. Looks like we have some matching symptoms. I was diagnosed w/ degenerative spinal disease, and now am being investigated for fibromyalgia. I was on 5mg hydrocodone for over 10 years. 3 years ago got off them and then had great difficulty mentally when all the trauma, emotions etc came crashing down on me. My solution for opioids is to go through a pain clinic where help is available.
Thu, Sep 26 11:23am · Trauma/stress/grief of 10+ yrs came crashing down on me post-opioids in Mental Health
Hard question! It took me a while to sort things out. What helped the most is my spiritual walk. Knowing that I was more than what was happening. And finding the right therapist. I saw 3 different ones over the course of my healing. Best line from a therapist: Suffering is optional.
Wed, Sep 25 10:35am · Suicide: Finding it hard to lose someone by suicide in Loss & Grief
My eldest son committed suicide 26 years ago. Everyone who loved him picked up the pain he left behind. As his mother, my guilt level knew it was my fault.
And some of us had to go stand on the edge of the abyss and decide if we would join him. None of us did.
Tue, Sep 24 2:29pm · Trauma/stress/grief of 10+ yrs came crashing down on me post-opioids in Mental Health
what I am saying the opioids numbed me to the point I was not processing the normal stressors in life. After going off the Hydrocodone Everything hit me at once. I did not fully feel the death of my husband. And all trauma, and stressors, and emotions all descended upon me at once. It has taken me 8 1/2 years to sort it all out.
Mon, Sep 23 11:05am · When they ask:” any pain today? On a scale... with 10 being the worst in Chronic Pain
No suggestions, but fully agree there are the 2 types of pain. chronic pain number is a 4. Acute pain, when it happens is an 8.