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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 03:02 PM
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17. Yes, it's highly addictive, she takes it for no reason since it doesn't help, so she must be
addicted. Denial is what's at play here.
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  -Is someone addicted to narcotic pain pills if they don't get much relief yet continue to refill? timeforpeace  Nov-17-09 02:43 PM   #0 
  - She is certainly habituated to it, perhaps dependent  slackmaster   Nov-17-09 02:45 PM   #1 
  - If they don't help but she keeps taking them, I'd say she's addicted.  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 02:48 PM   #2 
     - Either way, she sounds like she needs help  slackmaster   Nov-17-09 02:54 PM   #6 
     - Not necessarily  Warpy   Nov-17-09 02:58 PM   #11 
        - Great description. Thanks! n/t  catbyte   Nov-17-09 03:21 PM   #29 
  - I was on Vicodin for several years after an auto accident  DJ13   Nov-17-09 02:52 PM   #3 
  - OxyContin, Lortab & others for over two yrs after breaking my knee & leg  Echo In Light   Nov-17-09 03:55 PM   #41 
  - If possible, she needs to talk to a doctor  JoDog   Nov-17-09 02:52 PM   #4 
  - A doctor is prescribing them.  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 02:58 PM   #10 
  - The narcotic in these pills is hydrocodone  azurnoir   Nov-17-09 02:52 PM   #5 
  - Yes, it's highly addictive, she takes it for no reason since it doesn't help, so she must be  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 03:02 PM   #17 
     - No, it's ignorance  Warpy   Nov-17-09 03:56 PM   #42 
  - She should contact a pain clinic  catbyte   Nov-17-09 02:55 PM   #7 
  - Thank you  Kindigger   Nov-17-09 03:00 PM   #14 
  - i abhor pain clinics.  dysfunctional press   Nov-17-09 03:03 PM   #19 
     - That's too bad  catbyte   Nov-17-09 03:13 PM   #26 
        - i'm in illinois.  dysfunctional press   Nov-17-09 03:33 PM   #30 
           - They want to make sure she's not smoking pot or something.  Flaneur   Nov-17-09 03:47 PM   #39 
              - That, but also to make sure that the medication has been titrated correctly.  catbyte   Nov-17-09 04:01 PM   #43 
              - that's another reason that i prefer my own doctor.  dysfunctional press   Nov-17-09 04:12 PM   #48 
  - They may not help her pain but she is obviously getting something  virgogal   Nov-17-09 02:55 PM   #8 
  - Has she tried to quit taking them or taken less?  Kindigger   Nov-17-09 02:57 PM   #9 
  - I don't think so. Trouble is, her personality has changed too. Is this common with long term  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 02:59 PM   #13 
     - It is common, but chronic pain causes personality changes too  catbyte   Nov-17-09 03:03 PM   #18 
        - Excellent points and advice.  JNelson6563   Nov-17-09 04:08 PM   #44 
  - If you're not a doctor, it's probably not a good idea to tell people  EFerrari   Nov-17-09 02:58 PM   #12 
  - But what's the sense of taking an addicting drug that doesn't help and is changing her personality?  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 03:01 PM   #15 
     - That's a different question.  EFerrari   Nov-17-09 03:10 PM   #25 
     - The only proof that it doesn't help would be if she stopped it and there  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-17-09 03:14 PM   #27 
  - i've been taking methadone for chronic back pain for the past decade...  dysfunctional press   Nov-17-09 03:02 PM   #16 
  - Your honesty is refreshing. The denial is worrying me. And yes, something stronger may be in order  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 03:04 PM   #21 
  - Your judgmental tone is discouraging.  catbyte   Nov-17-09 03:19 PM   #28 
     - that probably depends on how you define addiction.  dysfunctional press   Nov-17-09 03:36 PM   #31 
     - Your post above about being on pain meds for years was pretty angry, the 9mm reference and all, and  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 03:39 PM   #34 
        - I'd attribute to the despair of long-term chronic pain with no hope of relief, myself.  gkhouston   Nov-17-09 03:46 PM   #38 
        - my mom felt that way with migraines and no pain meds at all  freeplessinseattle   Nov-17-09 06:55 PM   #52 
  - Of course we're addicted  Kindigger   Nov-17-09 03:06 PM   #23 
     - Thanks for the honesty. Might requesting refills may be considered drug seeking behavior?  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 03:41 PM   #35 
        - Requesting refills might be viewed as seeking pain relief.  catbyte   Nov-17-09 04:08 PM   #46 
           - +1000. I lost a friend with chronic back pain from hell. n/t  gkhouston   Nov-17-09 04:10 PM   #47 
  - My wife is on pain medication for the rest of her life. People develop  old mark   Nov-17-09 03:04 PM   #20 
  - Yes, I guess I will do just that.  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 03:05 PM   #22 
  - It's between her and the prescribing physician.  Lance_Boyle   Nov-17-09 03:08 PM   #24 
  - You have to go off the narcotic pain pills to reset your system.  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-17-09 03:38 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-17-09 03:38 PM   #33 
  - Are you saying that with a clear head or are you under the influence of a opiate? Groveling does not  timeforpeace   Nov-17-09 03:44 PM   #37 
  - There's a difference between "doesn't help at all" and "doesn't help enough".  gkhouston   Nov-17-09 03:44 PM   #36 
  - She will probably need help to wean herself from the pills and  quiller4   Nov-17-09 03:53 PM   #40 
  - All this worry about "addiction" is BS from the "war on drugs/ Is she under a Dr's care? Has that  Vincardog   Nov-17-09 04:08 PM   #45 
  - Thread rec. Alot of helpful stuff in here. I hope your sister finds a way to  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-17-09 04:48 PM   #49 
  - I had a knee problem  Bitwit1234   Nov-17-09 05:02 PM   #50 
  - There is no way anyone here or you can know the answer to this  laughingliberal   Nov-17-09 05:50 PM   #51 
  - I think you should mind your own business.  blonndee   Nov-17-09 07:21 PM   #53 
  - Locking  cbayer   Nov-17-09 07:48 PM   #54 
 

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