Coping with Pain – or trying to – 2

Very interesting article by Barbara Wamboldt in the Kingston Whig Standard about her personal experience with Oxycocet. (Full article)

Facing chronic pain, she was assured by her pain specialist, as I have been, that if taking it for pain, she would not become addicted. Of course, he was wrong and she underwent hell subsequently in withdrawal.

Snap – a friend of my daughter is currently being detoxed from her pain killers. Another friend reports she felt numbed and lifeless the whole time she was on them. I have resisted long-acting opioids for just these reasons. Sometimes I wonder if I am crazy to pass up the chance of pain relief, yet I am scared of where it might lead me.

Interestingly, my various chiropractors and physios have all advised against the OxyContin route, urging me to find any other way of coping with pain.

About UntraveledRoads

Fascinated by life, looking for answers to chronic pain and finding unexpected gifts. Interested in people, ideas, healing and humour. I am very happily married with three children and a kitten. As English born immigrants to Canada, we have family spread overseas, a daughter in South Africa and one in England. We also run a charity in South Africa to educate black, rural South African Women. Our first girl from a rural township has just graduated as an accountant from Johannesburg University and got a good job in a bank.
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