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Addiction to pain killers and the withdrawal effects - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my name is XXXXXXXX XXX. I have a bad addiction to pain medications such as oc, other pain killers. Is there anything I can take to get past this terrible withdrawal process? Each time I try to quite I start getting panic attacks, can't seep and also feel depressed. I want to quit taking pain killers all together. What can I take to help me quit this horrible addiction?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   let me go thrugh ur query
User :   Hi there
Doctor :   ok, may i know what are the meds that u take ?
User :   I take adderall, ambient, and diazepam
Doctor :   can u tell me the dosage as well ?
User :   Adderall 10 mg twice a day. Ambien 10 mg diazepam 2mg
Doctor :   ambien 10 mg - is for sleep and stoping it will not cause any issues if the dosage is the same as prescribed by ur dc
User :   Okay can you help me with getting off pain killers somehow?
Doctor :   may i know whether these meds were prescribed by ur doc ?
Doctor :   what other pain meds are u on ? other that the above mentioned
User :   Some not all
Doctor :   can u metion their names as well
User :   I have been taking hydrocodone, also oxcicodone. I have tied to get off them all together by trying suboxone but I do not have a perception for that.
Doctor :   may i know ur age and the reason u depend on these medications ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   My age is 24 and it started with when I broke my back. Fallowing I also broke both ankles and still have back pain. That is why I have been dependent on them.
Doctor :   oh ok
Doctor :   in that case, u can ask ur treating dc, for analgesic patch which is available
User :   No I have bad withdrawls and don't want to feel like this.
Doctor :   wearing these patch just like nicotine patch
Doctor :   they help top reduce the pain as well and u dont need to depend on pills any more
Doctor :   and mosyt pillscan be stoped with consultatinf ansd supervison of your treating doctor
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