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    latestfix
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:17 pm

    Chronic pain & opiate addiction

    Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:28 pm

    I have chronic pain. Cluster headaches, back pain, interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a few others. These caused me to become addicted to opiates. I took oxy, tramadol, codeine and valium. It has been so incredibly hard. I also have anxiety, depression and OCD and these make me want to take the pills even more. But now I am on methadone and about to come off the valium, and I have been taking everything as prescribed for 7 days. I know it's not a lot but I am still pretty proud of myself. It's taken years to get to this point. I have hard times but I'm doing okay. There is hope.
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    Jack23
    Senior Member
    Posts: 133
    Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:12 pm

    Re: Chronic pain & opiate addiction

    Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:05 am

    hi @latestfix

    Welcome to the forum and well done on seeking support, it takes courage and strength to seek assistance.

    And well done on staying on your prescribed medication.

    We look forward to reading about your journey.

    Take care
    Jack23
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    camembert
    Junior Member
    Posts: 18
    Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:04 am

    Re: Chronic pain & opiate addiction

    Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:28 pm

    Hey @latestfix
    I thought I would check in and see how you are going
    How are you finding the forums? Have you read anything interesting or helpful?
    Remember we are here if you need any help and there is also a webchat available if you want to speak with a drug and alcohol counsellor - its open 24/7!
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