84 thoughts on “‘I Believe Without Pain Medication, I Wouldn’t Be Here Anymore,’ Claims 52-Year-Old”

  1. If the patient drags out her surgery, and all of a sudden a year goes by, she is addicted and wants to stay untreated. If she says she doesn’t get high, she is straight up lying.

  2. Her family may be frustrated and worried and sick of it. But they can back up a little and not yell. That will keep her in a defensive mode and make excuses. When you are on the spot, you make excuses if you are doing wrong.

  3. Tramadol is considered a narcotic, maybe not classified in the same category as Percocet, but if a person is on let’s say Percocet, and they ran out of it, tramadol will hold them over. What I’m worried about is her mixing all these medications. She could easily od

  4. Being addicted to pain medicine is a very serious issue, millions of people go through this. Dr. Phil is so right with doctor shopping. I wouldn’t be surprised if she even bought them off the street. Also, I believe she is on something right now, I can tell in her speech.

  5. If only I could get help for my depression and anxiety I haven't had proper help iv been waiting 3 years on the NHS for help and they don't even help me they just discharge me and send me letters saying I'm no longer on the waiting lists. I just can't trusts doctors since mine have just lied and messed up my medical records iv seen all the doctors in my clinic and non have given me tests for my pain and they messed up my medication which was a huge damage effect on my health. I probably end up in a body bag befor anyone cares to even notice I'm a person in pain and grief and feel like I'm not even alive. I pray I die in my sleep because I have no reason to exist anymore. I can't afford private health care I'm jobless and in pain everyday from medical issues the doctors fail to give tests or help and from medical side affects and neglect

  6. Too many pain killers can cause somatic pain. Once you get rid of those pain killers, the pain will go away. The pain killers keep the pain in tact and your body is absolutely addicted to the pills. Been there. I’m good now, even better than I thought I would be

  7. I do believe she's an addict, but what I don't like is that her children are saying they understand her pain. I have a bad kidney and are constantly in pain and no one can understand how I feel how bad the pain feels to me, what it feels like…. PAIN IS REAL!

  8. Woman you're gonna end up killing yourself with the pain pills; you're an addict, they're doing more harm than good at this point dear Lord.🤦🏽‍♀️

  9. Yuup I know someone who uses Endone & weed & says it's for her back but is off her damn face all the time….what I don't get is the doctor STILL gives it to her!!

  10. Ever tought about the draining of vitamins and minerals of the body, becouse of the medication?
    She keeps feeling more sicker, becouse she lacks a normal healthy body.

  11. My orthopedic spine suregon told me that if you have legitimate pain , you don't get a high from the pain medication.
    Drug seekers need to stop abusing drugs .

  12. Definitely an addict… if she feels without energy or sick she's going through withdrawls. A constant battle between getting high and finding her next fix… all a mind game

  13. She has a huge glass of acidic soda sitting infront of her. Stop drinking soda!! Ulcer will be gone!! Drink water mama

  14. Ok hold up people. There is a difference between addiction and being dependent upon something. You also cannot say someone is not in pain or think they are not in as much pain as they really are. She needs to be seeing a pain doctor. She needs to take care of the ulcer then go to treatment to get off the pills. If you try to get her off the pills first it's not going to work. I'm dealing with this right now. 2x failed to get a family member off pills for pain. The underlying issue has to be fixed thats causing the pain. The reason needs to be fixed that's causing pain. Furthermore I blame the doctors and the drug reps for addiction. In the beginning the reps told the doctors pain medication was not addicting if given for no longer than a month. Wrong!!! Even after it came out the pain medication was addictive in a shorter time than a month doctors still kept prescribing it for healed injuries etc..

  15. Tremodol is considered an opioid, I’m not sure why the daughter said that ? But the addiction is real . My mother has fibromyalgia and has been taking tremodol for years and yes she is addicted.

  16. One other thing. She will be prescribed pain medication after the surgery so she will have to get off them twice. No one can understand how much pain someone is in. That's not fair. Her children are not handling this properly. She does have an addiction. Her children gently need to help her get into treatment after surgery. She needs support. The agression and anger towards their own mother is not helping.

  17. I feel like there is alot of people this age that are crazy addicted and don't even realize it…
    Also why does it seem that all older people assume being an addict means you have to be a crazy person on the street.
    Very judgemental mindset.

  18. On the Flip side I will agree with her I had ulcers that were bleeding and my intestines blew out into my liver and it’s a very very very huge amount of extremely awful pain, so I hope that the doctors can figure out what exactly is going on with her n treat her and stop placing a bandaid on the MAJIOR issue my doctor luckily did a surgical procedure that changed my life and then I got treated n got off the pain medication and am not living life

  19. Maybe she really has genuine pain…granted the doctors did not do her favour….but chronic pain is real and very debilitating

  20. What’s sad is that she’s not just saying she has this illness and that illness, she actually believes these lies so she can justify taking all the pain meds.

  21. I was addicted to Percocet for over 20 yrs. no one knew until the last 3 yrs when I started pain management. My doctor put me on 210 OxyCodone and 190 oxymorphone. I went through them in 2 weeks. I finally broke down and got help. I’ve been on suboxone for 41/2 yrs and sooooo happy!!!

  22. I deal with chronic pain everyday of my life. I feel meditation and anti-stress methods like yoga and mindfulness may do more for this lady than continually popping the pills. Poor coping ability, I get it but she has to want to change to save her life. What does she want to live for?

  23. My mother was addicted for years. She passed away due to her addiction in 2015. I wish these addicts understood the pain they are putting their families through. Grieving her when I was just 20 years old was torture.

  24. Yes u can get clean. After 20 years of addiction pills was the hardest.I lost everything I had Including my life. I am so grateful to be here.I can replace and start over.U also can its so hard to overcome but u can.

  25. Textbook addict, no different than being addicted to heroin or any other drug. Pure denial and manipulation and justification for her drug use. She needs inpatient detoxification, intensive psychological counseling, and STRONG support system. Enabling an addict is a death sentence. Her Son is the one who sees things for what they Really are. The daughters are enmeshed in the addiction. Sadly, they need counseling to deal with the Trauma of her addiction. It's a family disease and that's the harsh reality of addiction.

  26. I have a grand aunt like her she lived a very harsh life. Husband left her for a younger woman leaving her and their 5 kids spent most of her life in poverty and asking family members for help. When her kids grew up and started earning well she started going around doctors and who prescribed her antidepressants. I feel her husband’s abandonment and all those years of struggling took a toll on her and she started to feel paranoid and would constantly run out of medication. At first, her sons just bought her the medication thinking it’d help her but it only made her addiction grow worse. Now that they’ve realized the problem they’ve managed to get her off the medication but she’s basically a zombie. Talks delusionally and keeps repeating the same thing.

  27. It's people like her she likely Dr shops) which makes it worse for actual ppl who truly are in pain & get slammed & stereotyped for taking them safely.I was born w a handicap which left me with severe chronic pain.zPlus I've a stomach ulcer so I'm limited to what pain meds I'm permitted.
    No hydrocodone for me,I had it once in hospital,HATED IT.
    I take SUBUXONE it works,on pain,your not a zombie,prescribed by my pain management Dr who isn't that 5 min dude. We actually talk,I fill out a form for him as well.I, am constantly being monitored.
    I never take more this prescribed. It's non addictive,according to my Dr.
    Very safe drug.

  28. Oh göd *ing dammit, You leave addict alone, You just trigger her to take more. She lives in pain, and it's real, and You say 'yes I understand' and decline the pain existence. If You don't have same experience or lost anything in Your life, then don't say You understand.

  29. I'm a recovering addict and this woman is screaming with addiction. I pray she gets the help she so desperately needs.

  30. Yeah, that's what getting high is.
    Pain meds are not meant to knock you out or give you energy. If they do, you took too much. You're chasing that feeling. The point of those meds is to make the pain bearable, not gone.

  31. Is she really in pain? I feel sorry for her because she may really be in physical pain. People don't need to Judge. My poor mother died to years ago from very painful crippling arthritis and had to have pain relief. She would cry in pain and ask the Lord to take her.

  32. You can even survive without pain meds after surgery. I'm talking about not one dose of no narcotics.
    Not in the hospital or recovering at home.
    I honestly have done it after having three major surgeries.
    It's painful beyond belief . That's how important my sobriety is for the last twelve year's.

  33. I was in the audience of this show and it really was intense and really sad, it already is like that on a screen but in person it's on a whole different level

  34. “I’m not an addict who does whatever I have to do to get pills.” Umm, yes you are. I’m sorry, honey, but you are. It’s ok, just get help.💞

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