45 thoughts on “‘I Would Love To Be Off The Pain Medicine And Not Have To Worry About It,’ Says Mom Of Opioid Use”

  1. It is very easy to get hooked on opioids. I had a surgery about 18 yrs ago and when I woke up I was in excruciating pain. I had every test known to man and all they could say was that something happened and I now had lower back pain forever. The only relief was nerve blocks every 2 months and opioids and muscle relaxants. Now all these years the pain is never really gone and my dosages on the opioids have just increased in strength. Any suggestions? Can you help me, Dr. Phil??? Please, I beg you!!!

  2. I have had 9 major surgeries. I only take Tylenol and other otc pain killer. I’m not going down an addiction route.

  3. Been in pain management for twenty years. Have had five lower back surgeries. Have metal , screws and cage in my back. I’m in severe pain and opioids are the only and I mean only thing that works for my pain. It’s the ones that abuse or sell that have a problem. The ones that do need them now can’t get them. That word opioid is also being used in definition of street drugs. STOP THE USE IN STREET ADDITION AND ALLOW LEGITIMATE PAIN PATIENTS RECEIVE THE HELP WITH THERE PAIN. The DEA , CDC and everyone involved that lump all this together are wrong for doing it. Let the doctors be doctors and live by the oath to do no harm .

  4. If there is a spiraling effect of opioids w long term use…. What is other option? What can people use that does NOT add to their problems, but will actually reduce with a resolution? Give people alternatives, if their choice is limited, then what? Why give people only one choice, especially an addictive one. I'm not pointing a finger… Just asking why and what now….

  5. She looks, sounds, and behaves exactly like my mother. This is heartbreaking. What makes me most angry is that my mom went to rehab and when she came home, her doctors put her right back on all the medications she spent $20,000 in rehab trying to get off of 🤦‍♀️

  6. Pain is subjective, however there are ways to also determine if pain is real. Bp, heart rate, sweating, facial grimacing, rapid respirations, nausea, vomiting etc. Doctors and nurses can also do assessments to determine the validity of pain as well. Unfortunately, her addiction isn't unusual. She had pain and abused opioids and Now is tragically addicted. It truly is a vicious cycle. Denial will kill this poor lady. 😑

  7. What's sad is people are put on pain meds for years and become physically dependent aka addicted, then are judged by society and doctor's. Anyone who has never been in chronic painhas no right to judge anyone who has become dependent on pain meds due to chronic pain. Everyone who becomes dependent on pain meds should be offered help immediately.

  8. Ill tell you, she's crying because its a death when you quit drugs.. its like you mourn the old habbits and need to create new ones.

  9. I wonder why an opioid epidemic? ; pharmecuticals reaping millions off of these pills. When there is safer ways to deal with pain management.

  10. Got a love how these unconscionable doctors suddenly having a conscious. They’re the ones who made everyone have all these prescriptions for opioids and they continue to do so they’re the ones who are responsible along with all of those little punk kids who sell the drugs to the pharmaceutical companies calling themselves consultants and account executives. All they are are pill pushers.

  11. I had a surgery and while I was in the hospital they had me on OxyContin and I swear it didn’t do anything other then make me severely constipated. Like it didn’t take away any pain whatsoever.

  12. My mother, 61, has MS, lesions on her brain (7), arthritis, scoliosis, COPD, cancer survivor, 7 major surgeries, 2 knee replacements, 2 hip replacements, metal plate and screws in neck from being stabbed, in the process of scheduling spine surgery. You know what she takes for pain? Ibuprofen. If my mother who is in more pain than anyone I've ever met, can go without opioids, no excuse why this lady cant. Shes not in pain shes a DRUG ADDICT!

  13. The meds to help get people off the drugs are just as bad. Someone very close to me has been on 3 Suboxone a day since 2012. All this stuff ruins families, relationships, and the users life. Tell this sub user they're an addict and he'll tell you it's his meds from the doc.

  14. KRATOM…look it up, do your research, and then try it for mild-moderate pain. It is an all natural plant that is legal in almost all US states (sorry guys outside of the US, I don’t know) and can be bought at a lot of health/vitamin stores or many places online….my favorite vendor is Mood and Mind, but there are tons of other sites that sell it too, so just do a little research and give it a try. It truly helps my pain as it does act on the same MU receptors as traditional opiates. Anyways, if this helps even one person, that’s fine by me…pain sucks, and every little bit helps 🥰

  15. I was at this taping, I felt awful for this lady ))): her family just fights about helping her BUT DON’T ACTUALLY HELP HER! & watching her walk up to her chair she looked so frail )))):

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