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Mommy to kids
I know this sounds stupid, but I'm afraid to take pain pills that are perscribed to me because I'm afraid of getting hooked.
Past 2 weeks I've had bad pain from gallstones and an enlarged liver. Waiting for a consult with a specialist and surgeon. I've been taking one 50 mg tablet of gravol for the nausea and so far I've been just dealing with the pain. Acetaminophen and ibuprophen don't even touch the pain. So it's been a very miserable horrible two weeks. Today I took 1/2 tablet of percoset/oxycodone and OMG the relief in pain was incredible. Felt better than I have in two weeks. Hubby gets so upset with me when I won't take anything for the pain, but I'm afraid of getting hooked to them. Maybe I've watched too much TV...I don't know.
I've tried castor oil packs, massage, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, and I'm going to go do some accupuncture as soon as payday comes.
But could someone get hooked on percoset from taking 1/2 tablet a day?
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012
I think it just depends on the person, their personality and the drug.
It's the mental addictions that are personality based. For the most part, I think that unless you have a history of addictions or a family tendencies to addictions, you aren't likely to develop a mental addiction if you are that concerned about it in the first place.
babygrant, Please make sure it is OK to cut your pills in half. Many of those are extended release and cutting them puts more into your system faster. Yours may be fine, or low enough dose that it doesn't matter, but not all pain meds are.
Good luck with it all. I hope you feel better soon.