I have endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome and both cause me a great deal of pain. I've had surgeries, tried NSAIDS (Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammitories,) gone through physical therapy, even tried holistic medicine and nothing worked. Since the age of 18, I have been prescribed a myriad of narcotic pain medications to help with my VERY REAL pain. All though lortab and the like slightly dulled the pain, nothing truly worked until I was put on Oxycontin. 30mg's 3 times a day. They gave me me life back. I never took them to get high (although they DID make me a bit goofy at first:) and they were truly a miracle to me. I could be a GREAT mother to my toddler aged daughter, I could go back to school FULL-TIME and invest in a better life for myself and my family, I was OH SO HAPPY!
Well, let's just say that nothing good ever lasts. I have been through three, count them, THREE pain doctors who have all dismissed me as a patient because my medication would come up "missing" and my husband would call them and try to get more. I love my hisband dearly, I really do. What I DO NOT love is the fact that I don't and don't ever think I will EVER be able to trust him. He STEALS my medication and not only that, he thinks that he is ENTITLED to it. Well, I'm sorry mister but "I shall hand over my much needed pain medication" was NOT written into our nuptuals! I've bought a safe to keep my medication in now.So, now in a lot of pain, I am searching out my FOURTH pain doctor who will hopefully be able to trust me more than I trust my husband.