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    I take empracet daily for the pain-about 2-3 pills. My gp is great and really understands the pain issue. She does not hesitate to give me a prescription for demerol (she call it the 'big guns' to use when I'm in a bad flare) My uro on the other hand says that there is a stigma when it comes to opoids. Stigma? Does he deal with pain 24/7? Does he know what it is like to take two empracet and have no relief from the pain? He cringes at the idea of giving me a prescription for Demerol. That's where the guilt sets in. I get about two prescriptions per year for Demerol. My gp tells me that I will not become an addict because without pain meds I cannot life a normal life. And I know that she is right. It's just hard when on xmas day I took 6 empracet (at three seperate times) and felt so guilty, but I just wanted to have a good day. It's sort of funny, when I do have those extremely bad days and want to take extra pills or Demerol the guilt sets in and who do I call for 'permission' of some sort? My Mom! I'm 33yrs old and still call my Mom for permission-she is always so great and helps me to get rid of that guilt.
    My thoughts are with you all-
    alana grouphug

    Peace, Love, Health, and Happiness!

  • #2
    I understand pain well.. and I still call my mommy and I am 37.... wink
    'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


    • #3
      When my children call me for advice, I totally love it --- and my youngest is 42! It's a great compliment to your mother that you feel free to call her when you need help.

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      • #4
        I second Donna's post, I know my children call me for advice on things, and it touches my heart when they do, my youngest will be 34 on Saturday. I think it is great that you can call your mum for advice. Take care and hugs Iris hi grouphug
        Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.


        • #5
          Hi Alana,

          You are not alone in this, usually the first person I go to for approval and advice is my mom, even though I'm a married adult! lmao But she still introduces me to everyone as her baby.
          Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!


          • #6
            I'm still in my 20's but I honestly couldn't live without my mommie. She is my best friend and the only one I turn to when i need advice.

            As for feeling guilty, you have nothing to feel guilty about. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel good. I'm sure your mommy told you this.



            • #7
              alana rose,
              I can totally relate. My dad died almost 2 years ago, and we added on to our house and now my mom lives with me, my husband, and our 18 year old son. My mom is one of my biggest advocates on this "just trying to have a good quality of life" issues; as I also have the guilt about the pain meds. I will be 39 in a few days, and just the other day I went and put my head on mom's shoulder and just cried...I felt better afterwards, and my mom actually thanked me! She said it helps her too, to feel needed...And I know I love it when my teenage son hugs me, too...Take Care
              grouphug Kandy
              Always try to do the right thing; it will astonish some people and gratify the rest- Mark Twain

              DX: IC-2003, Systemic Lupus w/secondary Sjogren's-2009, Total Hysterectomy with BSO-2005, IBS-forever it seems, Renal Tubular Acidosis, Vitamin D deficiency-2008, Vulvar Vestibulitis-2002, Pudendal Neuralgia-2008
              I also try and manage depression/anxiety, Migraines, Too many kidney stones to count-starting in 1991 to the present
              I had my 1st urethral surgery at age 4, have had urethral syndrome from then on.
              Failed treatments: Elmiron both instilled and oral caused severe increase in liver enzymes
              Elavil and Ditropan-severe bladder retention
              Currently on pain mgmt, lidocaine gel topically also gives some relief after initial 2-4 min burning when applied.
              Prior treatment included pelvic floor therapy and TENS unit, both of which I still do as needed.