Living with pain, day in and day out, every day takes a huge toll on many of us. I admit that over the years, there have been many times where I have become dependent on prescription pain medications to help me deal with it. It’s an awful situation to be in and when the pain isn’t relieved by Tylenol or other over-the-counter medications, we turn to our physicians for something stronger.
My physician is rather sympathetic to my needs and I have never been “cut off” by the doctor. But what if I were to be “cut off”? What would happen to me? How would I deal with the pain? I fear that continuing to take prescription pain medication is going to assist in the further decline of my health, yet I’m afraid to try going without. I’m afraid of not being able to cope.