Withdrawal Symptoms and Mental Health
“Despite what appears to be a low risk of addiction in naïve, chronic pain patients, it is reasonable to ask how much harm is actually done to patients with chronic pain by withholding opiate analgesics.” ― Howard L. Fields About a week after I was discharged from the hospital I started having migraine headaches. Usually when…
The Other Side Of Healthy
It was early part of the nineties where I found myself out of work living in a bachelor apartment where I just was totally burned out.
In Case Of Emergency!
About fourteen years ago I was a total wreck, suffering with extreme back pain. It controlled everything I did. My doctor at that time had me on Oxycontin it’s strongest dose allowed/recommended. That turned into a nightmare for me and my best friend.
One Size Dosen’t Fit All
In my discovery of a whole new world, was all of the different authors writing about mental health issues. I also have written about my journey with my own mental health issues of being a bi-polar person. Writing about such issues as journaling, diet, medications, and stays within the mental health wing of the local…
What’s In A Name?
I have been thinking about this post for several days. I hope I can put it in writing like I am hearing it in my mind. There are names that when they are mentioned you have a distinct definition of what they are. Cancer, Diabetes, Arthritis, Blindness, all these we at least have a general…
I can remember my first stay in treatment I would attend groups and it all sounded like Greek to me. I had no understanding whatsoever was being discussed. Terms like; ‘manic depression’, ‘bi-polar’, plus many others. I can remember after a discussion on being bi-polar I asked for the definition of manic depression only to…
A Practical Gospel
I have always known that the Gospel has to be practical. People on the whole need help in all manner of things on what to do where the rubber meets the road. Lesson Learned These past several days have confirmed to me that people want preachers, pastors, teachers are like them. No, they want to…
Road To Recovery
It now is twenty plus years since my journey began. Attempted suicide using the sleeping medication, “amitriptyline”. Extreme mood swings and a feeling like I was alone, that no one understood what I was going through.
Depression + Opiods=Downward Spiral
That was the beginning of a thirty year plus battle with opioids. It started with minor pain relievers eventually in around 2004 I was taking the highest dose of oxy allowed here in the province I live in. On top of that I was given fentanyl patch. Now let me say I cannot recall if I…