|Jun 21 2012|
Pain is something that is so hard to live with, and it drives people to self-medicate (and so often with alcohol).
I was burned in a suicide attempt in 1973. In debriding (removingthe skin), they gave me acetamine (was like LSD), and then one pain medication after the other (Percoset, Darvocet and many more) while I healed (I had skin-grafting). The strategy was to continue to put me on one pain medication and then reduce the dose and go to the next one. I think they were trying not to get me addicted to pain meds.
When I had knee surgery because of MRSA infection, they cut open my knee and it had to heal over 5 weeks. They prescribed Vicodin but I took as little as I could and just lived with the pain.
In the burn unit, a hypnotherapist came in and that was how I was more successful with the pain than anything else.
Maybe something like that might work for you?
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