Originally Posted by rei
well, both types of medication are addictive and i don't recommend that anyone play with them. but docs will prescribe benzos like Valium to people with chronic back problems - they wouldn't do it if it didn't help with the psychological resistance to the painful stimulus. sure, technically the pain is still there, but it is far easier to deal with it.
yes, painkillers can work too, but she said she doesn't have a lot of success with that. opiates should work though? i have heard of people having funny reactions to opiates (nausea, rashes, hallucinations) but not sure i've heard of them just not working, though it could be they didn't help with the level of pain.
if all else fails, maybe the docs over there could put you on some Vercet - it's a combination of benzo medicine and opiate medicine, so you are both relaxed/care less about the pain and feeling less pain. docs used Vercet with me for a procedure before, that stuff does work...
Thnx. I'll write down all the names, get my husband to translate them and ask on Monday.
Right now I don't care about side effects. I could turn purple for 3 days and it would be ok with me if I didn't feel as much pain
It is not just for me... the poor dentist is freaking out as well
He says he doesn't like hurting people (he's in the wrong profession!!) and feels very bad every time I am hurting