Dealing with severe pain can crush your spirit. This is especially the case if the severe pain you have is also chronic. Day after day, month after month of dealing with severe pain starts to wear on your emotions. You can start to feel like life does not have a purpose.If someone is reading this and they have not had the horrific experience of living with chronic severe pain, they may think that some of the aforementioned expressions are exaggerations. However, anyone who has lived with severe pain understands that these opening words barely scratch the surface when it comes to the emotional, mental, and physical impact of severe pain.If you are currently dealing with chronic pain, please be assured that we empathize with what you are going through. We understand the impact your pain has had on your life, as well as your interactions with friends and family. We want to help you create a systematic and effective pain management therapy that is individualized to meet your needs.
There are a lot of pain management techniques available. One of the treatments that have worked for many of our clients is using schedule two drugs.
What are Schedule Two Drugs?
Schedule two drugs are drugs that the FDA has identified as having a high potential for abuse. These drugs are currently used in the medical community and are accepted as having medical use by doctors within the United States. Most of these drugs are understood to be beneficial only when they are used with severe restriction. Schedule two drugs may lead to physiological or physical dependence.
Examples of Schedule Two Drugs
Opiates are a good example of a schedule two drug. When opiates are used in an appropriate way, they are very effective at removing or controlling many types of chronic pain. They are not as effective as other drugs when it comes to dealing with nerve pain, or, they are only effective when administered in high doses.
When the pain is constantly present all day and night, long acting opiates are recommended. When used appropriately, opiates will only produce mild side effects, one of which is constipation. However, in most cases constipation produced by opiates can be negated by increasing your water intake.
Another side effect of opiates is drowsiness, but as your body becomes accustomed to the medication, that side effect wanes. Opiates may cause nausea, but this is often fixed by changing the opiate you use.
Some of the most commonly used opiates include:
- Codeine (only available in generic form)
- Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora)
- Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER)
- Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
- Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
- Morphine (Astramorph, Avinza, Kadian, MS Contin, Ora-Morph SR)
- Oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxecta, Roxicodone)
- Oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet)
- Oxycodone and naloxone (Targiniq ER)
Does Using Schedule Two Drugs Automatically Lead to Addiction?
The answer is no. If you use schedule two drugs in the way that they have been prescribed by your physician, there is a very low risk of being addicted. Some individuals may be predisposed to addiction because of family history, genetics, or a psychiatric illness.
If you are taking a schedule two drug in the way that they have been prescribed by your physician, but your pain continues, it is not recommended that you increase the number of pills you take as this can lead to addiction. Additionally, long acting schedule two drugs should be taken whether or not you have pain.
How We Can Help
Schedule two drugs are just one part of a comprehensive pain management treatment. We are excited to use our years of experience to help you get the pain relief you desperately deserve. In order to accomplish this goal, we first need to sit and listen to you. We want to hear about your experiences with pain, the steps you have tried to take to eliminate your pain, what has worked, what has not worked, and most importantly what your goals for pain management include.
Armed with this information, we are going to be in a better position to create an individualized treatment that will work for you.
Our treatment goals for all of our clients are twofold. First, we want to provide you with a short term treatment. That is, we want to get you up and moving as quickly as possible with the least amount of pain possible.
Then, we want to work with you to help you maintain long term pain relief.
We understand that finding a successful approach to pain management can take time. We encourage you to be patient with the procedure and with yourself. We will not give up on you. Our goal is to work with you until a pain-free life becomes your new reality.
Contact us today, and let us show you why so many people have turned to us to help them with their chronic pain.