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I use prescribed medications intravenously. I work, and manage to keep my life together very well. Am I a junkie?

By robert and beaver . Created on 20 Jul, 2021
I had an accident in 2010. I fell from a 14th floor balcony to the ground. After many surgeries and 30 months in hospital, i left hospital addicted to morphine. I am prescribed morphine tablets on a monthly basis, at the rate of 2x100mg a day. I inject these tablets. I am an Economist, working for an investment company. I go to work everyday, keep myself very presentable and i believe live a great lifestyle. Would you consider me a junkie because of my IV drug use?
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Joyce said 1 day ago
I would not consider you a junkie, you are dependent for a very good reason. Hopefully one day you won't need this anymore. Best of luck.
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Pauline said 3 days ago
I understand where you are coming from, I injured my back through a accident going to work and it took me a year just to be able to walk again, I was on some pretty strong drugs. At one stage I stopped taking them and the pain was so unbearable my doctor asked me why I did that and I told him I didnt want to be reliant on them, we worked together to reduce them, I still use them every now and then to this day
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Frank said 5 days ago
I too take medication for severe back pain, but only when absolutely necessary as I do not want to become reliant on it
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Charles said 7 days ago
Well I've been on medication for years does that make me a junkie I don't think so as the doctors would not have given me them but I know that I ned them an cant't stop as my pain comes back I too had an accident not like yours but I was 24 years old when I lifted over my weight and had to get operated in my back area after a few years later which I didn't only had one done but three as in my first op I fell down of...
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Raymond said 7 days ago
You should be tirelessly working to take NO pills or manufactured drugs and only take them where a qualified, registered health professional advises they are necessary for good health. Don't just take a pill because you have a headache or feel unwell for a moment. There are too many junkies who rely on a quick fix or the advice of Dr. Google or Tik Tok.
robert and beaver said 6 days ago
The meds i take ARE PRESCRIBED by my Doctor
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ChrisWho said a week ago
Addicted, Yes. Junkie, No. By the sounds of it, you are managing this well. I wish you strength in your struggle with this addiction.
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Mrs said 3 days ago
What Chris here says is the best explaination I have seen of your situation.
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Glenys said a week ago
These medications are prescribed so I wouldn't say that you are a junkie.... however, I would suggest a referral to a pain management specialist if you are ever concerned about the amount of Morphine you are taking as there could well be better ways to manage your pain.
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Kym said a week ago
Junkie is a very ugly word & I don’t feel this word applies to you. There are many people who are victim to unintended addiction to prescription medication but if you are being prescribed this medication it is for good reason. Your practitioner knows what is best to deal with your situation. I am assuming someone, possibly who you work with, has implied you ar...
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