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Prescription pain med abuse?
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An_246195 posted:
I think my daughter in law is addicted to pain killers...What are Roxy's, Oxy's, and Narco's, or Norco's?
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi and welcome to WebMD,

What makes you believe that addiction is an issue? Does she have a pain condition for which she is being treated?

While you're waiting for responses here, try also posting on our Substance Abuse community .
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
 
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77grace responded:
Hi,
First of all ,I'm sorry that you think your daughter in law is addicted!If its true,its a very rough road to travel!
As far as what the drugs are??Although I'm not familar with Roxy's I do know about the others!They are different kinds of narcotic pai killers!They can be prescribed in different strength and used for many different things!I Hope that if she is ,she will seek help!!There is alot out there for her!
Take care,77grace
 
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annette030 responded:
Roxys and oxys contain oxycodone and Norcos contain acetaminophen and hydrocodone. All three are short acting opiates prescribed for pain. Short acting means they act for four to six hours, long acting opioids last much longer, usually eight to 24 hours.

Please talk to your daughter and find out what she is taking and why. Then you might talk to your own doctor or her doctor. She may have a pain condition, or she may have an addiction problem. There is a huge difference between being addicted to pain meds and using them properly for pain.

Take care, Annette
 
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65721 replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
She has a lot of lower abdominal pain, from a car wreck a few years ago.. She goes to the ER at least every other week, and has had lots of tests and they can't find anything wrong. She does have some psychological issues, and I think the pain might all be in her head. Yet she keeps trying to get medicated.
 
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65721 replied to 77grace's response:
Thanks Grace.
 
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65721 replied to annette030's response:
Thanks so much Annette. That's what I wanted to know.
 
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TDXSP08 responded:
well Sir i am not a Doctor so i can't say for sure but if she is doing what you say, in that using multiple narcotics prescribed by different doctors and different Emergency Departments and she has "psychological issues" the handwriting on the wall is the size of a jumbo jet that your DIL is probably battling a "Private" addiction" not realizing that you see whats going on. so if i where you and i had a chance where you could be alone with her pill bottles i would copy the pharmacy the prescription number any refills Dr's name and Phone fore all the bottles and then at your convenience when DIL is not around call all of the doctors they will not talk to you because of confidentiality but will listen and you tell them the whole list of medications she is taking and tell them you suspect addiction and then you have done your best for the DIL and its unto one of these doctors to act. I have been where you are not with a Dil but with My Wife its not easy, its not something she will be happy about if she ever finds out who set her on the road to health,but you are saving her life your son and any Children they have and all of the families assets.

Much Love and Luck to You !

Peace
i have no small step for man, but i have 6 tires for mankind,Watch your Toes!
 
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77grace replied to TDXSP08's response:
Hi ,
I can tell by your response that you have dealt with a simalar situation!I also can idenify1But I think we need to be cautious in the kind of advice we give to someone who is very new to this,!Just my opinion!Especailly since she is her Mother in law,if I got that right???Anyway,Thanks for your concern,I can tell you've been through it too!!
 
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annette030 replied to annette030's response:
Sorry, I meant to say that oxycodone and hydrocodone are both short acting opiate pain pills. Acetaminophen is the generic for tylenol, an over the counter analgesic.

So sorry.

Take care, Annette
 
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annette030 replied to 65721's response:
Please read my addition above.

Take care, Annette
 
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65721 replied to annette030's response:
Thank you everyone for your thoughtful responses. I have learned a lot. She has said that she knows she has a problem and we have gotten her in to see a Dr. about it.
Thanks again.
 
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65721 replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
I really like your quote Caprice.
 
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to 65721's response:
Thank you, 65721. And thank you very much for the update on how she's doing. I'm glad she's acknowledging the problem and is seeing a doctor. I wish her and your family well through this.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
 
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annette030 replied to 65721's response:
Please make sure she sees an addiction specialist connected with a pain management practice, not just her family doctor. They do not know as much as they should about addiction.

Best of luck to all of you.

Take care, Annette


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