I'd feel like a junky, except for the fact that 1) I only take them when I have serious, dissociative pain, and not every single day. I regularly have good, (well, okay) days and forget all about their existance. 2) I'm still at the same dose I was over two years ago with the same, good effects. 3) I'm hyper aware of not wanting to become dependant upon them.
By the way, I was just kidding about the "special friend" and "sweet, sweet Miltown" stuff; but I do worry what I'd do without it, as my quality of life somewhat depends upon it at this point. I was a mess before my pain was being properly managed. I had no social life, which exacerbated my emotional crapola. In fact, all of my personal relationships suffered in direct correlation to the amount of physical pain I had to endure. So I feel like assigning it security blanket staus is somewhat justified. I'd feel the same way, or even moreso, if we were talking about Topamax.
Anyway, I was just curious if anyone else here takes it as well for FMS or any other chronic pain issues. I believe that my Fibro resulted from a back surgery, from which I also experience pain. That's a bit of my background, for starters.
Edited by Green Tara, 16 June 2005 - 08:02 AM.