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Hi,

The subject has probably been brought up before, but I'm new here so please indulge me. I have a couple nasty pain issues that crop up.  Unfortunately, I have a pain pill addiction that crops up as well. I  have a good friend of mine hold my pills for me, because if they're in the house I have a tendency to take them for the addiction portion of the show instead of the pain portion . 

 I'm tired of juggling, but I have no idea what else to do. I'm also trying to get depression and other mental health issues balanced as well. I just started taking Abilify on Friday and not feeling the results As of yet.

any suggestions would be happily received, OK maybe not happily, but they would be appreciated.

thanks

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Hey! 

 

Totally was on the same boat as you. Fortunately enough my doctor prescribed me Zoloft and Lamcital for depression and anxiety. It took about a month for it to work. After that, I didn't have the urge to take the pain meds anymore 

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I don't know if your pain is short term or long term, but if short term sometimes there are med options. Actually true for long term, too, and non med options, but usually need a specialty clinic. If you can switch to non-opiod options that's a start. Having your friend help is a smart idea. 

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