I have been on narcotic meds for chronic intractable pain for over 15 yrs. What are the effects of continued use and is there a time when I will no longer be able to take this type of medicine for my pain.
How long can I take narcotics for pain
I have a blood disease that causes alot of pain and hematomas. I have taken pain meds for years, and have a tolerance. My advice.... unless you are bad off, take Advil. Taking long term narcotics is a pain and scary. I worry about liver disease and worse cancer. I read some narcotics actually cause cancers in the stomach. Also, I battle depression, without meds, I am scared of them too. My mother has taken Darvon for 30 years and now has Dementia. Wonder if that added to it. The pain meds that is. I am 38 and appear to healthy, but my legs are killing me. Everyday all day. Even with the meds. I am a server... I can only hope to find a pain med that is long lasting that doesn't make me crazy and feel like I did 5 years ago. I feel for you with your struggle. God Speed to you, Gypsy