"coming off opioid medication"
About: Aberdeen City Community Health Partnership Aberdeen City Community Health Partnership
Posted by stubart010am (as ),
When I lost my right testicle it was then I was diagnosed with PAN. I was put on very strong and addictive pain medication. Instead of being on them for a few weeks I was on them for 4 years. I took the decision of coming off the opioid. It was then I felt like I was being treated like a "junkie". I wasn't misusing meds, I was prescribed them. I was told I would have to go to the substance misuse clinic (Fulton Clinic) in Aberdeen. It felt like I was being punished for wanting to stop taking the opiods.