Paradoxically, for many people caught up in this vicious cycle, the best (sometimes only) option is to switch to a LESS powerful pain killer, combined with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Antidepressant</span>
or anti-seizure medications in order to reduce or block the flow of pain neurotransmitters.
If you are in the United States, find the nearest addictionologist and ask about switching to Suboxone. It combines a narcotic pain killer (Buprenorphine
) with an anti-addiction drug (naloxone).
If you are outside of the U.S.