How High the Arthritis?
October 25, 2012 1:29 PM Subscribe
My sober, drug addict husband was prescribed a cream for his painful arthritis. We always have a sobriety plan in place when he has to take strong pain medicines for legit reasons. Do we have to do the same thing for this cream? Also, what is in this medicine?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Husband has a painful arthritic condition in an uncommon spot. He has seen the general doc, and now a specialist, who has prescribed a pain relief cream. The cream had to be made at a compounding pharmacy, and the label reads: KET 20%/LID5%/CYCLO2%. This is definitely giving husband good relief and he wants to continue to use it.
Normally when he has had a medical condition that requires strong medicine we have a plan in place whereby I monitor and dispense the meds at an appropriate pace. This is a plan that has worked for us for 20+ years, and has been helpful in keeping him from abusing the same meds he once used to get high. But we're both unfamiliar with this sort of pain-relieving cream, and he would rather not discuss this with either physician, because he doesn't want issues surrounding his addiction to be entered into his medical records.
Would appreciate any advice you can give on those questions.
And I'll just add that this isn't a question about whether or not I should be monitoring my husband's medicine use, so please no comments regarding that. Thanks.