I tore my shoulder over a year ago and am still looking at 6 months at least for surgery. I have been living in constant pain as I am allergic to all codeine and morphine drugs... so no percocet, tylenol #2 or #3, endocet, oxycocet... and over the counter meds do nothing for me. In the hospital I can use demerol shots for a few days then they stop working. Apparently I just metabolise stuff quickly or become allergic. I am at the end of my wits!! What is still out there that I can use? I do not like all the side effects to Lipitor so no go. Please help!!
8 May 2012
I tore my shoulder and after surgery I was in need of med's pain was no fun once the block wore off, but my friend just had hers done and they sent her home with a pain bag!!
Trazodone is good for pain, and a whole bunch of others call your pharmacy and ask what they think. If you take tramadol, you might be able to take hydrocodone or others. I was allergic to tramadol but not any of the Hydro's, Oxy's, Dilaudid. Med's can be odd like that, I took Morphine Sulfate IR and it helped my pain but gave me migranes and some small side effects (they call allergic reactions) but was one of the best pain med's for the pain besides a few others.
8 May 2012
You mentioned you didn't like tramadol But tramadol 50 mg Tablets are very different ingredients to the extended relief XL etc. No tylenol.
I, too, am very sensitive to sulpha, morphine yet tramadol 50 mg tabs work great for me, only need 2 a day every 6-8 hours, no side effects, to my surprise. You can cut them in half also to 25 if you like. Also, I see no addiction issues at all, thats just me. I can go without it for a day or 2 and be fine without. Good luck
9 May 2012
Did you surgeon suggest you get a "POLAR CARE" unit??? It looks like those little igloo cooler containers. There is a hose, an adapter, a motor and the pump pushes cold water through a "pad" that is attached to the end of the hose. You can use it as long as you need it but especially following the surgery. I had to have one before he would do the rotator cuff repair.
Check with your insurance company to see if they will cover it but get your doctor to write a script for it. Otherwise it runs around 125.00 dollars U.S...
I don't know what I would have done (pain wise) without this thing because I literally didn't take one pain med while I was using this thing right after surgery and, of course, runs through the night. When physical therapy started then that is when the "FUN" began!!! Oh BROTHER... I was hurting but as soon as I got home... I hooked myself up and literally "chilled out" until the relief set in. It is that cold and supposed to be a superior means to control pain through the "cold" technique plus non-movement of that limb because you aren't feeling pain or having muscle spasms and such.
I hope this also helps you... that was the first surgery I had where I didn't need to take anything for pain but to pay attention to the ice level and water ratio in the cooler.
9 May 2012
have you tried lidocaine patches? The VA gives them to my son, who has a spinal injury. Also 15 minutes of ice packs several times a day can be helpful after you try to do something or have physical therapy. An injured muscle becomes inflamed-and ice packs reduce the inflammation. My specialist has me do this. Good luck
10 May 2012
Wondering how you are doing as you haven't posted a response since asking your original question.
We are here to help you and support you as needed. I hope you are okay but perhaps still searching for the right answer to this question or trying things on your own for relief.
I hope all is well with you in your world and your issues are few...
16 Oct 2012
I am allergic to codeine and morphine and I had a kidney stone. Took fentanyl and it did really well. I later discovered I am allergic to dilaudid as well. So for me its just fentanyl. It is used to treat cancer patients that have "breakthrough" pain. I didn't feel drugged up (not to my knowledge) and didn't have withdrawal or addictive responses either. Ask your dr. If its right for you.
18 Jun 2013
Just saw your post and we have everything in common. I am allergic to almost everything to. Right now I am on fentenal patches 75mg 1 every 2 days and the so called new version of vicodone. I still don't get any relieve.I know your post is an older one but just checking to see if you have found anything else to take.
18 Dec 2013
Hi, Sorry your in so much pain. I too am in pain, every day of my life. I can give you a suggestion like other people have, & I will, how ever, the person you should be asking is a Dr. You also need to take into consideration any other medication you may be on and if they interact. Having said all that, my recommendation is Neurontin, I have Fibromyalgia and am in pain from head to toe every day of my life and the Neurontin helps a lot. Another thing to try is acupuncture, I have herd nothing but good reviews and am going to try it in January when my insurance kicks in.
Hope this helps
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