I am allergic to opiates and I have severe back and neck pain from a motorcycle accident. What is something strong that will make the pain more tolerable?
18 Jun 2011
As far as non-opiate but still narcotic analgesics, don't know of any, but there are other options for pain control that are non opiate, non narcotic that may help you. You could try the medicine Lyrica for nerve pain control. Or there is also Cymbalta for nerve type pain. You might benefit from a non steroidal anti inflammatory such as Celebrex. It really depends on the actual source of your pain as to whether these would work. These meds may not make the pain go away completely but may well make it more tolerable.
18 Jun 2011
Hi armaretto77, I have to agree with Laurie. I'm not allergic to opiate type meds, but for me they are not the answer for chronic or long term pain. I'm allergic to NSAID meds so that leaves me limited on what I can take for pain relief. I currently take lyrica, have been on it for about 2mos. This med is for nerve pain and after a traumatic accident such as you had, I would guess that there's probably some nerve damage. Talk to your dr about it, I'm sure he/she will offer/discuss your options. Best of luck to you!
19 Jun 2011
Tramadol-50mg-these are non narcotic drugs but are the closest thing to acting like a narcotic. No codeine or hydrocodone in them, but a pretty powerful painkiller. Similar to Darvocet they work on your opiod brain receptors but it makes u feel a bit more happy than Darvocet, lol! These are a fairly safe painkiller in my opinion. I take 2 a day for my back
and even though there are a small hard core drug abusers out there popping theme, the addiction rates are low. It is a synthetic made drug and a good medicine for short term use for moderate to severe pain.
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