I am unable to take Tylenol 3, Tramadol, Ibprophren and aspirin products. The OTC products are not strong enough. The only thing that seemed to help was Darvacet, but they took it off the market.
11 Feb 2011
Have you thought about meds that can help with nerve pain? Neurontin? Savella? There's also opiates like Vicodin. You might want to discuss alternative methods like physical therapy, occupational therapy (learn new ways to do every day tasks to avoid triggering pain) Injections, TENS unit. Try staying active and exercise if you can. Especially working the core muscles. This will help support the spine and take some pressure off the nerves. These are just a few suggestions. If your condition isn't expected to improve, you'd be better off with an extended release pain med like ms contin, opana er, oxycontin. I would also recommend a consultation with a pain specialist.
11 Feb 2011
Christine and SURFGEO both suggested many options. There are the hydrocodones and oxycodones like Lortab and Percocet, respectively, that contain opiates and acetominophen. There are slow release formulas for Opana er, Oxycontin and Avinza, also narcotics. Then there are the meds that help with nerve pain that aren't narcotic like Neurontin, Lyrica, Savella, and Cymbalta. Also, I can mention Celebrex which is a non steroidal anti inflammatory for arthritis.
Your pain doctor is the best to decide what is the best for you based on your condition, other medications you are on and ones you have tried.
Hope this helps,
11 Feb 2011
Hmmmm. I think I've tried all of the above! I'm now on Methodone, but trying to get off of it. Hate the way it makes me feel. You can get Hydrocodone without the tylenol. My brother does from his pain clinic. The thing I find best (Lyrica was great, but had too many side effects for me personally)now is just xanax. I am prescribed it to help me sleep, but have found it helps if I take one now & then when the back-hip-leg pain drives me completely nuts! Good luck! It's a kind of try & try again for each individual.
8 May 2013
I have sciatica I believe there's nothing anyone can do for me, but seriously I think you might need a nerve pain medication, there's Neurontin (Gabapentin),
Flexaril, and that med. that's advertised on t.v. for Fibromyalgia. Ask your doctor, do try to see a neurologist and a Rheumatologist.
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