I kno i havent been on in quite sometime, sorry but ive been trying to get pain meds 4 my constent(sp) pain. My Dr has given me ultram, flexiril, lioderm patches, do these 3 meds help with my constant pain im in bcuz of my fibro, arthritis, and my L4, L5 disc in my lower back. Im older now and it seems every yr the pain is more intense and never seems 2 ease up much. Thanx
I am so very moved by reading about your agony, I truly empathize with you. My mother suffers from Fibro and MS, Flexeril does help with the pain for FM but still the pain never really goes away, I take care of her, and love her deeply.
With regards to the other meds, if the dr. prescribed them to you it must be for a reason, she / he is a trained professional and I believe this "cocktail" will help you.
All the very best to you,
Have you tried arthritis meds? I just had back surgery for the low back it seemed to help I had a bulging disk called a Microdiskectomy. There are different types of meds. Have you tried any anti inflammatory meds such as prednisone? Other forms of pain meds like oxycodone or even lyrica it gabapentin
We have some things in common. I have bulging discs L4-L5, L-5-S1, arthritis, sciatica, etc. etc. but not the fibro. I am 35 and assume your pain is worse then mine. Physical therapy has made a small improvement for me. I am sorry it does not help you. I understand how bad the pain can get. I am sitting on my heating pad now which I spend a lot of time on, probably too much! I take voltaren gel, flexeril and norco. I don't like to suggest opiates but I would not function without them. Do you not want to try opiates or is it your doctor not willing to prescribe them? It seems to me you should have the option at this point. Either way I hope you can find more relief somehow. One thing I have came to realize is if I am feeling down mentally or emotionally it can make my physical pain double so I am glad you came here for support.
i'm sorry you are in so much pain. When you are hurting so badly, it can seem to take forever for pain medication to kick in. Medications won't work faster over time, which is unfortunate. Dr.s try to spread pain medications out so that you never go all the way back into the pain. If the dose of your medications are leaving you in severe pain for quite a while prior to your next dose, you need to tell your Dr. this. He may change the dose or the interval. Most drugs have a range of how many mg you can take. Say your medication is supposed to be given every 4-6 hours, and the label on your bottle says take one in 6 hours, your Dr. may change it to every 4 hours. Once the medication has completely warn off and the pain has been back to where it was before you took the last dose, it will be tougher for the medication to help as much. The idea is to keep a steady blood level so that you never fall behind and have to suffer.
I'm sorry to hear you are in so much pain and I know waiting and hoping new medications are going to help get rid of it causes me anxiety! I don't think your dr prescribed a pain medication strong enough with disc problems/constant pain from them in your lower back. Just my opinion and we all have one but back pain is one of the worst, as it feels no better if you sit, stand or lay down (tossing and turning trying to get comfortable/in some position where your back doesn't hurt). I would want something foe immediate relief. Perhaps you should call your physicians office and let him know that you have been waiting but relief hasn't come! I hope you can work something out soon.
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