All together I'm on 7 meds I also have torn nerves n both arms! Does anyone take painmeds with ur pysc meds? N if so how do u feel?
Simply put, the head meds work on your head and the percs work on your pain. There are many people on this site with psych issues and pain issues. Yes, take your pain meds and no, they do not affect your head meds. The only thing you should fell that's any different is relief of pain.
Just think if you had severe, unrelenting pain every day with no relief in site. Depression would creep into your life. Psych and pain issues are usually called dual diagnosis, we have two problems that need addressing.
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Very true response. You bet others do. I was handling my rare condition well until it just kept getting worse bit by bit. Chronic pain and chronic disease makes one depressed. The lack of control,makes one anxious. I am doing so much better now that I am taking something for anxiety and depression. And I talk with a therapist to develop strategies on how to handle this deterioration. This can also be part of the formula. Finding your flash points and developing skills to change. Making a life plan. All very worthwhile.
We are made of the mind, body, and spirit. When they are not in balance we have troubles. Often big troubles. Doctors today are developing a more holistic solution for people with so much happening with the body and mind. Just keep working with the best docs you can find and remember you are worth it. Every moment you are worth it. When a med doesn't work go right back to the doc and try a new approach. One will work better than another. None are perfect. Push on. You wrote and that is always the best start. Wishing you wellness and a breath or two without pain...
i empathize with what you are going through. i have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and ocd. i have never met the full criteria for bipolar disorder, but i have had occasional manic episodes. i take several mental health meds regularly. having psychiatric issues, especially issues that are well controlled by medication, does not mean you can never take pain medication. however, there are some particular concerns to be aware of. a lot of people who develop substance abuse issues have underlying mental health issues.
when you are in emotional pain, it is very tempting to ease that pain by taking a medication that will lessen it by making you "high". if you are having a depressive or manic episode, you may find yourself craving percocet because it will bring you some relief- by making you loopy when you're depressed or sedated when you're manic. this is something i have had to be aware of myself- when i'm having an anxiety attack i have to fight the urge to take a percocet because it would lessen my anxiety.
if you are in excruciating pain, i would hate for you to be unable to take pain meds when you need them. i would just suggest going into it being aware of the potential for wanting to use it not just for your physical pain but also for your emotional pain. it's important to be completely upfront with both your psychiatrist and your pain management doctor. it would be a good idea to make an appointment with your psychiatrist to get his or her opinion on whether the benefits outweigh the risks. i am assuming that if you are considering percocet you have already tried motrin, naproxen, etc, but if you have not, you might try these first. best of luck to you, and keep us updated on how you're doing.
- Percocet Information for Consumers
- Percocet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Percocet (detailed)
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