i'm also sceared about taking NSAID's and i dont want on one, what else could she give me thats not an NSAID but that will take away my chronic pain?
It totally depends on what is causing the pain. Naproxen is an NSAID, and its not helping you. If you tell us what is causing the pain we can give you a much better answer.
Just be open and honest with your Dr. Let her know the Naproxen is not working. If you are young, they are going to be reluctant to start you on opioid medications because chronic pain is, well, chronic. Starting opioids at a young age is not in your best interest as you will just get to relying on them. Have you tried any muscle relaxants? Perhaps your scoliosis is causing muscle spasm and that is why naproxen isnt helping. Naproxen mainly helps for inflammation. If your back muscles feel "knotted" up then you are probably having painful muscle spasms and maybe a muscle relaxer is what will help you.
You can tell them you have ulcers caused by the NSAIDs. They may give you tramadol or a low dosage of Vicodin. I think the age thing is bs. I have chronic pain from 2 car accidents and a doctor putting a metal plate in wrong. So because I'm 30 I should be in great shape verse my dad who goes to pain management. He runs out his pills more than I do. I can't take them because I have ulcers skeclton(sp) made my mom sleepy. It did nothing for me. I rather take Flexeril or soma.
Before anyone could answer that question one, hopefully a NP or a doctor would have to ask you a few.questions. Such as do you have high blood pressure for example? If all questions were negative it would be based on a 1to 10 pain scale. If your pain was mild to moderate ,say your number was a 6 than possible Davocet would be a good place to start. Hope you feel better soon. bestpup
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