Its been a while since I post here, well things are going well with my meds I am down to 4-5 norco a day, I didn't work well with the percoset it was making me have dizziness that would not go away.
since the new stuff that was done to my back my doc decided to put me on the fentanyl patch at 25mg but I asked him to start me slow so he gave the 12 mg.
today is my first day and I have not notice any change in the pain lvl but I am so so sleepy wow I had 2 cups of coffee and Im still half way awake! will this ever go away?
is it true that I wont OD or something bad will happen if I continue to take the Norco 4-5 a day?
is there anything I can do to combat the groogyness?
Thanks for your help!
God bless you all :D
Added 5 Aug 2009:
I was taking like 7 norcos a day but I decided it was too much so I tampered to down to 4-5 a day I am given to take 7 but I only take 7 if I feel like I am going to die, the nerve damage is getting worse and I just cant sleep and in pain all the time, it started affecting my mood and life to the point I was grouchy which is odd because I am peppy!
I went to the doctor and confessed I was in lots of pain so he got an MRI and then told me the bad new he said I needed something to control the pain all day so that I would not dip down, he said the patch had a low dose and would be hard to abuse, in the clinic where I go you have to have physiological test and stuff I am the lowest levl for a abuse but I still don't want you risk it.
He said the other option was Oxycontin but that because I go to school in an university I could get hurt for having them which just freaked me out.
he said the patch made by Mylan was the best and that I could keep taking the up to the 7 a day he gave me and the 12mg patch.
but now I am scared, all the stuff I have reed has all this scary mixed signals some people said its taken over their lives and some have died others say it has made a huge difference.
I don't know what other options I have, I feel like maybe I am missing something I was annoyed with the sleepiness but now I am confused.
any help i could get would be great.
everyday I thank my Lord I live through the car accident and was the only one to live, but the pain is bad, I am stud-burn and its hard for me to admit how limited I feel by it, but I don't want to take anything that will take over my life, i am married , I have a son and a scholarship for school.
I don't know what other options there are, my doc is weird about meds that are a big problem in the state where I live.
Why in the world would you go on fentanyl from four norcos? That is insane unless I'm missing something.
There are LOTS of meds in between norcos and fentanyl. Why the fentanyl? That is some serious stuff! :(
The main problem you're having is fentanyl has tons of side effects including basically sucking the life out of you. I'm not trying to be dramatic but I don't think they should even use fentanyl unless the patient is terminal. That's just me.
I would NOT go from norcos to fentanyl. Hope this helps you. God bless.
the doc gave me those for around the clock pain maganment and the norcos for break through pain, the pain is increased due to more nerve damage and he does not want to go up on the norcos, I don't know what to do! Now I'm scared I don't want my life sucked out :( but I don't want to go up on the Norcos what other options do I have? For around the clock pain stuff?
When you have pain you feel so helpless. Don't know where to turn or what to do.But then there is a glimmer of hope. Is this too good? You never know till you try.
Have you tried bio- feedback? Some think this is not for them, but when I worked in a trauma hospital they offered us all a class in it.
In the past doctors had carte blanc when it came to writing scripts. Now they can find themselves in jail, for just helping patients. Some doctors have misused their right and now we have to suffer. Never ever give up, keep up with the research. There is hope on the horizon.
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