Hi all im currently on a list of medication oxycodone paracetamol amitriptyline and tables to help control my anxiety disorder im not being able to sleep ive begged my doc to add in a nerve block but won't do it but im no sleeping earring I pass out feel dizzy and cold sweat alot what can i do to make pain bearable enough to carry out tasks in house i feel so fustatted
Fibromyalgia nerve damage in pelvis and pelvic bones separation in very severe pain?
- 19 Sep 2013 by Anonymous
- 26 Sep 2013
All I can add is "the squeaky wheel get the grease!" also dont just tell the Dr "I have terrible pain" Tell him how it affects your life. Tell him what normal activities of daily living your pain prevents you from doing. This will give him the documentation to support giving you a stronger medication. If that doesnt work then you need to seek out a different Dr, perhaps a pain specialist if you are not already seeing one. They can give the "bigger guns" that PCP's cant. You probably need a long acting drug rather than oxycodone/paracetamol but it seems those are getting harder to get. The Dr has to show you have severe pain not controlled by anything else and that you have a need for round the clock medication. It is the "round the clock" part that helps.
When you take pain meds "as needed" you end up just chasing the pain but when you take it regularly by the clock then you prevent pain from getting so bad in the first place. I find it odd that they restrict the long acting drugs when they have less abuse potential (as long as they are used right). The problem arises when abusers use these higher dose drugs meant to release slowly and they crush them to defeat the time release mechanism and get a huge dose all at once. Unfortunately this has made them desirable to abusers which in turn makes those who use them properly have a hard time getting their proper medications they need. When they are used correctly and swallowed whole so the time release mechanism works properly, people usually manage on lower overall doses in a 24 hour period than when they use only short acting drugs.
If your pain is that bad, head to your nearest hospital or ER. Or if you cannot do daily chores, don't do them! Have your husband or a child help out.
You need help right now with all your chores.
I would also find a different doctor! This one isn't helping you.
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