dystrophy and myofascial pain. I currently take 100mg of Nucynta 3x daily and it just isn't helping at all with the pain. Im also on zanaflex, adderall, and klonopin, any suggestions??? My muscles lock up and get so stiff i can't sit straight, some days I can't walk at all, I can't play with my 3 year old. Sometimes my muscles get so bad it numbs and leaves half my whole body limp. Nothing is releasing my pain, I get migraines and im angry all the time from this. I need advice plus im only 23.
I am 23 years old and have Arthritis in my lower spine, knee and ankle along with muscular?
- 5 Nov 2010 by AlamandaFrancesca
- 6 March 2011
- adderall, duragesic, klonopin, zanaflex, rheumatoid arthritis, narcolepsy, anxiety, migraine prevention, muscle spasm, pain, panic disorder, nucynta
Nucynta is generally prescribed for acute pain rather than chronic pain. You may benefit from a longer acting pain reliever such as Avinza or Opana XR. Discuss with your doctor that the Nucynta is not working and if he/she could prescribe something longer acting. I believe in previous post that Tramadol was mentioned; it, too, comes in an extended release formula.
As far as the muscle spasms, again the Zanaflex is short acting. You may benefit from something like Baclofen. It is prescribed for MS patients that have muscle spasticity problems.
I am not a doctor and don't know how these suggestion would work with your other drugs. Only your doctor can make these decisions. These are just some suggestions for you to mention to your doctor.
I do hope you are feeling better since you last posted,
I have a friend your age and he has chronic pain all the time, he has Chrones Disease they had to remove a large part of his insides, he is able to work long enough to keep the job and Insurance, he has 2 children and the thing of it is Children expect attention from both parents, they don't understand the words mommy or Daddy doesn't feel well, or they have severe pain, all I can say is you can only do the very best you can and allow others who are in the family share the load, be as patient as you possibly can be, you can only do what you can do, I had a little cousin that came and spent the week-ends with my Chronic pain i sometimes thought I cannot do this, but you have to do the things you can do and I have to give her a lot of credit she understands more than I thought she did, talk with the doctor and discuss pain options, keep a log filled with as much information as possible, time you take your medicine,
make a habit of taking you medications in so the doctor can see that you are taking it as directed, we live in a day and age where doctors are watched and held responsible, you as the patient has to help the doctor be able to help you,
offer to take random drug screens, a doctor will respond far better with a patient who wants to help them than a patient who is demanding, try and understand if you were the doctor, once they see this I think it helps them, I know you don't feel like doing anything extra but believe me sometimes there isn't a choice, if you want pain control, I wish you the very best, We are always here and we are willing to help in any way we possibly can
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