i have been offered oxycontin,norco,30mg of morhine sulphate-ive been thru the addiction trip and am very wary of how easy it will be to relapse,yet on pt for 6 months with no change.what opiate would take the pain away and would not alter my mind
I don't recommend any opiate if you are prone to addiction. There maybe other medicines to consider before opiates. Have you tried a non steroidal anti inflammatory (NSAID) such as meloxicam or a cox two inhibitor type NSAID such as Celebrex. Depending in the source of your pain these medicines may well help. They are non addictive and non narcotic.
Your other alternative, if the pain is nerve related, would be a medicine like Lyrica or Cymbalta. Both of these address nerve pain very effectively. Of course, all of these suggestions are presciption medications which would require you talking to your doctor.
Hope this helps,
Laurie is right, any of the medications you have listed could easily tip you back into the addiction cycle again. Her suggestions are excellent. My husband plays guitar as well and he finds it very hard to give his hand/forearm the rest it needs to heal. I suspect you may be the same. Pain and inflammation are often the bodies way of telling you that you are overusing. To adequately heal, you need to rest the area or you risk further damage. Be sure you are giving your hand complete rest for several weeks and you might look into consulting a good hand specialist for evaluation as well. Nerve damage could seriously limit your playing so it is better to rest it now than risk further permanent damage later. Also be sure to utilize ice and heat for pain along with a good NSAID. Ice and heat application can go a long way to ease pain. Physical therapy might help better after ice and heat and adequate rest. My husband never wants to hear he has to rest either. He likes to keep his chops up and he uses guitar as a way to relax and deal with stress so it is difficult, I know.
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