... half. now diagnosed with fibromyagia. I can not get any kind of pain medication to help. liguid or pills! whats up?
I had a gastric by-pass in 1990. was forever sick. 2009 found bowel obstruction (22). lost nearly?
Added 25 Jun 2011:
woops sorry! 22 strictures were taken out. two was left. so half of my intestines came out. shaped like link sausages the entire length. what have they tryed. Tramadol,ultram, ultram. loritab family up to 10. percocet up to 10's & semi worked. loritab liguid family.fetanyl patches. morphine liguid haven't tryed. I have bad Fibro just start up. brand new pain. I don't seem to absorb any thing. the part needed to help has been taken out, shortened, or something. I have tryed lots of dr's. and, they usually give up on me. they say simply that they don't feel they aren't skilled in the area. Only one has stuck around. my internist. and diagnosis is ?? short gut syndrome with fibromyagia. and, I am malnutrishened. can't spell it. I can't get my terrible pain touched by much. and
I am o so frustrated. thanks and opinions are welcomed....Joy
Hi, sorry i'm not sure what you lost 'half' of? Are you referring to tissue loss from surgery or weight loss? Regardless, the most effective pain killing medication for bowel obstruction is opiate based pain killers. Have you tried any? Tramadol is a synthetic opiate and is very effective, but just be aware that it can be addictive, so take care. Also anti-emetics are widely prescribed to help with the feeling of sickness. I take cyclizine when i get nausea from some of my medications. Can you add more detail to your question, such as the meds you have tried already that haven't worked for you?
There are many options now for folks with fibro. You might ask your doctor about each of the following medications for fibro pain: Savella, Lyrica or Cymbalta. There is also the option for an opiate based pain reliever but keep in mind they are addictive.
I feel for you. Having the issues that you mention along with fibro pain is unfortunate. You may really benefit from one of the medications I mentioned. Best of luck to you and keep in touch,
Access to pain medications here in the U. S. Has drastically changed here recently. The DEA has been cracking down on providers who prescribe certain short acting pain meds which are commonly abused, such as Vicodin, oxycodone and Oxycontin. Providers are too scared to take the risk in providing any of their patients with opiates. When they do, the meds are usually of longer duration and those less likely to be abused. Providers now require their patients to sign Opiod Agreement Contracts, stipulating that the patient submit to Urine testing, must go to the same pharmacy for all their medications, medication counts, etc. In the defense of the providers - it is risking their license and their livelihood to write a prescription for a pain killer and to take the chance that the person could be an addict or even could be selling their medication.
Of course that leaves folks who do have legitimate pain issues without the care that they need. I'm sorry I don't have any answers for you on how to get the help that you need but I thought that an understanding of the situation might help in some small way. Laurie's advice to try Lyrica or Cymbalta, which are non-narcotic medications to treat fibro, is a very good idea. A lot of people are finding relief from these meds. Please take care -
I may not be able to provide answers but I can give you understanding, Inthe 1970's prior to the medications they have now I developed an Ulcer I had a massive hemorrage they had to remove part of my stomach I got down to 85 pounds, I have also had Polio and experience Chronic pain I cannot tolerate lots of the widely prescribed opiates but I can tolerate some, this past winter I caught a fall and sustained damage to disks and vertebraes I had tried various meds but found Opana I was up to using (3) 40mg tablets every 8 hours, I am improving and am down to 1- (40mg tablet) every 8 hours it is an oxymorphone drug and it is suppose to be stronger than some of the others, I am keeping you in my prayers and in my thoughts I do hope you are able to find the medicine you need please take care feel free to keep us posted there are lots of caring individuals who are very supportive here!
Joy, are you complaining that your gut still hurts? you do have trigger points there too. I have had trigger point injections from a gastroenterologist on both side of my tummy. They work wonders, but you have to find the right doctor to do them. If you are talking about general all over fibromyalgia pain, welcome to the club! Would like to know before I go on about it. Could you provide more info for me...
I have fibromyagia myself and it took me along time to get it diagnosed I myself went from doctor to doctor'till I found a doctor that would listen to me and that treated me acordenly... so he sent me up to the hospital painclinic and they give me a drug every 6ths for it its for people who have high blood pressure but it helps people who have this typ of pain its worth while asking about it... or get a good doctor coz there is a drug out there that helps fibromyoly suffers... it does help good luck..tracy..
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