... backpain is horrific (really chronic pain is) I agree I took Fentanyl and I took it as long as I could stand a dose but I could not function. I have used MS Contin but it makes me so moody and anxious, the one I take and just tolerate is Dilaudid I think the reason I can be up and moving is because it is short acting (I really don't know) I have had some excellent suggestions on here I go back to the doctor on Monday these fractures in my back are horrible I guess one thing I hear is that what works for one person will not always work for another, I am fortunate to have a doctor that works hard and gives me a lot of time and makes me feel like it is no problem for her, I can't tolerate Oxycontin it makes me so shaky, I have never tried Methadone and I try and consider that medications are expensive and I don't want to make it more difficult for other patients out there, I basically keep records of the meds I take and am open and honest with the doctor it seems that I have seen so many stories of various effects and reactions that I believe that you just have to keep trying, if I could function without the meds I would throw them away but I know in order to be safe you just can't do that so I will continue to do the best I can caringsonbj
I just want to say that chronic pain is horrible those who deal with it have a very difficult time?
- 14 Jan 2011 by caringsonbj
- 19 Jan 2011
- ms contin, sta-d, multiple sclerosis, pain, fentanyl, chronic
Added 18 Jan 2011:
as of yesterday I went to the doctor and was placed on a different pain medication Opana and I take hydrocodone for breakthrough every 3 hours she also prescribed Xanax 2 mg ER four times a day, I had a bone scan today the 18th, the fractures are worse than they thought she is going to have me see an orthopedist she thinks I probably will have to wear a brace to stabalize these and possibly and epidural, I was given a Motrin pack and antibiotic because she was afraid I might contract an infection and possibly get pneumonia I so appreciate the many concerns shown to me I am so grateful and I appreciate every one of you caringsonbj
You really need to be your own best advocate when it comes to debilitating pain. You're very fortunate to have a compassionate doctor who understands your dilemma and is willing to work with you. I'm one of the lucky ones too. When it comes to strong narcotic pain meds, many doctors not only shy away from prescribing them, they can make you feel like a second class citizen, looking to get high, with nurses giving you dirty looks behind the doctor's back. Please let us now how it goes for you. I truly hope you get the pain under control and can thrive once again.
Hi there. Yes, you are so right! I find it very hard some days to not just stay in bed with covers over my head and be so depressed. I am also very lucky to have a doctor that seems to generally care about my pain management. I was so worried about my first visit with him. I just knew they were going to treat me like a "druggie" looking to get high. But I think that him and his staff could really read people and know the ones that are truly dealing with chronic pain. The Fentanyl patch has given me a lot of relief. I know that pain is just what I will have to live with and try to not let me bring me down. I have found that trying to be involved with more activities (church, friends, etc... ) help. All the best and good luck with your new medication.
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