Hi! Any insight to these medications from someone whom has actually taken for constant pain appreciated. I have basically drastically cut of all beneficially pain medications since my back & neck pain began/continued. My Dr gave me an assisnment since I have no insurance to find the most affordable ways to get 1 of these meds & decide which I wanted to start with: Exalgo 8mg, Butran 5 &/or 7.5mcg or Nucyata 50mcg. I've never tried these meds & unsure which to start on, I know I can't continue to function with the pain level I currently try to tolerate. Please Help... Thanks!
TJN; First I'm sorry you have not gotten any answers as of yet. First due to the fact I don't know if you are taking other medications, It's really hard to answer but the main problems would be if you have any breathing problems, or are taking any Medications. But if it were me which I have been in chronic pain for so many years I can't remember. But In what I know of you might want to check the price on all 3 medications. But the one I WOULD try first would be the Butrans Patches this is used for 24/7 pain control and once you get regulated on it most people do really well on it. You have to be very careful that you follow the directions to the tee. But this is also one of the main things they use in almost all of the chronic pain clinics, Also I don't know what else oral you have tried but some doctors well give you a form of opiate pain medication for breakthrough pain. My second choice would be the Exalgo 8mg but being an oral form it is harder to control the pain because of forgetting to take it at the same time and sometimes taking with or without food all mess's with the adsorbshine of this medications. and I really know very little about The Nucyata but after doing a bit of research on it I am not really impressed and I want to just let you know that these first two are prescribed more than any outside of Durigisic patches which I did not like at all. did not help much with the pain and affected my mind more than I like. So that is it, in a nutshell, I would really go with the first one that is used widely in pain clinics with very good success. And while you are figuring what you can afford. if you type these drugs into the search bar at the top of this page you can look for specials from some of the manufacturers that can assist people without insurance. It would be worth checking out. Hope this give you an idea or at least an opinion rather than diving in blind. Hope you get this under control as soon as you can there is no reason that anyone should have to suffer needlessly in this day and age. They are making it so hard on our Doctors to even prescribe medication for people like you and I. Well have a good weekend and if you have not done anything yet let me know how it works out for you.
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