Doctor seems to think I have Fibromyalgia and refused to give me any narcotics (specifically Hydrocodone). Prescribed me Toradol (100 pills, 10mg, 4-6 times daily). Pharmacist warned me against this, considering I've only had this drug once, while hospitalized. My pain is chronic, from my fingertips to my toes, in my muscles and joints. I am weak and stiff constantly but was used to taking Hydrocodone to get through the day and now she's switching me to something I can only take up to 5 days?
Your pharmacist was right in warning you about this. Toradol should definately not be used for long term care it will destroy your stomach lining and cause some nasty pain and could cause some bleeding issues. I think you need to go back and talk with your doctor, if she still refuses something else I would think of finding a new doctor for pain management. Good Luck. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Not only do I agree with Marjorie, I would make an appointment to see a pain specialist. So many people (including a dear friend of mine) suffer terribly from this condition. Why would you be put on a short term med for chronic, long term pain? There are so many new meds on the market that are relatively safe to take long term. Ask your doc why she is treating your condition for 1 week? On the other, hand long term use of hydro's isn't good either. I would check in to an extended release pain med. There are so many good ones that won't cause the problems that Toradol will. I wish you good luck on finding better answers!
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