Is that I have Botox injections for chronic headaches and take Percocet 7.5/325 and fentanal 25mcs patches for other chronic back pain. The meds are just not touching my pain enough to get real relief?? What can I ask for?? And does anyone know of a med that works good for headaches?? Still having breakthrough headaches??
I didn't find Fentanyl, at low doses, helpful for back pain at all and No; I haven't found a replacement. Further, I'm not allowed Acetaminophen at all and I get headaches all the time; I haven't found a replacement. NSAIDs or off limits to me also. Oxycodone isn't a bad pain reliever however.
I'm so sorry you are suffering.
Use this forum to vent and ask questions.
People here are very kind and can identify with the change in lifestyle.
One of major factors is feeling guilty about dumping on loved ones. Smiling through the pain can get old real fast.
Just post when things get tough.
Decision making is difficult when in pain so having people guide you is important.
You need to have someone on your end to "watch your back" with doctor appointments,etc. Choose someone that can clearly communicate how bad your pain is and how your lifestyle is affected.
Download or get free app that allows you to accurately keep track of your daily symptoms. It's helpful in comparing your symptoms when starting new treatments especially with headaches when its hard to think. Having the diary will cut down on the anxiety of trying to remember.
Find a good massage therapist and acupuncturist. It may be a good natural fix.
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