I need a good pain dr. I have been on all of the usual drugs neuroton, lyrica, topamax, cymbalta, so on and so on. I need someone who understands these drugs do not work and I don't have any quality of life to speak of. I was on a small dose of Methadone a year ago but got off because my prescribing dr was not attending some rehabilation classes. So he was off to prison. in a desspperation not knowing where to go or what to do I went to a suboxone dr. I have regreated ever since. Can anyone help me. My sub dr says he would switch me back to Methadone in a NY minute but it would be against the law since I came to him to get off. I have never failed 1 drug test. I am not an addict just didn't like what I felt like without 10 mg of methadone 4 x daily. I had flew like symptoms so I guess my body was addicted my mind just was not. HELP. Does anyone know of good pain management dr who is kind and caring in the Memphis Area. I can't live another day like this. Thank you for your help. They can check with all the local pharmacies and see I haven't been prescribed that much pain medication since living here. 7 years total.
I have periphial neuropothy mother of 1 and am in constant pain. I live in Memphis,Tn?
- 28 Mar 2012 by tjoyevalent
- 20 May 2012
- cymbalta, lyrica, topamax, peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis, pain, back pain
Added 28 Mar 2012:
These are the meds I currently take lyrica 150 mg 3x daily, Topamax 100 mg 2x daily, xanax 2mg 3x daily, staydol nasal mist 1 squirt each nostril as needed, seriquil xr 300 mg bedtime, levoxyl .175 mcg 1x daily, suboxone 4 mg daily
ho tjoy, I don't have any info on any doctors in your area but I am sure someone else here will chime in and help with that. If you don't mind my asking, I was alittle surprised to see seroquel as one of your meds. What kind of doctor gave that to you and for what condition? maybe that information could help me understand better.
G'day tjoyevalent, You've certainly been on a lot of pills. Have you tried a TENS unit which puts a pulsating electrical current through the painful areas, and works by triggering the brain to release natural analgesics?
I was using 225 mg Lyrica daily until I tried the TENS, now I don't take it at all. An hour a day reduces the pain in both feet to a mere tingling which allows me to sleep OK. I hired a TENS from the local pharmacy for a week before I bought one. The best $150 I've ever spent.
I'm sorry you're in so much pain, I can imagine how unbearable it is. I live in constant pain also, but different conditions. I was given an option of marinol (marijuana pill) for my chronic back pain and fibromyalgia. Never tried it but may be an option for you. Another VERY strong pain med is Targin. I've used Targin in the past with good results. Unlike marinol there are more side effects and it is a strong opioid. Hope you find someone that can help you in the area you're in. Have you tried contacting local hospitals, where I live they have pain management programs in there, or perhaps they can recommend you to one. Take care.
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