... discontinued that and put me on 50 mg tramadol, which does nothing for my pain. Also, I don't tolerate vicodin, and I was told darvocet was discontinued. Any suggestions?
Unfortunately, once a doctor makes up their mind to take you off a certain medication, it's difficult to change their minds. Did you ask him why he was changing it? If he was worried about addiction, trams are just as addicting and lower the seizure threshold which can be dangerous for certain people. I would ask again why he changed meds on you. How long have you been on the percocet? As far as an alternative medication, there isn't much to chose from that isn't considered an opiate or addicting besides Ibuprofen 800mg. I wish I could help you more but it's really hard changing a doctors mind. You might want to mention the trams aren't all that safe.
Good luck to you.
Honestly, try to get by on ibuprofen, swimming, and hot tubs. Do you have
a friend or mate willing to massage wherever it hurts every day for up to a year? Even just a few minutes does miracles. The other person has to really DESIRE your healing. My roommate did that for my back and
one year later all pain was GONE. Lifelong backpain... gone. That was
almost ten years ago and it's still gone. The human touch, the loving human touch, is the best medicine in the world.
Also, try developing a different way of looking at pain: instead of seeing it
as an adversary to be vanquished, understand it as a messenger, delivering
important, vital information... there's lots of books on the subject. This
is probably sounding way too esoteric, but I'm ending a six year methadone
habit (down to 11m.g's from 35 since TDay) and the path of success has
been the one where I commit to ALLOWING the process.
No fear. Remember, we are not bodies.
Wow, this is a tough one, if i were you and i was in a state were medical marijuana was allowed thats the route i would go because if she dont want to to percocet she wont prescribe anything stronger, vicodin is out and darvocet is out, so if not medical marijuana,maybe you could add advil to the tramadol which is just as addictive as percocet, i too was on percocet and got dependant on it so my doc changed it to tramadol and things went downhill from there, so really there isnt many options. So tell me this is it chronic pain or acute pain? we can go from there.
I know how troublesome back pain can be, having a Dr. switch meds without explaining is also upsetting, however having said that, usually when you've recently hurt your back, and might be in the "acute" phase, and not the "chronic" one, I'm surprised your Doctor has not set up some sort of Physical Therapy, heat wraps, and water Therapy, being in a pool during an acute phase of back injury is really wonderful, years ago, before all my back surgeries this was like a dream come true, as most of the meds I was given did little to alieve my pain. No back pain really goes away 100%, without some sort of massage, heat therapy, and being in a pool. Many places have PT dept. with a pool in them. I would certainly ask about that. If you just stick to pain medicine in the beginning you'll be hurting all the time. I've been through all of that and then some.
I do hope your condition is not long lasting or becomes "chronic", that I would not wish on anybody.
All my best to you and most of all Good Luck, and God Bless.
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