I am a retired 65 year old with 4 years military and 12 years total government service. In March of 1987 I had the above mentioned surgery. Within one year I was a total basket case and was put on permanent disability. From being one of the top Agents in my field, I became useless in protecting our countries interests. Since then I have had over the last 23 years approximately 10 epidural blocks which provided some relief for a month or so. Up until about 2 years ago I was taking about 1200 mg of motrin to sleep and 325mg of aspirin as a blood thinner. 2 years ago, I finally met a Doctor who listened to me about my symptoms and who saw me when I had a flare up from sciatica. Since then I have been taking no more then 2 4.5 /325mg tablets of Oxycodone as well as 75 mg of Lyrica and 60 mg of Cymbalta daily. Although I have cronic fatigue, my pain has been reduced from an 7-8 level to a 4-5 which is easily manageable. Although I can not walk for more than a few blocks at a time without feeling pain, my life is not hell. How will Nucynta help me relative to my fatigue and ability to walk long distances?
Thank you so very much for your service to our country. Nucynta will help control your pain longer then the other meds you take. It will also allow you to cut back on the amount of motrin too. And when you are more comfortable, you're able to walk longer and be more active. It may make you feel groggy in the beginning, but once your system adjusts to the medication, you should be able to live a more pain free active life. Once again, thank you for your service and best wishes to you.
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