Hello everyone... :H
I wasn't sure where to post this, so I decided this forum might be the best place... as it does pertain to my medication.
For the past several months, I have been using the disposable heating wraps on a daily basis for the constant muscle pain in my back, neck, abdominal area, knees, feet and arms.
A couple of weeks ago, Charry recommended purchasing an infrared heating pad that she uses. When I went to my Neurosurgeon and PM appointments, I needed to get their "okay" to use one of these prior to purchase... due to my hardware. Both doctors gave me the go ahead, so I ordered one online.
My infrared heating pad arrived yesterday afternoon, and I started using it right away. The relief... is absolutely incredible. You can use it up to 4 times a day for all affected areas, but you can't fall asleep with it on.
I finished my last heating treatment at 9:30 last night, fell right to sleep and I didn't wake up until 6:30am.
My daily dose of oxycontin is 60mg, three times a day. On my good days, I can go 12 hours versus every 8 hours with the oxycontin and I have told my doctors this. I am nowhere near the point of weaning off any of my meds (according to my doctors), but if I can go without them for a few extra hours... I have their okay to do so.
I still can't believe this, but I went a total of 16 hours WITHOUT taking any oxycontin or percocet. This was not intentional, by any means... my muscles were just so relaxed and pain free. The last dose of oxycontin I took was at 2:30pm yesterday. I honestly didn't feel the need to take it when I woke up at 6:30 this morning... but, because of the high dose I am on and going 16 hours without it... I did take the oxycontin as soon as I woke up.
I thank Charry, so very much, for sharing her use of this infrared heating pad. My PM doctor had not heard of this particular pad, so I am going to bring it in on my next visit. Others could very well benefit from this heating pad, too!
If Spine Health didn't exist, chances are Charry wouldn't have been brought into my life. I am so grateful to have found this site!
Hope everyone has a good day today.