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tolerable pain

CarolPCCarolP Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Chronic Pain
Help! I am having pain levels of 7-8 on my meds. Can't go up on them because the ones i am taking are already strong for me right now. I am currently on oxy's and percocet;s and I was on morphine (Kian SP) and hydro but the morphine put mne to sleep. I really would like something I could take just when i need it and b able to put it where it is needed.

Does anybody know of some kind of medicine like that, maybe a patch or a pill for couple of hours but heavy enough to help and not to heavy to put me out. I know I am asking alot buy I can't hardly take it anymore I am staying home now unless it subsides for awhile then i try to get out.

Any help would be appreciated.


  • I can only suggest working with your Dr.

    I know that these meds work on each persons system very particularly. What works for me, puts someone else asleep.

    What works for someone else - gives me Flu like symptoms and bone pain that feel like I have been hit with hammers, across all my major bone structures.

    I just keep records of the felt pain and descriptions of what is going on. I don't dwell on it, as that can make it worse, but a couple times a day, I will write my thoughts on it and keep those. I take those notes to the next Dr visit and we use it to sort out what to do with the meds. The records- - allow my Dr to see improvements or the consistent pattern. Sometimes,, he will adjust times of dosages - or add an adjuvant to the list. The reports gives him the feedback he needs.
  • first let me say .sorry that you are in pain .but please let me warn you not to go in to too much detail about drugs ..because at the moment people are having a field day with anything drug related .so if you don't want a nasty thread .stop it now ...this i am telling you as advise not as an instruction ...my best advice as a friend is to see your doctor and tell him or her that the medication that you are currently taking is not working for you and come to some arrangement .so that you wont be in as much pain ....you could also try a TENS and heat
  • Carol,

    We have a section for Pain Meds. I suggest that you check it out. I think you will get more information from reading older posts or even posting in it.


    Feel Better,

  • Straker, stop it. The OP asked a perfectly valid question, nobody is going to have a problem with it.

    People are letting this new person cause a division on the board, and that's pretty sad.

    As for the OP's question, I agree that it's so much what works for you. For example, I had a lot of trouble with morphine, while it works really well for some people. Why not tell your doctor that your b/t meds are just not working, and you are wondering whether there is something else you could try? It might be a trial-and-error process to find what works for you. I'm still in that process for myself.

    Hopefully you will find something that works :)

  • I agree with others here. Try and keep a log of when your pain is good, tolerable, and bad! Same, if certain activities change your pain, or the use of heat or ice.

    I didn't see any nerve medications. Have they told you *what* is causing your pain? Nerve pain is treated with totally different medications than is 'mechanical' pain. Much of what you have described will not help with pain if derived from nerve related issues.

    By example (me), I am on Lyrica for my nerve pain (which is 75% or so of my pain), and for the mechanical I have Darvocet. I hope that helps, and too you can get with your doctor and get some relief. *HUGZ*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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