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Pain meds

joel1000jjoel1000 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello All! My name is Christian Soldier. Many hurts from the field. From ruptured discs to a repaired foot with pins and screws. This upset the balance in my stance; hence, the worst pain imaginable. Standing, sitting, walking or twisting, I am slowly sinking at 65. Athletic and educated, I have no qualms about taking pain meds. It is not a moral issue. Everyone calls anyone who simply has a perscription for opiates gets the "you're an addict" look from the pharmacists these days.
My take: Morphine makes one sleep and feel unmotivated. One's soul has be anesthetized. OxycodoneIR is good but short acting. A combination of Oxycodone 15mg four times per day and Oxycontin ER twice or even three times a day if one can, is a good relief. Why? OxContin allows one energy to work. I can't afford to fall asleep as I work online and I am monitored. As much as they try to trash the drug and associate it with deaths one must realize. It isn't the drug, its the people who take it.
Exercise as much as one can, walking, small weights and a heated whirl pool can work miracles! Believe me, I've had it all and know the likes and dislikes. Lets talk. Best, Joel


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    I'm not sure I understand. Are you taking any pain meds?

    The description of pain meds may be your experience, but everyone is so different and meds react differently. For example, morphine does not put me to sleep. I just get a headache and little of edge off of pain. In fact, nothing takes pain away completely, so that isn't even a goal for me.

    Sometimes one can feel they are doing okay with the meds and very well could be...but some professions just don't allow it...period.

    Good luck to you as you try to get around better and in less pain...manageable pain.
    Take care!
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am a little at odds with your position on medications so i will just say hello!! please have a look around the different forums, espeicially the "Pain Medications" forum..it will give you some more input!! i am all for exercise.. i love to swim and find it so good for pain control.. moving as much as you can as often as possible is so important!! good luck to you in your search for pain relief!! Jenny :)
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,875
    what was your purpose for your thread?
    I dont understand what you are trying to say except for things that almost everyone on this site already knows.

    Please let us know what your medical situation is and how this relates (if at all) to your thread.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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