Is there anyone who takes pain meds that really work? I have thus far for many years been trying to take only the tramadol and flexeril, cymbalta for pain. I use my lidoderm patches.I have recently added the butrans. Now I'm having issues with lower back and had a RFA in Nov. My lower back feels worse and it's the straw that's broke my camels back. The lidoderm patches do not help my lower back pain anymore. I need to function here and all I can think about is the pain, all of my pain, yet I am afraid of taking something addicting. I'm a pretty tough gal. I've never had sedation for my 9 cervical epidurals. I'm hanging on by a thread. I go back in 2 months to pain doc, if I can wait that long.
I have never taking oxy anything or vicoden, percocet or anything like that I see so many here take. Are you taking that because the tramadol and flexeril just can't cut it anymore? Is there one medicine that any of you take that actually helps that I could talk to my pain doc about? I am not looking to get dumb, I'm looking for pain relief so I can get done what I gotta get done. I use heat and ice to no avail. Does it depend on where your pain is located have anything to do with what they prescribe you? I know people aren't docs here, I have now reached a pain level I can't take anymore or anger my way through.
Please someone...anyone? Any ideas?
Herniated disc C5 C-6, DDD, Fibromyalgia, Nerve damage both arms, Disc Decompression, SCS 2010, Si joint pain, many epidurals, mri's, trigger point injections. Nerve conduction tests, RFA 11/28/12, RLS