Hello Everyone, I am new to this sort of thing, although found it very informative. I was in a auto accident which I am the only surviver out of 6 people. I now have degenerated disc disease, severe neck and back pain, and I also have arthritis. I take the fentanyl patch 100mcg every other day and if needed nucynta 100mg for pain. Does anyone know what I can take for inflamation for my arthritis? I cant take the NSAIDS like Mobic, Motrin etc etc due to I have Gerd and those drugs tear up my stomach. So is there anything out there that will not upset my Gerd and ulcers, hopefully Generic???
Also my doctor is talking about back surgery to me because I want to get off the narcotics. I know getting off Fentanyl and nucynta can cause seizures. I heard of a new way some doctors and hospitals are detoxing people off these narcotics by putting them into a comatose stage for a few days. Does anyone out there ever hear of this method? Or what is the normal procedure for detoxing off this stuff? At one particular time I was getting my fentanyl patches through a mail order pharmacy and due to some mix up I ended up without my patches for 9 days and had 2 seizures due to withdrawl. I do not want to go through that again. I know I wrote a lot here but I am new to this and really need some info from people who been there done that sort of thing. Any advice or feedback will be greatly appreciated.