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wilfy1979wwilfy1979 Posts: 1
edited 02/10/2015 - 8:20 PM in Chronic Pain
I am 36 years old, and i feel i have never been taken seriously with my back pain management, i have wedge compression of the bodies of T12 and L1 and also compressions of T10 and T7 syndesmophytes at th T12/L1 imply that the changes here are longstanding The T10 compression could be recent and be the cause of the the recent low thoracic symptoms.

This is my back report, for pain i used nothing at first, foolishly alcohol, when i stopped drinking the first pill i tried we're Naproxen, and codeine phosphate, then i tried Nefopam, then i went on Codeine Phosphate alone at 120 a month, still pain, i am now getting 200 Dihydrocodeine 30mgs a month, and i'm still in pain, what else is there to tale? i was reading about buprenorphine, is this effective and what are the chances of my gp giving me it?

Hi i'm Richie by the way, i hope to stick around with you guys :)


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  • Doug HellDoug Hell Posts: 335
    edited 02/11/2015 - 2:08 AM
    There are a long list of meds.... I could spend an hour here listing every one of them, but that doesn't mean they will ALL help you. There is something called a "metabolism test" which is gaining popularity... This test will tell you what works best for you in terms of meds. What you need to do is explain your situation to your Doctor, ask about this test and go from there. Be up front and honest with him and let him decide for you.....

    Realize that FEAR is our worst enemy. Get up & get out in that stormy weather of the real world & kick fear in the teeth. Stare at it dead in the eyes & walk right through it into the storm; because once you're wet, you won’t fear the rain anymore
  • Hi
    Welcome to the Forum there are so many people here to help you and
    tons of fantastic information. Make sure you read up on the "Blend"
    there are a lot of great ideas on other ways for controlling your pain
    besides meds.
    Doug is right about working this out with your Doctor.
    Doug if you read this I am interested in that test, does it test using all meds
    combinations not just pain medication?
    Good luck Richie in finding some relief.
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