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severe pain and meds

paul2667ppaul2667 Posts: 1
edited 03/20/2015 - 8:52 PM in Chronic Pain
hi came across whilst browsing iv suffered with chronic back and neck pain for years but getting unberable steroid onjectipns are worthless as they where off on week
i recently had my 100mg morphine patch to oxycodon er 80mg twice daily aswell as 10 mg top up i have right coctail meds tramadol amatryptaline ill get names of others im getting really scared now as im really suffering more and more also sleeping im lucky get 3 hors my gp says i shpuld sleep im also epaleptic the pain npw is lower back neck knees ankles shoulder even shin bpnes throb i also get chronic cramp at night i feel some days i wish o could go sleep and never wake up


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  • Sorry for your pain and your condition, reading this ((your post)). Not much I can offer you except hang in there you are not alone in this. We all have different conditions and pain problems. This work, that works, this doesn't work, that doesn't work but log on to what does work and work with that. Be as positive as you can about everything you have in your life that does work. I at times just think and are consumed by whats not working that I forget about what is. Everyday my life revolves around so much negativity that I forget to take a look at the positive. I'm terrible at this and my saying this is amazing considering whats happening and going on in my life. Good Luck, I hope you find the answers your looking for...
  • No one is perfectly happy as ever. Everyone has their own problems. Be strong. Don't think negative about your life. May be its hard time for you, but you will be alright.
  • I'm very sorry you feel this way; I have to imagine many people have felt this way at one time or another.
    I agree with the previous post about negative thinking. I think when we're in pain and on meds so long, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
    I am feeling this way too. Seems that I have always thought if my pain isn't 100% gone (or close to it), then pills were the answer. I've slowly realized that they're a small part of a bigger picture (mind, body, spirit).
    But my original suggestion is 'professional help' in this area. Have you ever heard of 'treatment centers' that truly evaluate you in all areas (not a 10 min. PM visit and a script), and work with you to find the right meds, dosages, etc. A PM clinic just can't do this - and usually don't look favorably upon people saying meds don't work, asking for 'specific' meds, etc - so this could be a good option. Additionally, I believe they'll also help you in the other important areas that are non-narcotic. So they help you learn pain management techniques that are holistic.
    I think this could help you greatly. I'd love to find someplace like this (I'm 33), as I feel this requires 're-wiring' of your brain as long-term opiate use (my opinion only) encourage people to think of meds as the end-all-be-all - (again, my opinion) which leads to despair as this often can't eliminate all pain.
    It sounds like you're in a place where you just don't know what to do. But please know there are Resources for you - you are not alone.
    I hope you find what you need.
  • PlumbTuckeredOutPlumbTuckeredOut Philadelphia, PAPosts: 325
    My last injection was about 6 weeks ago maybe. My doc said "no more for now" and I have been taking it easy and taking my oral meds. Today though I noticed something new, my right leg had been severely weakened by discs protruding on the nerve at L5-S1. I've had 2 surgeries for this already and I'm not going to keep chasing my tail. Anyway, today when I wasn't even thinking about it, my leg worked. I mean, I was able to walk on it okay but I could not stand with all my weight on just that leg nor stand on my tip toes. Today I did! I have the oral meds for pain but I depend on the steroid injections to allow me to continue to use my limbs. I know many people want pain relief and yes, a pain free day is a blessing but a chance to use a previously useless limb again is wonderful! (I get so excited I email my docs.)

    I'm waiting for the invention of a way for nerves to quickly heal and return to functioning. I want to remain independent.

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by...... (Robert Frost)
    I still don't know if I should have taken the one that said, "Caution! Dead End" (Me)
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