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Does my regimen of meds seem strange ? Please advise

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Lower Back Pain
I have two herniated discs in my lumbar region. Also severe Schuerrmans Kyphosis (Curvature of the lower spine)

I currently take daily

1 klonipin
3 flexeril
800 MG's of seroquel
3 .1MG clonidine
and 30 Mgs of busbar
40 mgs of prozac

What may work better for my acute pain im in pain EDITED constantly


  • Sorry the flexeril are 10 MG
    and the Klonipin is a 1 mg tablet
  • :) hi! i see this is your second post and i want to welcome you to the forum. we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. you aren't taking any "pain" medications? i am referring to opiates of some kind. :? Flexeril is a medication usually used for muscle spasms. you sound like you are in alot of pain and could use something else. of course your doctor knows best and he can best advise you on this. you don't say what kind of doctor you have. a good pm? there is a good explanation of different pain meds under "Pain Medications, Meds 101" good luck and i hope you feel some relief soon! Jenny :)
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  • Thank you for your fast reply and warm welcome ! But to be honest i should have mentioned this sooner. I am an addict and will be till i die. I was prescribed MScontin(180mgs!), vicodin , percocet, LOTS of Norco, even Methadone . It all worked well but i abuse the medications sadly I wish i was able to take the meds responsibly. The second i broached the subject with my doctor he put me on this regimen:( i also have had lots of celebrex also toradol and cortisone shots I just need to know if theres something out there that helps serious pain without the addiction side? Tramadol ive had before and it seemed to help but isnt it an opiate? ive heard it can be addictive. Epidural ? Neurontin ?
  • I understand your dilemma. Do you have a close friend or relative that would be willing to keep your meds for you and give you daily what you should take that day? I have a family member that I have to do this for because they are an addict and it actually works out well.
  • a patch? Have you talked to doc about this? They would be a little harder to abuse unless you think that you might break them open. Just a thought.
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  • Thanks thats two great suggestions ill have to breach that subject kindly as there is a child in the home and its strict anti drug due to my past troubles but I think thats a magnificent way to do it personally. Anyone have experience with epidural's ?
  • I have had every injection known to man! Where is most of your pain? as far as child in the house then maybe better to have a friend or relative divvy the meds out to you? I do not know but maybe a home health care worker could do the same?
  • May be a problem to keep child in home if drugs were there? Hmmmm... that does complicate things. Is surgery a possibility at all? I commend you for being aware that you have a problem. That takes a special kind of person to do that. The thing about the epidurals is that they do not last long. But, in some cases they are used as diagnostic tools in order to see what the source of your pain is.
  • check out the Spinal Injections section for more info on epidurals.
  • Im really touched by your help everyone it hasn't gone unappreciated one bit. >:D<
    To pain in the back its not so much a problem with having the drugs in the house. The problem being that i cant use drugs that would be inebriating they are raising an impressionable beautiful young girl (My little sister) .In the house and drugs are obviously strictly forbidden.

    THanks !
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