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How long does it take you to get to "base" pain relief?

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  • MsHumptyDumptyMMsHumptyDumpty Posts: 1,567
    edited 10/27/2012 - 3:11 PM
    I (because I am nice lol) am sorry so many can relate to my situation and yet (because I am human lol) am happy someone understands. :)

    I do have the option of going to 100 mcg of F patch but I am holding out on that as have been told that after that dosage "you don't have much wiggle room left for med having tried you on SO many before".

    The 2 I mentioned I am on are the ONLY 2 that have ever touched me. All the other ones (and I have tried them all or very close to it) were honestly worthless with bring me ZERO pain relief.

    Coyote for some reason my body does not respond well to the ER meds. As in I got almost no pain relief from them - again not sure why.

    I have talked about this a few times with Dr and he told me to "play" with the timing/amounts, so I was hoping someone here seen a open spot I was over looking. Some times the answer is obvious to everyone else but myself ;)

    I am guessing this is one of those situations that I need to learn to be thankful for what I DO have & remind myself that there are people out there would would LOVE to have my "problem", as they get little to no pain coverage time.

    I can remember those days from far back myself...... :(

    Just a quick FYI as I see several here responded that I have know for awhile. My "crisis" was/is my hubby (who if you recall when I joined here I shared was a total A&&) at the age of 48 has Dementia. Not the Alzheimer type. He has PICKS disease which cause all the same things as Alzheimer does Plus turns people into mean, non caring A&&'s, depression and other mental health issues.
    I just was NO good to anyone for several months as I tried to wrap my brain around all of this.
    I still have bad days dealing with it but for the most part I've pulled it together and am trying to move forward with a new game plan of life :)

    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • MsHumptyDumptyMMsHumptyDumpty Posts: 1,567
    edited 10/27/2012 - 3:22 PM
    PS: "extra meds" - ie. lyrica - The whole "neuropathic pain" family of meds gives me really nasty side effects. We did try the one non med patch (sorry can't recall name begins with L, treats like a menthol type numbing cream ) and it did zero for me.

    Ibuprofin - kill my stomach

    muscle relaxants - drop me like a dead horse - but I do take them (flexeril) at bed time to help sleep

    can't get in or out of tub any more

    still doing ice/heat/massage pad/heat patches/etc off on back & forth - you know try ABC - to Z & then start over again ;)

    BUT I do remain wide open to new ideas :)

    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
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