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Pain Meds Long Term?

If you have read my other thread you probably know I'm in a lot of pain and most of the generic drugs like lyrics and what not have not helped what so ever. Hernated discs, spinal cord compression, ddd, years or chronic pain, not that old at all! Currently taking oxycodone, for a couple months now. It was very difficult for me to get on them to begin with, but now my body is more used to it and it helps me a great deal with the pain. Numerous surgeons have said they do not wish to perform surgery, and physiotherapy has not helped at all, so I'm not sure what to do and how long I will be dealing with this. Do I take an airplane to the US or England and pay for surgery?

Anyways, purpose of this thread, is my concern with taking this medicine long term? Can anyone give me any advice or tell me about how you've dealt with this?


  • I have been dealing with chronic pain for 10 years now. I've been on several different meds for my fibromyalgia and back pain. One day I decided to try and get off narcotics. I was on 3 morphine 10 mg and 2 narcotics 10mg at that time. It was bad but I finally got off them. I found that I experienced less pain without those than with them. I still take cyclobenzaprine 10mg 3 times a day and gabapentin 600mg 3 times a day. Now I'm about to have surgery on my back and I'm worried it will cause extreme pain but since I'm already in severe pain I feel I have no choice. I will definitely get off the narcotics as soon as I can after surgery though. I suggest if you haven't tried muscle relaxers or gabapentin you should try them. Even if to add them to your medicines you take. If you can try no narcotics and really lean on nsaids. You might feel a little better. But also my Dr. Said narcotics don't really damage your kidneys and liver much just drink lots of water. Hope this helps
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