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Pain meds

Posted by @isabelr, Wed, Sep 19 11:18pm

Ive had back problems since i was 16……pain getting worse thru the yrs….in 4prilb14th 2017 had a fracure on my l1 vertebre……since that day ….everyday of my life is pain. About 2 weeks ago i woke up thought i had slept wrong cuz i had a kink in my neck and i couldnt turn my heasmd to the left ……its happened to me before but in 2 or 3 days its om ……welll this time not only did it not go away but my shoulder shoulder my arm all the way to my fingers ……it has bee so painful ..they prescribed me norco 7.5 twice a day ….these meds have not helped at all no pain relief and they also gave them to me for lower back pain sciatica nerve damage….DOES ANYONE GET PAIN RELIEF FROM PRESCRIBTION THEY WERE GIVEN ….I CANT BELIEVE THESE NORCOS WILL NOT TOUCH THIS PAIN

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Isebeir. I didn't get any relieve when on Norco but did with Vicodan have you seen a chiropractor for your neck it possible could be a pinched nerve ? My experience with neck or sciatica nerve was taken care of by my chiropractor.He used hot packs to relax the muscles first the massages and adjusted the muscles to relieve the nerve Maybe this would help .

HI LIONLESS WITH 5HESE NORCOS I FEEL LIKE I TAKING SUAR DO NOTHING …MT DOCTOR ASKED WHAT PAIN PILL DO YOU WANT TO TRY SHE ASKED ABOUT HOW MAN6 A DAY YOU THINK YOUD NEED I SAID ONE IN 5HE MORNING LATE AFTERNOON EARLY EVENING ……5HIS 08LLS HAVE NOT HELPED ME

@isabelr

HI LIONLESS WITH 5HESE NORCOS I FEEL LIKE I TAKING SUAR DO NOTHING …MT DOCTOR ASKED WHAT PAIN PILL DO YOU WANT TO TRY SHE ASKED ABOUT HOW MAN6 A DAY YOU THINK YOUD NEED I SAID ONE IN 5HE MORNING LATE AFTERNOON EARLY EVENING ……5HIS 08LLS HAVE NOT HELPED ME

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@Isabeir Norco didn't help me with pain Vicodin did I got pain relief from this but now I take Tramadol 50 mg everyday

Happy Sunday!
Monday I had my x-lift spinal surgery on L3/4.
It has been a harder and more painful recovery than when I had my disc replacement on C5/6.
Here is my question:
My doc gave me a stronger pain killer than I had for the first surgery and stronger than I have on hand (just in case).
When I was in the hospital, I was given the pain meds as prescribed.
It kept me comfortable with livable pain.

I know I have an addictive personality.
My drug of choice has always been food.
That is why I needed weight loss surgery.
I am in a pickle.
Should I take as many that is allowed (as long as I need it)?
Should I play it safe and and take 1 in the am and 1 in the pm (as long as I need it)?
Should I continue to take just 1 in the pm to make me comfortable enough to sleep?

I just don't know.
I am really concerned about additiction.
Any and all help will be appreciated!

Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

@grandmar

Happy Sunday!
Monday I had my x-lift spinal surgery on L3/4.
It has been a harder and more painful recovery than when I had my disc replacement on C5/6.
Here is my question:
My doc gave me a stronger pain killer than I had for the first surgery and stronger than I have on hand (just in case).
When I was in the hospital, I was given the pain meds as prescribed.
It kept me comfortable with livable pain.

I know I have an addictive personality.
My drug of choice has always been food.
That is why I needed weight loss surgery.
I am in a pickle.
Should I take as many that is allowed (as long as I need it)?
Should I play it safe and and take 1 in the am and 1 in the pm (as long as I need it)?
Should I continue to take just 1 in the pm to make me comfortable enough to sleep?

I just don't know.
I am really concerned about additiction.
Any and all help will be appreciated!

Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

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@hi Ronnie that is a tough one the one thing I know is Dr told me when I was on Vicodin that if I take the med as directed I won't become addicted its people who aren't strong enough to do this and they take more then they become addicted.Pain meds help the body to heal I take my Tramadol to allow my muscles to relax at 🌙 I can only give you this experience its up to you to decide what to do. Sorry I don't have any more information for you .

@grandmar

Happy Sunday!
Monday I had my x-lift spinal surgery on L3/4.
It has been a harder and more painful recovery than when I had my disc replacement on C5/6.
Here is my question:
My doc gave me a stronger pain killer than I had for the first surgery and stronger than I have on hand (just in case).
When I was in the hospital, I was given the pain meds as prescribed.
It kept me comfortable with livable pain.

I know I have an addictive personality.
My drug of choice has always been food.
That is why I needed weight loss surgery.
I am in a pickle.
Should I take as many that is allowed (as long as I need it)?
Should I play it safe and and take 1 in the am and 1 in the pm (as long as I need it)?
Should I continue to take just 1 in the pm to make me comfortable enough to sleep?

I just don't know.
I am really concerned about additiction.
Any and all help will be appreciated!

Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

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@grandmar Can you split the pills in half at all? As your body is healing you know that good rest is critical. How about using one ahead of resting for the night to allow you to relax as much as possible? During the day, perhaps using meditation or mindfulness to help you? Or take a half pill if absolutely needed. Let your Dr know your concerns, maybe there would be a different prescription. Kudos to you for reaching out like this, and recognizing a "slippery slope".
Ginger

@gingerw
Thank you for the suggestions.
I really like the idea of cutting the pills.
I have another pill that is not as potent and it doesn't touch my pain.
I will also touch base with the doc.
Thanks again,
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

@lioness

@hi Ronnie that is a tough one the one thing I know is Dr told me when I was on Vicodin that if I take the med as directed I won't become addicted its people who aren't strong enough to do this and they take more then they become addicted.Pain meds help the body to heal I take my Tramadol to allow my muscles to relax at 🌙 I can only give you this experience its up to you to decide what to do. Sorry I don't have any more information for you .

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@lioness
Thank you for your response.
I realize that not everyone has the experience I have but hearing their thoughts (and yours) is a great help.
I think you are right as far as taking the meds as directed should be OK and overdoing is where the problems happen.
Have a great day!
Ronnie

@grandmar

@gingerw
Thank you for the suggestions.
I really like the idea of cutting the pills.
I have another pill that is not as potent and it doesn't touch my pain.
I will also touch base with the doc.
Thanks again,
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

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I know how you feel. My pain is constant. Sometimes I wait to take a pill and then struggle to get thru the 20 minutes to relief. What a life. I can no longer care for my home. I am moving to Independent living. I will live with my pain with a clean house and no more cooking. All I wanted was relief from my pain and instead my life as I knew it is over. At this point and with the years I gave my government, I can honestly say we are not longer free but dictated to. I am old enough to have what I want and die without pain. I will welcome hospice.

@oregongirl

I know how you feel. My pain is constant. Sometimes I wait to take a pill and then struggle to get thru the 20 minutes to relief. What a life. I can no longer care for my home. I am moving to Independent living. I will live with my pain with a clean house and no more cooking. All I wanted was relief from my pain and instead my life as I knew it is over. At this point and with the years I gave my government, I can honestly say we are not longer free but dictated to. I am old enough to have what I want and die without pain. I will welcome hospice.

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@Texas Freedom If your moving out into a independent home ask for a caretaker .

@grandmar

@lioness
Thank you for your response.
I realize that not everyone has the experience I have but hearing their thoughts (and yours) is a great help.
I think you are right as far as taking the meds as directed should be OK and overdoing is where the problems happen.
Have a great day!
Ronnie

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@oregongirl talk to your Dr maybe he has something else to help you but I like what ginger said about cutting pills in n half there are some you can't do that like capsules but most pills you can keep us posted

@grandmar

I'm like you Ronnie in that I have an addictive personality. Fortunately when I was taking Lorazepam or Ativan over 15 years, I never abused it or took more than I needed. In order to control your deep pain from Surgery you have to get "ahead of the pain." If you wait until you are having a lot of pain before you take your pain medications, it won't work as well, and you'll need more sooner. It's best in my experience to take the medicine at the time and in the amount prescribed by your doctor. If you notice over time that you feel like you need more than was prescribed, that is when you need to get on a taper off schedule. Usually if you're taking the medicine for real pain you won't get addicted to it. However, your body may become dependant on it, as mine did with Tramadol. It is fairly easy to withdraw from the pain med if you use a slow taper down process. I wouldn't worry about that now as you need the relief from pain in order to heal. I hope everything works out with this latest surgery.

That was so interesting, grandmas. I became dependent on my Norco hypercodone. And knowing that, and waking up every few hours at night and waiting till you could take another pill, was really an indication for me to taper off. But how? I started with cutting pills in half, but when I started to have real pain again, I would use more. Never more then was prescribed to me! But I could not taper off successfully, because then I would get really bad withdrawal symptoms.
How are you doing it? I am ready to go to a rehab clinic, but they will not take me, since I am not considered addicted, only “dependent” on the opioids.
My doctor just says, wean yourself off. Take one less every week or month. And my neurologist prescribed even Lyrica to take, when weaning off.
Please, If somebody went thru this, let me know how.

@edda and all I never had an addiction problem but there was a time the pain pill wouldn't last till next time so Dr told me it is o.k. to take a Tylenol in between times so I did but now I can say that taking something for the inflammation helps I dont take a pill as I believe in holistic as much as possible ,This does help with pain its ginger-Tumeric tea from Trader Jos as Tylenol didn't help me all that much thats when I looked elsewhere

@edda

That was so interesting, grandmas. I became dependent on my Norco hypercodone. And knowing that, and waking up every few hours at night and waiting till you could take another pill, was really an indication for me to taper off. But how? I started with cutting pills in half, but when I started to have real pain again, I would use more. Never more then was prescribed to me! But I could not taper off successfully, because then I would get really bad withdrawal symptoms.
How are you doing it? I am ready to go to a rehab clinic, but they will not take me, since I am not considered addicted, only “dependent” on the opioids.
My doctor just says, wean yourself off. Take one less every week or month. And my neurologist prescribed even Lyrica to take, when weaning off.
Please, If somebody went thru this, let me know how.

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It's constant. Everytime they change my pills. First withdrawal for about a week and stepping up to another pill. There is no answer for those of us who have CHRONIC pain listed in our chart. I am grateful to be 76 and now waiting for the Lord to finally take me home. No more pain.

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