Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself

Posted by Kelsey Mohring @kelseydm, Apr 27, 2016

Welcome to the new Chronic Pain group.

I’m Kelsey and I’m the moderator of the group. I look forwarding to welcoming you and introducing you to other members. Feel free to browse the topics or start a new one.

Why not take a minute and introduce yourself.

@grandmar

@gingerw
Thank you , Ginger!
Now that I am doing what I am suppose to be doing, I am hoping success, too!
Ronnie

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@grandmar I'm sure you will read my post to dementmt also . glad your doing so good

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I suffered a Broken Ankle 2016 and the PAIN was Remarkable in comparison to PAIN I suffer on a regular basis ( right hip- needing Desperate Replacement) so I was given Tylenol 3 which without would have caused a meltdown of catastrophic proportion,however, if I had taken 1 every 4 hours I would be sedated to the point of Never waking up except for food and bathroom needs. My thought I wish to express is that Every Body is Different & if you are not comfortable taking 1 every 4 hrs. , Simply take 1 as NEEDED. We are
ALL PUT TOGETHER A BIT UNIQUELY and Yes ,we are all Human, but are all different and to quote the Best Doctor I have had as a Primary care physician" Debra,Doctors don't know Everything"

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@grandmar

Hi All!!
I don't know if you remember a message I posted the other day.
After a week, my pain from my lumbar surgery was getting worse instead of better.
I was given opioids to manage the pain.
However, my hubby and I were afraid for me to write take the prescribed dosage of 1 tablet every 4 hours because of all the news about addiction.
Anyway, after so many responses from members, I decided to follow the directions but my hubby still did not feel good about it.
I finally called the doctor.
I was told exactly what I told here, I need to stay ahead of the pain.
That means I take my pain meds, 1 every 4 hours (4 a day), and walk.
Yesterday, I started the plan and I started feeling improvement immediately.
So, we are both OK with following the instructions.
BTW….I told the doc that it would be helpful if these instructions and possible side effects were told to patient before surgery.

Anyway, just wanted to chceck in with everyone and thank you for all the input you have shared!

Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

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I am glad you are finding relief. I too had problems due to sensitive stomach..the only one I could handle was a low dose of prescribed Hydrocodone or known as Vicodin for severe low back pain. I was too take two a day and it helped the pain for six hours. I was also on Methocarbamol or Flexerall (muscle relaxers) and Naproxen 500, for seven years. Pain meds are notorious for causing severe constipation..so had to take Movantik and Senna. I got tired of constipation all the time, and went off pain medication cold turkey, and I fear I have ruined my digestive system..I have not been the same since going off of them..over a year ago. Now, I have gotten IBS, worsening constipation, severe weight loss, sometimes nausea. If someone (pain mgt Doctor) would have told me this, would never have gone on pain medication.

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@eliana5 Pain meds and antibiotics due a number on our G.I. tract for sure when Ive had constipation I rely on Prunes either juice or the fruit. When in nursing home the Dr. would order for people who where more then 3 days without a B.M. prune cocktail prune juice mixed with Milk of Mag that did the trick. then .

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@lioness

@eliana5 Pain meds and antibiotics due a number on our G.I. tract for sure when Ive had constipation I rely on Prunes either juice or the fruit. When in nursing home the Dr. would order for people who where more then 3 days without a B.M. prune cocktail prune juice mixed with Milk of Mag that did the trick. then .

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Yes, you are right. Have a friend in a nursing home. Said lots of constipation there..so nurses use what you described..they call it "The bomb". Prunes themselves work for me, but a little too well..I had two to three small prunes, and I was going all day. Wish I knew of something where it will help you, and you go once a day..no cramping. I may try the Linzess again or Magnesium Citrate supplement tabs.

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@eliana5

Yes, you are right. Have a friend in a nursing home. Said lots of constipation there..so nurses use what you described..they call it "The bomb". Prunes themselves work for me, but a little too well..I had two to three small prunes, and I was going all day. Wish I knew of something where it will help you, and you go once a day..no cramping. I may try the Linzess again or Magnesium Citrate supplement tabs.

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@eliana5 Did same thing so now I eat only 1@h.s works better for me

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@grandmar

Hi All!!
I don't know if you remember a message I posted the other day.
After a week, my pain from my lumbar surgery was getting worse instead of better.
I was given opioids to manage the pain.
However, my hubby and I were afraid for me to write take the prescribed dosage of 1 tablet every 4 hours because of all the news about addiction.
Anyway, after so many responses from members, I decided to follow the directions but my hubby still did not feel good about it.
I finally called the doctor.
I was told exactly what I told here, I need to stay ahead of the pain.
That means I take my pain meds, 1 every 4 hours (4 a day), and walk.
Yesterday, I started the plan and I started feeling improvement immediately.
So, we are both OK with following the instructions.
BTW….I told the doc that it would be helpful if these instructions and possible side effects were told to patient before surgery.

Anyway, just wanted to chceck in with everyone and thank you for all the input you have shared!

Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

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When I had hip replacements I took pain meds every 4 hours but I became very costipated so be sure to stay on top of that if you can

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@eliana5

I am glad you are finding relief. I too had problems due to sensitive stomach..the only one I could handle was a low dose of prescribed Hydrocodone or known as Vicodin for severe low back pain. I was too take two a day and it helped the pain for six hours. I was also on Methocarbamol or Flexerall (muscle relaxers) and Naproxen 500, for seven years. Pain meds are notorious for causing severe constipation..so had to take Movantik and Senna. I got tired of constipation all the time, and went off pain medication cold turkey, and I fear I have ruined my digestive system..I have not been the same since going off of them..over a year ago. Now, I have gotten IBS, worsening constipation, severe weight loss, sometimes nausea. If someone (pain mgt Doctor) would have told me this, would never have gone on pain medication.

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I use to have the same problem with the pain meds but I can’t do without them so I found something that helps me a lot called Psyllium husks caps , I take 4 to 5 a day plus I eat a dried prune every night plus a 1 probiotic every night and it has solved that problem ! I suffered for a long time before I finally got it figured out, if I happen to get consulates again I’ll just take some sting laxative

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Try miralax and /or stool softners plus a correctol. I know it is a lot but with the pain killers you need them. I take the miralax mixed with coffee or tea in the morning and the stool softners and correctol at night.

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@doxyjune

Try miralax and /or stool softners plus a correctol. I know it is a lot but with the pain killers you need them. I take the miralax mixed with coffee or tea in the morning and the stool softners and correctol at night.

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@doxyjune Ive never tried Miralax as the prunes do it for me but then I make sure I eat some fruit 3 x a day Now its Apple cider season so this is my fruit juice in morning

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@doxyjune

Try miralax and /or stool softners plus a correctol. I know it is a lot but with the pain killers you need them. I take the miralax mixed with coffee or tea in the morning and the stool softners and correctol at night.

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@doxyjune
I agree. The Miralax in a hot liquid, especially at night, is a good cure. I often mix it in hot chocolate😂

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@jfsherley

When I had hip replacements I took pain meds every 4 hours but I became very costipated so be sure to stay on top of that if you can

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@grandmar Movantik (specifically for opioid use, Relistor, Linzess and Senna) all very good..☺

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@lioness

@doxyjune Ive never tried Miralax as the prunes do it for me but then I make sure I eat some fruit 3 x a day Now its Apple cider season so this is my fruit juice in morning

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@doxyjune @lioness Be careful with Miralax. It's precribed like candy. I don't know why Doctors do this. It's a laxative made from Polythene Glycol (PEG) the same ingredient used in Antifreeze, household cleaning supplies. Not something I would want to put in me. There is a black box warning on FDA website on it..also known as Laxido, Movicol, GoLytely, Clearlax). It may be soon taken off the market. It's a dangerous laxative.

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@eliana5

@doxyjune @lioness Be careful with Miralax. It's precribed like candy. I don't know why Doctors do this. It's a laxative made from Polythene Glycol (PEG) the same ingredient used in Antifreeze, household cleaning supplies. Not something I would want to put in me. There is a black box warning on FDA website on it..also known as Laxido, Movicol, GoLytely, Clearlax). It may be soon taken off the market. It's a dangerous laxative.

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Great! my GI dr just told me take daily. It’s completely safe. Does not enter the blood stream etc. never know what to take anymore. I’m so confused
Neuro dr says I have Tardive dyskinesia. Which can cause stiffness and slow motility it’s a reaction to certain drugs. . Only drug I took 3 times in a years time was cipro. First 10 days of pills. Then few months later in an IV. WHICH THEY REMOVED RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE I WAS HAVING A REACTION. RED HIVES VEINS TURNING RED IN JUST SECONDS. then several months later in a nasal wash. For sinus infection. Had body tremors after 3 days so stopped it. It’s been hell since 2014.
Pain all over my body. Nerves muscles skin. Hives. GI ISSUES.
Guess I’ll look at the fda warnings on miralax.

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@eliana5

@doxyjune @lioness Be careful with Miralax. It's precribed like candy. I don't know why Doctors do this. It's a laxative made from Polythene Glycol (PEG) the same ingredient used in Antifreeze, household cleaning supplies. Not something I would want to put in me. There is a black box warning on FDA website on it..also known as Laxido, Movicol, GoLytely, Clearlax). It may be soon taken off the market. It's a dangerous laxative.

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@eliana5 thats why I use prunes Medication has to many side effets and in this case with Miralax you dont know whats in it Good info thanks

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