Pain is very exhausting and many times we feel like we can't do it any more. There have been times where in my mind I have said I don't want to do it any more. But then I think about how selfish of a move that would make. We have unknowingly made a mark on other people's lives. And they depend on us to be there.
This site is good for finding new ways to help deal with pain. There are plenty of different tools. They won't take pain completely away but it should make it more manageable. Do you go to a pain clinic? They can be very useful. They have different procedures that help reduce pain. Tell us your diagnosis and maybe someone can post some of the treatments they receive for it. Best wishes to you.
I have made some progress in this area today. Finally! My diagnosis is T2 to T10 compression and burst fractures, damage discs 4/5, 7/8, 9/10, open book pelvic fracture, hip fractures, coils on spleen embolism, blah the list is pretty dull after that 😉 after having a less than satisfactory visit with a pain dr last week I persisted with my local doctor. I came straight from Physio to show I was doing my best to get on track. I had a frank and honest chat explaining my pain how it affects me and what could be done. The local doctor rang a pain clinic in the city that cam recommended for phone advice. The Pain clinic recommended lignocaine patches, while waiting for a referral to have a facet joint injection. In the meantime I'm loaded up with tramadol. I had a brief chat about. Morphine related pain killers but came up against the addiction argument. To which I replied well so what? If I'm always going to be in pain what does it matter? Haha I did say that I will try other things first and numbing my mashed spine sounds like a good start. How is everyone else faring?
Hi TiredInPainNInsane, I see my GP, a Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist, 2 Physiotherapists and I do Clinical Pilates up to 4 times a week. I have everyone working for me but there is probably more that can be done. Problem 1: I am hypersensitive to pain meds. Problem 2: I refuse to take prescribed opioids for my pain. Yes, I am my own worst enemy but I cannot function on these drugs. It is a struggle and some days are worse than others.
Dipbop Morphine/Dilaudid dis help me but along with it come vomiting and more pain from vomiting. So more meds to help with vomiting and constipation. Tramidol is a synthetic opids that did nothing for me other than cause my bones to hurt more it seemed. Both are addictive and for every one pill it takes four days each pill to come off and if you in pain now wait til you go into these withdrawal symptoms. I now understand why people turn to street drugs if they can't work through the withdrawals. I made it but had to wean off and the help n understanding of family friends n mental health pain therapy. Steroids add weight but does slow the inflammation that causes the pain. Nikki so with you. Have a bless day, gone to find my happy space take care.
Tramadol (marketed as Ultram, and as generics) is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. When taken as an immediate-release oral formulation, the onset of pain relief usually occurs within about an hour. It has two different mechanisms. First, it binds to the μ-opioid receptor. Second, it inhibits the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine.
Serious side effects may include seizures, increased risk of serotonin syndrome, decreased alertness, and drug addiction. The risk of serotonin syndrome appears to be low. Common side effects include: constipation, itchiness and nausea, among others. A change in dosage may be recommended in those with kidney or liver problems. Its use is not recommended in women who are breastfeeding or those who are at risk of suicide.
Tramadol is marketed as a racemic mixture of both R- and S-stereoisomers. This is because the two isomers complement each other's analgesic activity. It is often combined with paracetamol (acetaminophen) as this is known to improve the efficacy of tramadol in relieving pain. Tramadol is metabolised to O-desmethyltramadol, which is a more potent opioid. It is of the benzenoid class.
Tramadol was launched and marketed as Tramal by the German pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH in 1977 in West Germany, and 20 years later it was launched in countries such as the UK, US, and Australia.
I am in nooo rush to get anything stronger than Tramadol as it certainly is a slippery slope on the morphine based drugs. The side effects of Tramadol are dangerous. Seizures are well reported and the dr reminds me to stay under 400mg. Getting the right balance and having it last is the hard part. I have started Endep 10 in the last couple of days which has turned me into a dope. Tell me that gets better I'm on the lowest dose 😉
WOW!! Ok, I made a mistake. Really didn't need to have it rammed down my throat. Last I was told it wasn't and since I don't take or anything like it, I never heard the update. Guess I should engage my brain before I open my mouth.
Alwayz , nothing was rammed down your throat sweets! If that appeared to you in that manner then I am sooooooo very sorry it hurt your feelings, you are one important rock in my world and no way in hell I would RAM you like that.