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Medication changed. What is your experience of Norspan?

Jan 22, 2017 6:29 PM

My usual is tramadol slow release am and pm tramadol for break through pain, panadol osteo, duloxetine, Endep and supplements Coq10 and PEA. I'm due for cortisone injections and neurotimies this week so the pain has ramped up quite a bit.

So the Dr added bupenephrine and if that is becoming regular change to Norspan. I always start off on the minimum dose. After 2 weeks of Norspan I stopped using it bc of nausea and feeling a bit stoned. Not good for work.

The Gp added a low dose of valium twice a day for 5 days for muscle spasms.

I'm just wondering whether I should be reducing my work load instead of increasing meds bc I don't want the Norspan/bupenephrine to become a permanent medication. I'm hoping the facet joint injections get me back on track.

What is your experience of Norspan and bupenephrine and was it easy to taper off and stop using.

Jan 26, 2017 9:36 AM

I don't know about this med or most you mentioned. The one thing I've seen many others say is "the more you take, the more you'll need, and the less they'll work because your body gets used to it, tolerant.". I'm allergic to too many pain meds so I only have tramadol for flares and breakthrough pain. My Ortho surgeon changed me from Parafon forte to Baclofen muscle relaxers. I like it much better because I don't feel loopy & unsteady. After 4 years unable to work I applied for disability. I'm still waiting for the decision, at 7 years and counting of no income. Thank God that my hubby has a good income and we had very few debts other than house & car! Hugs love & prayers you can figure out what's best for you! 🙂💕🙏🌸

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