I don't know about everyone else but I think that they may feel the same way that I do. We all have different ways of coping but at times those skills just don't seem to work. For me, it could be that I have been in severe pain for too many days or weeks. I see by your name oxycodone., I am guessing that you are taking these. I also am taking these. They have lost a lot of their affect for me but they still reduce my pain like 20%. I feel that is still worth it. So I deal with my pain with pain medication but I think you will feel in time if this is something you will be dealing with long term that other things will work better. Like, I use a T.E.N.S unit that helps me at different pain sites. I use lidocaine patches. They usually go in about an 1/2 to 1 inch if your pain is near the surface. I have a really bad ankle and foot that injured. Bad accident. But I still have found it is better to exercise to help reduce pain and with narcotics suppressing your breathing some, it really helps expand our lungs. Because we tend to have the problem of not exhaling enough and building up on carbon dioxide. I also take an anti-depressant. It really helps you deal with pain.
You were talking about relationships. My wife has been very supportive for the past 15 years. Now she really doesn't want me to talk about what is bothering me. It really hurt me at first but I had to think about how hard it has been on her. I have so many medical situations come up that she is just tired. So I had to think about her. We have to really think about our caregivers. They can really get worn out.. I haven't gone anywhere for a vacation in several years so she has not either. This year I had her go without me because I knew she needed it. I try to always say I appreciate her help. I think I say it a least once a day or every other day. They need to know that you realize that they don't have to do this for you but that they do this out of love and kindness. And sometimes it hard for them to look nice when they are tired. Like I said it hurts sometimes. I was really hurt by my wife but when I really meditated in it, I thought about how long she has beensych a great caregiver and my situation never looks better.
Well, I hoped I wasn't negative. I was just giving you some insight on how things work out for me. I hope things will work out for you. I hope that you will feel as best as you can today. Best Wishes!!
Hi,oxycodone!!!I found my "teammate" i have a chronic pain for a few years and im taking these Medicines too.I do know what is chronic pain,believe me.Chronic pain is terrible,you know it yourself.But,what can be much more terrible than you terrible chronic pain?Loneliness.No,i have a good,supportive,understanding family.But,girlfriend and real friends are gone.I hadn't got a girlfriend,now i'm barely walking.Of course,i haven't got a girlfriend,oxycodone helps and i'm walking better,pretty much better.My old friends are still my friends,but i'm not going to school(i'm16 years old),i simply don't see them.Of course, i meet them sometimes ,but we are not close friends.I want a girlfriend!My relationships are ruined,thanks to the chronic knee pain!Sorry for my pesimism)Medicines are helping me,i'm taking a lot of them.But,i still feel it.If it isn't a secret,what dosage of oxycodone you have?I want to compare it with my)Does your dosage helps you?Sorry for my english)
I've had chronic pain since my spine surgery two and a half years ago, I'm only seventeen and I believe it's a hard life man. We all totally understand! Everyone is different and things may help for some then not work at all for others. I haven't found what helps me yet but I've been taken off very strong stuff like oxycodone in add I became addicted due to my age.. I am on lyrica endep and nurofen. I take OPC for inflammation & try different things like exercise, Pilates classes, heat pack,hydro, ect. If any one has idea for me too that would be great, Remember! You arnt alone.🌺
Hi Harris. Have you tried a TENS Unit? I find it helps a good amount. I am currently trying massage therapy to see if it helps my upper back and neck. Accupuncture? I tried it several years ago, it didn't help me but I have heard people do find it helpful. How about an elimination diet in case something that you are eating is helping fuel inflammation? There is an anti- inflammation diet out there on the Internet if you are interested. I've been recommended water therapy in a warm pool. I haven't found one yet that I can afford but it's great for our joints. Have you tried any homeopathic creams or gels for pain relief? I was told about something called traumeel and find it works really well, I think as good as voltaren gel. I find it in health food stores in the USA. They have it on Amazon also. I'll keep thinking to see if I can come up with any suggestions.
@sandi beach I've tried the tens unit but my back is numb and I can't feel it 😔 didn't work for me. I've tried massage and acupuncture, massage made me 10 times worse,my pain increase a big amount and accumpunture unfortunately just makes me tired. I've also tried a warm pool and plenty of creams, however! I will look at that diet. Thank you!
My sister in law is on the antiinflammatory diet for her RA. She's been on it about 2 months and swears its helping, and she's lost weight. With my allergies I'm already on a veg-fruit diet, very little breads/pasta. But I'm gaining weight...go figure! Lol