Hi all. I hear people talking about pain patches on here quite a bit. I have tried every pain patch OTC and just cannot get enough relief from them. Do the doctors prescribe a different kind? It's so hard to get around but I'm trying just to get around as best I can with whatever tools I can find. Thanks to all of the wonderful supporters here.
They have prescription ones. My grandma used morphine patches when she had shingles. And i use to help take care of a women who uses lidocaine patches, they seemed to help her. Ive never uses one myself, my pain is in my head so i cant use them.
Doctors only want to give me pain pills and muscle relaxers. I refuse to take them unless I am not able to handle the pain. They have never mentioned a pain patch. I wonder if it makes you as doped-up as the pain pills does? That is what I cannot handle. I do not like the side effects. Do pain patches give you the same side effect of taking a pill? Does anybody know?
All prescription painkillers dope you up. One will get used to it. Though we need to be careful of addiction. Can become a worse problem.. @stina dont you mean you have head pain? If you know what i mean.. Gx
I am allergic to lidocaine patches...after my neck surgery I was on fentanyl patch but only for 2 months...I really liked it along with roxicodone it was very effective for my pain...however the withdrawal was pretty tough and I was still on oral painkiller and withdrew from patch...I did not think that was possible
Love2rotts, the n-said is similar to naproxen. So it never makes me loopie. You just stick that sucker on where you need it. I wear mine on my fanny. What i use is prescription not the over the counter ones. Works great with the inflammation along my scar. Helps me be able to sit in a car, and it eases some discomfort, but I have been told that I can take a lot of pain.
I disagree with you Grogg...all pain killers may give the euphoria feeling when first taking it, but isn't all the time like pot..if you want to call pot high euphoric.
But when we live with intense pain why worry about addiction? All medicines we take constantly we are either addicted or dependent upon the benefit..So what? The problem in reality is abuse..most of the people that created the opiate panic was using smack (herione, other drugs) and some of us are paying the price... But seriously am curious to the idea pain relief wothout having to take 5+ other drugs and wait up to 8weeks whichmay or may not help is unreasonable when I can get relief now..Why is addiction a problem? Not having docs listen, help, or remain in pain, not taken seriously, treated like a second class citizen is more of a problem! IMHO
@grogg you are wrong sir...not all painkillers dope you up! I agree with @Spunky...first and foremost this is just another movement to regulate something because why??? Did you know that heroin makes a comeback every 20 years or so..also did you know that not everyone who takes their pain meds as prescribed ARE ADDICTED?...this is an absolute misinformed witch hunt on which folks who have no issues are being left to suffer...I think anyone who truly has serious chronic pain is not gonna say something so assanign! Now with that being said @Spunky some folks get addicted...and we need to accept that, that as it is a disease in itself...and honestly Spunky is not ok to be blasé about addiction it really isn't...so if we are going to be crusaders and world changers about the way doctors and patients deal with treatment...WE CAN NEVER COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH ADDICTION...period..we cannot say it is ok because of the pain we feel...we need to recognize those who do have problems and get them the appropriate treatment...those who don't...that's where we need to bring awareness...not everyone is an addict...they cannot blanket diagnose us