There is no legal limit but many insurance companies do what is called Utilization Management to see if a narcotic is being overprescribed. I have been going on a year with chronic pain and a medication that has started to work for me - not completely but it lets me work and move more is Sulindac. Has anyone here ever tried this? I'm not a fan of narcotic pain relievers because i used to be given those when i had cancer and they just make one constipated and dazed and you need to be weened off of them which leaves you subject to withdrawls and not to mention all of the adverse effects on your brain and liver and kidneys. i'm not trying to die from a treatment. has anyone here ever tried alternative therapies like acupuncture? Funnily enough it wasn't my primary care doctor who suggested i look into getting tested for Fibromyalgia. It was an EMT. I have seen so many doctors. my oncologists thought my cancer was coming back, my primary care doctor thought it was a heart attack because it was in my chest and right arm and sometimes my neck and face that would lock up. she sent me to a pulmonologist when she discarded the heart attack theory. I was put on inhalers for COPD and given a rescue albuterol inhaler because sometimes the chest pain got so bad i couldn't breathe. its weird. what medications do you all take so that you can be functional in the workplace and be with your family?View Thread
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