Annetta, I agree with you and staying with a pain med that is tried and true. I was scared at first with all the bad news out there on pain meds , that my pain mag doc said the one I am on was used for ww2 and has been safe to use for years. The problem comes from people asking what you are taking and then that gets around and stories form. So I take Tylenol for anyone who wants to know except for Dr. or hospital and they can get all my info from my doc if needed..View Thread
I use a tens unit, ice, heat, and patches- for muscle pain- Then I add the pain medication. I cant have surgery because too many disks are involved and it means rods running down my back and I'm not going there unless I no longer have any use for my legs. I feel your pain! Try the ice, as cold as you can stand it for 20 minutes. It will not last but maybe an hour but I take any relief I can get.View Thread
Hello, I too suffer with pain, neck to my feet as well as daily headacks . The Dr's I saw, some good, some not so good and finally a few great ones who take the time to listen and not rush you out to get to the rest of the people also waiting to be seen. I have to take pain meds but, I take only what I need so some months I will have more left over and I put that back just in case my Dr. retires, has accident( hope Not) or I miss an appointment due to unforeseen future.. Be honest with what is going on as to the severity of your pain and if you still have a problem with the Dr. Talk to him 1 time, after that find another one or go back to your regular m.d. and tell him/her what is wrong. I know pain is not a easy thing to get some Dr's to understand, funny huh? but the increase of abuse is the problem. Still like what was said earlier, they took an oath and they Have to treat the pain!View Thread
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