I have had 12 surgeries already and was just told yesterday that I need another one. I have had my foot in a cast since mid July. Now I finally got a Doctor to listen to me FINALLY and have such bad Osteoarthritis in my hand and Bone on Bone that it needs to be fixed. That would explain why my pain patch and two hydros didn't knock out the relentless pain. So now if I don't get back to work by mid January 2013 I not only lose my job but lose my insurance. I can't even walk. I have filed for disability but everyone knows how that goes. I'm feeling done...I can't face not having money to pay my bills...what I have had to put on credit is going to escalate sky high...I am done being strong..So when I have my hand surgery I won't be able to use my crutches either. I don't want to be a burden any longer..........Yes I am reaching out because I admit defeat.........View Thread
Thanks everyone for your responses. I'm actually on day 3 of no hrdros. So far I'm doing ok just as long as I don't do much but that is no way to live I suppose. When I go back on the 18th I will ask about the opana. Thanks again!!View Thread
Thank you for your response and insight. Actually my pain management doctor suggested that I use the Norco along with the Butran patch. I noticed a good amount of relief from the patch.. but it's not enough. I have Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis cannot walk. I have minimal use of my right hand where I have bone on bone and moderate carpal tunnel. Maybe I need to ask for a stronger patch???View Thread
I have been taking Norco 10/325's for months and was just recently put on 10 mg Butran Patch. Does any one have really good results when pairing a pain reliever with their Patch?? Norco helps and of course 2 really help but I dislike having to pump myself with them all day to get total relief. If I werre to just be totally still all day then would be fine. I have always been active and now my day is spent in a recliner if I get out I have to take more pain meds. Just taking a bath or shower and drying off and combing out my hair is like pulling teeth grrrr.View Thread
It started after the pain patch so thought it was just the patch but then the next day had wine with dinner and itched again. Besides last night had a glass and accidentally ran over my toes on the foot I just had surgery on geez I'm talented LOL!View Thread
Thanks, I'm also finding that there are actually certain things that make me itchy so I just stopped using them. I'm so use to having a glass or two of wine at night, but finding out that I need to give that up. Just as soon as I have wine at night with my dinner the itching starts. I suppose when your so use to self medicating for soooo long before that actually listen to you and finally send me to a specialist it becomes a habit. I actually don't mind a bottle of water instead now but do find myself in that darn wine bottle. It's like my cookie jar....I will break that bad habit besides it's so bad for my liver at this point!!View Thread
I just started using the Butran Patch on Monday and have been so thrilled with the results so far. I still use my hydros but have even lowered the dosage on that. The only draw back is that it makes me itchy. I don't want to stop taking it because it has been a very long time since I have been this relieved of most all my pain!! Last night I could not get to sleep so just layed there all night itching. Any Advice other than the obvious??View Thread
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