I too have fibromyalgia, suffer from migraines, and have chronic disc herniation's, among other things. I FINALLY figured out how to get to "My Story" and wrote a very short version of my ailments. (about time eh Beth?LOL!)
I have two girls, ages 24 and 17. It still hurts me to say that my baby is 17! LOL
Btw, LOVE your name as some of my family members say the exact same thing to me and frown upon me taking any kind of narcotic. Very frustrating, so I don't go around them unless I can't get out of it.
I'm pretty new here myself and learning how to navigate through the site.
There are millions of Americans suffering from Chronic Pain every day and a lot of them are under medicated.
I'm terribly sorry that you are suffering.
However, I've found that it's never a good idea to "suggest" an increase in meds, but if you mention that your quality of life isn't what it use to be, they might adjust the meds or try something different.View Thread
Oh Wow.. I should have read more of the posts. I'm so terribly sorry to read about your husband's passing.
I too had a death in my family from the "morphine" patches. A beloved nephew who abused the medicated patches. He was three months younger than I am and was like a brother to me.
There are a lot of people on this board that use the Fentanyl patches, and, as with any medication, it should be used as prescribed. Any medication, even otc meds, can affect a person's health if too much is used.