Ive noticed that if I take Lyrica 150 mg. I get sensitive. Anything can set me off and I lose my temper and I get angrier and angrier. If I take 100mgs Im fine. But sometimes I have no choice but to take the 150 mgs due to pain. Does anyone else have this issue when taking pain meds? Im wondering why this happens?View Thread
Hello everyone in pain. I haven't been here for ages. Anyways, I am so frustrated with the FDA and the DEA and the drug addicts who have ruined our rights to get proper pain meds. I get a script of 40 hyrdocodone every 6 months. I use it very sparingly because its so addictive and very hard to get. Even then my Dr.s hee-haw about it. Just recently I was told that my Tramadol (sp) has been raised to a class 1 drug, so now my dosage has been lowered to 1 a day, instead of 2. So I am in pain most of the time. I also take Methocarbamol which my Dr. says there is no limit of that and she gave me 3 refills. That would be great if she would have given me 90 pills for a month instead of 30. The prescription says to take 2 pills 3 times a day. I used to take only 2 a day and now I can't even do that.
I terrified that they will put the same limit on my Lyrica. If that happens, I will have to live a life in bed.
So, are there any other meds out there that aren't an opioid or a class 1 that I can try that may help my neck, shoulders, muscles and spine pain?
I would love to hear some good news. Gentle hugs to all.
I have a rare, incurable condition, VLSC. I had constant pain from this. It was never ending. I would lay in bed and just bawl. I didn't want to kill myself but I did want to die. I used to tell God "if I'm going to suffer like this forever, then pls. just take me now". I became a very angry, depressed person for about 2 yrs. Then I turned that anger and depression into determination. I decided that I would find a Dr., some where, that could help me. Finally, I found a Dr. who was willing to do what ever was in his power to help me. 2 surgeries, 2 procedures, and med. changes and 2 yrs later I'm doing better than I ever have before.
For the first time in 5 yrs me and my husband took a short vacation. It was wonderful.
I still have pain, I still have days where I have to stay in bed, I still have to take pain meds that I hate (Lyrica) and there is no telling when the pain will come back full force but for right now, for this time in life, I'm doing ok!!!
Turn that depression and or anger you feel into determination!!! Information, knowledge, a good support group and God is your best friend. Don't give up!View Thread
Hello Blessed, Ive seen many different Pain Management Dr.s and facilities and after years of injections, therapies, exercises, stretches, procedures, etc. they have all turned me away, saying that there is nothing else that they can do for me except for giving me medication. I went to one of the best pain management facilities in Az. for 2 yrs and I was in tears when the Dr. told me that they have tried everything and there is nothing else left to try. It was so heart breaking.View Thread
Hello An_246, You are so right!!! Writing to elected officials would be a great idea. Its not like we can walk around D.C. holding signs and protesting because we are in too much pain to do so. Just so unfair to those of use who are truly suffering.View Thread
Actually my Dr. upped my Methocarbamol to 2 tabs 3 times a day but only prescribed me 30 tabs in all. Now I have to get a refill at least twice a month. Before I was only taking 1 tab. 3 times a day and was getting 90 tablets per month. Im confused as to what she was thinking.View Thread
Oh you poor thing. Its so difficult to have chronic pain and also have to struggle to get your medication. Then the difficulty of getting ahold of your PS can cause extreme frustration which, only adds to your pain. I take Tramodol and I would have to agree that it does not work very well.
Try to hang in there. Trying to find a good PS is difficult. I have went through three and the one Im seeing now, Im losing my confidence in her.View Thread
I haven't had the acid burn done yet. Will prob. have it done in a week or two. I actually see a NP, who decides what procedures will be done, then the REAL pain specialist does what is ordered. The system is ridiculous.
The NP thumbs through my medical records and I constantly have to correct the things that she says. The last time I was there, I ask her to either prescribe something new or add something on top of the Lyrica. She would not add anything but upped the dose of Lyrica. She neglected to see that she had done that once before and it failed. I was so tired of explaining crap to her, correcting her, asking her questions and only getting half answers, that I was so exhausted, so frustrated and wanted to cry, I just wanted to get the hell out of there before I broke down.
The only reason I go to that place, is because they are the only pain specialists who will deal with my vulva pain.