Finally got New Pain Meds

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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/3/2008 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I finally got some new pain meds Darvocet. I hope this will help my arthritis pain. It sometimes hard dealing with my osteoarthritis and now I am in the earliey stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis as well. On the positive side my Crohn's Disease is still in remission do to the Remicade. I have been on Remicade almost 5 years. Unforunatley it does nothing for my arthritis's
 
teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


babyplace
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 2/6/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

haven't been on the boards much lately, but saw your post today.  Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing.  Hope the pain meds are helping you!

Take care.


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 2/7/2008 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes the pain meds seems to be helping. I go back to the Rheumy doctor in March.

teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


yalinda
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   Posted 2/7/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
hey i too havent been reading many posts as of late with not feeling great but i am glad the darvocet seems to be helping a bit. i tried that and many other oain killers but all of them make me sick! they tell me they have different ingrediaents but i barf using any of them. so glad you are doing well on them . take care and keep us posted! sorry i havent been around much. take care yally

ReactiveConstellationNE
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 256
   Posted 2/18/2008 2:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate to play the role of "Debbie Downer" (Saturday Night Live)......but.....

Unfortunately, Darvon/Darvocet (Propoxyphene) is no more effective on pain than Aspirin, according to virtually every study I've seen....and first-hand experience on my part as well as that of many other fellow pain sufferers.

I would just leave you be with whatever placebo/slight actual benefit you might be getting, but you need to know the truth so that you don't get suckered into the Doctors' cop-out games that they play; doing things like pawning Cymbalta, Lyrica/Neurontin, Effector, Amitryptyline, etc., which do next to nothing for pain, off on us.....and pretending that they don't know that they are useless if not downright harmful.....

The really scary cases are the docs who actually do know what they're doing, but keep on doing it anyway, because that's where the safe money is -- it sure as heck isn't to be found in real compassion and actually putting the patient's quality of life first......

Anyhow, you deserve better. Codeine, up to 400mg/day, metabolizes into Morphine in the brain and should work almost as well as morphine in low doses, for those without tolerance. Eventually, you will want Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Morphine, Fentanyl, Oxymorphone, Methadone, Levorphanol or one of the other "true" effective analgesics.....but things like Codeine may help you get your foot in the door without pushing you luck.

If your doc can't even justify a small script for 2-4 30mg codeine tablets per day for chronic pain that really impacts your day to day life, then you should be looking elsewhere, IMHO!
Conditions: Reactive Arthralgia (AKA Reiter Syndrome), Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Sacroiliitis, Costochondritis, widespread Tendonitis, severe back pain & spasms with numerous spinal problems, barely able to type anymore due to severe full-body runaway inflammation, and on and on. Typical daily pain levels exceed 8.5(!)

Medications: CURRENTLY CROSS-TAPERING (Methadone & Oxycodone ER), Dilaudid, Marinol, Lidocaine Patches, Flexeril, Soma; many herbs & supplements.


Previous medications: Oxycontin, Opana ER (12 hour time releasd Oxymorphone, Endo Pharm.), generic Mylan Fentanyl patches (two 100mcg/hr patches worn simultaneously, changed every two days), Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin, Lortab (hydrocodone), OxyIR, Baclofen, Testosterone (oral, patches, gel), Cymbalta, Lyrica, Neurontin, Amitryptyline, every NSAID known to man, Prednisone....and many, MANY more.


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 2/18/2008 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and thanks I will be seeing my Rheumy doctor in March and asking for something stronger for my pain.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 

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