Pain Killers and CFS

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freezinginAK
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   Posted 5/1/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all
 
  This came up sometime ago in the A/P fourm, as I to have CFS as well as A/P's but been doing prety good with the A/P's latey but I just can't get though the CF. I was off work for sometime from it all but later returned to work and in doing so the fatigue got so bad as I was working on a truck with the bed off and standing on the frame and gas tank as I was repairing a dent on the roof, I ended up slipping and got my foot stuck between the frame and gas tank falling over side ways braking my wrist and pulling the tendons (sp) in my leg, but after being on pain killers and healing some I found that I was able to to more with way less fatigue and the same after I had my knee surgrey and now after my back was opperated on and healing well I'm finding I'm able to do more with the pain killers and FAR less fatigue.
 
  As I said this came up before in the A/P fourm with a guy that had said the samething that the pain killers stop his fatigue as well and when he was off of them the fatigue came back as with me have anyone notice this before and I don't think this is a part of OCD.
 
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   Posted 5/2/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
freezing, I'm pretty sure I read several medical articles about this and I think there was some evidence that painkillers helped some people with fatigue able to function better. I wish I could better remember what I read and where I read it.

I think for me the fatigue and pain go hand in hand and the more pain I have the more fatigued I get. I have some hydrocodone on hand for when my pain gets severe and when I do take it I find I function much better and am able to do more - I don't know if that's because my pain is better or if it also helps my fatigue. It's an interesting topic. Docs are hesitant enough to give pain meds for pain, so I doubt they'd be too willing to give them to help with fatigue, but it would be nice, especially if it is something that really can help with improved functioning.
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 5/3/2007 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   

  Your right I just got done reading up on this on some sites, and it dose seem to help a lot of ppl with CFS but yes it dose have it's ups and down side to it with the pdoc's. But when I had my knee worked on I did most of the framing of my house on them, with a cast on as well lol and was out there pounding nails all day and night (well if you can call it night here in Alaska HaHa) where before it would take me day's to weeks just to do one wall. It was like I had my old life back of being able to work without having to stop all the time and rest or take a nap and if I really over did it, it would take days too recover.

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hippimom2
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   Posted 5/4/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I do have to say that if I took narcotic pain meds on a regular basis that I would have a much more "normal" life back because when I do take them I function so much better. I only have a limited amount on hand though and I also don't want to build up a tollerance to them. I wish people didn't develop a tollerance to them and eventually need more powerful meds to acheive the same results. It also stinks that there is such a stigma attached to pain meds too because I do think most people who take them actually do take them responsibly and don't abuse them, but the people who abuse them ruin it for a lot of us.
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Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops

 

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