Post Edited (quahog) : 3/10/2008 9:17:03 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks for the info. I don't usually post here but do read many. I post on the RA site and have been dealing with chronic pain for about 3 years. My meds are listed below. My MD has recently increased my dose of oxycontin to 40mg q 12 hours but I find that with three kids its too much. I am staying with 20mg q 12 hours for now and was thinking of talking to him about either something for breakthrough or a different dose of the oxy. I think the 30mg would be good for me.
I have pain in most major joints from the RA as well I have been a diabetic for many years and have severe neuropathy. I've tried the Lyrica as well as Gabapentin, Tegretol and a few other of the anti-seizure meds they use for nerve pain but get lots of headaches-actually with the Tegretol I had a continuous headache for aboiut a month before we figured out what was causing it.
Anyway, I've been in pain way too long and really want to be able to have some sort of quality of life. The Diagnosis of RA has definetely changed my life but i will keep hoping that we will be able to find the right combination of meds and whatever else that will work for me. Any suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated.
Post Edited (quahog) : 1/29/2008 12:08:56 AM (GMT-7)
I'll be speaking to my Rheumy about options in a few weeks. I am learning though that pain is such a personal thing. Some with the same condition have considerably less pain that I do and that goes the other way as well, other have more.
My Rheumy is not particularly keen on RX narcotics, but I've tried everything else and so far it's the only thing that gives me some relief.