drjimmy, Bud, you are not alone, even though every day you think you are. I am 53, and feel blessed that I am not 39, I got hurt when I was 47, I feel your pain!! Living 24/7 in pain is the worst thing I think any of us go threw!! I wished I had answers for you, but I don't!! I did get rid of some of my leg pain by going to a pain clinic and having 4 nevres fryed on my right side! I am not going to go into my problems, for to long a story, you can go back 3 pages and read my story if you want? I like you, live for my wife! There are no magic fixes!! The only way I got any relieve was the Fentanyl system and had to go to the 100mg patch to get there! But there were complications! My pain was a lot less, but my family couldn't stand me, they claimed I was cazy and no doubt I was!! Although I could not see it, all I can tell you is I wasn't in pain! But how long would that of lasted?? That as big as they make, as far as I know? I cut back to the 75mg and had 2 of the 3 days with liveable amount of pain with the help of some other meds, I still couldn't injoy life, couldn't do anything!I had a mishap and lost my doctor over it, and at least he is helping detoxic off the Fentanyl system! I will tell you it isn't any fun! Any narcotic you take you will allways need more. I myself only get out of bed to do things I have to do!! It has helped me on my smoking, we don't smoke in the main part of the house, we only smoke in the wash room, and I am in so much pain, i would rather lay in bed than to get up and smoke!! I have smoked for over 40 years!
I wished I could give you advice, but I don't have any for you! Hang in there, and do as I do, pray that they can come up with something that will help all of us that live in pain!!!
Post Edited (Scarred_for_life) : 12/29/2008 4:07:32 PM (GMT-7)