Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 3/30/2009 2:29:45 PM (GMT-6)
I'm sorry pain meds don't work for you...
Can I ask how you make it through a day? I will put you in my prayers for alittle relief.
What do you do to help with it???
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 3/29/2009 7:49:03 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 3/30/2009 8:21:05 PM (GMT-6)
Often a low dose anti-depressant is used in conjunction with a pain medication, it has a synergistic effect, and is usually better than treating pain with either one alone. But I do know that when I had the herniated disc at C6/7 for those 3 months before they finally found out what it was and done the surgery, they gave me every type of pain med imaginable and nothing could block that pain. Very few pain meds are effective against nerve root pain. My surgeon explained that when the nerves that branch off the spinal cord are impinged upon, ( that is the the root of the nerve) hardly anything is effective against the pain that is produced. And I like Pete had a very miserable first few days, right after the surgery, but most of my pain was in my pelvis, because that is where they took the bone for the fusion. I honestly thought that area hurt worse than my neck! To this day I can feel th notch on my top right pelvis bone where they took the graft. Anyway Pamela maybe that is why your having so much pain maybe the nerve roots are being impinged upon. Have you heard anything about your MRI yet and what it showed? I haven't heard you mention anything about it in quite awhile. I sure wish you weren't in so much pain!
Good Luck to You Pamela
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
Post Edited (White Beard) : 3/29/2009 10:28:23 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 3/30/2009 1:42:19 AM (GMT-6)
Rare neurodegenerative disease called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Wheelchair, O2, & Bipap, intrathecal pump, neurostimulator, dystonia, neuropathic pain, spasticity...etc..etc.
My methadone friend...ha ha
I was first told to take my methadone like you are...40/40/40. Then when I told my Dr. that it wasn't working as well as it had in the past she told me to take it 60/60...what a difference it makes. Of course, since then I have hit a plateau. But it did work for a while.
Ask your Dr. about the change. I also used to take all 120 mg. at once for about 6 months. That was strange to say the least. Now it's better.
I hope you eventually find a combination that works for you...What is the diff between Morphine IR and Oxycodone 15 mg.? I'm wondering if I should ask to try something else.
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed
Metformin 500 mg. once daily