Medicine Advice for bad back & shoulder pain

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SD Teen
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/20/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
HI everyone!

I'm new here and here's some background. I'm in DC now doing a congressional internship. Two weeks ago, I had a seizure and fell backwards into a coffee table, landing directly on my upper back and shoulder. Thank god my Mom, a doctor, was there! It still hurts, sometimes it's really bad, sometimes it's not that bad....and sometime it's not even there.

Vicoden 5/500 I HATE. It doesn't work and it upsets my stomach.

I have taken Norcos 10/325, which worked great for my knee injury.

When I was in the hospital they gave me 5MG percocet and that worked as well, seemed to work a little better. But it wasn't overwhelming.

I see my doctor tomorrow and I'm going to ask him his opinion on 5MG Percocet vs. 10/325 norocs. Either one will probably work.....but what do you guys think?

Thanks, SDTeen

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   Posted 9/20/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone is different as far as what meds work for them & their pain. I think your best bet is to talk to your doctor about it. Perhaps he'd even be able to recommend some alternative therapies so you don't have to worry about side effects at all.

Hope you find some relief,

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   Posted 9/20/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the Chronic Pain forum of Healing Well. Frances is right that medications work differently for everyone, plus we're not doctors so can't give medical advice. But we can share experiences and provide support.

What diagnosis (es) do you have? First, there's the seizure issue, and what's causing that. And then what injuries you incurred from the fall. Sometimes some physical therapy can be very helpful for an acute injury.

Don't know if this helps any, but did want to welcome you.


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   Posted 9/21/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
It's good your going to see your doctor, be honest with him/her in telling that how the vicodin makes you sick,
the doctor should then be open to talking about other possible pain medication that might help you..
Please keep us posted as to how things go at the doctor's and I hope you don't have any more
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