Jkay I gave your posting a title so others will know what it is about.
Post Edited By Moderator (Stella Marie) : 3/9/2010 11:59:50 AM (GMT-7)
Chronic Pain Forum Moderator
Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atroph; muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – an intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator). Extra fun little toys and gadgets; O2 generator and assorted wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and orthotic braces. Meds - too many too list or even care about!
Hello JKay...Welcome. I understand not wanting to be on narcotics....but sometimes its a necessary evil...I have been on them for over 10 years....and if I din't take them I would be in bed all day crying.. But if you can get by without them then do it.... I hate that you have to be here, but this is a great group of people....very smart and supportive.
We will be here if u need us....
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Welcome to HW! I agree with what everyone has posted. I have been on pain medication for 6 yrs., like Jag says it doesn't take away all the pain but it makes it more tolerable.
I felt the same way as you about being on drugs BUT as my PMD said, the body needs relief from the constant CP.
You don't need to suffer as you are, there are meds that will help and life will become livable again.