Side effects of pain meds?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

belleenstein
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1010
   Posted 10/5/2007 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
After months of scanning this site and seeing all the posts complaining about the side-effects of drugs it's just dawned on me. I have never seen anyone complain about their pain meds.

Why is that? Who suffers side effects from these meds and what kinds of side effects do you suffer?

I haven't found an effective pain medication that doesn't cause me more problems than it solves. I can only use them for very short periods and for very intense pain. Any longer and I become totally non-functioning. My biggest complaint is positional nausea. As long as I lay flat I'm ok, but as soon as I stand up I get violently sick to my stomach. The only thing that helps is IM shots of gravol. The last time I was on pain meds -- after my last surgery -- I lost 15 pounds in 10 days after I got home from hospital because I needed the pain meds, but I couldn't keep anything in my stomach.

I also hate the way these meds dull my senses -- I feel like I'm walking in a fog. I also get heart palpitations and positional hypotension when using any of the morphine derivatives. I'd like to know that I'm not alone.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


dunny2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 10/5/2007 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Balleenstein, I wish I could give you some advice, like you did for me this morning, but I'm afraid I do well on pain meds. I can
actually have quality of life with them. Maybe you could try ones without the morphine derivatives. Maybe a codeine base.
Best of luck.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


belleenstein
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1010
   Posted 10/5/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problems with tylenol 3, which I think has codeine in it. What do you use?
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


tinglebell
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 531
   Posted 10/5/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I take a 10 mg lortab once or twice daily, mainly for my arthritis pain. I never could handle strong pain meds, didn't need any unless I obstructed or had new surgery. Now I find that I can function much better and get some energy because I let it go too long, and really feel miserable before I medicate. My bp has been running higher on steroids so my bp doesn't drop too much, maybe that is what is happening to you. Can you check your bp lying and then standing? I am not sure if chronnies can take darvocet or tramadol but if so, that could be an alternative. I do know that morphine, codiene and percocet make me very nauseous/vom.
DIANNE
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 
 


Shmoo
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 10/5/2007 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I am okay on Tylenol #3 but I do not find that they are very effective with the pain. Percocet causes me nausea and heart palpatations but they are more effective for the pain. I find that Demerol/Gravol IM works quite well for the pain but you get that walking around in a fog feeling and I have a young daughter that I need to chase after. I do not tolerate Morphine at all. The last time that I had an injection of Morphine I was violently ill and had a massive migrane headache, it was almost worse than what I was getting the injection for. I am constantly switching up my pain meds trying to find something that works well with little side effects but I haven't come across it yet so no, you're not alone. If you happen to try something that works well you'll have to let us all know.
28 year old Female diagnosed with CD 17 years ago.
3 bowel resections, several abscesses and 17 blood transfusions.
Been on many meds and like most, a veteran of prednisone.
Curently had seton placements for 3 RF's, on Imuran, Pentasa and waiting to start Remicade.


dunny2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 10/5/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Balleenstein, I take vicodin, It might be worth a try...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


teddybearweiser
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 10/6/2007 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Belleenstein, I also take vicodin and have no-side effects from it
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


dragonfly137927
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 10/6/2007 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I have taken bith tramadol and darvocet. Ultraset is tramadol and one other thing is in it I brlirvr it is tylenol. It is a pain med but I thinl I remember them saying it truley considered a narcotic since its components are different.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, December 06, 2016 8:55 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,733,482 posts in 301,127 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151264 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, bvail.
318 Guest(s), 15 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
JayMot, Tagier, 81GyGuy, tickbite666, john16, Gear, Scaredy Cat, White Bird, ChickNorris, pmm73, bvail, Traveler, kmclark1, straydog, otheym432


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer