is there any good pain medications easy to get that works

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   Posted 11/23/2007 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
just wanted to know if anybody knows of any good pain medications that easy to get for crohns disease pain off your doctor that works well besides tramadol that does not work for me. please help.THANKS

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   Posted 11/23/2007 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
It depends on what is causing the pain.  If it's inflammation, then the focus should be getting the inflammation under control with drugs other than pain medicine.  If it's side affects from Crohns (joint pain, neuropathy, etc.), then you may need pain medicine long term.
Anti-spasmodics help with the cramping - there's a whole variety of them - Bentyl, Levocin, Donatol, etc.. Librium is the only thing that works for me, for some reason, even though it's not technically an anti-spasmodic.   Most gastros or primaries will prescribe some type of anti-spasmodic, because they're not narcotics.  
Also, anti-depressants can help with the pain.
But, if all else fails and the pain is going to be chronic, then it's narcotics.  Vicodin works for me most of the time, but I have to get it from primary physician.  My gastro doesn't prescribe any pain medicines.   I've never had a gastro that will prescribe pain medicine. I've noticed, in this forum, that some people take Percocet, Darvocet, Vicodin, or even Oxycontin.   Some get pain medicine from their gastros, some from their primary physicians, some from rheumatiod arthritis doctors, some from pain management clinics. 
If you are having a flare up and are in severe pain, go to the ER.   They can give you morphine and phenergrin, along with hydration, thru an IV. 
Good luck to you and I hope you can find a way to get your pain under control.  Pain management is always a controversial topic, unfortunately.
DX: mild to moderate Crohn's for 34 years
Additional benefits: chronic anemia, B12 deficient, peripheral neuropathy, facial mylagsia, joint pain, underactive thyriod
Current meds: Colozal, Nexium, Entocort, Flagyl, steriod cream, monthly B12 injections, Neurontin, Synthroid, Effexor ER, pain meds as needed

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   Posted 11/25/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
tayloradrianb said...
just wanted to know if anybody knows of any good pain medications that easy to get for crohns disease pain off your doctor that works well besides tramadol that does not work for me. please help.THANKS
      Sounds hoaky and not really what you meant, but for a short relief period I take Pepto Bismal.  It coats the bowl, to help with a burning pain, mildly reduces swelling and reduces acidity.  Careful not to over do it.
Male, in early 60's; diagnosed age 39 with Crohn's although I had intermittent symptoms in
childhood.  Had bowl resection 1989.  Treated with Prednisone and Asulfadine or Asacol, then started Remicade infusions every 8 weeks in 1999.  Clean colonoscopies for most part since then.  Currently, lung infiltrates seen in CT scans (no breathing symptoms) are being evaluated to rule-out possibility they were precipitated by Remicade (off Remicade at present, Crohn's worse).  On Entocort and Asacol with Tylenol w/Codene and steriod suppositories as needed.

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