I do believe myself that it is the UC.I am taking Buccastem for the spasms and my doctor has started me on new NSAIDs called Arthrotec 75 so i might get relief from these.Im not losing blood which is unusual for me as every other flare up has involved hospitilisation due to high blood loss. have also tried paracetamol,tramadol and deydrocodeine for pain but they didnt help. Anyone know any good painrelief?I wouldnt normally take painkillers as most of them constipate you but sometimes i really need them.
Anti-spasmodics can help with mild to moderate spasms and cramping, but for the really horrible days I do end up taking Vicodin. I appreciate its pain-relieving mechanism but don't care for the "loopy brain" phenomenon that accompanies it. When I take a narcotic painkiller I am pretty much non-functioning, but comfortable, whereas I'd be non-functioning and extremely uncomfortable without it. The added bonus is that it does seem to constipate me and that is sort of a relief since I have constant intractable diarrhea.
You should ask your doctor whether they are willing to either refer you to a pain management clinic or give you a script for narcotics that you can use sparingly, when the pain is just unbearable. I'm sorry to hear you haven't found relief so far :(
Martin, the generic name for Vicodin is hydrocodone. There is also oxycodone (Percocet), morphine, and some other narcotic pain meds out there. As far as the anti-spasmodics go, their generic names are hyoscyamine or dicyclomine...plus a couple others. When is the next time you see the doctor?
I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with this on top of having an intensive-needs daughter. It must be really difficult! That's great that you have a supportive partner, from what it sounds like...hang in there.
thanks sarita for your help.Really appreciated.