I'm in so much pain!! Question about OTC pain meds.

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been dealing with so much pain this past week. I feel like I just cannot take it anymore! I've got that doctors apt coming up and that is a 12 hour drive. I need something now and to be comfortable on that trip too. I cannot take Advil or anything like it because I suffer really bad with my stomach after I take it. Is there anything else that will help this pain that's OTC? My pain meds are just not strong enough right now.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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   Posted 8/25/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish I knew something I could suggest....But know I am thinking of you and sending a gentle hug!
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ttlittlestar
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   Posted 8/25/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
The one and only thing that has helped my daughter is percocet.

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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Cajun, I'm so sorry your having so much pain and most OTC drugs cause you stomach upset.

Have you tried a Salonpas patch with capsaicin and then there is the Rx Fentanyl patch. I have a friend

on it and it works well for her. It is a narcotic and don't know if you can handle that. She started at

25mg and worked her way up to the max which is 100mg. Each patch lasts three days and if you don't

have Rx coverage the drawback is they are very expensive.

Also thinking of the Lidoderm patch, Rx needed too, but they are non narcotic. My next door neighbor

was on them and she couldn't afford it so her
doctor filled out a form, sent it into the company

that made them and she got them free every month.

Vin
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   Posted 8/25/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
The only thing that has helped me is narcotics, and a new drug called nucynta. nucynta is a schedule II drug(but more similar to tramadol) that was just released a few months back. Just started taking it yesterday and its really helped. Strong drug though,it will make you 'high', but u can still think pretty clearly and it doesn't knock u down as much as traditional opiod medications.

Unfortunatley I've seen too many cases now where narcotics are the only answer pain wise.

Hope it goes away soon!

Vin
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Dysplastic Nevus Syndome - birth
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Drugs: 6mp 75 mg|lialda 2.4 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|WellButrin|Bactrim|PRN Perc/Tramadol
 
 
 
 
 


not again
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   Posted 8/25/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are in so much pain. I remember when I was in really bad pain a couple of years ago and nothing would help. I had to have my doctor give me Vicodin. It was the only thing that would work. I hope you find something soon

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   Posted 8/25/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Get on cymbalta, its works for diabets that are losing arms and legs.
You will love me for this advice...no I am not a rep for the company...lol....
It helped me back when I felt like I had been in a bad car accident...every day.
It was nice to be able to walk better.
It helps one to function. It also helps with fatique.

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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry about your pain! I know what it is like but I found something that is quite amazing and has no side effects at all. It is call BIOMEDICI and you can google it and order it on line. I have no connection with the company but sincerely recommend it. It is a electro magnetic pulsing device that is only two inches square and you wear it on your body. It gets rid of the pain and keeps it away as you wear it. It is about $138. and one of the best investments I ever made. It also helps you sleep totally drug free. I found out about it from a blogger named Sue Blanton who posted on Brian Rosner's web site (lymebook). You can read her story. She used it to eliminate allergies among other things.

RV

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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very sorry for your pain and the long trip you have to make, CG! I hope you are not driving yourself, are you?? I truly hope not!

Altho I realize that OTC pain relievers are not very effective w/ Lyme,  but since you mentioned OTCs --If you want to try something like Ibu, I have tips for taking it and preventing that God awful stomach ache. As an anti=inflammatory, you need 3-4 regular Ibu tablets. Take a rolaid if you can, fix a snack, like half a little sandwich. Drink water, eat half the sandwich, a little more water, the Ibu, and follow w/ another Rolaid and the rest of the sandwich.

This is called 'sandwiching' and it works w/ Ibu as well as the codeine pain killers that upset so many peoples' stomach.


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CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/26/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for everyone's responses. I will post to each of you tomorrow because I have some questions. I'm not feeling up to doing it tonight.
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/27/2009 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
1bitten: -Thanks hun. A gentle hug is needed right about now:)

ttlittlestar: -I'm not sure if I can handle percocet or anything strong like that. I'm very sensitive to these medications. It would probably knock me out for days, lol. Thanks for the response though.

McJane: -I have never tried a pain patch before. I tried the Lidoderm patch though for my rib pain and it made me feel funny. I'm just very sensitive to so many things. Ugh! Thanks though!

Vin: -Thanks for the info. I will google it and see what I find. If it's like Tramadol, I may be able to take it.

Not Again: -I have a full bottle of Vicodin in my cabinet. Actually, I have a few strong pain meds in there but I don't think I can take anything that strong. I'm so very sensitve to everything. My body would probably react to Vivodin like I was on Morphine or something like that. When I take strong stuff like that...it's like I've taken two pills instead of just one. It's like my liver is not filtering the medicine out like it should and it's just staying in my system the entire time.

Martha's Vineyard: -I think I will give Cymbalta a try. I think it would help me with the rage
and crying spells I have while on treatment. I'm so hoping it helps the pain too! Thanks for the
info.

Raw Vegan: -I have never heard of that. I will definitely look that up and research it. Thanks for the info:)

Lyme: -Oh no! I'm not driving myself. My husband will be driving me there. Thanks for being concerned about that. Thanks also for the tip on coating my stomach. Maybe your way will work best. I try to eat and drink some milk when I take advil but my problems start hours later. It's so weird. Maybe it's my intestines? I don't know. Your way may work though. Sandwiching....I like that! lol. Thanks again!

Thanks again to everyone who took time out to reply and give me suggestions. I didn't think I would get this many. Im very appreciative!!
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Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 8/27/2009 1:09:04 AM (GMT-6)


CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/28/2009 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
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cleo springs
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   Posted 8/28/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
+Lyme, I just read your suggestion, and I'm going to try the sandwiching w/Rolaids, Ibuprofen. Then I'm going to get something STRONGER! But today, all I have is the ibu. Thanks for the suggestion.

CajunGirl, hope you're having a better day today!

not again
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   Posted 8/29/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
cajungrl, Just wondering if you have had any luck finding a pain med that works?

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/29/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey hun. I posted on the Chronic Pain forum and got a bunch of suggestions. I am on Tramadol 50mg right now and take 3-4 a day. I was told there is an extended release tablet that would last 24 hours. That may do the trick. I will talk to my doctor about it. If it doesn't help, I have suggestions for a few more things I can try.

Thanks for asking.
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