As everyone says, be sure to ask your doctor before taking any and all meds or pain killers as all have different dosages that give different results to everyone.
That being said, This is my info. I hope this info helps give you an idea on what to ask your doctor about
on your next visit. Don't choose a dosage alone as almost all meds can hurt your liver, kidneys etc. even if taking at what is called "prescript
ion strength". Your doctor will know what dosages are right for your body and sickness.
One pain killer rhummys like to give is ultram. It is stronger than over the counter meds, but not addictive like other medications even though my body did get an addiction to it,my brain didn't have opid cravings that you get with other prescript
ion painkillers, but i buckled over in pain for weeks with my body having a withdrawal, i used it for a couple years. But, they all think it isn't addictive so they like to prescribe it.
Also ask your doctor about
taking select dosages of ibuprofen or aleve with your other meds as they can help with pains opid meds can't reach (i know, sounds odd, but i take ibuprofen for one of the pains i have as it is the only thing that works on it). Don't just pick your own dose, ask doctor before taking.
If your doctor finds these don't work, then you can ask him/her for something stronger.
A lot of people don't realize that by taking over the counter pain meds (by dosage set by your own personal doctor) that it can not only help with pain, but also arthritis swelling, when combined with your other meds. So it is like getting a bonus.
Nobody likes to suggest meds, but I fully understand hurting so much that you want to know names of things to ask your doctor on your next visit. I asked in a different forum 7yrs ago about
meds and everyone jumped on me like I was selling drugs lol. All I wanted was names to ask my doc.
I do hope this gives you and your doctor ideas and that you get the right treatment.
Oh, I have been on low dosage of prednisone for a couple years (most drugs don't work on me) and now it gave me something called osteopina (spelled wrong probably) but my bones are getting brittle, so long time use is bad for this drug, even at low doses and I was a big time calcium girl :)
One last thing, you can usually call the doctors office and tell them you had a question about
getting pain killers. Sometimes you can get a call back from the nurse after she talks to your doc and they call in the prescript
ion, it can save you a trip to see him.
Post Edited (shanbr) : 4/5/2012 8:39:56 PM (GMT-6)