The way people who can't find a good doc have to treat themselves

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   Posted 1/15/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
      I have been withiut a pain doctor since 05. I havge tried many clinics abnd MDs and ended up with nothing. So the y have driven me to self medication. I start my day with a good slug of whiskey followed by 2400mg of motrin, 900mg gabapentin and pain on a scle of one to ten of at least 6 and usually 8. I follow that with reading and TV, oops time for more of my pain med, gulp ahh. By about three hour later my eyesight is going badly (di I mention that I was diabetic) and I turn on the tv. Its pain med time again, motrin,gabies and of course a 4 ounce dose of my bottled pain reliever which at this time is running dangerously low. Time to visit the pharmacy. I get my walker and hike 1/4 of a mile to the liquor store. There a non-nosey pharmcist (nosey pharmacists are the reason I was cut off in the first place and every time I turn a screw I hope one of them is at the other end. I would burn one in effigy if I had more energy), who is friendly and he gives me leathal doses of alchohol every day.
       At any rate I don't want to bore the listener. I think that pain meds are less harmful to the liver and I don't drink when I have the proper dosage of pain meds. I found an 80mg oxy on my floor after a shady character who was visiting left. I said "why not Try this" .I didn't get high but the pain came down 2 a 2 on the scale and I felt so good that I cleaned my house in celabration of being pain free. 12 hours latter I was back to the routine of self medicating.
    Please Help me I am Dying,

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   Posted 1/15/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   

PLEASE! stop what you're doing. Your family loves you and we here care about you even tho we've never met. Get yourself to a university/teaching hospital and doctors. They will treat you much better. I'm not sure what state you're in but here in Washington state we have the University of Washington medical center that is on the cutting edge. Someone will help you.

I don't want you do die! I want you to live!! PLEASE feel free to email me. Just click the little envelope under my name and we can talk if you'd like. It's time to get your life back.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 1/20/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Reading, watching TV, taking it easy, etc. is wonderful. Keep doing what you are doing in that respect. It does take your mind off the pain. But STOP the whiskey! A hang-over is the last thing you need while being in pain and especially taking pain meds. I wouldn't think Motrin and Whiskey would go well together. No telling what it is doing to your stomach!!

I have been in the same boat as you, where I just gave up on doctors and kept taking meds that didn't really work. But I realized that by doing that, I am giving up and letting the pain (Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia) take over my life and sanity. So I'm always looking for new (or even old !) treatments that might bring my pain down a notch.

If you have the energy to walk to the liquor store, then by golly, I know you have the energy to try something else that is better for your pain. Does just walking help your pain? Browsing a bookstore? Do you live anywhere close to where you can get in touch with a pain support group?

I have been under and over medicated before and I know what you are going through. Please email me if you want to talk. (and talk to Chutz!!!) You have got to get out of this rut.
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