Posted 12/10/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)
I don't know if my pain is comparable at all to yours. I've tried tramadol, vicodin, percocet, and at this point, screaming is all there is. It feels like a raw nerve in my left hand/thumb/forefinger. This is the only pain I can feel if I take a percocet. Without that, its all back, ankles, knees, hips (oh so much in the hips). I prefer percocet for two reasons, 1.) it works mostly and 2.) the narcotic helps cut my Crohns related potty visits down to half or less the twenty or so times a day.
Are there local pain centers? How do you qualify pain? I haven't been without pain since February. It was controlled with the percocet until the screaming agony of my thumb. Can't touch the pad without biting my lips, cheeks, or tongue to keep from screaming. My forefinger is slightly less bad but it aches so consistently in the joints that I could scream. Tried arthritis rubs and was on prednisone. Not much change beyond the whole arm to now only the hand.
I'd really appreciate your thoughts. I'm a frequent visitor to the Crohns threads on the forum and have wondered over here so often b/c I don't know how I should go about with a pain management center. Do I need insurance? I don't have it til January. Is there one near Liberty, MO? Anything you all could share, I'd appreciate.