We have been getting quite a few questions about medications and how they work and do they work, or what works the best. Folks you have to remember chronic pain is a very individualized disease. By that I mean what may hurt me may not hurt you at all to do. Its the very same way with our medications. We metabolize our medications differently each and every one of us. No two of us are alike. Which means what I take may not even touch your pain, Just because its a pain medication does not mean it will help everyone. Whatever we experience with a medication does not mean you will have the same effect. We have not been trying to be vague in our answering questions on this subject, just a little uncomfortable. Why for one thing if I told you or anyone else on here that this medication works great and you went to your dr and got him/her to put you on it and it did nothing for your pain you are going to be mighty upset to the point you may think someone lied to you. Regardless you don't need that kind of stress. We don't want things like that happening here on this forum.
Don't ask us to give facts on medication trying to break down the doseage of one medication versus the doseage of another. We are not pharmacist here. Call your pharmacist or dr and ask these kind of questions. You would have a better shot at calling your pharmacist than trying to get thru to a dr for sure.
We all most likely when starting a pain medication started out on the lowest dose and then over time it was increased due to needing to be bumped up a little I don't think any of us on here every got put on large doses of opioids right off the bat. So, don't compare what Joe Blow is taking to the doseage you are taking. The best place to get info on your medication is online at a place like Drugs.com or one of those places. Drugs.com gives a detailed list of potential side effects and when you need to call the dr. If you don't want to look it up read your printout that comes with the script, I always read those things. Or call the pharmacist and ask your questions.
We are all here to help one another any way we can, but we don't want to be giving out bad info either. Pain medication is just too individualized to start comparing it to what other people take cause it may not help you or the side effects may get you. Kind of like comparing apples to oranges,lol.
Hope we can all have a LP weekend. I want to get rid of this nasty bug, its really bugging me. Hugs, Susie