I don't know much about
Crohn's and pain meds (although we do have people with Crohn's on this board, so maybe one of them will come along & help you out), but I can tell you that different people react quite differently to different pain medications. It all depends on your body physiology & pain. What helps one person will not necessarily help someone else with the "same" pain. It is somewhat of a game of trial & error at first to find the right med. I've been taking pain medication regularly for only about
5 months now & I am still not satisfied with the relief that I've gotten from anything that I've been on so far. Right now I take oral dilaudid, and it has been the most helpful, however I have to take significant amounts of it just to get a very small amount of relief. My body has proven to be very very resistant to pain medication. I've never had IV pain medication, except a couple of times in the recovery room post-op, so I can't add anything about
that. Frances did a good job explaining the action of the med. Hopefully you can find a real PM who can help you to find some relief in a safe, controlled fashion.
Post Edited (skeye) : 3/26/2009 10:47:54 PM (GMT-6)