Hi Grandmaroses. I'm so sorry to hear that you are having an increase in pain. I just posted something similar about
running out of meds too soon, so I certainly understand your situation. We both know this is a *no no* to run out of meds before they are due to be refilled...I surely do, but I'm still guilty of popping an extra when my pain just won't settle down. I mentioned that I am really worried about
my upcoming first appt with a PM doc....because I KNOW I won't have a choice but to strictly adhere to the RX. My personal GP has been script
ing my pain meds for a few years and she never tests me or counts pills, so I have never really been held accountable, like I know I will with the PM doc. Anyhow, nuff said about
that. For now, to help get you more comfortable....have you taken your last pill yet? Are you going through withdrawals? A hot shower helps me more than anything. Also Immodium for diarrhea. Perhaps some Dramamine for the nausea. (Make sure it won't interact with your other meds first). I also take Advil or Tylenol to help with the general feeling of *yuckiness*. Again, make sure you can take those otc meds. Also, good nutrition is important. A well-balanced diet and plenty of liquids will go a long way to helping you feel better. If you can, do some walking. And lastly, but certainly not least (for me)....LAUGHTER. Though it may sound hard to do right now, I think it totally helps me with my pain and general well-being. Not only is it a temporary distraction, but laughing releases natural endorphins that will last a good few hours. So I often watch some funny old sitcoms, like Golden Girls, Roseanne, Fresh Prince, etc.
I'm new to this forum and I'm certainly not a doctor, so my recommendations are just my own personal ideas that sometimes work for me and I hope can be of some help to you, too. I'm glad to meet you here on this forum, but I'm sorry you have a need that brings you here. I have found the members to be very warm and non-judgemental and some have a plethora of knowledge. I'm glad I am here. I hope you feel better soon.