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misterkatamari
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   Posted 11/21/2011 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Woke up in the middle of the night again. My whole back is bothering me lately, though, so its hard to tell if it was because of my chronic pain or not. My scoliosis related pain has been bad, I think because I am so sedentary--I need to stretch out more or something, but it hurts due to the other back injury stuff. shakehead The Tramadol and Naproxen help the scoliosis & arthritis type pain, but again, nothing for my worst pain.

See my pain doctor on the 28th. I just can't take this crap! lol!

I'm willing to try 'actual' narcotics at this point, even though the Hydrocodone I took before didn't help much. I need to try other stuff, because I just can't take the levels I'm at right now. Ugh!

Chutz
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   Posted 11/21/2011 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again~

I'm sorry to hear your pain level is so high. It does sound like it's time to get something stronger if that's what you prefer. I tried some 'lighter weight' pain meds at first and they didn't do anything so my doc had me try low doses of a narcotic and it's been the only way I have some quality to my life. There are many people who prefer not to use them or don't need them, but when you have no life except for the pain then my opinion is to use what your doctor feels is appropriate to control your pain. Taking narcotic pain medicines is no more shameful getting medication for HIV, smoking cessation or cancer therapy. {my opinion there} There is no reason for you to suffer when help is available and your doctor is willing to work with you..

You may want to call your doctor's office and ask if you can get in sooner. If not ask to be put on a call list for a cancellation. That often will get you in much sooner but you also need to be flexible and ready to go when they call.

Good luck and let us know how you're doing...OK?
Chutz
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misterkatamari
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   Posted 11/21/2011 3:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutz said...
Hi again~

I'm sorry to hear your pain level is so high. It does sound like it's time to get something stronger if that's what you prefer. I tried some 'lighter weight' pain meds at first and they didn't do anything so my doc had me try low doses of a narcotic and it's been the only way I have some quality to my life. There are many people who prefer not to use them or don't need them, but when you have no life except for the pain then my opinion is to use what your doctor feels is appropriate to control your pain. Taking narcotic pain medicines is no more shameful getting medication for HIV, smoking cessation or cancer therapy. {my opinion there} There is no reason for you to suffer when help is available and your doctor is willing to work with you..

You may want to call your doctor's office and ask if you can get in sooner. If not ask to be put on a call list for a cancellation. That often will get you in much sooner but you also need to be flexible and ready to go when they call.

Good luck and let us know how you're doing...OK?
Chutz


Thanks Chutz!

That is exactly how I feel. My quality of life is so crap right now that there is absolutely no point in foregoing any form of medication that may actually improve it. As long as I and my doctor feel the benefits could out weigh the risks, then I am willing to try it, because I am really unhappy and just stuck in this pain for almost a year now.

Also, I'm not able to be super flexible as I have to have a driver for my appointments. So I have to schedule in advance so that I get a day that my ride has off work. Hate having to depend on that stuff!!

Retired Mom
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   Posted 11/21/2011 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you can find relief soon Mister.... I understand!!

I have a resistance to adding more meds too, but pain that make life so horrible is just not an option. Please try to get in as quickly as possible and ask them to recommend something that "may" help.

All my best to you!
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Pre-glaucomic, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet & much more.....

misterkatamari
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   Posted 11/21/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks RetiredMom! :)

Really hope I can get in soon!
--Patrick, aka Misterkatamari

I'm active on several boards. Main issues are: Chronic Pain due to Scoliosis & 2 Herniated Discs, possible DDD and arthritic facet joints. Also active in the Depression/Anxiety boards. Meds include: Prozac 40mg, Xanax .5 mg, Tramadol 50mg

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell

Chartreux
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   Posted 11/21/2011 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe call your car driver person and let them know if they could be free sometime in case
the doctors office should call you with an opening and then call to be on the cancellation lists...
Hope this makes sense...I'm tired tonight seems like all we do is go from doctor to doctor
anymore...I've had my back pain for so long that it's hard for me to tell where it's coming from
or what as I have a lot of back issues too...Can you go online and look over relaxation cd's that you might like
sometimes you can play them on your computer so you'll know what they sound like before you
get them...Many well wishes to you...Also try ice packs or heat for help...
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Purgatory
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   Posted 11/21/2011 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope you can get some much needed relief, if it means being on more and/or stronger meds, its always a trade off. My doctor and I are all about the quality of life side of my life. He can't stop the rapid progression of my cancer, but he knows he can keep me out of pain, so that I can still enjoy a day, and be able to look forward to the next day.

Good luck, and hang tough. Pain can be controlled.

david in sc
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3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
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