Thank you stingray and fireflyhillary.
I should have been a little clearer on my issues, I just assumed we had some SC injury members in here somewhere! I take 800 mg of Baclofen, 2400 mg of Neurontin, 250 mg of Tramadol, 40 mg of Crestor and 10-20 mg of Hydrocodone as needed. I take the nuerontin to help with my frontal lobe brain damage, it helps with my speech and impulse control.
The Tramadol helps with the pain I have from a c4/c5 fracture and the Crestor for cholesterol levels in the low 300's.
I am told that I am maxed out on the Baclofen. This is one that I could/would not live without it. It dulls my SCI phantom pains most of the time, the one's below my injury level. I can always feel them (cutting and burning sensations) but they are tolerable, however, every 3-4 days, I have 10-16 hours of extreme pain.
I have a very high tolerance for pain, but when it starts, I can not be around any of my family members, I have no patience and zero concentration on anything, I am so irritable I can hardly stand my self. It feels exactly like someone is cutting me across the stomach, right to left, every 40 to 70 seconds and just below my injury level, t6/t7.
I also have intolerable burning in my buttocks, groin, thigh's, legs and feet. It feels just like I am sitting in a tub of hot water, water too hot to sit in.
I take the Hydrocodone to ease the pain I have from my t4/t5 vertebra, just above my my injury level, where my feeling starts and above the shattered t6/t7 where they attached 2 large Titanium rods. It also helps my neck pain and I also use it when the cutting and burning sensations (SCI phantom pains) start, it does not touch that pain but it helps with the lip pain I get from biting them all day! I know there are better ways to deal with this type of severe pain, besides biting my lips, ringing my hands and abusing pain med's., I just need to hear about
I thank God and all of you who continue to work so hard to make this site what it is, a safe haven for all of us who are hurting!
Post Edited (t6t7c) : 3/25/2012 12:52:42 AM (GMT-6)