Its kina of a hard story to tell....but I'll try and help.
One, I don't take pain meds on a regular basis normally. But over the last few years I've had a lot of different things happen where I've been on a lot of pain meds, at different times. Never needed an ER(well I did once few about 6 months and I was in a total fog and don't remember much of that)
or anything really, just a lot of random thing occuring close together.
Currently, I just had shoulder surgery. Pain was totally hard to manage. Woke up in tears within minutes of them waking medically, they saying I should still be asleep and at least drowsy, and that I had to have Tons of meds to stay down, and the pain post op was horrendous. Home pain magagment after was really hard as well. I eneded up on 2 10mg Hydro every 4 hours, and that was hard. (Thats alot!)
I had a seizure 6 weeks after and have all kinds of crazy damage and stuff giong on now and I still have recurrent dislocations and stuff. They will not do another surgery b/c of the seizures.
For a long time, when I have surgeries or need sedation or pain relief, nothing seems to help. Morphine, is like a saline injection, diladid, takes about 6mgs to touch pain, and I could walk a straight line if I had to. After surgery they try things like Fentanyl, demerol and I just don't respond. Now my O2 will sometimes go down, but I am wide awake and in pain.
When i have a dislocation I usually have to be sedated. I have a crazy reaction to Veresd so can't do that, and what they normally do doesn't begin to sedate me, so they have to use like 25mg of atomidate or a butt load of propofol, and that only last a very short time for me, when most people would be out a while. Also, when sedated, i sometimes don't remember but they say I still react as if I'm in a lot pain.
With the things I've had, 7.5 of hydro should "normally" work but I don't think that word is in my vocab.
I can tell I'm building a tolerance to the 10mg hydro's, too. I could probably take about 60-80 and be fine. I don't by the way.
I am afraid one, of soemthing happening, really serious that they can't controll the pain. If they can't magage my shoulder now, what if I have cancer or have a major trauma or something? What they could give on scence or in hospital without putting me on a vent, just doesn't seem to work.
Two, I hear of opiodes actually making your pain worse at some point, I could go into all the neuro transmitter stuff, but won't.
I just am ATYPICAL in every way. I think I'm going to get that tatooed on me.
Feel free to ask questions, I don't know really what to say. I just know my tolerance is huge and I want to know how to lower it.
27 years old
Dx's: Depression/anxiety, Non-Epileptic Seizures, Migraines, repeat joint dislocations, suppressed immune system
14 Major surgeries
Meds: Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Valium, Trazadone, Ambien, Loratab