Hi. I'm new at this....I'm 26 and have intense chronic pain in my body for 2 years now. I have been on Hydrocodone for 2 years and it is not working anymore! I can barely finish a day of work and I have to call in atleast once a week because I'm in so much pain! I feel useless! Before all of this started, I did everything and now I can barely get out of bed...... I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel like my life has ended!
Welcome to the forums - I'm sorry you're here because of pain, but it's a good group of people to share with and learn from.
Have you told your doctor the Hydrocodone isn't working any longer? If you've been diagnosed with Fibro, you might want to see if Lyrica or Cybalta will help, when taken with your current meds, or asking about
something for break thru pain.
What type of work do you do? Is there any chance of you working part time, or going on modified duties, to give your body a break? There's lots of good info in the Fibro 101 post at the top of this forum and heat is your best friend...sometimes those long acting heat packs you can get make a big difference.
I hope you're able to get some answers and help here. Vent away...we all know what you're going thru.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines
(plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Nortriptyline
Other: Vitamin D, Multi-Vitamin