ChickNorris, I have to rely on prescript
ion pain killers. Oxycodone. I have back issues going back 13 years that I don't know if they are related to the Lyme/RMSF, and I have a lot of pain in my right shoulder, which was reconstructed 2 1/2 years ago.
I suffered with pain for 19 years, at this point I can say averaged around a 5-6 on the 10 scale. Nothing in the way of anti inflamatories ever helped for very long and I didn't have any kind of accurate diagnosis. I just tried to ignore it, or work around it.
In 2003 I had gall bladder surgery and after going into a clinic hemorrhaging in pain, they gave me Darvocet. For the first time in all those years I was pain free. The Dr. kept me on them until the FDA pulled them from the market. At that point I was switched to Percocet, and have been taking it ever since. I found a great deal of relief with Ibuprophen after arm/shoulder surgery, but it kept my blood pressure meds from working and put me in congestive heart failure.
Even though I would be bed ridden by now, without the Percocet, I go as long as I can without it, then take a 1/2 low dose, so I don't get dependent on it. I want to KNOW what's hurting me and when, without always masking it. Just standing for more than 15 minutes, like cooking or washing dishes, I get debilitating back pain that even the percocet can't touch. At that point I'm just out, and must rest.
Nothing else has ever helped. Not even marijuana. My pain levels are solid 10's nearly every time I try to do some work around here.
Post Edited (julymorning) : 10/21/2016 10:06:01 PM (GMT-6)