More Realistic Pain Management for MS?

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AnnieInArizona
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   Posted 5/1/2015 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
For years NSAIDs have been my saving grace for MS. I can't take them anymore due to gastritis. I've just been taking too many for too long.

My PCP sent me to a pain management specialist and the first drug he tried was Tramadol. It did nothing but make me sleepier than I already am. My last visit he changed it to OxyContin.

I'm not about to take that, I didn't even get it filled. It *feels* like the beginning of the end and besides, I honestly don't feel I need narcotics at this point.

Other than NSAIDs and Tramadol, are there *any* NON narcotic options to MS pain management? (Secondary Progressive)

Thanks!

Gretchen1
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   Posted 5/3/2015 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Annie,

I'm sorry, I don't have any real solutions for you. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to the board. I too avoid narcotics. I'm lucky though and haven't had serious issues with pain.

Have you tried any alternative therapies like acupuncture? I haven't but I have heard it helps some people.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

eat2bwell
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   Posted 5/4/2015 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people use Turmeric for inflammation (pain). Might look at your diet and cut out the foods which cause inflammation.

http://www.msdietforwomen.com/turmeric-manage-ms-symptoms

AnnieInArizona
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   Posted 5/4/2015 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, folks!
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