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I hope that in time the nerves that were damaged by shingles will heal. Please note, however, Lyrica is filtered through the kidneys and in the beginning of usage of Lyrica I was on the near maximum allowed dosage of Lyrica and it resulted in near kidney shut down as reported to me by my Neptrologist (kidney specialist). It seems then that a managed dosage of Lyrica to match individual tolerance can help in the management of pain. It sure helps me with shingles pain management.
Iv been on opiates since iv been 11 started with 10mg norco (which is vicodin with 325 tylonal) and started taking it 3 times a day and was up to the point where i was taking 12 a day, then i was taking 10mg percs, moved up to 15 mg roxies then they added 30mg oxycontins 3 times a day, then i desided to try and taper myself off pain meds completely at age 15 because it was scary and my tollerance was just to high.
The reason I'm switching to Klonipin is that I feel that Xanax XR is not working well anymore for me. I take Effexor XR for depression and anxiety, and I also take Lyrica for headaches and anxiety as well. So, you can see, I'm a mess as far as anxiety issues go! Can you shed some light on Xanax XR vs plain old Xanax? Thanks so much!
Third time was the charm but I was left with nerve damage at this point and for those with nerve pain - think shingles or diabetic neuropathy in your lower left pelvis vs. your extremities! I take Lyrica, which helps some. Ultram ER, which does nothing and Vicodin as needed - but feel like a drug addict when getting refills at Dr. Pain Mgmt. Dr. tried a stim implant and it didn't help - due to the location - he said it was the hardest to treat - imagine my joy! Not!
My memory of this is good and I actually have it all written down in journals and even have a stick picture I had drawn back then showing the sweating discrepancy of left vs. right all the way down to my waist/innner elbow, so i am not only going by memory.
so i am dealing with two issues but i can not stand the pain! I am on vicodin daily, lyrica, and cymbalta. I am at a lose of how to handle it anymore. The list is to long to tell all i have tried and it did not work. I am going in Friday morning for the doctor to put a dye in my back to see about scar tissue and to remove any around the nerves in my back. I am trying to work also....cant afford to not work and just colapse into bed as soon as i get home.
I took 2 aleve on thursday morning (had been taking them all week), which had been helping with the pain, but had an allergic reaction (closed throat feeling), along with (what i thought was ) hives. Doc said i had shingles, gave me acyclovir, prednosine, and some vicodin. He told me to follow up this week with my reg doctor. I did that today, and my doc told me prednosine may not be effective, especially if i got a weird, "wired" feeling from it.
I would be in big trouble with the hubby. I also have HepC. I had a decision to make, quantity of life vs quality. I choose the quality. 3 kids and 7 grandbabies. If you are in pain because of an injury or paralisys and you have done everything humanly possible to rid yourself of pain. Then I would not be concerned about having to take meds because of it. Don't let anyone give you a hard time because you take pain meds. My husband has experienced the before and after.
I AM GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE AS I WAS CONCERNED. I HAVE BEEN TAKING VICODIN 7.5 AND SOMA FOR YEARS FOR CHRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN CAUSED BY DEGENATIVE DISQ DISEASE. PAIN AND NUMBNESS GOES DOWN MY LEGS AND FEET. FEEL LIKE HYPOCHONDRIAC. I ALSO TAKE ANXIETY MEDS AS THE VICODIN STRESSES MY SYSTEM. APPARENTLY SURGERY ISN'T AN OPTION. LIFE HAS STOPPED AT 53 YRS. I WAS RECENTLY CHANGED TO FETANYL PATCH 25 AND WAS REALLY SCARRED AFTER READING ALL THE MATERIAL.
Then I went to a pm doctor for the first time and he took me off the vicodin es 3 to 4 , 4 x a day and fentanyl patch,somas. He then put me on opana er...didn't work, oxycontin and percocet...i hate anything with oxycodone so i got off that. I went back on the fentanyl patch 75mcg and within almost 2 months i went up to 150mcg b/c my tolerance was so high. I detoxed cold turkey and it was the worst and most painful, scariest thing that ever happened to me.
I talked to my doctor (he knows about my addiction) and he said i need some form of medication to function due to my arthritis. I was addicted to Vicodin 7.5 for years. He said he will call me in Tylenol 3. Am i a failure if i pick up the script? I am so sick of hurting so much. Please help!!
Yes by all means tell everyone close to you and the pharmacist. But do not, DO NOT, let the dr prescribe Lyrica !!! It can be BAD news. I've had shingles and yes they are VERY painful. I got through them by uses gels and patches. Shingles is a lot less painfull than coming off the meds. Since you are not taking in high numbers, it shouldn't be near as bad. The sooner you quit the easier it will be. Just don't replace one med with another.
The problem is they have had me on percocet, tramadol, xanax, lyrica, baclofen, and a couple others for a while, and today I find out I'm pregnant. It isn't my first child, but it is my first child I've ever conceived while being addicted to anything, and SCARED to quit!! I want to, obviously, but I don't know that c/t is the way to do it. My first OB told me that c/t is not ok in pregnancy for anything(smoking inc.) But if I taper, am I just slowly killing my baby?
such as vicodin, codeine, etc) will result in PROFOUND DISAPPOINTMENT and more importantly may cause you to prematurely put aside one of the few medications that can produce long-term profound pain relief. In other words an expectation that they will work like other common pain relieving meds will "burn" (cause you to reject) a drug that might--if used differently with different expectations—have been very successful.
Then was switched to Lyrica which seems to be more agreeable for me...One concern some have raised about the Lyrica which I ran across over in the Pain Management Forum is that for a few of those folks, the Lyrica had a bad habit of making them gain weight..Thats not a problem for me though. I have room for a few more lbs.. I do believe the Gabapentin, or Neurontin does help with wd's.
They already have me on Cymbalta, Lyrica, Lortab10mg, Soma, Xanax and Ambien BUT I AM IN SUCH PAIN! It is unreal! I know it's not a good idea to double up or whatever but I have in desparation- it does not help! My legs give me the worst trouble. I take magnesium, calcium and a few other natural things. I do swim exercise religiosly now BUT the pain is beyond any pain I've ever been through including natural childbirth!!!
Prescribed Lyrica 75mg x daily...worked amazing for the aches, and actually helped the GI stuff too. Klonopin to aid with anxiety and sleep....helped a lot with aniexty, none with sleep, but I didn't mind being awake because the pain was gone. Even more important than meds was diet. Drinking a ton of water, and eating healthy vitamin rich foods. Kefir, activia, fruits, veggies, chicken, rice, etc. Long Term: Long term was hit and miss.
But during that time Ultram was one drug I used and if I had ultram now I would abuse it just like I'm abusing my norco, vicodin, and whatever else. So be careful and good luck.
Another medication to try is Neurontin (generic is Gabapentin) or Lyrica (there is no generic). I am taking Gabapentin. It is anti-convulsant that is frequently prescribed off label for nerve pain. It helps tremendously with the pain that runs down my legs. Lastly, you may want to try another injection in the near term.
Again this is only my opinion but using Sub to kick an addiction to a class 3 narcotic like Norco (Vicodin) would be like using an atomic bomb when you only need a hand grenade. Even heavy doses of Hydrocodone can be tapered and then quit with only a week or two of withdrawal symptoms. However Sub withdrawals can last for months. As long as someone is taking Sub they will not have W/D’s but only a very few on this site have testified that they are glad they used Sub for their addiction.
My husband has been on Oxycontin and Percocet...together since 02-01-09 prior to that he was on Vicodin...He went through detox from VICODIN in November because he stated that he was going to kill himself....He didnt have a choice to detox..police put him there...NOW..he has stated he NEEDS the meds...he has locked my things up because he is afraid I am going to leave him...he stopped the mail because he didnt want anyone around...he had told people that I tackled him and beat him up..
Im on Methadone and Vicodin and He just Cut me off after one test comming back Negitive and I dont understand how it could. He called me a lyer and told me to never come back to his office. But there is no other Pain clinic in the area. WHAT WOULD CAUSE THE RESULTS TO COME BACK NEGITIVE when I TAKE THE MEDS????
He was so kind. He wrote me for some Vicodin 7.5's, twice a day and had me sign a contract. He referred me to a local PM doc, whom is strongly recommended by my therapist as being the best in town for listening and bedside manner. My appointment with him is coming up in a couple of weeks and in preparation for that I've been here reading about other people's experiences etc. so I know what to expect and what to ask.
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