Meloxicam addiction

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Can anyone please tell me what Meloxicam is? I was prescribed this after my recent neck surgery and have to pick it up tonight. Are there are addictive qualities to it? I was addicted to vicodin before and don't want to get back into that. If you take more than you should, what can it do to you? I just want to be prepared. Thank you so much.
I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and I take Soma and Meloxicam on a regular basis to control the muscle aches. Last December I was sitting in my car at a red light when someone hit me from behind going about 45mph. Since then the muscle that runs right across the middle of my back burns with a sharp, while hot pain when standing for more than a few hours. My job is physical and it's been hard working thru the pain. I finally called my doctor this week and requested something for the pain.
I have had an a problem with opiate addiction, mainly norco and oxy for that last year and half. I have also had problems with depression and anxiety for the as long as I can remember. If you have the same issues, you probably can understand how the two go hand in hand. I am currently on Depakote ER and Lorezampam for my depression/anxiety. For the past two months I have been trying to quit opiates c/t, mainly because my access to them has been cut off for the most part.
I've been on this forum for about a year now thinking what I had was a drug/pill addiction. I had chronic pain in every single part of my body! 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I was so happy to not feel crazy anymore. What I had/have...has a name. So, a couple weeks ago my dr started me on Amitriptyline 10mg, Meloxicam 15mg, and Tizanidine 4mg. Today I told her those are helping a TON with the night time pain/insomia. I told her I need something I can take during the day.
One more question: If I have been taking Methadone for my addiction to Roxy's and any and All other pain meds i got my hands on how Long will it take If I do start the Suboxone treatment to be DONE?
still have pain. I have been taking meloxicam (antiinflamitory) and tylenol , some times about ready to scream, pain can be pretty intense some times. They fixed my tennis elbow so they where scraping my bone and cleaning cartlidge. So you can understand alittle of it. My daughter offered me a darvecet I told her no! Any suggestions?
I have 12 yrs clean, my last thing was a 7 or 8 year heroin addiction. I have Hep C. I have severe arthritis as well as Peripheral Neuropathy, mostly affecting my feet, and plantar fasciitis. :( right!? My question is; does anyone have suggestions for something EFFECTIVE that I can take for long term, chronic pain w/out the old monkey showing up? I'm too old and much too tired to entertain that nasty little creep again but I am going to have to take something for pain until forever.
Hi Linda The medication you mentioned is an NSAID so you won't have to worry about addiction problems from that. I'm sure he probably only prescribed 7-10 days worth though unless you have a bad infection. I feel for you....I just got over one and then went right into diventiculitis....that was so painful and I couldn't take anything for pain because they want to go know if it is getting worse or better. It has been over a week and I just finally got a night sleep and managed to eat today.
She also feared an addiction and asked me to wean myself off of the tramadol and gave me a prescription for meloxicam instead. I am now down to less than a quarter tramadol a day. I can manage the pain reasonably with meloxicam and Tylenol. But it still hurts more than I would like. Now that my history has been described, here is the real issue of this post. Ever since my surgery I have had some sexual dysfunction. I used to love sex. I would think about it a lot.
She also feared an addiction and asked me to wean myself off of the tramadol and gave me a prescription for meloxicam instead. I am now down to less than a quarter tramadol a day. I can manage the pain reasonably with meloxicam and Tylenol. But it still hurts more than I would like. Now that my history has been described, here is the real issue of this post. Ever since my surgery I have had some sexual dysfunction. I used to love sex. I would think about it a lot.
You might be stuck and scared right now, but you can make the decision to get yourself off the hamster wheel of Tramadol dependency and even addiction. You don't have to live that way. There's lots of people here to help.
So since I see so many people here talking about painkiller addiction, I thought it'd be best to ask here, though it may be a bit out of place. I've always been a fan of opiates. Not for abuse potential, because they WORK. I've been in a lot of pain for a long time, even prescription doses of OTC stuff stopped working a while ago. Tramadol was the exception, which is mainly why I had issues with it...
Anyone who is in an NA meeting is there for the same reason you are...there is like a code in those meetings. People don't go around saying "guess who I saw" because you know what...they don't want you going around saying "guess who I saw". People in these meetings know what it is like to have an addiction...they want it secret as much as you do.
I had an MRI showing damaged discs, stenosis and arthritis in my back and arthritis in both knees. I started with meloxicam for the arthritis which is a godsend. I also started norco 7.5 as needed 30 a month. I have had several spinal injections which worked but my job would undo the repair. Surgery is not an option right now because it would put me out of work and all 3 doctors said that my work would undo theirs. I'm in pain management which I go every month for review.
Im constantly icing my joints...I do take Meloxicam which does very little. I own a TENS machine that I use 2-3 times a day. I eat anti-inflammatory foods, I meditate and pray. Ive been off opiates for 3 + years. Well, personally I would talk to my prescribing doc about tapering you down just from what Ive heard about Suboxone. Whatever you decide, this is a great place for advice in regards to both options. I do with you the best of luck.
//www.medhelp.org/forums/addiction/messages/30733.html -- it appears that there are really no viable alternatives to narcotics for effective severe chronic pain control. Ultram was discussed in the 2001 forum as the best alternative (which I know was a while ago ... many new medications may now be available). NSAIDS were portrayed as leading to stomach problems. I am not a doctor or nurse (nor expected to be), but my boss wanted some alternatives to present to the doctor this week.
I started going to a church beginning of May and they have not judged me at all for my addiction, but they love me, help me, and pray for me all the time. See if you can set yourself up with that becuase to get away from an addiction you literally have to change your entire life, not just the drugging but everything negative that could lead to it. Keep reaching out! I care about you!
It is so hard to deal with when you have a real injury or illness but also an addiction to pain meds. I would tell the doctor and organise with a pharmacist to pick up your pain meds maybe every other day, and then gradually tapering them off again. Long term, you may need a specialist who knows a lot about pain meds, it looks like they also need to be a part of your life sometimes, You may just need to take precautions so you don't slip.
Yes! I completely agree and he had changed it to 1 1/2 every 5 hours, but the pain was coming on strong within about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, so he told me to try to take them closer together but back to one at a time. It seems like work ok this way, but when I've tried to cut out the somas because of the drowsiness, I seem to over compensate with the vicodins even though they both help completely different problems.
In feeling the need to add more information, I have also been on Diazepam (Valium) as a muscle relaxer, and Gabapentin (Neurontin) as a nerve block, and Meloxicam as an anti-inflammatory. Wisely I decided to go cold turkey on all 4 at the same time, probably not a good idea?
so now I am on HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE 200MG TABS twice a day. MELOXICAM 15MG TAB one a day. For my Rheumatiod Arthritis TOPIRAMATE 200MG TAB @ NITE. To help prevent my migraines. METHOCARBAMOL 500MG 2 TIMES A DAY.SUCRALAFATE 1GM 4 TIMES A DAY. to relax my muscles. GENERALAC 10GM/15ML SOLUTION 30 CC 3 TIMES A DAY to help me go to da bathroom. PROTONIX n Sulafrate (not sure on the spellingvon that one)for my ulcer, my hair loss was really bad the FOLIC ACID has helped.....
Started to come up with different treatment for pain, something that involves various injections (thoradol) and nerve blocks (head). He also gave me Meloxicam for pain, it is an anti-inflammatory. Also, he gave me a tranquilizer and heart blood pressure med for shakes and heart palpitations. This thing works! I was taking 50mg and after taking blood pressure and tranquilizer meds, didn't even finish that, stopped at 40! And today, it's 4:45PM I only took 10mg!
I had my husband tell him that we were already concerned about addiction and I had my husband ask him what the symptoms of addiction and withdrawal were. All he told him was "daily, ongoing use." That wasn't the answer I was looking for. I wanted to hear PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS! Should I call my physician back and tell him that I am SUFFERING here??? My husband and I like and respect my doctor SO VERY much. We're not angry nor do we hold him responsible for this.
The key point is that tolerance does not mean addiction! While people who develop addiction often develop tolerance (i.e. need more medication over time), many patients who are not addicted, and just have chronic pain, also need an increased dose over time. One of the most common mistakes people make is mixing up tolerance with addiction. Its under ADDICTION at this website---- http://www.painaction.com/painaction/Article.aspx?
but i am getting to the point to whare i dont care about about the possible addiction, being a recovered addict and open about my drug use to the dr's . thay are not willing to give me nercotics for pain mostly from my deniel . but never the less treat me differnt from my openess. to the point i dont mention it anymore in fear of this same reaction.
Either way, I think that people put to much emphasis on addiction, not that it isn't real! I have gone through withdrawls from vicoden and cymbalta and I know how much it *****. I do take my tramadol daily for both it's anti deppresent affect and it's pain relief. I take a low dose, regulated of course by my dr. I have known people who have become addicted to these and bought them on-line and that is a scary thought. all I can do is make sure that I take my meds according to script.
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