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I called a million places and found a doc that prescribed Suboxone (an opiate blocker that helps with cravings and withdrawals). I saw him, he was supportive and i was on the road to recovery. 2 problems: I didn't get any counseling in addition to the drug therapy and this new doc prescribed Fiorcet for my migraines. Those made me feel great, energized, etc. Uh-oh. Also, he wrote his rx's on a regular piece of paper that was printed out, no different than a printer you'd have at home.
Hi there... It is very common for most Drs. to move their patients from a short acting medication to a long acting one when they move from the "acute" pain phase...which is up to three months to the "chronic" pain phase, which is thereafter. I'm confused on why you wouldn't do well on Oxycontin if you do well on Percocet. It is the exact same opiate. Oxycodone. The only difference is that it lasts longer. Obviously the Percocet has Acetaminophen in it..
I've been on several different muscle relaxers including Skelaxin and Flexeril. Skelaxin did not help me at all but Flexeril did. The Flexeril worked great for many years until it stopped and I had to switch to a new med and that's when my Dr put me on the Soma. The Soma does work great but I struggle to keep it under control.
After many failed therapies and medicines such as Tramadol, Diclofenac, most NSAIDs, anti-depressants (Cymbalta, Zoloft), Lyrica, steroid injections (Kenalog, Depo Medrol), and Skelaxin, I believe it's time to see a pain specialist, someone who know what they're talking about when it comes to pain. I tried some of my left over hydrocodone from my wisdom teeth extraction, and its the only thing that has helped, and I didn't notice any bad side effects like many people say.
I have found through taking many different meds for my back that zanaflex worked really well...I have used skelaxin but never helped...BUT everyone is different.... I am so glad u were pain free all night...Back pain is the worst!!! Hope is gets better!
I can't imagine someone being moved from only taking Hydrocodone which is low on the totem pole of medications all the way to something like the Fentanyl patch which is one of the strongest medications out there. It is ONLY for opiate tolerant paitents... You have plenty of other medication choices to move to and see if this helps.
This way you do not keep having to tirate up your opiate medication and keep the tolerance at a low level. I haven't had to change my opiate dosing in over 3 years. Also, there is so much more to chronic pain management than just medications... There is daily exercise, yoga/stretching, physical therapy (easy to learn and do at home), massage, acupuncture, TENS unit (found used online), ice, heat, biofeedback, counseling, injections, steroids, nerve ablation, etc.
I haven't heard of the majority of what is being tested for so I'm curious as to what shows up. Is an opiate only morphine and heroin? Or would other things such as Oxycodone show up? On the website of the lab I use, it states only those two - that's why I'm asking! I've never been to pain management before, I just didn't know if this was a standard test or if they are searching out specific drugs etc. Does Quest Diagnostics automatically test for things such as Oxycodone, for example?
I just can't believe that 3 months after my last opiate that I'm still having this one withdrawal symptom, which is constantly getting more severe in occurrence and intensity. Obviously the MRI's next week will tell more, but I can't stand the constant muscle contractions, especially when I lay down to go to sleep at night. I'm dying for any answers as to a potential cause. Nothing make any sense.
Here's the Thomas recipe - I think I stole this from Vicaddict's last post on the subject: "1. Valium 10mg (don't get the 5mg... you need it to be strong enough to knock you out) 2. Ultram 100 mg ER (once a day extended release) is best, because you can't over-use it. It also comes in 50mg tabs (you can take 50-100 mg every 4-6 hrs for pain) 3. Clonidine (Catapres) 0.1 mg (this is going to keep your blood pressure down, and kinda "settle" you. 4.
Or, many times there can be some lingering nerve pain but this is best helped by actual nerve pain medication. An opiate (like the Norco) is not really meant for that type of pain. Nerve pain meds are Neurontin, Lyrica, or Cymbalta. There are also muscle relaxers to take as needed that can be helpful. These are Flexeril or Amrix, Robaxin, Skelaxin, Baclofen, or Zanaflex... The key is making sure you are open to any/all pain relief methods and not just stating that you need an opiate.
Thomas Detox Recipe PLEASE NOTE: I am not a doctor, simply a long-time Rx opiate junkie who has had many opportunities to develop a way to detox. This is a recipe for at-home self-detox from opiates based on my experience as well as that of many other addicts. It is not intended as professional medical advice. It is always wise to make sure none of the recipe ingredients or procedures conflict with medications you may be taking.
How do you suggest that I deal with my chronic pain? I've been prescribed Skelaxin 100mg/4x (as needed) and I haven't taken more than 50mg (breaking one in half) at a time...and not daily....I'm wondering if taking one here and there will help with my weaning process and there after. I refuse to take them daily because I'm not trying to trade one addiction for another.. Any suggestions would be appreciated....If more info is needed, please let me know....
Just FYI but "Dr. shopping" is only when a person is getting opiate or controlled substances from more than one Dr.. Everyone is allowed to go and get other opinions or go see another Dr. and just TALK to them about what their treatment would be and whether they would be a better match.. What you can't do is be getting opiates from your current Dr. and they still be active and then accept more from a new Dr. without terminating your care in writing to the previous Dr.
I am not a doctor, simply a long-time Rx opiate junkie who has had many opportunities to develop a way to detox. This is a recipe for at-home self-detox from opiates based on my experience as well as that of many other addicts. It is not intended as professional medical advice. It is always wise to make sure none of the recipe ingredients or procedures conflict with medications you may be taking.
This is the hardest for me because it constantly reminds me that I could relieve the pain with an opiate. However, I do not have any vicodins at my disposal. I had about 10 left when I stopped using and had Mike hold them--then I had him get rid of them so I wouldn't constantly think about it. My doctor would call me in some in a minute, but I am still committed to seeing this through. The forum helps a lot--but it's still hard.
Never took the stuff again. Skelaxin is a muscle relaxer that was the least sedating for me. It also did not seem to do anything for me, so again, I stopped taking any muscle relaxers. If you need the sedating effect to help you sleep, I found that flexeril did a great job for putting me to sleep. Just be careful because it also has a hangover effect for some people the next day, kind of like Benadryl. Have you told your doctors that the meds are not helping your pain?
I'm also supposed to be taking Skelaxin muscle relaxer 2x daily and Napraxon 2x daily. I get very sick from the Napraxon and previous to that took Nabatone (think I'm spelling these all wrong, sorry) I know I need an anti-imflam. , but they all make me nauseous. I am very all natural, I hate having this injury. I feel like I've had the flu for 6 months!! I took maybe one pain reliever , once a yr. before all this. My tummy is just not happy w/ these meds.
I took Soma which is like Skelaxin to help the first two days with that. I know you said the Skelaxin did not help you much with that. Maybe you could try taking some Tylenol PM at night to help you sleep?? If you do decide to do this, don't take the Tylenol PM with any other sedatives you might have such as the muscle relaxer. This can depress your respiratory system too much and that would not be good. Sorry, I know I am rambling on!!! The nurse part of me is coming out!!!
I had skelaxin as well and tried it but it made me a little nauseous. It did help with the aches. Good luck. I know you can do this!
Most sub doctors wont prescribe sub for tram becuase its not considered an opiate but it does not hurt to call around your local area and ask you may find one that is very knowledgeable about addiction that will help.
I truly think that not enough is know about Ultram yet. Just from hearing stories hear, I'd say it is very addictive for some. I get hooked on opiates just by looking at them, but had a total different reaction to Ultram. It made me shaky and I lost my appetite. I did not get a buzz at all. I had no problems when I quit taking it. But I did have a seizure on it that was attributed to the Ultram - and I wasn't abusing it.
This is indeed an addictive drug. It's not an opiate and for that reason it's somewhat overlooked as a serious drug but it is. If your gf is slurring her words and passing out, she's on too high a dose. And of course, getting scripts early or getting them from multiple sources are classic signs of addiction. It's great she has you in her life. You should definitely encourage her to seek help or even just her prescribing doctor.
Elavil Wellbutrin Dexedrine Methadone Topamax Skelaxin Vicodin Klonopin Ambien Proventil Inhaler PRN I hope I've remembered to list most of my symptoms. If I've forgotten any, & remember I'll make sure to come back & add them. If anyone has any insight that could help me in my search I would really appreciate it.
There are other things you can take and treatments you can get that might help. You know if you take an opiate now, this soon after WD, you are going to risk going through WD again. YUCK! : ( I am proud of you. Keep hanging in there! You're doing great!!!
And a muscle relaxer like Flexeril, Robaxin, Skelaxin, or Baclofen. An opiate is not very good at those types of pain so most people are on these types of meds in addition to any opiate they are prescribed. May I ask what your pain issue is? I have had 3, two-level, cervical fusions and still have severe herniations in my upper thoracic as well as lumbar region.
It contains an opiate so use it! (The opiate does not cross the blood/brain barrier but really works for withdrawl symptoms.) Drink plenty of water and gatorade. Nyquil without the decongestant works for a lot of people. Take it at bedtime with Melatonin 3 caps to start. Keep posting here as to how you're doing. The forum never sleeps...
As an up-date, I have been taking a muscle relaxer called, Skelaxin that my doctor prescribed to me. It seems to help when the pain is severe. I was given a bunch of samples but it is pretty expensive so I will need to take another med. when I run out of my samples. Otherwise, I have been trying not to use my arms too much. I am off work for the summer and hope I can get this resolved before the fall. I have not made an appt. to see a specialist yet.
I have tried everything under the sun as well and I had one good combination before I had to go on the state insurance. The meds were Lyrica, 75mg, Skelaxin 800mg, Vicodin 500mg, Cymbalta 60mg, and Gabapentin.
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