My pain doctors recently tried a combination of Topomax & Elavil. Elavil is normally an anti-depressant, and Topomax is an anti convulsant medication commonly used to treat epilepsy. I wound up getting several of the side effects, like depression, dry mouth, bad taste, drowsiness, slowed thinking, and memory issues. Got no benefits at all. This combination was supposed to have been a super pain killer for my CRPS, and was supposed to have enhanced the effects of the Oxycodone I take. About all it did was lessen the burning, but did nothing for the underlying pain.
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I had my injection 2 weeks ago. I was living with a daily pain level of 7-8. Now I am down to a 2-3! I was told it may last 6 months to a year. I hope so since I haven't had this freedom of pain since 2007. Still learning how to walk normal again though lol
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i had fusions and rods and screws in my low back and it was worse than before the surgery, i wear a ten s unit 24/7 and i get lots of relief , i'm feeling hopeful about getting the spinal cord stimulator. i'm tired of having to take pain pills!! have been taking them for 30 years ,
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Ironically, I had a spinal cord stimulator implanted in April thinking it was going to give me my life back. Well it hasn't...I may be worse without it and have noticed the days I forgot to turn it on. However, my pain doctor just put me on oxycontin...not a drug I thought I would ever be on...but it is definitely working for me! In fact, I feel the best now that I have felt in years.I use the Hydrocodone 10/325 only as needed which has only been a couple times in the last week.
As many people who live with chronic illness know, laughter is sometimes the best medicine. A sense of humor can be essential to getting up each day and moving forward despite the many challenges that chronic illness may bring with it.
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Can't you switch doctors? Try finding one that actually cares, read patient reviews about the clinics before making a decision but greet a new doctor! You have a right to choose who treats you and you don't deserve to live in that much pain
Because of Obamacare, I cannot get any good doctors. I am on medicaid. My neurologist just decided that I don't need pain meds anymore and cut me off. I have had crippling pain since. How do I go about finding a doctor to help me until I can get into pain management in December?
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