Re: Pain meds for adhesions?
From: Karla (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed Jun 14 20:51:35 2000
I take a combination of drugs for my pain....and still it is barely
tolerable. The key to keeping things tolerable is to keep the drugs in
your system. By that I mean that you alternate your drugs....always having
something in your system so that you are not always trying to catch up.
The most important drug I believe is the anti-inflammatory. As with
anything else you need to address this issue with your doctors.....if they
are unwilling to do so....then find someone that is. My pain management
begins with vicodin es....one or two every 4 hours. I then take ultram two
hours later.....two every 6 hours. I also wear a duragesic 75 patch which I
change every 2-1/2 days. Should I really need it I do have darvocet to take
as well....but I have not resorted to that...I want to remain functional and
believe that should if I added another narcotic I would not be at that
level. At night I do have available to me either sominex for pain or an
antianxiety medication. These I have chosen to shy away from as well. Like
I mentioned to others yesterday...the best painkiller is this group and
drawing from the strength of those who participate. Being to help other
sufferers changes my focus from myself to helping those who need it.
Perhaps you can find strength here as well. Don't get me wrong....I am not
saying the pain goes away...it is definetely there, but when we aren't
thinking about it, it is easier to deal with.
Hope this helps.
>----- Original Message -----
From: Rachel <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 4:24 PM
Subject: Pain meds for adhesions?
> What do some of you take for the meds related to adhesions. Until I
> find a surgeon (and faith in procedures) that won't make the situation
> worse, I'd like to find something that will ease the pain caused by this
> crap. I now (believe) have rectal adhesions related to endometriosis.
> Nothing seems to touch it. I've tried Soma, Darvon, Motrin. Any ideas?