Re: Meds and diet
From: Bo Wimmer (BoW@HomeHealthExpert.com)
Wed Aug 21 15:24:23 2002
One more thing, Oxycontin and Percocet confuse your pain receptors short
term. This is not a fix only a mask.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
Nancy E. Hale
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 2:14 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
Subject: Meds and diet
Robin made a very good point - medications work differently for each of
us. By the same token, we all share some symptoms, but differ in others.
Personally I have little to no bowel problems, other than being "slow" to
move. I also don't find that what I eat affects the pain levels. I drink
at least 5 to 6 cups of coffee a day, but on the days that I don't drink
that much, the pain does not decrease any. Then again, I am able to indulge
in fresh fruit and veggies, and I know some on the list cannot do so without
As for pain control, Naproxen does not help my pelvic pain at all, but it
does ease the joint tenderness and swelling that I have started experiencing
the past few months. For the ARD pain, I use Oxycontin with Percocet for
breakthrough. So far, so good - it has been effective in reducing the pain
to a manageable level without significant side effects. I know some have
not been that lucky, and have had serious side effects to these meds.
Welcome to all the newcomers, and my apologies for not being here to
respond sooner. Unfortunately, my pain levels have not allowed me to "be"
here as much as I would like. I am "in training" at this moment to enable
me to moderate the Bombo Beach chat room this evening at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Hope to see you there.
Gentle pain-free hugs to all.
Nancy in NB
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