I have HIGH pain is that deadly?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by fibrohugslife, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. fibrohugslife

    fibrohugslife New Member

    I am not sure if I am forming my question correctly or not. So here it goes.

    I have been told by a few doctors that my pain is really high and it needs to be controlled however I had yet to experience massive relieve on a regular basis.

    The pain medication will last for a few days and then just stops working.

    So I am wondering what may happen if the pain in my body continues to increase? I have found that when I am a lot of pain I grind my teeth, so my teeth have been hurting lately.

    I am just wondering if I will die because my suffering through high amounts of pain.

    The only one that works remotesly well is Vicodin ES, I am also on the Neurontin for about a month now and it gave me relief in the beginning and now not much of anything.

    I am on antidepressants-Zoloft and that helps stop me from crying so much all the time. I am also on Xanax for anxiety and panic attacks.

    I have done research but have not found out about anything of what happens when your pain is not controlled.

    I look forward towards your thoughts.
    [This Message was Edited on 06/29/2006]
    [This Message was Edited on 06/29/2006]
  2. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    This is Diclofenac 75 mg. with Cytotec 200 mcg. Diclofenac is a NSAID and Cytotec helps protect the stomach from the damage of the NSAID.

    I went off of this combo for about 4 days and was hurting like heck in my shoulders, knees, etc. I have found this really helpful for pain and I do not have arthritis, only FMS. You can check my profile.

    Wouldn't hurt to try this and see if it worked for you. I've been on it since around 1997, and it has been wonderful and no problems with it at all.

    I have to get the meds separate because of my insurance, but they are both in generic form.

    Hope you feel better.

    Hugs,
    Faye
  3. fibrohugslife

    fibrohugslife New Member

    I am in between a rock and a hard place with getting medications prescribed to me. I don't have health insurance and will never be able to attain it because of my health status.

    I go through the county doctors but I can't suggest medications to them, I have to take whatever it is that they give me.

    The other doctor that I see may be able to do it but I would have to give up the Vicodin and I don't want to do that yet before going on vacation. I don't want to experience an increase of pain on my vacation.

    I have done research as well and I have not found anything either on what happens if your pain is not controlled.

    Anyway thank you and I will note it down for the future.
  4. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    I don't think you are going to die with a high pain level but you are likely going to suffer needlessly. Is there a pain clinic or pain specialist in your area? I think you need more specialized advice.
    It would be helpful, to chart your pain levels and the response of your various meds. This kind of documentation is really useful in working with doctors and in pushing to see a specialist.

    Feel Better
    Kathy.
  5. mme_curie68

    mme_curie68 New Member

    here's a good article from Medscape that might help you communicate better with your docs:
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/471474?rss

    Hugs,
    Madame Curie



  6. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    What dose of Neurontin are you on? Maybe you can increase it?

    Take care
    Michelle
  7. daylilyfan

    daylilyfan New Member

    In addition to fibro and horrid myofacial pain for 30 years, now I have something called RSD/CRPS which is the most painful non terminal disease you can have. It is like every painful thing you have ever had all put together then multiplied. It is a living nightmare. Mine is the type that narcotics has not been able to help.

    I was cracking teeth left and right the first few months I had it... crying day and night just trying to get from one day to the next.

    My massage therapist gave me the book/CD called Break Through Pain by Shinzen Young. It is less than $20. It involves learning some very basic meditation and breathing exercises. I won't say I have mastered the techniques, but they have certainly helped me. Not that my pain is less... but the way I feel about it is different, and I can now go about my day much more relaxed, I no longer break my teeth, they do not hurt from keeping my jaw tight. I am sleeping better. When the really bad jolts of pain hit, I can breath through it. Shinzen explains that the old saying "Pain and Suffering" are two different words for a reason. You may have chronic, even life long pain, but you can learn not to suffer with it.

    Before this book pain had me in a panic state 24/7. Now, I am still in pain 24/7 but I can still get enjoyment out of my life, and I no longer let the pain run my life.

    I think its well worth a read for anyone in chronic pain. Even if you don't do the meditations, the way he explains what pain does to your body, and what you can do about that by how you think and feel about the pain... it can make a difference.

    Jules