Pain meds?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by 4DJ, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. 4DJ

    4DJ New Member

    Isnt anyone taking opiod meds for pain? I take about 80 mg. of Methadone everyday. And Mirapex for severe restless leg(my legs used to hurt all the time). With out these meds I could not do any of the things that make my life living. I am sick of hearing " We dont treaT FMS with opiods". What else is there? Pain is pain. Does the DR. miss out on something if I am pain free. Hell No!! I feel for those with so much pain you fantasize of ways of ending your suffering. I know I have been there. Remember you have a right to be free of pain or at least tolerable pain. I cant take ultram because I have a siezure dissorder. My Mother (who also has FMS) take it and says it doesnt work. My Dr think FMS is neurological that why the Mirapex works.
    God Bless --DJ--[This Message was Edited on 04/20/2009]
  2. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    There are many people here who take pain medication. There are many who have Dr.'s who won't prescribe and are suffering terribly. I agree pain is pain. I think that unless someone experiences the pain that can accompany FM, they really don't understand how it can ruin your ability to have any quality of life. - Forget about how hard it is mentally every single day!

    For most of us, even with pain medication we aren't relieved totally from our pain. What does that say?
  3. 3gs

    3gs New Member

    Wonder where this came from with docs. I can't tell you how many times they have told me this. Even pain clinics.

    Well I take lortab and opoids are the only ones that work and trust me I have been on everything out there. ultram didnt work,methadone no(it scared me ). Miraplex no muscle relaxers no most meds are a no.

    It's too bad we can't pool all the meds we have and exchange.
  4. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    it put me in the hospital...that was an ugly experience. I am now trying help, Vicodin...helped for a really short time. Or maybe it was because after the methadone incident the doctor in the hospital took me off all my medications (b*stard), I don't remember much of my hospital time but I remember the much pain.

    Basically my specialist is now having to play a game of "what will help with the pain". But at least he is trying to help. I can imagine the pain some of us have to live with, it's just not right.