Please share your experiences of pain meds that work for you!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by granmama, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. granmama

    granmama New Member

    I go back to pain specialist Tuesday and I'm scared of what they will suggest next. Let's see:
    1st drug: Oxycotin 20mg = too strong
    Oxycotin 10mg = too slow and interferred w/sleep
    Kadian (morphine) 60mg = too strong
    self dosing = 1/2 Kadian capsule sprinkled in jelly
    (this helps, but still need darvocet and Klonopin).

    Is this normal to play the hit & miss game with these drugs?
    Have many of you had to try different pain meds till one actually worked?
    I remember Mikie suggested a short acting Morphine, but don't remember the name of the drug.

    Any suggestions based on your experiences would be very much appreciated!!
  2. catgal

    catgal New Member

    Hi Granmama~~Unfortunately, it is usually a period of trial and error to find the right combinations that work for you, and then even those have to be re-evaluated from time to time.

    It took quite a few months, but I finally found a combination of 10mgs oxycontin 3x's a day, percocet for breakthrough pain, soma for a muscle relaxer, and .5mgs of klonopin at night for restless legs and sleep.

    That worked okay for about 17 months, then I had to have my meds re-evaluated because the 10mg oxy was no longer effective nor the .5mg klonopin.

    We upped the oxy to 20mgs 3x's a day, upped the klonopin to 1mg at night, soma twice a day, and did away with the celebrex and added bextra. Now I am doing much better.

    Just hang in there and keep experimenting. You will eventually find something that works for you. Hope you find relief soon. Best Wishes, Carol...
  3. karen55

    karen55 New Member

    in that I haven't gotten to the point many of you seem to be at. I am taking quite a few vitamins, etc., and I also take several rx.....soma and lortab during the day, zanaflex & elavil at night for sleep. I also take calcium/magnesium/zinc at night, as well as vitamins C, E, Bcomplex and fish oil during the day.
  4. Pinky

    Pinky New Member

    My dr. has recently changed my treatment plan somewhat- I am taking Ultram for pain as well as Ambien and Klonopin at night for sleep. I also take a numerous combination of supplements including MSM, ZMA, Calcium, Vitamin C & E, Flaxseed, CO Q-10, Malic Acid, and a good Multivitamin. Next week my dr. is starting me on B-12 injections.
    Not to mention I am also taking Prevacid for GERD, and Dilatin for seizure disorder. I was never one to take meds. but look at me now! I wish i could stop taking all of it and feel good as i once did a long time ago!
    Good luck to you!
  5. roomrat

    roomrat New Member

    Howdy- I take Neurontin and Zanaflex routinely, and have Darvocet for as needed use. It does take some time to find the right combination for you.