weaned myself off M.S.Contin now what for pain??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by campbeck97, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. campbeck97

    campbeck97 New Member

    Hi, need advice for a good pain relief medication,as my Dr. will let me try anything for this pain. I am still taking 20 mg lig. morphine 3-4 times daily but its not cutting the pain. The long acting type narcotics just dont agree with me,werent helping that much with the pain and caused me lots of troubles.I seem to do better on taking the short acting kind. Also I like to use less on days that the pain isnt just horrible and more on really bad days. I need some suggestions please. God Bless
  2. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    I don't know what I'd do without my MS-Contin. I also have to take 1-3 10mg morphine IR depending on how the day goes. I usually take 1 short acting when I get up so I have some pain relief until the MS-Contin kicks in. I don't find that they last the full 12 hours like they say though. I think without it I'd probably be up to 6 of the 10mg a day.

    Our pain is so frustrating. Without the meds, I can barely get out of bed. I walk like I'm 90 years old...even older sometimes. Let alone that horrible feeling that you just can't focus on anything else but the pain. I also take Neurontin because some of my pain is nerve pain in my arms and legs.

    Let us all pray for a miracle cure or drug that will make our lives more bearable. I do hope you find a way to manage your pain.

    Best regards,

  3. abcanada

    abcanada New Member

    I was put on hefty narcotics, Percocet, hydromorph contin, fentanyl patch...I begged for meds for a LONG time while waiting for specialists & many preventative. I had little relief. Through experience have learned what I was warned of originally. Fibro pain is different & my Rheumatologist confirmed that. I had to go to great lengths..involve social servises, childcare, etc... you do become used to the pain, through management. I was NOT willing to accept that at 1st. I wish you luck in finding what will work for you. Everyone is different Laura
  4. skippy007

    skippy007 New Member

    I agree with abcanada. I have tried many and received little pain relief. They do at times help on the very bad days but what it is putting my body through, I just don't know anymore. My rheumy does not believe in pain meds but believes in meds for sleep and antidepressants. He told me in the beginning that if I chose to go down the path of pain meds, I would, at the end, find they would be of no or little help and I believe he is right. When I do sleep well (with sleep meds) my days are better otherwise it is difficult at best. I now am looking at seeking some counseling to help cope better and will try some consistant low impact exercising. Many meds do not agree with me so it has been an uphill battle. Best of luck to all.