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Jeulia

623d

So I'm on here trying to find ANY HELP WITH PAIN MANAGEMENT of my back (i have bone spurs & arthritis throughout it) that does NOT USE NARCOTICS. (i also have cronic low kidney function & diverticulitis throughout the colon) Any help/ ideas πŸ’‘ πŸ™ would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I wish you all healthy lives. β€οΈπŸ«‚

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    • Jeulia

      623d

      πŸ€— Thank you so much for all this great advice & meds i can probably take to help. I β€οΈπŸ’― HERBAL/NATUROPATH MEDICINES. I hope you continue to feel the pain relief you have been able to. My problem with most OTC's is they aren't touching a thing. I'm old-ish (46, soon 47! πŸ˜‚πŸ€πŸ»πŸ˜¬) & have a body that is turning against me. I have to take 3 ibuprofen (200mg/each), i was taking 2 (200mg/each), 3 or 4x/day. Killing my kidneys in the process! So i have limited things i can take, but also i have to be lucid enough to drive & work and NOT FALL ASLEEP. I don't get enough sleep because of my pain most nights (4 of 7/wkly). I get about 3 or 4hrs/nightly. And i come home around 4:30-6p & fall into bed. I'm exhausted from work and lack of sleep & my anxiety & my back pain & hip STIFFNESS (arthritis? πŸ€”πŸ˜¬πŸ₯Ί) as well as back stiffness nowadays. Find out why this summer, had a lumbar x-ray & MRI. It's due to the vertebrae not being aligned; think of a bunch of blocks w/ THIN sponges in between them = β– |β– |β– |β– |β– |β– |β– |. My back = |Β°|β€’|β€’|β—‹|Β°|β€’ (basically, misaligned but NOT SCOLIOSIS 😬πŸ₯ΊπŸ€―πŸ’©)

    • Jeulia

      623d

      πŸ€— Thank you so much for all this great advice & meds i can probably take to help. I β€οΈπŸ’― HERBAL/NATUROPATH MEDICINES. I hope you continue to feel the pain relief you have been able to. My problem with most OTC's is they aren't touching a thing. I'm old-ish (46, soon 47! πŸ˜‚πŸ€πŸ»πŸ˜¬) & have a body that is turning against me. I have to take 3 ibuprofen (200mg/each), i was taking 2 (200mg/each), 3 or 4x/day. Killing my kidneys in the process! So i have limited things i can take, but also i have to be lucid enough to drive & work and NOT FALL ASLEEP. I don't get enough sleep because of my pain most nights (4 of 7/wkly). I get about 3 or 4hrs/nightly. And i come home around 4:30-6p & fall into bed. I'm exhausted from work and lack of sleep & my anxiety & my back pain & hip STIFFNESS (arthritis? πŸ€”πŸ˜¬πŸ₯Ί) as well as back stiffness nowadays. Find out why this summer, had a lumbar x-ray & MRI. It's due to the vertebrae not being aligned; think of a bunch of blocks w/ THIN sponges in between them = β– |β– |β– |β– |β– |β– |β– |. My back = |Β°|β€’|β€’|β—‹|Β°|β€’ (basically, misaligned but NOT SCOLIOSIS 😬πŸ₯ΊπŸ€―πŸ’©)

    • QuinnOMT

      623d

      Hey! Just saw this! My doctor put me on a med called Meloxicam (Mobic), 15mg tab. It's an NSAID but it isn't a narcotic or opioid. It's been helping immensely with my chronic low back pain due to osteoarthritis, would recommend talking to your doctor about it as it's available only as a prescription

      • Jeulia

        623d

        @QuinnOMT πŸ‘ I'm currently on that med & Duloxetine 30mg (sp?). I also am on Gabapentin (300mg/quid). Great advice, THANK YOU SO MUCH 😊

        • QuinnOMT

          623d

          @Jeulia You're welcome, glad I could offer some insight! Mine's paired with Cyclobenzaprine 5mg to help me sleep, and man does it do wonders for keeping me asleep!

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