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Anyone else have a difficult time finding pain medication? Tylenol, ibuprofen, melatonin, etc. just doesn’t work for me. I’ve been told to just take those constantly and they do absolutely nothing. What actually works for you?

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    • jellycats

      281d

      i used to take a high dose of cbd oil and that helped but i ran out and im not sure how to get more since i got it from my moms ex bf and idk if i can ask my drs about that. now i take naproxen which is just a high dose of aleve since i cant take opioids since i have chronic constipation, and it barely helps at all. i do take nortriptoline which is an antidepressant which helps some with my gi pain (it can also help with migraines but it doesnt help w mine). i wish i had some better advice for you!

    • jellycats

      281d

      i used to take a high dose of cbd oil and that helped but i ran out and im not sure how to get more since i got it from my moms ex bf and idk if i can ask my drs about that. now i take naproxen which is just a high dose of aleve since i cant take opioids since i have chronic constipation, and it barely helps at all. i do take nortriptoline which is an antidepressant which helps some with my gi pain (it can also help with migraines but it doesnt help w mine). i wish i had some better advice for you!

    • Bulbous

      301d

      Percocet, med marijuana, are the only things that help me

    • Bulbous

      301d

      Med marijuana works wonders for me if it’s legal in your state

    • DitsyDiabetic

      429d

      Ever tried kratom? It helps manage chronic pain and is legal in most states… message me if you wanna know more, lots of experience with it

    • LaurElizabeth

      429d

      Weed

    • AnimalBoy

      431d

      Ibuprofen only works for my smaller pains like minor headaches, bumps and bruises, sprains, and other small injuries that happen to me more often than the adverage person because of my mobility issues. Halfway through the night and waking up are probably the worst parts of my pain most days since I can't smoke in my sleep so i focused on solutions to get me to stay asleep. I take various combinations of Gabapentin, weed, muscle relaxers, and dramamine to fight pain symptoms and get a full night's sleep. Gabapentin helps with sleep and if I can't find it or feel especially dizzy and nauseous I take a dramamine, they both help with pain by just knocking me out and keeping me out. Muscle relaxants and weed help with the actual pain but don't get rid of it entirely and they can aid sleep too, so I like to take all these meds right before bed that way I'm out like a light and wake up with significantly less pain than usual that I can often just smoke away for the most part. Also going to the chiropractor has helped a bit.

      • Catimations

        431d

        @AnimalBoy I’ve been thinking about starting edibles to try and help, sadly the chiropractors I’ve gone to have just given me significantly more pain. Does heat or cold packs help you any? I usually use heating pads a lot when I wake up in the middle of the night.

        • AnimalBoy

          431d

          @Catimations I've noticed there's different kinds of chiropractors, the ones that focus on big cracks and intensive adjustments are more likely to actually just hurt, but it's not for everyone either. Heating pads and hot packs do help me, icy hot is also kind of helpful but not as much, and sometimes using a TENS unit followed by heat helps but getting that all set up can also be more energy then its worth. I use ice a lot in the summer and it can help while I'm on it but the second it's not touching me it's back to the pain level it was at before so it's mostly just for the temp regulation. I also have lidocaine patches that help decently for about 4-8 hours but I forget about them bc I don't use them very much since my partner is allergic and I can't reach to put it on by myself.

    • witchykitty

      431d

      I'm still fighting that fight. I'm taking gabapentin and excedrin migraine in mass quantities to deal with my pain. I can't take Tylenol or nsaids like ibuprofen because they actually cause me more pain not solve it. But in low enough doses at a time I can deal with the side effects for the most part. Hence the excedrin coupled with the gabapentin. But I'm taking 4800mg worth of gabapentin in a day. 2400 each dose. And it really only helps to a minimal extent. But I can't keep upping that amount. Hence the fight to find other options.

      • Catimations

        431d

        @witchykitty the only thing that’s somewhat helps me is a strong dose of muscle relaxers, but only because it knocks me out. Hope you can find more things that help relieve pain, it’s a struggle:(

        • witchykitty

          431d

          @Catimations it is a struggle. And doctors don't understand. Even the people around me for the most part don't understand. I can't take ibuprofen and nsaids because they really upset my stomach. And when I say that doctors and even my boyfriend assume that I just want stronger meds and that it can't bother my stomach as much as they say. Well my boyfriend finally got to experience it first hand very recently. Because I had to have a tooth pulled and was having a lot of pain issues. Like massive amounts of aspirin Tylenol and gabapentin weren't touching it. So I relented and tried to do the ibuprofen. I took a total of 3 600mg ibuprofen. Over the course of three days. Literally about 24 hours apart from each other. And the 4th day I was in so much pain I was in the fetal position in bed most of the day. So he finally might understand what I mean when I say I can't take ibuprofen now.

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Some people have found relief using cannabis, kratom, hot baths, Meloxicam, salonpas, kinesiology tape, lidocaine rollers, heating pads, CBD, and compressive clothing. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before trying any new pain management methods.

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