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Alwaystired0704

965d

how should i get my pain doctors or my pcp to prescribe pain medicine or medicine to help the pain? i’ve been having back pain for over a year and even have gone to the er but i’ve only gotten meds for a few days. how do i get something to help for the bad flare days?

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    • Alwaystired0704

      963d

      thank you guys for the suggestions it’s extremely helpful! i think my pain is muscular bc i have a lot of knots in my back and it’s EXTREMELY tight. i have a prescription muscle relaxer but i still feel no relief which is why i wondered if it was spinal or nerve pain but the x-rays showed that my back was okay. lidocaine and stuff like that doesn’t really work on me unfortunately :/ i’m hoping i can get a massage this weekend and that that plus ice will help relieve some pressure and pain. it’s just frustrating and exhausting to be in sm pain all the time :(

    • Alwaystired0704

      963d

      thank you guys for the suggestions it’s extremely helpful! i think my pain is muscular bc i have a lot of knots in my back and it’s EXTREMELY tight. i have a prescription muscle relaxer but i still feel no relief which is why i wondered if it was spinal or nerve pain but the x-rays showed that my back was okay. lidocaine and stuff like that doesn’t really work on me unfortunately :/ i’m hoping i can get a massage this weekend and that that plus ice will help relieve some pressure and pain. it’s just frustrating and exhausting to be in sm pain all the time :(

    • foksywuff

      964d

      if you're experiencing neuropathic pain you could ask about non-opioids like Gabapentin or Pregablin. if you have someone to help you apply it, you could also try topicals like Lidocain.

    • MrFwarta

      964d

      I mean, maybe addiction isn't likely for everyone, but for some people it is. I was just stating the reason why doctors are careful about opiates and warning about a very real possibility. It is very easy to become dependent, both mentally and physically, on opiates.

    • StarryCreek

      965d

      Also sleep in the fetal position and go to the chiropractor

    • StarryCreek

      965d

      Circulation is key. Do Earthing and wear pure silver these are two major circulation boosters

    • Unicorn19

      965d

      For me what I found helpful was trying OTC meds and non medication treatments such as doing light stretching during the day to try to get joints back in place. I also tried icy hot. After trials with this then my doctor was open to talking about a prescription approach but we have started with the lowest prescription possible, Tylenol 3 and flexiril, and are making adjustments from there so that I don’t run out of pain relief options before I run out of a life that will have pain. We are also still using non prescription treatments as well, so keep your mind open

    • Dolley

      965d

      I was very lucky getting on pain management. The statement made in the comments about likely becoming addicted isn't true. Becoming dependent is true as your body needs them in order to not be in pain. And withdrawals are a thing. But im also dependent on my seizure meds. Yes there is a chance of getting addicted. But its not as big of a chance as the media says. That's why you sign the contract. So they can keep a very close eye. Definitely talk to your doctor about trying all forms of pain management and once you guys have exhausted all other types that you would like to try the stronger pain meds. I do suggest gabapentin as it's not an opioid.

    • MochasMomma

      965d

      May I ask what happened to your back for it to start hurting

    • Alwaystired0704

      965d

      yeah i understand about opioids and especially bc of my age they don’t like to prescribe me anything but it’s frustrating to see so many people in the community have meds to help with some relief and i don’t necessarily. i do other things to help w my joint and back pain but nothing has worked for my back which is why i went to the er the other day. they gave me some type of anti inflammatory but it’s rlly strong and only used for five days and is barely working :( i just don’t know what else to do

    • MochasMomma

      965d

      ALOT of States are only giving pain killers in moderation because of Opioid Addiction. But you could still talk to your doctor about treatment options. Could refer you to a Back Specialist or Chiropractor

    • MrFwarta

      965d

      Honestly, I've never been able to get anything other than Ibuprofen for my back pain. Now doctors are usually told to not give you any opioids unless absolutely necessary, and asking for them is considered drug seeking behavior. I haven't found a way to get anything that helps. Seems like the only thing that ever helped was narcotic pain meds, and the addictive potential has made them hard to get. Plus, you will likely become addicted, and it could end badly. Not sure if that is the kind of meds that you meant, but just giving you a heads up in case. Physical therapy helped me, but I'm not sure what kind of pain you are dealing with, and you have to do that for the long term to continue seeing the benefits.

    • Brandan

      965d

      Is medical marijuana available to you?

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