What does everyone do for pain relief? I've been on Norco but it barely touches the pain and my MD changed me from every four hours to every six hours which is just stupid. Now my life is breakthrough pain. I finally got a referral to a pain specialist and I want to know what works for people? Advil and Aleve do nothing for me. Eventually I hope to be on a Biologic that will take away the pain, then I can go off those meds, but in the meantime I have ZERO quality of life.
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I have had this more than 55 yrs. I use Norco 4 times a day. I am also on biologics. Honestly warm water helps the best. Prednisone helps. Because of the people who abuse pain meds doctors are scared to death of
prescribing pain meds. My rheumy told me in a joyous voice: we must have pain, it is the bodys way of telling us something is wrong.
After all this time I am smart enough to tell you something is wrong. I am quite positive my test results and your visual observation has told you this also. Please help me survive this.
Have been dealing with r/a for 7 years. Ive tried multiple protocols including methotrexate and humira with bad results. Currently have been introduced to Dr. McDougall program and am having amazing results. Am pretty deformed but my pain level has dropped immensely. Been on it for 2 months now and am so excited for advancements. Its not easy but so worth the effort!
I am going to pain management. I am on the Fentanyl patch and am using a little Narco. I am on a Biologic and DMAR and still pain may persist. Taking care of my stomach while doing pain management is very important. After two infusions I had a abscessed col;on and bleeding ulcers. TAKE CARE of YOUR STOMACH.
I've been on biologics for years and they have not been helpful in relieving the pain
Meloxicam 15 mg daily. At first it wasn't doing the job well enough. I could feel it wear off and was not sleeping. So I split the pills and took half every 12 hours. The drug took a long time to build up in my body, so time helped. Once I started methotrexate, I got some benefits, so the meloxicam made the pain manageable. Now I'm back to one pill daily. But I sure do know when it's time!
For 'extra' pain I use a heating pad or ice packs, and bio-freeze. These seem to work as a little extra 'comfort.' Good luck, hang in there, I know it's a long, frustrating process. Be good to yourself.