So i understand narcotics are addicting. I understand im only 23 but i hurt all the time. Told me to get antidepressents okay did that. Doesnt help pain. Gave me nerotin for fibromyalgia. Still hurting bad. On RA meds. Still hurting really bad. But they are avoiding pain medication just cuz of my age at this point and im on my third doctor. Just let me have something for pain. Im crying understress with the pain and my job is very physical. I just dont get… read more
I just now had that experience. My original RA doctor passed away and the last time there was an entire new group in the office. Saw a different nurse practitioner who basically looked at me like I was drug seeking. “We don’t prescribe that”. The “that” that I take is a Tramadol when the pain is at it’s worst. On average I take one or two in a month. When I was on a cruise with much more moving I took a total of three during the 7 days. Her suggestion was pain management. So....you treat a chronic debilitating illness but refuse to address the pain that is an integral component of the disease? Not sure I Am confident with this doctor I felt so humiliated and discounted and believe it or not - I’m a 30+ year nurse.
I took opioids for five years - rationing to two a day. Always worked for me except some constpation? Sorry - you're a. victim of the opioid war as well Maryjane and cbd don't do much either. Just stoned and in pain. Sunzabitches know opiates are good medicine, and we have to suffer.
My rhuemy will only prescribed tramadol for pain. I have been receiving steroid Injections for the pain. About 9 months ago I have started going to pain management Doctor too . They are doing steroid injections in my spine for my degenerative disc dieasea and I also have injections in my hips and knees. Nothing completely takes away the pain.
Get a different RA doctor!! It's a process, do research..I understand it's frustrating, but there are good ones out there.. Don't give up🌼🌼 HUGS
I’m so sorry. 23! That must be awful. Take the advice of a good rheumatologist. They’ll get you on proper meds. You have to or you’ll have joint erosion.
I’m 59 and newly diagnosed. Just started with Hydroxychloroquine and Sulfasalazine. They made me very ill. Not vomiting but just a total feeling of unwell ness. So, to find out which med was causing it, I stopped both and reintroduced Sulfasalazine. I got severe abdominal pain. A pain like no other. It took 6 hours for it to go away. Unbearable pain. I’ve had surgeries, illness, knee replacement and I’ve never experienced pain like that. So, that drug is out. Today I reintroduce Hydroxychloroquine. Scared but I have no choice. Just telling you this because what they say here is true, getting the right meds to control RA is a battle in itself.
I/you have to be strong and face this disease head on. It does bring out the fighter in us.
Stay strong, you can do this. Read, read, read. Learn all you can. Get the right rheumatologist, change your diet (absolutely helps greatly), plus you’re eliminating inflammatory foods which helps since RA is an inflammatory disease, and get some exercise of some sort.
Take care and keep us updated. ❤️