• over 1 year ago

    Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    Concerned about the state of painkillers in the U.S. i have been taking oxy ir and oxycontin for 17 years an now with the drug addicts opoid epidemic for lack of a better term ive been forced to stop what has worked flawlessly all this time and told by a pain mgt dr i need neurontin an epileptic drug with a plethora of side fx. No way am i taking this drug. Suicidal tendencies, tremors, personal mental changes... Man. I am in PAIN. I am not going to take a psychoactive drug and change ME. It makes no sense to me. I had a motorcycle accident in 1985 shattered my hip n pelvis not my mind. Can anyone help us, the people with real pain. Not a mental issue. Not an addict issue. HELP

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  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    Hey johnnyamp

    I would like to suggest to consult a registered massage therapist ( http://www.physionow.ca/services/registered-massage-therapists/ ), who can really help with your mental situation. The pain management can also be done using this massage therapy. Once, I was also an pain killer addict. But i have undergone massage therapy from clinic in Mississauga, which helped to change me. Please do give a try. I t may help you!
      • over 1 year ago
        So what has been the outcome. I am in the same situation with having ultrams threatened to be taken away from me. Only thing that has given me a quality of life. Are we being forced to live back in misery with chronic pain??
      • over 1 year ago
        neurontin makes my pain more intense. and that person who gets massages, does he/she not understand this is not a mental issue. It is chronic pain. what may work for one person does not work for another person. But we are all going to be labelled addicts using any kind of pain meds is my guess and that is some deep BS
      • over 1 year ago
        Thanx for your concern but it is not a @$!#;&& mental issue number one and you cannot massage bone pain into pleasure. I shattered my hip n pelvis in 9 places and was put back together with a rod a plate and six screws in 1985. In 2011 i broke my right wrist plate n 2 screws. 2014 replaced my hip. Im only 52 now feel about 75. I know howw to give fantastic massages and it does not help. Mby until it rains again but that happens waaaay too often. Thx 4 the suggestion but I've been living in hell with satan on my right side (my hip) since i was 20....life's a *** and living with pain is not in my mentally sound mind. Sorry if i sound bitter.
      • over 1 year ago
        Hope i wasnt replying to u there shaaarp... that mental issue crap that teril was saying set me off
      • over 1 year ago
        : I agree with alternative Medicine however those of us on disability can't afford the things that will help bc insurance doesn't pay for it...
      • 4 months ago
        Hi Johnnyamp, I know exactly what your going through! I have been on oxycotin and morphine for the past 24 years, I had a spinal fusion 2 times that left me in chronic pain due to a work injury. They cut 30 of my pills off and as of now they want to take another 30 pills! I have permanent nerve damage . Who the *** are they to tell me I am taking to much? Now they know how much pain your in? What they did is sold every person who needs these meds in order to have some quality of life down the river in order to stop druggies from abusing these drugs. They are just going to find something else. What are we supposed to do commit sucicide? They wonder why people goes off the deep end? I know I am not living in pain again like I used to. There is no talking to these assholes because their mind is made up. I applied for medical marijuana, that is a *** joke too! The state wants 75.00 for paperwork, 250 the first time you get it , and 150 everytime you go. Like someone on a fixed income can afford that. God be with us! Don't know what I'm going to do! PS if the language offends anyone take my freedom of speech too!
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    So what has been the outcome. I am in the same situation with having ultrams threatened to be taken away from me. Only thing that has given me a quality of life. Are we being forced to live back in misery with chronic pain??
      • over 1 year ago
        You hit the nail on the head... Everywhere i turn its no. No opiates
        . ive been taking oxycontin 80mg oxy immediate release 30 mg and percocet 10mg for 17 yrs due to tolerance its a lotta pills but lt works. My dr closed his practice . i saw him since 2001. And now i went from 240 percs 240 ir and 120 oxycontin to 000. What the hell is that??? I know thats a lotta meds but my dr was not just family practice he is also head of a rehablitation nursing home for people who have b e en in bad physical situations and he is a head geriatric dr at 2 hospitals here in ny. But what could he possibly know. Right? I cannot deal with this either
      • over 1 year ago
        Yes we are screwed in the ;;*%$´7μ rectum without even any vaseline, lol..not that im into that. Thats a pain in the ass i can do without. Lolololol..gotta laugh or im gonna cry at this situation from HELL
      • over 1 year ago
        I'm going through a similar thing. I'm on tramadol and the doc was going to take me off it completely. I guess all of us chronic pain sufferers will have to suffer needlessly.
      • over 1 year ago
        Yeah we are really going to suffer. Its so wrong. We should all march(limp) on washington or something to put a stop to the suffering of non druggies that need our opiates. I mean come on who the hell has that much power to tell pain riddled people u cant get out of pain because drug addicts screwed it up. Does this make ANY sense? I have had my pain controlled without paon mismanagement being involved. Now that we can only go to them, we are mismanaged into nopioid hell ..... What the f.:%k
      • over 1 year ago
        I was sent to pain management and they didn't do *** for me. Nothing. It may work for someone else but not for me.
      • over 1 year ago
        cause u an addict that's why that amount is insane
      • over 1 year ago
        Let me bust your hip n pelvis in 9 places pin your pelvis back to your skeletal frame run a few rods thru your femur and see how YOU deal with it anonymous ***. I took nothing the first 15 years.now it is bad. Think or at least look into what you are sayin dick
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      • over 1 year ago
        Life is sucking ass. Who the hell is the government who cant run the damned country to regulate our pain.....a little communistic if u ask me
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    I understand your dilemma and frustration. Neurontin is a very nasty drug. I was put on it and it affected my thinking. I was like a zombie. Did nothing for pain.

    I have chronic pain from fibromyalgia, RA, degenerative disc disease in spine. Also have osteoarthritis.

    The problem today is the crackdown on opiates. Just because a few people abuse them we all have to suffer. Taking someone off an opiate and telling them to take Neurontin is a joke. The docs also say some antidepressants relieve pain. Yeah right.

    All I get is Tramadol and that barely works. It's the equivalent of taking a baby aspirin.

    I don't know what the answer is but I feel for you. I feel for all of us chronic pain sufferers.
      • over 1 year ago
        Yeah you are so right. I have been on opiates for 17+ years with no probleme except a tolerance to the painkillers. Now...i went from a healthy guy to a close to bedridden zombie. My meds enabled me to walk almost normally and now i can't even clean my damned house for 5 weeks now.unfair treatment by wat should br called pain mismanagement and a nopeoid epidemic for the needy. WTF dont they ge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????*;!*!/=@\£#*;×+;#&%_£:(×%$)_%&)/*#$
      • over 1 year ago
        I agree. People with chronic pain want the pain meds so they can function halfway as a human being. We're not asking for opioids to get high. I know all about a house that needs cleaning. I haven't been able to clean it properly for years.

        I'm going in for a total right hip here soon. My left is also almost bone on bone. Had my right knee done 7 years ago. The left is shot. Sigh.....plus I have a husband on disability and he's not in as bad as shape as I am. Just lazy and doesn't want to do anything.
      • over 1 year ago
        Lol...im the husband that cant do anything w/o. My opioids( f*÷×kin nasty word today) ... My dr that closed his practice let me in on a lil secret..take the meds they say to...let em know theyre not workin
        And eventually youll get what u need ........i have to Try it myself...let u know
      • over 1 year ago
        I don't know if that would work for me but good luck. Hope it works for you.
      • over 1 year ago
        I dont know.....h o p e it will. But in the meantime the neurontin sux. Pain still there...this crap just zonx me out. Pain
      • over 1 year ago
        : I have the same physical problems you do. I'm being told Suboxone is the new chronic pain therapy, even though it's not normally used for that. Look it up. I use cannibas and Suboxone to get off 3 opiates. I'm using Suboxone now for chronic pain relief, it seems to be working and the doctors don't limit the use. It's neither an anti depressants or seizure medication. The doctor has to be specially trained and certified for this treatment. Good luck!
      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous, thanks for the info. I will check into that med and run it by my doctor.
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    Try pot. It has helped me cut way back on on pain med no longer need fentanyl maybe 1 or 2 ir oxys a day for break through pain
      • over 1 year ago
        Been smoking the best herbs on the planet since 1979 yeah it helps everything!!! But oxy kills the pain.my new pain mismanagement dr. Wants to prescribe pot but insurance doesn't cover it I want to but i have to pay him 300 then I can go to dispens to and pay another 300...600 I don't have right now..sux ass. As soon as I can
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    We're all going to be in trouble!! My pharmacist and doctor told me the government is rationing the amount of opiates each pharmacy can order. When they're out they can't get anymore until the next month. What's going to happen?
      • 11 months ago
        We are so screwed. Like I have been saying, I was receiving a lot of opiates due to the length of time I have been disabled...34 yrs...and now I'm viewed as a drug addict by many, including people like this anonymous a..h..ole and his pot txt. I'm a pot smoker myself and the difference btwn pot n opiates on pain like we have is like nite n day. Stop trying to make this a mental issue all you who are clueless...anyway I really don't know what we are to do..being looked at as a dopehead is just stupid.
      • 11 months ago
        I agree, I'm 62 and for almost 16 years was on heavy dose of pain meds. Never got high off them the, I was just able to function and have a life. Now I can't do anything. I have no life as I'm in constant pain and pot does not help my pain. I have used CBD oil and that helps a little but is so expensive since I get very little disability monthly. It's not right at all that the doctors get us addicted then yank it from us and leave us to fend for ourselves. Anonymous needs a life cuz he obviously doesn't have pain issues so should not even be posting his garbage on here. He knows nothing about what we go thru daily.
      • 11 months ago
        We should all get together and protest this whole stupid opoid crisis....too many need these cursed...er ...needed drugs.....detrumpify!¡!!!!!!!..let's break his f,,kin bones and see what he does....y'know Deb?
      • 11 months ago
        Deborr, I get it. We don't want to get "high" we use these medicines to be able to function. I know it sucks being in chronic pain.
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      • 11 months ago
        Yo, big brown stinky n puckered get a life
      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous, you obviously don't have chronic pain or know what it is to live with a chronic pain condition. So just shut your pie hole.
      • 11 months ago
        Yeah this spineless f,,k can't post without anonimity. Midniterunaway u r so right
      • 11 months ago
        400 plus pills u r addict so u no acount a$$hole shut the phuck up
      • 11 months ago
        taking 400 plus pills a month? you're in denial by the way sh1thead with your asswipe personality you wonder why most are going anonymously? u blow up with everybody that disagrees with have ask for this thread to be deleted you offer nothingg of value
      • 11 months ago
        Lol
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    I'm going to be short, sweet and to the point here...Good luck!! You will never get your pain medication back!! Like many of us who suffer from chronic pain, you will have to suffer. I have DDD, Degenerative Disc Disease. The only time I am not in pain is when and if I can sleep. I have been to 8 different Drs and not one of them will prescribe a pain medication. I wish you well!!
  • 24 days ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    I have had back pain from herniated discs for 17 yrs. I have had epidural steroid injections 6 times. I found out that these injections are not approved by the FDA to be injected anywhere near the spine, which the shots didn't work, but made the pain worse. Now I have degenerative disc disease, and more serious nerve pain and they want me to get more injections. I don't think so. Worse pain and not approved by the FDA. Time to hold these doctors responsible for going against FDA approval on injecting this stuff into or anywhere near the spine. They probably won't post this because these doctors know that this type of treatment is ILLEGAL but the cash flow, insurance payments to Drs. are in the billions.
      • 24 days ago
        Neuropain07
        I have had 5 epidural steroid injections. If these injections have not been approved by the FDA, then how is it the insurance companies are paying for these procedures? BTW, none of these procedures worked for me. My next DR is a surgeon. I've got to have something done. I can't live like this.
  • 24 days ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    I failed to mention...…….. My Dr. knows I am in serious pain, I didn't ask for pain meds, nor did he prescribe any.
      • 24 days ago
        And by the way they try to push MATHADONE. A synthetic form of heroin for pain, which from I understand makes the need for methadone much worse than Vicodin or Percocet.
  • 6 days ago

    RE: Taking opiates for pain. Now neurontin.. I dont think so.

    I agree with you. Gabapentin and Lyrica have way too many side effects that I could handle, so my doctor switched me to Tramadol. It sometimes does the job, but sometimes I need more than just a mild opiate, but doctors are afraid to prescribe strong medications now days because of the opioid epidemic. Massage therapy works wonders for me, I'm starting physical therapy next week so we'll see how that goes. I believe that a combination of talking therapy, massage therapy, physical therapy, and medications is needed. The sad part is, it sounds like they didn't even taper you off, and that can be dangerous in detoxifying yourself. I hope this helped a little bit. Take care.