Re: Day 10 without hydrocodone for chronic pain - better than day 9 so far
Yeah, I've got the 4 mg Zanaflex tablets too - and I did try breaking one in half this morning, and that seemed to work okay, actually. Got very little drowsiness from just the half, and it seemed to work pretty well in combination with some ibuprofen. Things are much more bearable today anyway - not really in as much pain as I was, which is a very good thing.
As for neurostimulators, I've already got one implanted in my butt, so we're doing good in that region of the body I turned it up the other day and that helps, although you've gotta be careful with how high you turn it up, because when your stim is on the sacral nerve like mine is, if you turn it up too high and then sit down really fast, you can get a real jolt up the hoo-ha... LOL Been there, done that (in public, no less).
I also cannot tolerate topiramate (Topamax) - I get incredibly dizzy and my hands and feet have incessant "pins and needles" feelings when I take it. In fact, it made me so dizzy that my husband wouldn't let me shower alone because I'd been walking into walls and doors.... I do take Lyrica with pretty decent results.
Generally speaking, now that the bulk of the opiate withdrawal issues are over with, I'm feeling pretty okay today... it sure could be worse! Although, perhaps the DXM thing is worth looking into for future reference.... I'm off to do some reading on that topic!!
Day 9 without hydrocodone ... better but still no picnic - Part 7
- chronic pain
- chronic pain treatment
- hydrocodone addiction
- lyrica and recovery
- methadone addiction
- opiate addiction
- opiate addiction and recovery
- opiate withdrawals
- pain management
- pain management and addiction
- pain management and recovery
- pain management versus rec use of opiates
- post acute withdrawal syndrome
- prescription drug addiction
- prescription pain killers