Quitting Oxycodone with Loperamide- My story begins... - Part 244

By Jungledog · Mar 28, 2015 · ·
  1. I am doing ok. Keeping my kratom dose low and pain kinda sucking. Work busy but honestly love it. Hope you are all ok. It has been really quiet here.

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    Saw pain management yesterday. He added Baclofen. I have never taken it before but holy crap did it knock me out. 12 hours later I am still freaking sleepy but boy have the muscle spasms improved. I used to take Flexeril but it gave me horrific tachycardia. So perhaps this new medication will really lessen my pain. Unfortunately, I will never be able to take it during the day!!! Unless I want to drool on myself! Lol

    Beach, how are you feeling? I have been thinking about you. Kitts, how are you doing also? GDW, hope you get your phone issue resolved! Sleepy and Mel, I have been keeping up with your threads and wish you the best.

    Love to all.

Comments

  1. mrs.badger
    JD,
    Funny how everybody's different. I've been prescribed baclofen and didn't feel any drowsiness at all. Unfortunately it didn't have any other physical effect either. Zanaflex, though. That was the first muscle relaxant they tried and boy, that was a knock-out punch. An hour after taking, my head was practically falling onto my keyboard. And dry mouth like the Gobi desert. That one also wasn't much help so happy to stop taking that.
  2. Jungledog
    You are so right! We all respond so differently to each medication. I think it was Soma that use to knock me the hell out. Initially Flexeril did that too but then it gave me such bad tachycardia I sat for hours after taking it with my heart pounding out of my chest so bad I would puke. I am super grateful the Baclofen makes me sleepy. I have insomnia so bad so this will help!
  3. Roaddoggy
    Ya, the insomnia, can really suck. I have it pretty bad myself. I guess a lot of it, is I have been kicking drugs. I am currently taking some Seroquel. It seems to help some. But I only use it like every 3 days. To try to keep tolerance down.

    I find with medications, I am much more apt, to be cautious about them, than before I started kicking drugs. I guess I am just scared to get addicted to something else.

    Anyway, I'm glad you found a drug that helps your conditions. I hope you have a pain free day. Happy Sunday to you. Much Love Roaddog....
  4. BeachWalk
    hi jd, i'm still here. glad the baclofen is helping. i used to take that with 800 mg of ibuprofen for pain and it really helped. even just one 10mg tablet.

    it took me 2 1/2 weeks before my restless legs/jumping out of skin subsided. i am still absolutely exhausted. and the worst of all is my chronic migraines are still around. i am literally defeated by this pain. going off the opiates causes such bad depression and then of course chronic pain is a freakin nightmare. i know you know what i mean. i thought my pain had subsided which was one of the reasons why i went off the oxycodone but alas it is not happening. i'm absolutely not going back on the drugs or kratom but i am just at a loss.

    there are so many people in pain simply trying to find relief. i don't know what the answer is. i'm sorry you have pain too -- i have no idea how you can function at work. happy that you're sleeping though so that helps.

    well, there's one good thing -- i lost 10 pounds. got to focus on something positive but it certainly isn't the best way to do it.

    hang in there friend.
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