Back pains & pain meds
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Since: Aug 11

West Liberty, KY

#1 Aug 26, 2011
I had to have back surgery a couple of years ago for a bad disc. Left me in some pretty nasty pain following but took care of my inability to walk. Currently they have me 120 Lortab 10's a month which just masks some of the pains and I'm wondering if anybody has any other ideas on what may be better to discuss with my doc.
I'd like to stay away from anything else addictive if I can O.o So lets avoid the whole Oxy scene. Perhaps some home remedies other than a heating pad?
wondering

West Liberty, KY

#2 Aug 26, 2011
aleve helps if its arthritis pain
ann

Winchester, KY

#3 Aug 27, 2011
have you tried the steriod injections,they have helped me a lot.also stretching the muscle's help some to.anything is worth a try.
true 50

West Liberty, KY

#4 Aug 27, 2011
DonDom wrote:
I had to have back surgery a couple of years ago for a bad disc. Left me in some pretty nasty pain following but took care of my inability to walk. Currently they have me 120 Lortab 10's a month which just masks some of the pains and I'm wondering if anybody has any other ideas on what may be better to discuss with my doc.
I'd like to stay away from anything else addictive if I can O.o So lets avoid the whole Oxy scene. Perhaps some home remedies other than a heating pad?
One medican takes care of it all.POT and it dont hurt you.jmo
Pain BItes

West Liberty, KY

#5 Aug 29, 2011
I have a lot of pain due to liver damage and the only thing left I can take would be morphine which I refuse. I too have been looking for some type of home rememdy but with no luck. Pot is not the answer. All it is ...is a gateway to other drugs in that once you are under the affects of it, it makes it easier to try something else. Also if it makes you cough you will be right back in excruciating pain. Not to mention the thc in pot is addictive.
know your pain

West Liberty, KY

#6 Aug 29, 2011
If a lot of the pain is from arthitis try the generic form of MObic. It is an older drug that works good for me. Also try Yoga. I have been told this works good. I haven't tried that one because I can't travel all the way to lexington, hazard etc for classes. I know physical therapy helped me some as well as just plain relaxing techinques. The epidural coratisone injections work well too. I have heard people say electical shock devices work. These are little devices that give off little shocks of electric. But basically I can tell you this it is something you have to learn to just live with. Nothing will help after a while. You just need to learn your limits and live within those limits. Easier said than done I know.
God and nature took care of the worse of mine. I was told that my discs would eventually fuse on thier own if I didn't injure them anymore and that is what happened. I still have pain ten years later but like I used too. But most of my pain happens when I do something stupid like setting on the ground too long without a back support or lifting things I shouldn't lift.
Pain Bites

West Liberty, KY

#7 Aug 30, 2011
know your pain wrote:
If a lot of the pain is from arthitis try the generic form of MObic. It is an older drug that works good for me. Also try Yoga. I have been told this works good. I haven't tried that one because I can't travel all the way to lexington, hazard etc for classes. I know physical therapy helped me some as well as just plain relaxing techinques. The epidural coratisone injections work well too. I have heard people say electical shock devices work. These are little devices that give off little shocks of electric. But basically I can tell you this it is something you have to learn to just live with. Nothing will help after a while. You just need to learn your limits and live within those limits. Easier said than done I know.
God and nature took care of the worse of mine. I was told that my discs would eventually fuse on thier own if I didn't injure them anymore and that is what happened. I still have pain ten years later but like I used too. But most of my pain happens when I do something stupid like setting on the ground too long without a back support or lifting things I shouldn't lift.
Is the MObic something over the counter or do I need to get a script from Dr. Frederick? Like you I can not travel either but I do think some of the pain could be from arthritis but I know most is from the liver damage.
know your pain

Campton, KY

#8 Aug 30, 2011
Pain Bites wrote:
<quoted text> Is the MObic something over the counter or do I need to get a script from Dr. Frederick? Like you I can not travel either but I do think some of the pain could be from arthritis but I know most is from the liver damage.
Mobic is generic for Meloxicam and you have to have a script. WHere you have liver damage I don't know if Dr. Fredrick would give you one. If he does it is on Walmarts and other pharmacies 4.00 list. You are going to a good doctor as he will work with you as much as he can. You may need to see a specialist about the pain and if you ask him he will send you to one.
Do you mind me asking what aused your liver damage and what other medical conditions you have? Are you even a candidate for liver transplant? If so you do know that your liver will regrow itself and as such you can accept a donation from half a liver from a match. Talk to doc about this possibilty.
Pain Bites

West Liberty, KY

#9 Aug 30, 2011
know your pain wrote:
<quoted text>
Mobic is generic for Meloxicam and you have to have a script. WHere you have liver damage I don't know if Dr. Fredrick would give you one. If he does it is on Walmarts and other pharmacies 4.00 list. You are going to a good doctor as he will work with you as much as he can. You may need to see a specialist about the pain and if you ask him he will send you to one.
Do you mind me asking what aused your liver damage and what other medical conditions you have? Are you even a candidate for liver transplant? If so you do know that your liver will regrow itself and as such you can accept a donation from half a liver from a match. Talk to doc about this possibilty.
My body does not make platelets so even if I get a tooth pulled I need a transfusion. About 1989 I had a surgery and got some blood tainted with Hep C. No one ever detected it. I was going to a different doctor here that tried insisting I had Lupis and sent me to a specialst who agreed with him. This went on for 2 yrs. It was Melissa Frederick who actually found that I have Cirohsiss of the liver caused by the Hep C. I went to specialist in Morehead who told me the only thing left is a transplant but my insurance won't pay for it. My only option at this point is morphine which I just don't want to take. So I have been taking tylenol which is not good either. Appartently the disease also caused PVD vein disease which is a break down of the veins and eventually leads to PAD artery disease.I will talk to Dr. Frederick, he has been my husbands family Dr. for so many years that he used to make house calls to his uncle in Magoffin Co.
Thanks so much for the info I will see what he says.
know your pain

Campton, KY

#10 Aug 30, 2011
Pain Bites wrote:
<quoted text> My body does not make platelets so even if I get a tooth pulled I need a transfusion. About 1989 I had a surgery and got some blood tainted with Hep C. No one ever detected it. I was going to a different doctor here that tried insisting I had Lupis and sent me to a specialst who agreed with him. This went on for 2 yrs. It was Melissa Frederick who actually found that I have Cirohsiss of the liver caused by the Hep C. I went to specialist in Morehead who told me the only thing left is a transplant but my insurance won't pay for it. My only option at this point is morphine which I just don't want to take. So I have been taking tylenol which is not good either. Appartently the disease also caused PVD vein disease which is a break down of the veins and eventually leads to PAD artery disease.I will talk to Dr. Frederick, he has been my husbands family Dr. for so many years that he used to make house calls to his uncle in Magoffin Co.
Thanks so much for the info I will see what he says.
I have a brother in law in ohio who has/had the same problem plus he has diabetes that he doesn't even try to control. So he isn't a candidate for a transplant. I would think there would be some kind of assistance for you to get the transplant. Is there anyway you could qualify for disability and a medical card? IN the meantime keep thinking positive. I wish you the best and hope something comes up so you can have a transplant.
Pain Bites

West Liberty, KY

#11 Aug 30, 2011
know your pain wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a brother in law in ohio who has/had the same problem plus he has diabetes that he doesn't even try to control. So he isn't a candidate for a transplant. I would think there would be some kind of assistance for you to get the transplant. Is there anyway you could qualify for disability and a medical card? IN the meantime keep thinking positive. I wish you the best and hope something comes up so you can have a transplant.
Thanks. After my husband almost died and spent 2 and a half weeks on full life support and 2 months in Johns Hopkins hospital he was told to go on disability becuase he could not longer work. He had already spent 30 yrs at GM and retired and was working as a truck driver in MD delievering securities and things. I asked if signing up for disablity would hurt his pension and was told no. It did..his pension went from over 2,000 a month to 600 a month. So now I am afraid if I sign up for it, it will take away the rest of his pension. He has a pigs valve and pacemaker/difibrillator in hin now. He was put on the Heart transplant list in the hospital until they ;earned the GM Insurance would not pay for it. Given my age I would think they would give a transplant to a young mother first which is really the way it should be. Hope your brother is doing okay, diabetese is no fun, I still don't really understand it but when my dad was living my mom almost put him in a diabetic coma by giving him to much orange juice I think it was. it can really be scary.
it...

Asheville, NC

#12 Aug 31, 2011
Pain BItes wrote:
I have a lot of pain due to liver damage and the only thing left I can take would be morphine which I refuse. I too have been looking for some type of home rememdy but with no luck. Pot is not the answer. All it is ...is a gateway to other drugs in that once you are under the affects of it, it makes it easier to try something else. Also if it makes you cough you will be right back in excruciating pain. Not to mention the thc in pot is addictive.
You are grossly mis-informed.
it...

Asheville, NC

#13 Aug 31, 2011
know your pain wrote:
If a lot of the pain is from arthitis try the generic form of MObic. It is an older drug that works good for me. Also try Yoga. I have been told this works good. I haven't tried that one because I can't travel all the way to lexington, hazard etc for classes. I know physical therapy helped me some as well as just plain relaxing techinques. The epidural coratisone injections work well too. I have heard people say electical shock devices work. These are little devices that give off little shocks of electric. But basically I can tell you this it is something you have to learn to just live with. Nothing will help after a while. You just need to learn your limits and live within those limits. Easier said than done I know.
God and nature took care of the worse of mine. I was told that my discs would eventually fuse on thier own if I didn't injure them anymore and that is what happened. I still have pain ten years later but like I used too. But most of my pain happens when I do something stupid like setting on the ground too long without a back support or lifting things I shouldn't lift.
Nice. You don't have to go to classes for yoga. There are some great resources out there for practice. Video and paper back. Good suggestion though.
back pain for years

West Liberty, KY

#14 Sep 1, 2011
DonDom wrote:
I had to have back surgery a couple of years ago for a bad disc. Left me in some pretty nasty pain following but took care of my inability to walk. Currently they have me 120 Lortab 10's a month which just masks some of the pains and I'm wondering if anybody has any other ideas on what may be better to discuss with my doc.
I'd like to stay away from anything else addictive if I can O.o So lets avoid the whole Oxy scene. Perhaps some home remedies other than a heating pad?
Ive had sugery also and need it again but an inversion table helps me alot. takes a little while to get use to it but it does help...
Pain Bites

West Liberty, KY

#15 Sep 1, 2011
back pain for years wrote:
<quoted text> Ive had sugery also and need it again but an inversion table helps me alot. takes a little while to get use to it but it does help...
What exactly is an inversion table? No one has ever mentioned that to me, but then again is it specifically for those who have had surgery?
In same boat

Olive Hill, KY

#16 Sep 1, 2011
DonDom wrote:
I had to have back surgery a couple of years ago for a bad disc. Left me in some pretty nasty pain following but took care of my inability to walk. Currently they have me 120 Lortab 10's a month which just masks some of the pains and I'm wondering if anybody has any other ideas on what may be better to discuss with my doc.
I'd like to stay away from anything else addictive if I can O.o So lets avoid the whole Oxy scene. Perhaps some home remedies other than a heating pad?
Try tiger balm with your meds.You can get it @Walmart.

Since: Aug 11

West Liberty, KY

#17 Sep 1, 2011
I'll give anything a shot at least once, other than whole pot/illegal drug scene. I've been on Lortabs for just over 2 years and it seems like they are losing effectiveness. Tiger Balm I'm assuming can be found in the pharmacy at Wally World?-------

The knot that formed when I had to have my first discectomy is back.. I'm dreading another MRI to tell me the first surgery didn't work and I really don't wanna go through that again so I've avoided the docs suggestion on that route. I've gotta find a more localized doctor in the area other than traveling back home to see one hours away. Heard Dr Fredrick was good? Doc back home wants to put me back under the xray/back injections that didn't help the first round. They created a bigger swelling than I originally had which increased the pain until the fluid was dissolved.
Pain Bites

West Liberty, KY

#18 Sep 1, 2011
DonDom wrote:
I'll give anything a shot at least once, other than whole pot/illegal drug scene. I've been on Lortabs for just over 2 years and it seems like they are losing effectiveness. Tiger Balm I'm assuming can be found in the pharmacy at Wally World?-------
The knot that formed when I had to have my first discectomy is back.. I'm dreading another MRI to tell me the first surgery didn't work and I really don't wanna go through that again so I've avoided the docs suggestion on that route. I've gotta find a more localized doctor in the area other than traveling back home to see one hours away. Heard Dr Fredrick was good? Doc back home wants to put me back under the xray/back injections that didn't help the first round. They created a bigger swelling than I originally had which increased the pain until the fluid was dissolved.
Dr Frederick is good an usually packed. So even if you have an appointment it takes quite awhile to get in to see him. Guess it is called good bedside manners, he listens to what you have to say.
In same boat

Morehead, KY

#19 Sep 5, 2011
DonDom wrote:
I'll give anything a shot at least once, other than whole pot/illegal drug scene. I've been on Lortabs for just over 2 years and it seems like they are losing effectiveness. Tiger Balm I'm assuming can be found in the pharmacy at Wally World?-------
The knot that formed when I had to have my first discectomy is back.. I'm dreading another MRI to tell me the first surgery didn't work and I really don't wanna go through that again so I've avoided the docs suggestion on that route. I've gotta find a more localized doctor in the area other than traveling back home to see one hours away. Heard Dr Fredrick was good? Doc back home wants to put me back under the xray/back injections that didn't help the first round. They created a bigger swelling than I originally had which increased the pain until the fluid was dissolved.
Yes it is.Good luck .
In same boat

Morehead, KY

#20 Sep 5, 2011
DonDom wrote:
I'll give anything a shot at least once, other than whole pot/illegal drug scene. I've been on Lortabs for just over 2 years and it seems like they are losing effectiveness. Tiger Balm I'm assuming can be found in the pharmacy at Wally World?-------
The knot that formed when I had to have my first discectomy is back.. I'm dreading another MRI to tell me the first surgery didn't work and I really don't wanna go through that again so I've avoided the docs suggestion on that route. I've gotta find a more localized doctor in the area other than traveling back home to see one hours away. Heard Dr Fredrick was good? Doc back home wants to put me back under the xray/back injections that didn't help the first round. They created a bigger swelling than I originally had which increased the pain until the fluid was dissolved.
Where is this Dr.Fredrick at?

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