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      JosephR56
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      I’m 67 years old and I had a very bad car accident back on 1/25/2000. I tore and broke bones and ligaments on my right side. From my c-spine down to my right ankle. After a year of physical therapy my pain level went down to tolerable. After about 5 years my pain level began to rise. So I started seeing Pain Management. I continue to see them.

      My question is:
      My pain medication is not working anymore. I take 3 30mg Morphine Sulfate tabs daily and 1 Soma (which does nothing) at night. I started with Vicodin and changed meds 3 times to what I’m currently using. What would be the next medication to help me? Of course I’m going to ask my PM doctor, but I thought I could get a heads up here.

    • #445242
      TPC_YaYa
      Moderator

      Hi JosephR56,

      I am sorry you are not getting pain relief. I am not a medical professional so I am unable to name or recommend any medications. You could speak to your provider about the difference between short-acting and long-acting medications.

      Long-acting medications are made to release the medications over a longer period of time and many pain patients find that they cover the pain better.

      I would like to also let you know about our phone support call.
      It is every Tuesday at 7:00 pm ET
      Call in number: 267-807-9601 Passcode: 491-268-096 and press the # key.

      The TPC Outreach Support Conference calls are FREE, but please check your long distance calling plan to see if any standard long distance rates apply.

      I do hope you are able to work with your provider to find the right pain treatments.

      My best to you,

      TPC_YaYa
      TPC Community Moderator

      “The views or opinion(s) contained herein do not necessarily represent those of The Pain Community.”

      • This reply was modified 9 months ago by TPC_YaYa.
    • #445244
      JosephR56
      Participant

      Thank you so much for the advice. I’m so fed up with being in pain! It controls my whole life!

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