May 28, 2023 at 1:48 pm #445241JosephR56Participant
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.
May 29, 2023 at 12:37 am #445242TPC_YaYaModerator
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.
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I do hope you are able to work with your provider to find the right pain treatments.
My best to you,
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- This reply was modified 9 months ago by TPC_YaYa.
May 29, 2023 at 4:38 am #445244JosephR56Participant
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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