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Old 10-23-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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Re: Doctors will not prescribe anything for pain? what do i do?

I am 33 and have pain which sounds at least similar to yours. My pain hurts most at night...because the nerves are depressed (compressed??) when I lay down. It is NO FUN...I know. We are also trying to fend off surgery as long as possible.

I have had so much luck with injections and anti-flams..really, I have. However, there are times when nothing but a Lortab will knock it out...period. And at those times, I am so greatful to have a doctor who understands this.

I agree avoiding narcotic medication for as long as you can is a good idea...and I don't think age makes a difference on that one. It is a "playing with fire" situation which has to be juggled very carefully. However, when you need refief, it is worth the juggle....