When the Ultram doesn't take care of the pain, I also have vicoden. That has been working well most of the time for the rest of the pain that I have. But, there have been times where the vicoden doesn't get rid of the pain. That is the part of this whole thing that gets overwhelming to me, when even the narcotics aren't making much of a dent! I wonder what is next..and how long this will go on....I am Dx'd 2 years in November....symptoms for a couple years before that.
I used to take ultram and then ultracet. Never did a thing, used it for breakthru pain mostly tho. Now i take hydrocodone 7.5 along with soma for the fibro. When it gets worse and that doesnt help i'll go up to the hydrocodone 10/500 along with soma PLUS propoxy which is generic or substituted for darvocet for the breakthru pain.
Even that doesnt help sometimes. well most times it doesnt. But ive been offered morphine which i refuse to go on at this time. Just cant see myself using that right now cause if i get used to that and that doesnt work anymore, what is left to use??? So im keeping that till i cannot stand the pain and nothing else will help. At least i have or leave some hope open for myself knowing it will be given to me when i need it or ask for it. Hopely that time will be a long time away from now.
I've had Fibromyalgia for as long as I can remember. When first diagnosed, I researched everything possible to find out all I could about it. According to most researchers/physicians, Fibro is not a progressive illness. I believe that to not be true. My pains in the last few years have gotten progressively worse. How I make it through the day, I have no clue. I don't take anything for pain now, but, before, when first diagnosed, I took anything the doctor would give me.
I also believe its a progressive illness. Cant tell me its not, ive had it for almost 20 yrs and oh has it gotten worse. For many years i also went without pain pills. Just tolerated it and even held down a full time job for over 10 yrs.
Now, i will be 50 next month and sometimes i need help just getting out of bed. No, im not heavy, i weigh 125, but my spine and bones feel as if i weigh 500 lbs. Then it takes a few hours, at least two dosages of pain pills to even get to the point where i can do anything. So yea, it does progress. I dont care WHAT the doctors or researchers say. Its the people who are going thru it that know.