I understand exactly how that feels. I had both for 3 months...I was feeling like my arms and legs were being pulled off Really!! I cannot express the depth of pain only to say it was well over 10. The fevers were Horrible with hallutionations(sp) and I could not even get up to go to the bathroom. Ross had to carry me in and even wipe me as I could not move my arms or stand up. OMYGOD! it was so bad. I am just now coming out of it. 5 days ago my fever went up to 103 and broke. WHEW! I was in a pool of sweat. I can use my arms limited but can use them again and can stand up. Also the MD changed my Meds and put me on MSContin 60 mg every 6 hrs around the clock and MSIR 10mg as needed. I have NEVER felt such relief from pain before. I am at a 3!!!!! for the past nearly 2 years on Fentanyl I was still an 8-9 and I was in agongy all the time. I stopped driving or going out and mostly layed in bed. I was going through continous withdrawl from the patches because they were always falling off and I was sweating so bad from them. Almost 2 years in withdrawl and the MD was not believing me. I finally convinced him and he switched me. I tell you I am thinking Miracles here! I forgot what it felt like to not be in constant 8-9 pain. I was getting suicidal ideation from the pain. And all it took was the right drug. I got hyper from them for the first 4 days, and sleep has been hard, but NO PAIN! I did not get any euphoria (Except what happens when pain stops, which is more JOY than euphoria related LOL!) nor does it make me tired. Last night I slept for 4 hours. The most since I started them on the 8th. I also started to get the beginning of a cluster that always leads to migraine, and tried out the sticking my head in freezer and breathing cold air for 5 minutes and then using Ice packs, It WORKED!!!! I can't believe it! It is the Very First Time I have Ever been able to stop a migraine from coming on!
Thank You So much for the Freezer and Ice advice...it saved me. Oh, I also used one of the 10mg BT MSIR and took 11 baby asprin, had cup of coffee and prayed! LOL! You People are my
Saving Grace. I thank God for all of you and I am so glad to have found this site!
Well...I am going to try and lay down for a while after I take my AM dose of Ms Contin. God Bless All of You...Love and Light to You All! ...Kovena