It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Fibromyalgia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-23-2003, 12:49 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 41
sTaR_cHyLd HB User
Unhappy Tolerance to pain meds

Did anyone else ever get a tolerance to their pain meds, Ive tried darvocet, ultram, ultracet, soma, and now im on vicodin which works, but its not seeming to work as much, to get the pain relief I used to get I have to double up, has this happened to any of you? Should I call the doc and ask for something stronger, I just don't want to sound like a drug addict, but I work a full time job and have a very important position, and with pain I cannot function normally. Im not sure of what to do , can anyone give me suggestions>

 
Old 10-23-2003, 02:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Horicon,WI , USA
Posts: 274
DecLady HB User
Post

Absolutely call or go see your doctor...there are many pain meds available, and you should be able to be relatively pain free. Be frank with your doctor about how the pain is affecting your ability to do your job.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-23-2003, 07:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 196
Soleil11 HB User
Post

For many people, not all, Soma with your pain med is more effective taken together for pain.

 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:05 AM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posts: 206
painsucks HB User
Post

Building up a tolerance to the medication is very common. It seems like I'm calling my doctor about once every 3-6 months saying "this isn't cutting it anymore, you've got to give me something else"! Along with the pain medication, has your doctor had you try anything like Vioxx or Celebrex? I took Vioxx for a couple of years and it worked well, I just switched to Celebrex a few months ago because the Vioxx wasn't helping anymore. Is your doctor giving you anything else besides the pain meds? Usually along with the pain meds they prescribe an anti-depressant and a muscle relaxant.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
High tolerance to Pain meds. HELP PLEASE!!! nochange Chronic Pain 17 02-26-2010 12:11 PM
Question about tolerance emmie54 Chronic Pain 4 03-29-2009 05:12 PM
Comment, Q, about tolerance, Confused089 Pain Management 21 07-23-2008 03:17 PM
Interesting Viewpoint on Tolerance mark76 Pain Management 5 05-12-2008 05:06 AM
Questions about tolerance, talking to doctor, etc... mark76 Pain Management 22 04-21-2008 04:58 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:59 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!