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Old 06-07-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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Painkillers everyday?!

I'm worried. Nowadays my pain level is around 6-8 every single day, and therefore I can't relax or sleep if I don't take a pain killer DAILY. I take ketoprofen or Panacod (it contains paracetamol and codeine, I don't know what the american version is). 25 mg of ketoprofen used to be enough, but now I have to take huge doses, like 100mg.

I'm wondering what this is doing to my health... but then again, do I really have a choice? I NEED to sleep, and if the pain keeps me awake, I can't. Plus, I do not want to start vomiting if the pain gets too intense..

I tried Cymbalta, but the side effects never went away.

 
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Re: Painkillers everyday?!

Sorry you are having such pain. My suggestion is if you need them, particulary to sleep, do it. Good sleep will help you have less pain overall. Be sure to drink lots of water to flush out your liver and kidneys. You might want to even talk with your doctor about a sleep aid.

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Re: Painkillers everyday?!

Do you have any luck with topicals? Have you ever tried an anti-inflammatory gel, or lidocaine patch?

 
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