Re: May I ask how long you have been taking pain medication
Got pneumonia Feb 18th 2003. Quickly went from cough syrup with codeine to cough syrup with hydrocodone to hydrocodone to percocet. I took massive amounts of percocet for a year and then went to pain management. They tried all kinds of treatments and shots on me and switched me to Oxycontin which I've been on for about 3.5 years. About once a year my pm would try new meds or treatments. Last year we tried all kinds of meds and my last shot of any kind!
Now we're just in limbo...no diagnosis, no more new treatments(until I can afford acupuncture) and meds for life. YIPEE!!!
I forgot to add that I had been dealing with tmj issues since 1986 and took hydrocodone for that. The only blessing with my new pm regiment is that it helps with my tmj pain also.
undiagnosed lung and back pain after pneumonia in '03, tmj, migraines,(two failed surgeries for) Kienbock's disease
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