Pain Relief...What do you take?
Hi all, just a thought as to what everyone takes for the pain relief? There's so much prescribed at the moment and as we know were all very different with our RA, what suits one may not suit another and son on.
Some of you may even use alternative medicine!!
Many years ago I remember taking Temgisic a lot don't even know if you can still get that, I'm sure lyn knows and remembers.
Then there's Tramadol, couldn't take that made me go on a high! was drowsy but couldn't sleep, strange. Have Oramorph on hand when I need it not very often but good to know it's there.Have also got the patches on repeat too but most often take co-codamol, depends how I am like most of you I suppose.
hi.. im allergic in a bad way to tramadol...
I take Co.codamol, and etorcoxib (arcoxia)
and during flares or peroids of bad sleep 10mg amitrtypline(used for nerve type or breakthrough pain at night)
less is more..i dont take more than i have too, tens machine and massages help too, as does a soak in a bath.. gym.. jacuzzi
I agree Alison, best not to get to reliant on them, and a good soak can certainly help. Just the simplest of things sometimes.
I can only take paracetamol (which is tramadol) because I also take arcoxia every day for the anti-inflamatory so can't take anything like neurofen. Co-cocodamol does terrible things to other parts of me so that's no good! Fortunately my RA is mild and paracetamol on top of all the other meds usually does the trick when I need it. When it doesn't then I use the TENS machine, which is fantastic, wax bath if it's my hands that are the problem, exercises, ultrasound from the physio ... it all helps.
Yes a combination of all the right things can certainly help.
umm... paracetamol (acetaminphen) and paramol or panadol are the same !!BUT NOT tramadol WHICH is an opoid analgesic,or painkiller its full name is tramadol hydrochloride, brand names are zydol, zamadol or plain tramadol
yep!! put me on a high!!
i take co-codamol 500/10
I used to take 500/30. When I was in this terrible flare and out of it in pain i was prescibed tramadol but didnt suit me. Ima bit scared if they gave oramorph I take it recreationally !!!!!!
Alison do you think its dangerous to take pain killers every day? as I do.
I am going to look into the wax thingy as I have never heard of it.
Couldnt take Arcoxia my legs blew up ( not a pretty sight )
I take Co-Dydramol 10/500 during the day, regularly, to keep pain at bay and Paracetamol with Di-hydrocodeine 30/500 at night. I did have some Tramadol left from Cyprus which I have used sparingly during the night when needed but now run out. Don't think GP too happy to give me something else to add to the bucket! Perhaps if I could give up the Naproxen I could do a trade for Tramadol?? Also in the cupboard I have some Nortryptiline but they don't seem to do anything ... so they sit there!
I find co-codamol 500/10 but 500/3 even more - knocks me out and makes me feel very peculiar! So rarely use them.
Tramadol made me feel very odd too - don't take that either.
Oramorph is good and I just use it when I really need it. It deals with the pain on me, but I don't get any other side effects - certainly doesn't make me high or want to use it recreationally! Am careful with it as it's addictive.
Use amytriptyline (old fashioned and more side effects than Nortryptline) - for the nerve pain, which also gives me a good night's sleep. Nortryptline helped the nerve pain - but I still didn't sleep! Makes you feel a bit spaced out the next morning though.
Tens machine backfired as it made my nerve pain even worse - but then I guess that's to be expected - if it was just RA pain in would probably help more.
The summary is: I do amytriptyline every 3 nights (to get some sleep) and oramorph about once a week. Volterol max dose everyday!!