Hi - after 16 months of chronic and acute pain, that came on suddenly out of nowhere one day, (inside my privates, pelvic area and lower back..) I spent 11 months of these spent on Fentanyl patches and then (due to losing 2 stone in weight and multiple other AWFUL side effects) switching to Buprenorphine 8mg.. I have just started TODAY on Oxynorm 5mg tablets - one or two every four hours.
The chemist was VERY concerned about this level of medication (she is new and din't know me or my history) and REALLY unnerved me. I feel pretty woozy and a bit sick - though this is day one. Can anyone give me any helpful advice? Hopefully, nothing that is going to make me panic, as I live alone - and feelings can really consume me, dealing with this, on my own in a one bedroom flat.
I am worried as OxyNorm is meant to be REALLY addictive...? But surely - if the pain lessens, I can switch back to buprenorphine and then taper down? Unfortunately, the pain is showing no signs of lessening anyway. There are NO appts for a pain management clinic in my area.. they will contact me IF one becomes available. Though I am due to see a Neurologist (finally)!! at the end of April.. as possibly, (2 Osteopaths think) it could be Pudendal Nerve Syndrome.. but I'm a bit unsure...
Could anyone describe the symptoms of Pudendal Nerve Syndrome? I seem to have them all but I CAN sit down - it is more painful when sitting and leaning forward to type on my laptop as I am now.. and I find myself rearranging my position alot if just sitting down talking to someone - I end up trying to adjust my position so I am leaning right back - the weight on my shoulders of a chair with a back, lessening the weight on my privates... could this be Pudendal Nerve Syndrome?
It is worse for me often when walking any particular distance or standing. When it first happened I felt like my insides (which permanently 'sting' like broken glass up there) were hanging out.. however MRIs reveal nothing! So it is not a female hernia, STD, Endemetriosis.. any tips on what Pudendal Nerve Syndrome feels like would be really welcome. As I said, I am finally after 16 months, going to see a neurologist at St Barts in London at the end of April - and wondered if there's any particular questions I should ask - or anything special I should make sure I tell him.. I also have majorly increased urinary frequency -and am constipated. How attractive!! Glad this isn't a dating site.
Any advice on OxyNorm vs Buprenorphine very appreciated - and also Pudendal Nerve Syndrome... thank you!!!