Even though my pain, which I am about to speak of, doesn't stem from my ostomy or Crohn's, I feel I must share with you how I have finally found relief.
I have suffered from lower back and neck pain from a car accident in 2003 since it happened. Living with the pain from Crohn's and this pain has not been fun at all. There are days I really wish someone would just kill me. I have been on Percocet for the past 7 years in order to try to relieve the pain from all my ailments but have lately been taking up to 8 a day and I really don't want to know what they have done to my insides, most likely slowly eating away at my stomach lining because I haven't suffered enough apparently.
I went to my doctor last week and told him SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! I can't take it anymore. I can live with this pain. On paper, I must look like a junkie. I told him I did not want the time-released pills. I want to be in control of my medication, not it be in control of me. I wouldn't want to be driving down the highway one day and suddenly the second dose kicks in and I get a reaction or something, no thanks, I drive with kids in my car.
So he suggested the pain patch Bu Trans. Many of you have probably already heard of this, but it was and is still new to me. He has started me on the lowest dose of 5mg per patch, and it's a 7-day patch. After 7 days, I put a new one on. I do still have a few Perks to take for breakthrough pain; however, I have only had to take 4 in the last 2 days!
This patch is an amazing invention! I don't feel "buzzed" or "high" like you would on pain medication like Morphine or Demerol, and my pain is GONE! Well, until night, that's when I need a couple of pills to go to bed with, but I can sit at my desk at work and not fidget in discomfort. I don't have to bend into a ball to stretch my back.
Alas, this is only day 3 of wearing the patch, and I do suspect as I get closer to the 7th day, I will be needing something to take the aches away, but I have to tell you, this feeling is amazing! It has been so long since I have felt this good, and just in time for Christmas! Don't worry about wondering what to get me for Christmas; I got the best gift I could have ever hoped for.
I just wanted to share this information with you because maybe someone else is suffering the way I was and also feels they are at the end of their rope. Something to look into anyway.
Cheers all and Best wishes to everyone for the holidays, my wish has already come true!
Be well and feel good.
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