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Interesting how they all have a list of side effects as long as your arm and there isn’t much of a range?  In 2018 you’d think there would be more on offer, and better (less side effects).  

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Be careful with them too.

You don't want to get addicted to those things.


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1 hour ago, Parley said:

Be careful with them too.

You don't want to get addicted to those things.

Prescription only

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8 hours ago, Bulya said:

Interesting how they all have a list of side effects as long as your arm and there isn’t much of a range?  In 2018 you’d think there would be more on offer, and better (less side effects).  

The are 'potential' side effects that are listed and some are very rare. Most people won't suffer from any of them.

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9 hours ago, Bulya said:

Prescription only

They are the worst.


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45 minutes ago, Parley said:

They are the worst.

True but very tightly controlled and no repeat scripts 

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3 hours ago, Bulya said:

True but very tightly controlled and no repeat scripts 

Unfortunately I have no choice but to live on them. They don’t give out 5 repeats at the same time but I’ve been on them now for years.

I am suppose to be on either fentanyl, oxy or Norspan but I’m really against taking drugs if I can manage, the drs and nurses get angry with me for refusing. 

Like @Johndoe I prefer tramadol 100mg with 2 ibuprofen and 2 panadol and if that fails I hit the Targin or oxy.

They also try different meds like Baclofen or other nerve blockers. 

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14 hours ago, Parley said:

Be careful with them too.

You don't want to get addicted to those things.

I’ve no chance of getting addicted to pain meds because I refuse them but I must admit I cannot sleep at night now without a sleeping tablet.

It is one of the complications I have from my health and they started me on temazepam 10mg, that didn’t work so I went up to 20mg it worked for a while then stopped working so they gave me prescription melatonin and 20mg, it still didn’t work so I upped my melatonin it worked for a few days and stopped so I kept self dosing the temazepam and would take 5 tablets which worked at first but then wore of.

They then tried me on mirtazapine and temazepam which worked great but within a few weeks again I was use to it and started doubling the dose.

One  of our ex members on here told me to try Stilnox, I hadn’t tried it before or even heard of it but my specialist put me on that around 7 months ago and it’s absolutely fantastic at knocking me out. Then I started having weird things happen, like I would send messages and emails out at 3am and had no recollection then I heard about all the deaths and other people doing crazy stuff in their sleep. It is suppose to be a short term drug but my specialist said the benefits outweigh the negatives, he said it’s he same with the strong pain relief. With the Stilnox I have never needed to increase the dose and only have the one tablet at night. I’ve tried to come off it but I literally get no sleep at all.

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21 hours ago, Bulya said:

Interesting how they all have a list of side effects as long as your arm and there isn’t much of a range?  In 2018 you’d think there would be more on offer, and better (less side effects).  

They keep changing doses and swapping my meds, currently take 48 a day, every single one of them has side effects, I don’t bother reading them anymore. What gets me is the side effects are usually common issues for me anyway so I’d never know if I was having a reaction or not. I’m lucky in that I have around 12 blood tests a month so they can monitor if it affects my blood work.

To be honest @Bulya unless you feel really bad on a drug I wouldn’t bother reading the side effects. What have they got you on at the moment and how are you doing? 

 


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14 hours ago, Bulya said:

Prescription only

You can very easily get addicted to prescription painkillers.  Of course, if your doctor is on the ball, they will eventually cut off your supply, but then you'll have an awful time coming down off them at the end.

Both myself and my  oh have been given Oxycodon after an op, horribly addictive stuff.  We both decided not to take it.  We managed on ibuprofen and paracetamol.


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1 hour ago, The Pom Queen said:

I’ve no chance of getting addicted to pain meds because I refuse them but I must admit I cannot sleep at night now without a sleeping tablet.

It is one of the complications I have from my health and they started me on temazepam 10mg, that didn’t work so I went up to 20mg it worked for a while then stopped working so they gave me prescription melatonin and 20mg, it still didn’t work so I upped my melatonin it worked for a few days and stopped so I kept self dosing the temazepam and would take 5 tablets which worked at first but then wore of.

They then tried me on mirtazapine and temazepam which worked great but within a few weeks again I was use to it and started doubling the dose.

One  of our ex members on here told me to try Stilnox, I hadn’t tried it before or even heard of it but my specialist put me on that around 7 months ago and it’s absolutely fantastic at knocking me out. Then I started having weird things happen, like I would send messages and emails out at 3am and had no recollection then I heard about all the deaths and other people doing crazy stuff in their sleep. It is suppose to be a short term drug but my specialist said the benefits outweigh the negatives, he said it’s he same with the strong pain relief. With the Stilnox I have never needed to increase the dose and only have the one tablet at night. I’ve tried to come off it but I literally get no sleep at all.

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Is that 3 together? I know they give me 2 each time I have my treatment because of the reactions, it doesn’t knock me out, but maybe 3 would. How fast do they work and leave your system. 


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25 minutes ago, The Pom Queen said:

Is that 3 together? I know they give me 2 each time I have my treatment because of the reactions, it doesn’t knock me out, but maybe 3 would. How fast do they work and leave your system. 

Yes.3 about half an hour before bed. I'm guessing that they don't clear your system completely hence the warning to only take for 7 days

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17 minutes ago, Johndoe said:

Yes.3 about half an hour before bed. I'm guessing that they don't clear your system completely hence the warning to only take for 7 days

Thanks I will give it a try. 

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1 hour ago, The Pom Queen said:

They keep changing doses and swapping my meds, currently take 48 a day, every single one of them has side effects, I don’t bother reading them anymore. What gets me is the side effects are usually common issues for me anyway so I’d never know if I was having a reaction or not. I’m lucky in that I have around 12 blood tests a month so they can monitor if it affects my blood work.

To be honest @Bulya unless you feel really bad on a drug I wouldn’t bother reading the side effects. What have they got you on at the moment and how are you doing? 

 

Got a drawer full of Tramadol, both Palexia SR&LR (tapentadol), paracetamol, Endone (Oxycodone), and new one Targin.  A few miscellaneous eg Ondansetron and Voltaren.  Targin with the Naloxone seems to be better for my bowel, although I did have hives last week.  Not many really, and I take only as necessary 

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1 hour ago, Marisawright said:

You can very easily get addicted to prescription painkillers.  Of course, if your doctor is on the ball, they will eventually cut off your supply, but then you'll have an awful time coming down off them at the end.

Both myself and my  oh have been given Oxycodon after an op, horribly addictive stuff.  We both decided not to take it.  We managed on ibuprofen and paracetamol.

Ibuprofen and paracetamol do very little for a post op TKR unfortunately 

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They have to list every possible side effect even if its 1000s to 1, the vast majority of people do not get any side effects from medications.


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Side effects are the biggest contributor to people stopping any medication, most are transient and go after a few days but when they don't it can be awful for the person.  

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10 hours ago, Bulya said:

Ibuprofen and paracetamol do very little for a post op TKR unfortunately 

I survived on them after a double spinal fusion.

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3 hours ago, Marisawright said:

I survived on them after a double spinal fusion.

I’m miles behind where I should be according to physio today due to my inability to handle decent pain killers over the last nine weeks.  Hoping Targin is the one that gets me “over the hump” as they say.  Bit off topic but physio today ex Yorkshire lady.  Came here for 4 months 35 years ago....

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On 12/10/2018 at 00:18, Bulya said:

Got a drawer full of Tramadol, both Palexia SR&LR (tapentadol), paracetamol, Endone (Oxycodone), and new one Targin.  A few miscellaneous eg Ondansetron and Voltaren.  Targin with the Naloxone seems to be better for my bowel, although I did have hives last week.  Not many really, and I take only as necessary 

I prefer Targin over oxy although they keep telling me I shouldn’t take it as I itch like crazy


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On 12/10/2018 at 00:21, Bulya said:

Ibuprofen and paracetamol do very little for a post op TKR unfortunately 

No but take them with your other pain killers (Obviously with drs advise) for example like Kev said you can take tramadol, 2 ibuprofen and 2 paracetamol together. Have a chat with your Pain Specialist about trying some of the nerve blockers. 

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10 hours ago, Bulya said:

I’m miles behind where I should be according to physio today due to my inability to handle decent pain killers over the last nine weeks.  Hoping Targin is the one that gets me “over the hump” as they say.  Bit off topic but physio today ex Yorkshire lady.  Came here for 4 months 35 years ago....

Have you asked for a patch, they are quite good, fentanyl or morphine. 

‘Also keep taking something like Osmolax it has no taste and dissolves in drinks.


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1 hour ago, The Pom Queen said:

I prefer Targin over oxy although they keep telling me I shouldn’t take it as I itch like crazy

Ah ha!!  Is that where the itch comes from?  You solved the mystery 

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