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Pain Meds ???

First let me in no way condone those things, I hate them! BUT over the past 20 to 30 years I have had to be on them for other ailments, wisdom teeth, car wreck………..But I have noticed while on those nasty things I either had fewer or no migraines? Now this was usually just for about a week, and the Meds were no super kind like on the TV every night just reg 5 mil whatever’s ? Now it could just be counter- irritation, or just lucking out that week, but when you feel like crap that story always pops back into my splitting head………

My 2 cents.

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  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    5 years ago

    Damon,
    I personally have taken percoset to deal with the pain. It has helped me to get through events when I had no option to cancel. Or it helped me to sleep away the pain. But over time, half a pill turned into a whole pill and once a week turned into 3 to 5 times a week. I gained weight, I was constipated and I was worried that I would eventually need two or three pills at a time to get through the day. I was never an addict, but could see how easy it would be to get hooked.

    Opioids have to be handled with care. Being honest with yourself, your doctor and your family about your usage is so important. But used responsibly, they can be so helpful for people with chrnoic pain. Of course finding other pain management tools is necessary as well, like yoga, acupuncture, exercise, deep breathing, etc.

    -Katie

  • Writermom
    5 years ago

    I don’t know how you can survive a migraine without pain meds, Damon. I’m sure I can’t.

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