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I am allergic to morphine, demerol, dilaudid, oxycodone, methadone etc...I find i can take Tramadol a synthetic, but its barely strong enough to take the edge off. I have to have surgery on my prosthetic jaw soon and am wondering what else there is for pain relief after surg.

I have spinal fusion L3-S1 and have severe back pain all the time, any ideas about pain relief for that as well?

I also have carcinoid cancer which makes things even more difficult in pain management.

Looking forward to ideas!

Jack

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I am allergic to morphine, demerol, dilaudid, oxycodone, methadone etc...I find i can take Tramadol a synthetic, but its barely strong enough to take the edge off. I have to have surgery on my prosthetic jaw soon and am wondering what else there is for pain relief after surg.

how about the heavy duty Oxycontin? Its synthetic. I take 3 80M a day form server pain, I have a fusion of S1 down wards I don't know what its called and IVDS, and sever foot pain and knees. it helps alright but very addictive but it comes in smaller doses than what I take.

The VA does not offer this medication, so you may have to take you medical records to a private doc and its a bit on the expensive side...

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That wont work as I have carcinoid cancer also, once you get cancer of any kind, you will find that you are un-insurable....so once i stopped working because of the back pain and the side affects of the cancer, i lost my insurance. They dont care how much money you have, they will NOT insure you. So luckily I have the VA, just means I have to get ALL meds from the VA.

Thanks tho im going to ask my pain doc about it! :P

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You can probably increase the Tramadol dosage, and add a good muscle relaxer. A TENS unit may help with the back pain a bit, too. If you can get the back spasms to settle down a bit, everything else will feel a little better, too. I'll keep my eyes open for a good synthetic pain reliever for ya.

Good luck!

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Tramadol is maxed out at 100mg every 6 hours. I take Valium with it for the muscle thing. Maybe a better muscle relaxer? The valium knocks me right on my butt. I have a tens unit...the pain is more where the fusions were done and feels more like something slipping and i get a sharp pain, very bad. muscles arent too bad at times but im sure a better muscle relaxer would help a lot.

TY!

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Tramadol is maxed out at 100mg every 6 hours. I take Valium with it for the muscle thing. Maybe a better muscle relaxer? The valium knocks me right on my butt. I have a tens unit...the pain is more where the fusions were done and feels more like something slipping and i get a sharp pain, very bad. muscles arent too bad at times but im sure a better muscle relaxer would help a lot.

TY!

Jack if you receive SSD they will pay for the Oxycontin and its synthetic it may be your only hope. I walk around with a tens unit as well have 2 of them and have tried everything for years. If you don't mind me asking what kind of reaction to oxycodone do you have from these type of meds? I tried to get mine filled through the VA and my ex-Dr tried to call my Dr to make him stop and he works at the VA on weekend "The ER" and he prity much told the to screw off. I have take it all and it works get, but all I can say is if you get put on it ONLY take as perscribed. Its all poison and could kill you as anything else you take to much of...

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