Thanks for the reply Bubba,
When I re-read my post, I'm afraid I sounded a bit cavalier..
Yes the physician I see for pain is the head of the pain mangement clinic at the hospital I work at.
He's an anesthesiologist, and has done 2 nerve blocks for me which really gave me a new lease on life..
he prescribed the Norco after the last nerve block to help with the extreme neuropathic pain in my legs. It works for me, but, what I did next was a mistake.
I reduced and then stopped taking (neurontin prescibed by neuro), because the norco had me feeling pain free....for a while.
Being off the neurontin made me feel more mentally 'with it' than I have in months..I got so much done.
Then the leg pain came back with such a vengence I developed a new appreciation for neurontin, so, off the opiates, back on neurontin, and am trying Cymbalta to help with neuropathy, and to keep the neurontin dose as low as possible.
I have taken one norco in the past several days, when i found myself rocking back and forth on the couch from pain.
I just get scared 'cause I want to take more, more often.
What i tell myself is that a 52 y.o. woman is not supposed to be pain free, MS or not, stuff is wearing out, and hurts.
Really though, it's like the stupid bottle talks to me..(fortunately I don't speak back yet)
I was just wondering what others are doing for pain management, what are the options from an ms person's viewpoint, how do you deal with it?
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..