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Is there anything non addictive?
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    celestasensable is offline New Member
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    Default Is there anything non addictive?

    So this is my question. I've been hydrocodone for 11 yrs, Morphine (extended release) for 2 yrs. 20 to 60mg on hydrocodone and 60 mg Morphine a day. I have failed surgery back syndrome degenerative spine disease, peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis everywhere, the Dr that did my surgery told me my spine was 20 yrs above my age. I was born with a slit in spinal cord. The pain is unbearable without pain meds. Is there anything non addictive out there? Unfortunately insurance will not pay for anymore surgery. I've taken physical therapy with no relief. Even if I could find away to have back surgery it would not help the other pains from the neuropathy and arthritis. I've seen my pain specialise for about 10 yrs. I don't want to take addictive pain meds but feel like I have no choice. Has anyone ever taken non active pain meds? Can anyone help me?

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    You can try lidoderm patches. They are a prescription only patch you put directly on a spot that hurts. They are made with lidocaine. Some people think they are wonderful and others think they do nothing. My friend was on hydrocodone and oxycodone and still in pain and tried a lidoderm patch and it took away all the pain.

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    There are non-opiate pain killers you could look into. Still can be addictive but it's not as serious.

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    There are 2 different kinds of non narcotic medication that comes to mind that i can also advocate for because of there effefficiency to help with your pain! The first drug that works wonderfully for me is Naproxen wich im sure you or most of you may have heard of. Naproxen is a NSAID and takes care of alot of the inflamation in wich your case im sure you have a lot of! Think of Naproxen as a heavy duty Ibuprophen! The second non narcotic is the drug called Tramadol. This drug helps with my pain when i have a severe toothache and is usually prescribed for minor to moderate pain and is a very good alternative to a lower end narcotic pain medication such as Vicodin or Percocet without all of the narcotic additives! I hope i helped. :>)

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    Default Tramadol IS a controlled substance/Schedule 4 Narcotic/ it IS addictive

    Quote Originally Posted by Princeton2u View Post
    There are 2 different kinds of non narcotic medication that comes to mind that i can also advocate for because of there effefficiency to help with your pain! The first drug that works wonderfully for me is Naproxen wich im sure you or most of you may have heard of. Naproxen is a NSAID and takes care of alot of the inflamation in wich your case im sure you have a lot of! Think of Naproxen as a heavy duty Ibuprophen! The second non narcotic is the drug called Tramadol. This drug helps with my pain when i have a severe toothache and is usually prescribed for minor to moderate pain and is a very good alternative to a lower end narcotic pain medication such as Vicodin or Percocet without all of the narcotic additives! I hope i helped. :>)
    For information purposes only, not to create argument.....

    Tramadol IS a narcotic pain medication. It is a schedule IV (4) controlled substance.

    There are several people on this forum right now that are trying very hard to taper off of this addictive medication.

    If you are trying to avoid addictive meds, please do not choose, or think, that Tramadol/Ultram is non addictive.

    You can look this up easily.

    Wishing you the best of luck!

    Keep posting. Lots of great support here!

    Forward and Onward Troops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by celestasensable View Post
    So this is my question. I've been hydrocodone for 11 yrs, Morphine (extended release) for 2 yrs. 20 to 60mg on hydrocodone and 60 mg Morphine a day. I have failed surgery back syndrome degenerative spine disease, peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis everywhere, the Dr that did my surgery told me my spine was 20 yrs above my age. I was born with a slit in spinal cord. The pain is unbearable without pain meds. Is there anything non addictive out there? Unfortunately insurance will not pay for anymore surgery. I've taken physical therapy with no relief. Even if I could find away to have back surgery it would not help the other pains from the neuropathy and arthritis. I've seen my pain specialise for about 10 yrs. I don't want to take addictive pain meds but feel like I have no choice. Has anyone ever taken non active pain meds? Can anyone help me?
    Almost every painkillers are addictive. If you ever wanted to take one, just be responsible enough and follow your doctor's instruction.

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    Hey

    I'm so sorry to hear about your condition. Unfortunately I haven't encountered a painkiller medication that is not addictive. I however know some alternative methods you can consider. In my experience I use some herbal extracts as treatments for pain management. Here are some of the things I use: For neuropthic pain I use kava kava, st. john's wort, and endoca hemp. For spasms, joint pain, and muscle cramps I use ginger and valerian root. And turmeric for arthritis pain.

    These are some of the many herbal, natural methods that I find very effective. It's all natural so there is little risk of side effect. As for it being addictive, I haven't encountered a case yet about someone getting addicted to these natural remedies. However, before opting for these approaches I urge you to consult your doctor and get his consent first. It's vital that he can provides an experts opinion with regards to this matter. Merry Christmas and God Bless.

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    Interesting question You can try non-narcotic pain killers like Caldolor, Tramadol, etc. But it may have other side effects. So it's better to choose the right medication with the help of your doctor.

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