How many of you are prescribed pain meds to help with pain.

How many of you are prescribed pain meds to help with pain.

I have Lupus, myositis, and back disease along with other non Lupus issues.Everyday I fight the pain. I start with Tylenol and Motrin in the morning, but by afternoon, I give in and take pain medicine, Vicodin. I feel guilty taking these pills because of the Opiod Epidemic. I take as little as possible to manage my pain and never take them to get high. I am interested to know if others use these meds.
Thank You

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I take Norco for pain. I try to take them only once a day but unfortunately when I am working I usually require two a day. I try to keep in mind that nothing taken as prescribed can take the pain away but it will take the edge off so you can do what you need to do. Not having any pain would be amazing but the fear of addiction is overwhelming. Good luck

posted 5 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Im on a Butrans patch, tylenol #4, and topamax does wonders for nerve pain. Yes i do take pain meds. I just lost 40 pounds and it helped but not as much as i had hoped.

posted 9 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I do. It does help but I try to take it at night.i never take it if I have to drive anywhere.

posted 9 days ago
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