Where i live every script you give to the chemist to fill out what ever he gives you is registerd on a centrol computor and if you use more than your GP gives you if you Dr Shop they all know about it as most Gp,s bulk bill and the Government can stop you from getting MsContin ,OxyCodone i have been on them for 24 years now you Must take only what your GP says to Take cheers .
I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
I came across your website trying to find information on Norspan, if or not some side affects subside?
I am Qualified Hairdresser and have been hairdressing for over 15 years. I have been barring chronic pain for almost 2 years in April.
I have a par defect which is not healing on my L5 showing 2 fractures on left side and also have sacroiliac joint pain on my right side! I get really bad nerve pain down both my legs and feels like I may lose my bladder. I have had MRI's, CT scans, X-Rays, CT cortisone guided injection in my SJ didn't do anything due to my career and had a CT guided nerve block injection on my S1 (it was so close to my bone) which hasn't helped either. Doc's and pain med specialist say your scans don't show anything that would cause the pain down my legs and bladder issue! I feel my body and intuition is telling me there is more than meets the eye and is getting frustrating not being able to find answers.
Talk about winning hehehe I always say if I do something (like accidentally injurying myself) I do it well! It's my little joke that helps me try to see the brighter side, as there will always be some other person out there who is going through a lot more in any situation!
I have been on 2 a day Targin 20mg/10mg for almost a year. Which was working a 6/10. I found the tablet which I took in the morning let's say at 7am when the I am ment to take the next dose at 7pm, I found the meds started to wear off 2-3 hours before I'm due to take the next dose or I would be waking up early morning feeling pain again before I'm due to take the dose.
I recently went to see the pain specialist and he has recommended to start Norspan and get off Targin.
I started on the 14/2, 5mph Norspan and decrease Targin to 10/5
Then a week later 21/2, doctor has now increased to 10mph Norspan and decreased Targin to 5/2.5.
I'm due next week to see my doc again to increase the Norspan to 15mph.
Since starting the Norspan I have been feeling really nauseous and my tongue feels and have a weird taste in my mouth. I was going to add a reply in the Norspan topic to see if anyone else has gone thru this and what their symptoms have been and if the subside?
Also what can I do in regards to feeling that is more going on that meets the eye with pain down my legs and bladder issue. I have also had an MRI on my brain show 2 small dots at the front of my brain which the report come back and doc said not sure what to make of it as it is too small at the moment.
Thanks for taking the time to read my introduction and looking forward to reading more on this FANTASTIC website!!
hi Bianca, welcome to the site
I have been using Norspan patches for years now, and really find them helpful with my pain, I was on 15mg for a few years along with Lyrica and Mobic but in the last few years I have been increased a few times and am now on 30mg - I believe they go to 50's
I don't have any side effects from them, apart from the skin irritation but it is just a bit of redness and itchiness and my gp has given me a steroid cream to use after the patch has been removed to help heal the skin, I would put up with this for the amount of relief that they give me,
definitely speak with your doctor about any side effects, but do remember that many pain medications will potentially give your some side effects and if mild then it is just about tolerating until your body adjusts to the medication
I still use Targin when I have a pain flare, I have a few other medications which I use including anti-inflammatory, Panadol osteo, anti-depressant, Lyrica - regular meds,
hope that this is helpful for you
regarding your scans - have you been referred to speak with a Neurosurgeon? if not, I would ask your gp for a referral, they should be able to talk to you about your spinal issues and the dots on your brain
good luck with it all and let us know how you get on
Hello I am Eve, I have just discovered this forum and I'm just working out how to use it, apologies.
I am 19, I enjoy playing the bass guitar and I am a huge nerd when it comes to The Lord Of The Rings.
I have chronic pain in my lower back, neck and shoulders. It started when I was a child but has worsened after I fell down a flight of stairs many years ago. I also have problems with my legs that are hereditary, which means that pain has unfortunately become a major factor in my life.
I am trying my best to cope with the pain but I would appreciate some information on ways to manage the pain.
I need help with trying to distract myself from the pain and also any medication that might help, (nothing like codeine if it can be avoided)
I have found that marijuana does help to ease the pain significantly but I am too paranoid about random drug tests while driving, so I don't use this anymore.
If anyone knows of any exercises or meditation that can help that would be very much appreciated too thanks! xx