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Jan 23, 2018 11:23PM
Oh my god!!!! I'm so overwhelmed. Can't believe this page I just read!!!! Of course, I don't completely understand it all, but I get the jist of it. I never used pain mediation other than ibuprofen at times until I had my mascectomy. When I became somewhat coherent after the anesthesia wore off, they gave me Percocet. I threw up, and did not like the way it made me feel. I HATED it!!!!! Well, when I got home, I asked my PS, who was in charge of my meds to give me something much less potent. I don't know how pain meds are classified, only that oxycodone, Percocet, and Vicodin are much stronger than tramadol. Well, my PS prescribed Valium as well, for a muscle relaxer. These two meds somehow work together, not sure how. Well, I still have breast pain, mostly in the mornings due to this pain in the ass tissue expander I still have in my left. Well due to radiation, I had to wait six months to do the exchange. That God it's next month. I take a tramadol most mornings, and go back to sleep for a few hours. It takes the edge off. Now after my exchange with the implant, and reconstruction to my right breast, I know I'll have to heal from that surgery, so I was planning to take the tramadol, and Valium until I didn't need it anymore. I hope and pray I'll never be one of these people in chronic pain. My mom had fibromyalgia, and hurts constantly. She has been on vicadin for years. In the next few months, she's going to have to make a choice between ambien for sleep, or any prescription pain meds. Can't be on both as she has for many years.
Sas, when you feel like it, I would like to hear what you have to say about tramadol. Now, I'm worried about taking it. Also, what do you think of other pain meds in general. My brother's best friend had severe chronic pain, and died in his sleep. My brother found him. Dead at the age of 47, leaving 2 young daughters behind. Come to find out, he was getting pain meds off the market, he already had asthma, so overtime he paid the price. This was in 2015. My brother never quite got over it. Well, a year ago, my brother confessed to my mom and I he got hooked on aderol. He would sniff it through his nose!!!! Apparently, he has stopped, and never touched it again. Hmmm, will never know. First of all, I don't even know what aderol is, and why are these type of drugs snorted through the nose? When it comes to drugs, there is so much I don't know. I just know I take my meds as prescribed, and would never abuse it. Sorry about the long rant. I appreciate this info, and want to hear your honest thoughts about this. Thanks Sas. Now, I'm finally going to bed.
2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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