Medications I use

February 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I am coming up to the 15 year anniversary since I got G.B.S, a very severe case, I was not expected to live, but I did.
I have been on all of the drugs you have listed, as well as tegretol, many morphines, all new drugs in the past 2 years, even one for Parkinsons disease. I have severe nerve damage, so the pain is bad, and the pain has many triggers. At one time, I was taking 16 pills per day. In the last 2 years, I have studied the world of essential oils, and all kinds of natural healing, but could not find the magic combination so I could stop all medications. I have finally found what works for me, and my system. I take 60 mg. Teva-Morphine SR every morning, and I take 200 mg. of Elavil every bedtime. My pain is easily triggered by low-pressure weather systems, and on the days the pain gets very bad, I take an extra 60 mg. of the Morphine. I try very hard to do the “mind-over-matter” thing in my head, as I do not want to take any higher doses of Morphine. And as most people who take these meds know, one of the greatest side effects is constipation. Sometimes it is stuck in me for 3-4 weeks, which is very dangerous. I have tried so many natural and medicinal stoll softeners, laxatives,eaten tons of high-fiber with tons of fluid chasers, prunes, etc., but have only rare success with them. Whe Xenical first came out, I was reading what the side-effects of this drug, and came across that it can cause very loose stools, so convinced my Doctor into letting me try it. It does work well, as long as you eat alot of fat, but is very expensive, and even though I told Insurance that I was not taking it for weight-loss, they still would not cover even a small portion of the cost, so I only use it every now and then.