Reply To: Pain

March 29, 2007 at 1:33 am

Hello all! I am Linda G/CIDP, diagnosed 2005. Cat, thanks for your words of wisdom about narcotics! I, too, am on Avinza and refuse to apologize for it! My family, ( who has no real clue about my relentless pain!) is so upset i am on “Narcotics” ! The onset of my pain was in 2003, so I suffered for 2 long years until my dear Doc finally gave me Avinza/ Vicodin ! I have GERD so was unable to tolerate alot of drugs to begin with, and then the ones I tried did not make a dent in my pain. I am so grateful for Avinza! I don’t get sleepy on it either..I am just able to function. I still have some residual pain now that my disease is spreading, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it. I found taking it ONE day at a time has been helpful, along with meditation, and NOT overdoing it! It really is a learning experience, managing this disease! I really enjoy this site, I have learned so much from you all! Peace be with you!