I've been in severe pain for 15 years, and it keeps getting worse. My doctor put me on Hydrocodone 10/660 about 10 years ago, and it has worked wonders and kept my pain level down to a 2 (scale 1-10). Now, I'm told she can't prescribe it for me anymore, and has cut me back to 10-335. I feel like I've gone backwards in time. I'm back to soaking me feet in ice water, and coating my feet with Capazation, just for a little bit of temporary relief. She says she will not put me back on 10-660. I'm totally miserable!!
Background: I'm a 68 yr, female, with:
Diabetes II Acid Reflux Foot Neuropathy
Depression Irritable Bowel Fibromyalgia
Restless Leg High Blood Pressure Spastic Colon
Kidney Stones Kidney Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis Chronic Anemia Pulmonary Problems (breathing)
I'm on several meds that contribute to weight gain, and yet constantly browbeat about losing weight because I'm fat...I feel like I'm beating my head against a brick wall, and now I've had to go back to the pain I endured prior to the Hydrocodone 10/660. With the extreme pain from the Neuropathy, the Rheumatoid Arthritis, the Osteoarthritis, and crooked painful hands and fingers, and the painful shoulders from bone rubbing on bone because of the arthritis, I don't know what to do anymore.
It seems that those of us in excruciating pain keep talking to each other on line, but we never get any answers....
If I wasn't in so much pain, I would just give up! I'm ready to go to switzerland and get euthanized!!! Not seriously, but it has crossed my mind a lot lately.