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Anxiety from pain meds anyone?
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DoxieLOVA - November 8

Okay...so I was taking Hydrocodone and then was switched to Oxycodone everyday for my pain.

I wasn't taking it for a good 3 months because I was experiencing a lot of relief through alternative treatment (vitamins, etc)

So NOW...the pain has returned, I knew the little break I had was too good to be true : (

The problem I am having now is SEVERE anxiety...like panicky when I take either the Hydrocodone or the Oxycodone (haven't been mixing or anything like that, this has been on seperate occassions). I tried taking half of my 7.5-550 but then the pain is still pretty bad. Does anyone else experience anxiety when taking these meds?? If so, have you been able to find something that doesnt have that effect?? HELP!!! I know I prob need to go back to the Dr but I just don't have the money right now...and if I call I know they'll tell me to come in...being broke, yet another symptom of fibromyalgia, ugh!

 

Noca - November 8

I had severe anxiety that predates ever taking any medication for pain. Try taking a Benzodiazepene like Klonopin or Valium on a PRN basis (as needed basis).

 

DoxieLOVA - November 8

Yeah, I have a feeling that is what the doctor will say too. I was hoping to get around that...I used to take xanax andd that stuff makes me even more tired than I already am. I recently came off of my antidepressent so I'm thinking that could have something to do with it also. I guess we'll see...thanks for the response : )

 

tnichel - November 8

I had severe anxiety and panic attacks before I started being treat for fms. It's been pretty good until about a couple of weeks ago. I've been testing out savella and I always feel on edge, and cranky. I feel amped up and don't really no what to do about that. And don't get me starting on the explosive road rage. I know this doesn't help your situation any but you're not alone. And you're not alon in going broke either. Have you tried meditation? Sometime a nice, long shower or bath helps me. Good luck!

 

michkal - November 10

Can you tell me what vitamins you were taking. I am thinking about trying to go that route.

 

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