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PCP wants me off Darvocet
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jrzgirl1 - October 17

he says they will kill me and my liver, that is all I can take, to many med allergies. My Reum. says to take them instead of tylenol, and my PCP says take tylenol because darvocet is habit kidding what di I do?


Fantod - October 17

Tylenol does not address the pain associated with Fibromyalgia. Only certain classes of prescrived medication does. Tylenol is also bad for your liver and stomach.

If Darvocet is all you can take and it works, who cares if it is habit forming. This is a dilemma that doctors wrestle with when it comes to managing chronic pain patients. Not allowing them to take meds that work in a a sufficient dose is a violation of the Hippocratic Oath.

As long as you are having regular bloodwork done to check your kidney and liver function, stay on the Darvocet. The rheumotologist is handling your FMS and his opinion should be the one that comes first. Take care.


axxie - October 18

What an idiot this person is, he should know that Tylenol is the worst for your liver and stomach. Doesn't he read the papers, the government is planning on taking out of circulation any Tylenol. As for darvocet, it may be habit forming, but if it helps you with pain, is what your rheumy has prescribe, take it.

Tell your pcp, that tylenol with not help you with the kind of pain you have.

For non-neuropathic pain is, the common pain, such aa bumps, bruises, sprians, fractures and inflammation.

Neuropathic pain, does not respond to tylenol, the pain is the result from signals coming from the peripheral nervous system, that is, the nerves outside of the barin, or spinal cord. Neuropathic pain occures when you have chronic pain. The sumptoms of neuropathic pain include a constant gnawing pain, as well as shooting and burning sensation or tingling and numbness. No matter how you describe it, its effect can be debilitating, causing tremendous physical and emotitional suffering and loss of quality of life. Not surprisingly, patients who suffer from neuropathic pain experience high rates of depression and insomnia. Neuropathic pain is fequently chronic, sometimes lasting months or even years. While complete cures are unlikely, it can be controlled with the proper treatment.

If your rheumy told you to take Darvocet, then that's what you are to stay on. The rheumy knows how to treat your pain the pcp is recommeding tylenol, on the basis that its habit forming, for people who does not have neuropathic pain, and completely unaware or doesn't understand what neuropathic pain is and how to best treated it.


duhda75 - October 20

I agree with Fantod and Axxie. Tylenol is terriable for you. And if it doesn't work why take more tahn you need too. If the Darvocet works for you then take. I am no longer able to see my rheumatoloigist because I am a cash pay patient and just can't afford him anymore. My pcp is my pain mgmt, and he has been great. He's been with from the get-go so he knows what I am going through. If anyone of these Dr's know what we actually go through to just get out of bed everyday I think they would be so much more sympathetic. Also education is key to FMS. Good luck to you.


fishingflorist - October 26

Find another doctor more fibro friendly. Darvocet is not as addicting as other pain meds. I'm on percocet an dgetting ready to be put on something stronger. Your lucky darvocet workes for you.
P.S. darvocet is tylenol.


Noca - October 26

My advice would be to get a pain management doctor who will prescribe you low dose Morphine or Dilaudid, something WITHOUT liver killing Tylenol in it. I would stay away from Oxycodone(Percocets) as its really addictive.


axxie - October 27

Darvocet contains a combination of propoxyphene and acetaminophen. Propoxyphene is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever and a fever reducer that increases the effects of propoxyphene.

Actually propoxyphene works well but works wonders with acetaminiphen that what I call a two shot combination. Best combo, may not be for you, ask for something else.

You can try, Ralivia 24 hour dispensing pill or they may try to get you on Tramadol same thing belongs to a group of medications called opioid analgesics. It is used to manage moderate to moderately severe pain for people who need several days or more of pain control. It decreases pain by working on the central nervous system. It's another option.

Morphine or Dilaudid, I doubt your doctor would go as far as giving you those drugs, but do stay way from Oxycodone(Percocets) its really addictive. I know I was on it, for a short while and I had to take them back to the pharmacy, I'm sure I could have been addicted on those in a very short time.



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