too. Tolerance has built up very fast, for SWIM and won't go down. It makes SWIM's stomach hurt and his throat/mouth really dry, all while not helping very much. And the withdrawl SWIM went through last month when the doctor didn't bother to answer his phone/call back was one of the worst things SWIM's ever experienced. SWIM has been taking different Opiates
(the most effective being Hydrocodone
) for years now off and on. SWIM hadn't used in months before going on the Tramadol, but he still needed to take 4 pills to get some small relief. It's as if SWIM's tolerance level will never go down.
Only once or twice did SWIM get nasty side effects
from Hydrocodone, as apposed to Tramadol, which I get every time. I have to carry a water bottle with me everywhere to keep my throat/mouth from getting too dry, which makes the throw up. Add that to the stomach issues and the lack of appitie associated with it, and SWIM has a bad deal. Oh yeah, and SWIM's HEAD STILL HURTS! He wants to get on a proper pain management regimine, that will let him function in the real world again, but be safe and follow all legalities put in place by the DEA. SWIM is not a junkie, and he's not doing this for the drugs
(although he's come to love it, he really is in this to get better, not to get high.
My grades are awful now due to my condition. I scored a 29 on the ACT, one of the highest in my school, but my actual grades suck because of the time I spend out of school/lying in a dark room with a pillow on my head, trying to escape from the pain for even just a minute.
This condition (and the lack of proper treatment) has already ruined my life. Because of it, SWIM has lost the chance to make it into College (which is OK , since he wouldn't be able to handle it), and SWIM doesn't have any money to spend anyway, thanks to the useless hospital stays and countless drugs. Ever since he started having this, he's spent more and more time alone, because he doesn't like to be suffering in front of a friend. SWIM doesn't want to make them have to try make him feel better. SWIM can't make plans for the future with friends anymore, because he never know when it's going to get worse, incapasitatng him for the rest of the day/days. SWIM's friends have all turned their backs on me because I'm never around anymore.
Add this up to the recent death of my friend Andrew Koenig, and you can easily see why I'm upset right now. SWIM wishes he had some Lortab right now, just so he can have even just a half hour of relief.
Anyway...sorry for the rant. I'm just really frustruated right now.
Back to the topic at hand...
I've heard of taking 50-100 mg of DXM
before SWIM's dose could help with the tolerance, and extend the half-life
of the drug
. Is this true in any way?
CCApollo added 11 Minutes and 0 Seconds later...
For those interested, here is a Wiki page about CDH.
SWIM has used every drug on the page besides Gabapentin
, with no substantial results. This led his former doctor at Diamond Headache Clinic to diagnose SWIM with Chonic Daily Refractory Headache, due to the lack of responce to medications.
CCApollo added 5 Minutes and 53 Seconds later...
SWIM can't post the link due to being a neuuubie, so if interested, just search for Chronic Daily Headache at Wikipedia. Look for the page about management.