Which is best pain relief?

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My partner has cordia equina & so far hasn't found any pain relief that works, he's not the kind of

Person to keep going back to the doctor, he's given up hope & seems resigned to a life of constant pain.

I was wondering what the consensus was on pain relief that works, I know people are different but it may help give us ideas as the doctors don't seem to help him much.

Many thanks

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    Hi

    I am on 3600mg gabapentin, 400mg of tramadol and 400mg of paracetamol daily.

    it doesn‘t get rid of all the pain, but helps me get through the day/night.

    hope this helps

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    Hi

    I suggest one thing that works a treat for me, its a herbal remedy its not legal and you can smoke i hope you understand.

    I know many people will object to this advice but i have tried EVERYTHING !!

    Now i take no pills whatsoever

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      Hi, he does partake in this remedy too, which seems to work better than any off the prescribed drugs, however I do worry that it's giving him other health problems in the long run, it's such a difficult one, I find it hard to believe that there's nothing they can do for him, I've never seen anyone in so much pain, they wouldn't allow an animal to suffer like this so why is it ok for a human, makes no sense, if the herbal remedy works best it should be available on the nhs I feel smile
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    It really depends on the kind of pain. If it's muscular / skeletal for example in the lower back, then regular pain killers. But if it's neurological pain, (I get a constant ache in my legs and occasionally electric shocks) then pain killers won't have any effect. What can help with neurological pain are anti-depressants and anti-epilepsy medication. He should speak to his doctor about this.
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    Hi

    I have CES and I also have Psoriatic arthritis and Fibromyalgia and a diabetic.

    I take Lyrica ( pregabalin) Tramadol Paracetamol plus lots of other meds. I was referred to the pain clinic which was a total waste of time. The pain never goes but there are good and bad

     days. There really is no medication that can take all the pain away . When its BAD then I stay in bed. Better days sees me up.   

    I hope your partner can find relief . Pain is so wearing

    X

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    Progblin 350 m twice a and slow release morphine 30mg twice a day. At night evening not rip like I take 150 mg u can't take less what suits u. But go to ur doctor. Sort at what's best for u. That will calm down the pain help with the neurological side. The spelling might not be to good after 5 years I should learnt. My wife puts my tablets in a dispenser so I just take them. I have established ces big op for nerve decompression. They did not get me in time I have mobility progress my right leg when standing I still get all the pains as before the op. I have a colostomy and for my wee a ileal conduit wee bag the y removed my badder at a later date it went septic was very ill. Since the start I get hernias now had one repair which became difficult that made 5 op now I am anemic have a bled the are trying to find I have another incisional hernia around all the scar tissue my scar goes up the middle 2 in above my be Ely button. This hernia needs repairing all this because the hospital did not admitted me I won a legal case all the money means nothing I want my old self back that won't happen 6 years of pain. The tablet do help but sometimes nothing can help.
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    Hi naomiyeo

    I got struck down with Cauda Equina Syndrome in January.  Had emergency decompression surgery and discectomy etc.  Since then I have had virtually a year pain and ignorance from medical "professionals".  If there is a possibility of a med cocktail then I'm sure this would qualify as one.  My daily tablet muching is 3900mg Gabapentin 3 x 900 1x 1200, 1 x 500mg Naproxen every 12 hours, 2 x 30mg Zomorph every 12 hours, Oramorph 5-10 ml as required for breakthrough pain relief, 75mg Amitriptaline night time, 40 mg Citalopram mornings, After the operation I became anemic and was severly low on Vit D3 so had a 20000iu of D3 for 7 days and 800iu daily on top of 5mg Folic Acid unfortunately these started becoming non effective and I found myself having to take more to cover the pain.  After a few weeks of keeping a diary I stopped

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