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Do You Take Pain Medication Only Once Pain Has Reached Severe Levels Of Pain?

Do You Take Pain Medication Only Once Pain Has Reached Severe Levels Of Pain?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

No, I find I have to stay ahead of the pain as I often can't kill it if I let too much time go past...Drs. have told me this is the way to go as well!

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

No. I have to take them regularly and on time. To stay ahead and on top of the regular pain. I also have special meds I take for flare ups though, and then the next step is the hospital.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I don't let it get outta control. If I let my meds slide it's harder for me to get pain back under control

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I dare not wait to take pain meds until the pain is unbearable. When it starts to interfere with my day, I take it. And I don't take it any more than it is prescribed.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I try to stay on top of my pain and not let it get too bad. I'm on gabapentin for nerve pain though.. It sounds like your pain problems are likely more severe than mine.
The nurses that treated me at my surgery advised me to take my pain medications before the pain set in. They said that pain is easier to get on top of if you don't let it get out of hand first.

I hope you find some relief soon.

posted almost 6 years ago
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