October 2, 2018
So, I've had MS now for a few years. Lately, I've been getting really bad muscle tightening and spasms. It's just so painful. What do I do? My doctor says MS is not painful, and I have barely slept in a week. I'm tired and in constant pain.
October 11, 2018
I hope this provides you with some help. Keep in mind that treatments work differently for different people, so we definitely encourage you to speak with a doctor or specialist about what would be right for you. We really hope you’re able to get the kind of health care you deserve. Please keep us posted. Best, Shelby, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member
January 13, 2019
My neurologist prescribed Tramadol (gabapentin) Works well enough. NO Opioids. I also take regular strength acetaminophen, when necessary, but use it sparingly. Have dealt with MS diagnosis for 41 years so am well-versed in its pain. Get plenty of rest and spoil yourself. Judi
May 23, 2019
Hi, Tramadol is a synthetic opioid, though a mild one. Gabapentin is generic for Neurontin, which is prescribed for nerve pain.
Just wanted to let you know!
Best of luck!
April 9, 2019
My pain mgmt doctor prescribed opana. I took it for almost ten years. My doctor slowly increased the dosage to a point where I didn't realize the horrible effects it was having on my health. I finally realized that I wasn't thinking straight and had become physically dependent. It was a horrible experience getting off the opioid, but I did, and never again will I take it. I am also really surprised that I don't feel worse since kicking the dependency.
April 9, 2019