Does anyone take pain medication?

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.


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  • meandMyShadow
    2 months ago

    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

  • ShelbyComito moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi @Jadanne, I’m so sorry to hear you’re in so much pain and that you haven’t found help from your doctor. While community members may share their personal experience with you, I thought you might be interested in knowing that many find it helpful to get a second opinion when their doctor isn’t providing them with the kind of care they need. I thought I’d also share with you this article on types of pain associated with MS and typical treatment options: https://multiplesclerosis.net/symptoms/pain-chronic-pain/
    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

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