Last reply 1 month ago
Alternative to pharma products for pain

Hi all, I’ve been on pregablin full strength for 4 years, and although it does help sooth the nero pain, help with sleep and my anxiety – it doesn’t completely quosh the pain I feel everyday.

The gnawing & arthritic pain (I osteoarthritis too!) – which is in back, fingers, hip & knees. I feel very low at times with the amount of pain I have to put up with but keep going, even powering through it.

I’m not at a point that I no longer want to take full meds & hope for a bit better qol.

Any suggestions, what to try and where to buy/ask for it?

Thanks and I wish you all well xxx

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simone2
1 month ago

i get terrible nerve pain at night and I take cannabis with a vaporizer it works within seconds, have you tryed cbd oil? lots of people do take it for pain but make sure you buy 10 % or over


stumbler
1 month ago

@jane_shanahan , you have to understand the causes of pain before you can start to treat it. The following may help in the respect :-

https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/pain

As you will see the neuropathic pain associated with MS is treated with meds that try to dampen down the pain. If you were to taper off the Pregabalin, trust me, you would notice the difference!

The Osteoarthritis needs a different approach, as detailed here :-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/osteoarthritis/treatment/

The Capsaicin Cream sounds interesting……..


alleymcg
1 month ago

Have you heard about CBD oil use for MS? Many benefits, one of which is pain relief.
An alternative choice that is not a drug.

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