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Has anyone found Percocet helpful in relieving CM pain?

I need to know what people have used for pain management and what has helped the most in managing symptoms of headache and pain in the extremities.
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Hi...since you have other issues, it may not be easy to find a med that helps with your pain....I never found anything....that is prior to surgery.....post op, I have tried many things because I do deal with pain,  I have related conditions so trying to figure out what is the root cause of the pain it is difficult.

I have been using CBD daily and it helps me...the only med I take is ibuprofen and that is only in a flare,so it's rare.
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I've been on several different medications and courses of treatment over the years.  I take Tramadol (similar to Vicodin but not as strong) on an as-needed basis.  While it is not a cure-all, it definitely helps ease my shoulder and neck pain.  I've also been prescribed Amitriptyline by two separate doctors but that's a daily pill that I wasn't comfy taking.  No judgement, just not for me.

A couple of years ago, my Neuro recommended an occipital nerve block which has been a complete game-changer for me.  I see a Pain Management doc quarterly for the nerve block and it truly works wonders for headaches, neck/shoulder pain, and irritability due to pain.  It took over 10 years for a doc to recommend the nerve block to me and I'm so glad that someone finally did!

Hope this helps.
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thanks, this has never been brought up to me.  something to look into.
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Don’t get an opioid pain meds, it’s HELL to come off, I know!!!! I’m going through it right now....on my 2nd week of nothing but misery. Just my opinion. And I live in chronic pain.
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