I don't know about you, but the headlines lately about strong opiate painkillers have been making me nervous! Yesterday I read there is only one manufacturer left in the United States that will be making Oxycodone. It seems politics has reared its ugly head into the pharmacy/health business. It's not only oxycodone. The lawsuits on many drugs such as Duragesic patches and others have left many MD's wary of prescribing anything stronger than aspirin!
So, that is the main reason for this post today. I am going to start exploring alternative medicines and/or therapies. Yes, I do take oxycodone for breakthru's and I have been talking to my doctor about a substitute. I will not be giving out his instructions to me in this blog. That is privileged communications. However, I have researched many on my own and those I will bring to you.
The first one is a cream/ointment called DMSO. Some of you may have heard about it before. I have personally used it in the past. My doctor did approve the use of it. Please at least read about it and make up your own mind. It has been around since the 1940's. Years ago it was ingested but that practice is not used anymore. It is only used as an ointment/cream.
I am not only looking for medicine but also non-medicine treatments. I would love someday to be pill-free. I am in Stage 4 with my RSD and my stomach just can't keep taking so many pills.
There are over ten thousand different biological studies p erformed on DMSO. I have listed just a few of the more popular studies here, with the summary or abstract.
* These references are provided for ACADEMIC USE ONLY and are not intended to promote or endorse the sale of DMSO.
The use of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) for the treatment of
intractable pain in surgical patients
William M. Rosenbaum, M.D.; Edward E. Rosenbaum, M.D.; Stanley W. Jacob, M.D.
Portland, OR. Department of Surgery, University of Oregon Medical School
The use of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as a medicinal agent was first reported in 1964. Since that time two publications encompassing the use of dimethyl sulfoxide in patients with acute bursitis and chronic arthritis have appeared. The results in over 600 additional patients have been submitted for publication.
The papers to date summarize the data following the topical administration of dimethylsulfoxide for the treatment of acute and chronic subacromial bursitis, chronic arthritis, acute musculoskeletal trauma, scleroderma, Dupuytren's contracture, superficial second- and third-degree burns, and postmastectomy Iymphedema of the upper extremity.
This presentation describes the results in 37 surgical patients treated with dimethylsulfoxide for intractable pain. "Intractable" is here defined as persistent pain despite at least one year of conventional therapy. In this study dimethylsulfoxide was applied for the therapy of phantom pain, tic douloureux, and posttraumatic or postoperative intractable pain. NOTE: I know that you won't read every study and I didn't either. I wanted you to have a
choice on which interests you the most.
At the time I used it I was interested in the "Triple C".Triple C is a whole other post!
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