... tablets of the 8mg, and I'm also prescribed 80mg of Oxycontin, and I have been on this high of a dose since November 2005, and its almost November 2009 so your looking at 4 years evry single day. I have never been without so what do you think the doctors will do with me after surgery(spine fusion with the rods, plates, skrews, and bolts put in, and bone graft from my hips)if they have me on this ridiculous amount of medicine before surgery, and if the surgery is a sucess(50% chance it will work 50% it wont)how long will they continue to give me the pain meds cause I'm sure I would have some major withdraws coming off such a large amountof narcotics so can someone give me some info on what you would do in my case
10 Sep 2009
i actually would like to just talk to you about this problem.I too,was on a large dosage of oc.(6 of the 15mg a day and up tp 12 of the 5mg )a day for breakthrough pain,due to spinal stenosis.Dr. said that they were starting me on LOW dosage cause back would never get better,and if they gave me anything stronger ,at first,then where would i b in 2-3 yrs.
well, here i am 3 yrs later and have lost medical coverage due to divorce.i cannot go a day without oc.i get nervous to the panic attack point,sweats,diarhea(sp) goosebumps upon goosebumps,sweats ontop of chills,cramps,etc. i think u get the pic. I hate feeling addicted,but thats what happens.What everyone says is that dr.will prescribe methedone to help craings and pain.Reguardless of what the med is-its expensive.People are buying drugs off the street because they r so addicting .When there is medical cause(as u or I) the drs. should be wanting to help,i ,however fell as if they just write it off as-u can go without it if need b.EASIER SAID THEN DONE-DOC!in the long wrong-your taking drugs to get off of drugs.My dr,said i would never get better and have a 90 %chance of being in a wheelchair w/out surgery(WHICH SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME) I wish i had an answer for what you should do. The sad thing is... with the ongoing problems u r facing,drug use is almost a must.But what is stronger then what your already on?Gosh!it seems impossible to b able to ween off of anything-without being in agonizing pain and/or being sick. ive been treated like its my fault that i am addicted and that its easy to quit. Its not!! I hope and pray that u have better luck than i do.
11 May 2010
I have major problems as well. I went to a "Pain Specialist" who got a Nerve Slimulator implanted in my back. If the nerves register pain, it sends a vibration that blocks that sensation to my brain. It is very good. It is made by Medtronics. Look at TameThePain.com.
28 Feb 2011
im the only 1 in the world w/my condition & we finally had y pain controlled by 75mg lyrica 4times daily &2mg hydromorphone up to 8times a day ive multiple spinal cord injuries& my c2,3&scare tissue r crushing my brainstem&cord &same5 my c5,6 &ive my whole skull&c-spine fused 2rods,2plates&8screws. I live to far to go to monthly appts*my spine isnt stable enough for the trip&no local drs want to give me the very low dose im on&all my specialists&my professional experience show that hydromorphone is much safer when taken as prescreibed&i cant help that certain receptors in the brain&my metabolism process this medication& I cant take losing anymore time since ive lost yrs*ive dedicated my life to healthcare&when i found out i was dying i was overseeing all substance abuse facilities from ME-SC ensuring that facilities&drs do their jobs correctly.
Ive saved millions of lives&if i can just get pain mngt to do proper med mngt i can save millions more lives&once y pains controlled we can start my spine rehab. So if anyone see's this&knows of pain drs, pcps, specialists that will prescribe me the low dose i need &anywhere closer to albany than NYC we'll contact them. Someone who finds me a dr to help will b saving my life&millions. If u have any issues with getting care i can assisst with&anything healthcare related i can help. I dont want to die but with my conditions we just dont no day to day if i'll survive. i miss life so much&only35&my finace and ive worked so hard for many yrs &we've yet to have a vaca& we really want to get married(less than 10grand)&have a baby&my biological clocks ticking. Ive been with my fiance for over10yrs &its all we worked for&overwelmed with medical bills&lack of care&me getting worse&someone please help me the dr im with now has had a negative experience&is against it&takin it out on e i was in the hsopital in nov for paralysis&since ive not been able to got to my follow up appts to give myself a fighting chance&btw less than2%of addicts r in pain mngt thanks so much and take care
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