I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type as well as many associated health issues, I am in chronic pain, and I get unbearable flare ups for which I need to go to the ER to get meds, and thus have to wait hours and go through unnecessary examinations etc. As a result of my EDS I do not metabolize pill form of pain medications. None of the following work: ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, aspirin, tramaset, Demerol, hydromorphone(only pill form), fentanyl(iv) as well as pain creams. I don't metabolize many non pain-related medications as well. I'm not the type who would abuse drugs, I only use them when I feel like I'm dying.
Are self administered intramuscular injections of hydromorphone legal in canada/prescribed?
- 25 Jan 2013 by Qyusha
- 29 Oct 2013
- pain, hydromorphone, chronic pain, injection, ehlers-danlos syndrome, chronic
Added 25 Jan 2013:
It has to be IM hydromorphone as I don't wish to try more meds that don't work. I have fragile veins as well so IV will not work even if not for the side effects. Furthermore patches like fentanyl patches wouldn't work even if I metabolized IV fentanyl etc as my skin is formed differently and many others with Ehlers-Danlos are unable to even absorb it into their skin due to this fact.
- Hydromorphone Information for Consumers
- Hydromorphone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydromorphone (detailed)
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