I am about to be put on the pain pump and I wanted to know how much difference between the two was cause I am gonna be trying to go back to work and I have been on the iv Dualidid but that's only during hospital stays and what not and now I am gonna be having this pump put in and its going to be released everyday in my body and not just for a few days every 3 to 4 hrs its gonna be the rest of my life thing so I wanted to know how much difference the two are and how dose it work is it the same as iv or diff I'm 35 yrs old so yeah I have a long time left to roll on this earth well I think I do lol but any info would be awesome ty
Dilaudid - The Difference Between Iv Dilaudld & pain pump?
I have been hospitalized many times over the last 28+ yrs and they always use iv Dilaudid while there. It is programmable. Set amounts for set times. Very hard to get "more" if its not time. Since you will be living with this, I am sure your doc will explain this to you. Probably safer than a bottle of pills, and around the clock relief. Try to see this as a good thing and PLEASE make a list of any and all questions for your doctor. We get in there and sometimes we get asked questions, or they talk and we really don't get the answers we need. With list in hand, let them know you have questions on how this will work. As far as pain reief, you will be getting "hospital" care at home.
You should get much better pain coverage - similar to what you are getting via the IV meds. It may take some time to get the dose adjusted, so you need to factor that in. You may not be able to return to work for a couple of months, or, you never know - you may get great coverage right off the bat. Congratulations to you - hopefully you will get your life back, and not have all the side effects of the meds. Best of luck to you! EJ23
I have had a dilaudid pain pimp by Medtronic for over 2 years now and I had my doubts but I'm glad I did it. Yes, you are using less pain medication but I'm on a high dose of 17. 5 mgs. Plus what I give myself in bolus. It goes into my spinal cord and I can give myself an additional 12 doses a day(1 every hour)basically. You'll love the pain relief you get.
- Dilaudid Information for Consumers
- Dilaudid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dilaudid (detailed)
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