... i wanted off them so i had a pain pump put in. i went nuts to morphine and it got infected so im getting it takin back out next week. i just changed to fentanyl patches @ stopped my oxys as they were not working much anymore and even less relief from the new OP formula than the OC formula. i stopped mon and its friday. i feel like crap. the patch is helping but am i just withdrawing or what. what might help. any responce i would appreciate thanks
You certainly have a lot going on. Your body needs time to adjust. I had been on the patch in the past. From what I personally remember it didn't relieve my pain for a few days. I recall getting some relief when I put the second one on 72 hours later.
As far as feeling like crap, withdrawal is way worse than that. I think you will be ok. I am sure you have a lot of anxiety over that pump and now the wait to get it removed.
Being on oxycontin 10 years is a very long time. I don't know what dose you were at but it is astonishing that you have not become opioid tolerant. Read my profile, it will give you some insight as to where I stand.
As far as treatment for chronic, refractory pain I am a strong advocate of methadone. Before I started my treatment I did extensive research on it. I spent countless hours over a 2 week period educating myself on every aspect of it. I explored all the pros and cons (which there are none with the exception of coming off of it) which I do not ever plan to do because my pain is part of my life and will not stop until my heart does. I exposed all the myths which there are endless amounts of.
Through this I was FINALLY able to relax and know the decision I made was going to give me my life back, even better, it has given me a new life filled with physical and emotional security. What more can one ask for?
I was once a hopeless, helpless sufferer of chronic pain with an incredibly bleak future.
You need to be thankful that the patch is helping you for now. To overcome your temporary bad feeling stay busy and as active as possible. Exercise, eat healthy and share you feelings with a friend or loved one.
Don't forget we are always here to help, 24/7 you can find a loving caring person on here who genuinely is here for you. God Bless and Good Luck. Keep us posted on your progress. Sable
G,Day burldog44 What have they changed about Ms Contin as i have been on them for 20 years they worked very well , But not so good now i thought it was me all in the mind you know do you know what they changed about them as i need extra Pain Med,s for break though pain help ???
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