... pain gets worse. Now the last time I was in the hospital they had me on my 4mg and 1mg IV every 2 hours for 4 days. It was the best I had felt in years. No I asked my pain Dr. to nethier raise my dose or to give me injection form for when I was in bad pain, cause I cannot keep runing to the E.R. everytime i have a bad pain epasoid, but she said no and to find another Dr. if thats what I wanted. She has been my pain Dr for over 2 years. Is she right?
I wonder what "path" she is talking about if it isn't addiction? When someone has long term chronic pain, normally they aren't treated with short acting meds. taking the dilaudid every 4 hours isn't good. Why won't she prescribe an extended release medication? Your not asking to increase, only change to a longer acting med. Is she a pain specialist? If not, maybe you should see one. It's just a matter of time before you grow tolerant to the dilaudid. I would ask her one question, "Why are you treating chronic pain with short acting meds?" I'm sorry but I don't like seeing people in such bad pain that trips to the hospital are a part of their life. Doctors need to treat the pain accordingly. I do wish you well and hope you can get some answers.
I have been on Dilaudid 8mg one every 3 hours, she is right it is a very strong medication, they put me on it because I have such problems taking various pain meds I was on Roxanol liquid for a long time and was able to adjust the dose until I could take it and tolerate it but something happened I never quite understood it was taken off the market, about a week and a half ago I got hurt and fractured 4 vertebraes in my back Dilaudid did not work for me, I also had problems with the various generic forms of Dilaudid, the extended release dose of MS Contin made me feel so irritabile and moody I just could not tolerate it, my pain doctor informed me I was the first patient she had ever prescribed oral Dilaudid for, I think some doctors have had some experiences that make them feel concern about giving certain drugs but (this is just the way I feel) she should have given you an answer as to why she was oppossed to increasing the dose,
I didn't start out on 8ng I started out on 4mg (I have had past history of polio) and my pain responded but its like my doctor explained your body adjusts and after time passes then it's necessary to increase doses, I have been with her for about 5-1/2 years having chronic pain is hard to deal with but then when you have episodes where the medicine needs increasing if the doctor dosen't want to for some reason I think at least you have the right to have it explained, I have been on this site for a short time (and I have found that there are a lot of knowlegable caring and people who care you will find the answer you need and I know the people on here care what happens in the meanwhile, take care and keep us posted-(Billy)
- Dilaudid Information for Consumers
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