My aunt has been on pain killers for ten years now. She just recently found out in dec. 2008 she has stage four liver cancer she is wanting off of the lortab. Can she get put on methodone?
hi drea_27, are the loretabs not working anymore? if she is still in pain, i would think she and her doctor should discuess this. but if your askin if they are stronger than her present meds, i would hafta say yes. but every person is diffrent.once she advanced her meds to methadone, she will never want to go back. methadone is a very powerful medication. i hope she feels better.i will keep her in my prayers...
my sister has cancer through out her whole body. It started out in her lungs. My mother also died from this same awful disease. If a pain medication is not working please do not hesitate to ask the dr. for something stronger.Methadone is a great pain killer but I am guessing that at some point your aunt will not be able to swallow the meds. They can give your aunt morphine that dissolves under the tongue and gets in to the system much quicker. The problem I had was that when my mother was dying from this my relatives did not want to give her more then what they thought would get rid of her pain. No one should have to suffer due to pain. If your aunt is planning on staying at home hospice will make sure she does not have any pain issues. I am so sorry and I can relate to what you and your family are going through.I have been there before and am going through this again. I am sure that the doctor will answer this for you. Please don't hesitate to ask doctor anything regarding the care of your aunt.
Lortab is shit for this type of pain and she has every right to be on a decent pain killer like methadone or hydromorphone ect. Her doctor should be shot for keeping her on a useless quick acting pain killer when she has cancer pain. Demand that he take care of her pain, don't ask... I wish her well and she deserves to be as pain controlled as possible... Dave
Evedently this doctor bumped his head somewhere, tylenol is very bad for your liver period.I have hepc which is nothing like cancer and my doctor want let me take tylenol.I would question this as it may agitate the situation as well.I will pray for her..God bless.I hope she gets some relief if not I would get a 2nd opinoin.
Instead of taking more and more pain medications why not look into medicinal cannabis. Cannabis has shown to be effective against pain but much more importantly it has shown to actually reduce tumors and head and neck cancers. Cannabis has saved my life!!! There are over 70 different compounds that work synergistically to improve the quality of life with no side effects, except for a slight and totally safe high. No warning label needed because not one person has ever died from cannabis. And for cancer try the indicas!!!
Absolutely. I have stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to my lung and my spine. I have been on Methadone for 4 years and have had little or no side effects except constipation which comes along with any pain medication. Has your aunt found a stage 4 cancer support group yet. I have been in one for five years and literally I think responsible for my 4 years of my cancer being stable and not growing. I live in MN and could recommend a great one that meets every Tuesday. Stage 4 support are different than the other stages of cancer because we have different issues than the other groups. We help each other deal with end life issues, medications, side effects, etc.
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