I've been in chronic pain since 2004 & have been in pain managment since 2006. I need both knees replaced and 5 discs fused according to all my doctors. Been on morphine to the point to where I couldn't urinate. Then I was on fentanyl patches & changed them every 2 days. I got up to taking 100mcg. patch every 2days, 10mg of percocet 3x aday, 350mg of soma aday & 100mg of amitripilene a nite. I was on that dose for a year. Now I'm just on my fentanyl patch. It has only helped about 40% of my pain. I can't play with my kids & can barely work. I've had injections after injections & they don't help. So methadone has seemed like the last option. Please let me know what you think.
First I thought you said something about a spinal fusion. I've had two and broke them all. Knowing what i know now I don't think I would have had them. With me the bone has grown over the nerves , in direct contact with the nerves. The pain is REALLY bad, going down both legs and in the hip that keeps me from standing up staight.
Been on morphine and they just changed it to the patch,25 mgc/hr,and 10 mg percs.
I have had a electronic stimuilator implanted in my back. It works great for the hip pain, with it I can stand straight up, but they can't get it to cover the legs. It's the best thing that I have had done so far. I'd ask your Doc, it's worth it .
I wanted to ask you how the patch works for you, and how come two days they told me 3 days. I was on 45mg 3 xs a day of morphine, and they said the dose they gave me is the same. I'm concerned that it won't work. Also do you think I will have withdrawl from morphine I've been on it for three years?
Hey joe sorry I haven't been on here in awhile to answer you. Its been a rough week for me. That's good your involved in aa. I was a leader in a recovery group at my church for a little bit but I ended up leaving that church for another and haven't got back into it and I need too. How have you been? How's your pain going? Any luck with your doctors and getting your patch dose upped? I go to my doctor wed and have all but decided to be put on methadone. I still don't know about it but I've been on everything else that I can offered. I haven't been able to work a full day of work the way I used. I really just walk around now. Can't do a whole lot at home with my wife and kids either. So this is a last resort effort I just hope its right. Usually I can see how something is going to turn out but I can't on this. Let me know how you are doing.
Can't get diagnosed, I am on 100 mg fentanyl every 2 days 5 mg for break thru and soma also, nothing works, I remember trying methadone and could not function because I was so loopy, but I only stayed on it shortly, so maybe if you stay on it longer that part I'll go away, I do know it helped with the pain..good luck.
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