I had a back surgery back in march 3,2010 and two days after surgery they put in a nursing home and kept me dope up on oxy, vicodins, valiums, and ect. Then release me april the third without any pain medicine what so ever, so for two weeks at home; I had nothing, couldn't even get the doctor who did the surgery on me to give me anything because he was a stupid doc, he said he already gave me my meds and I said yes while In was in the nursing home and we know they gave me nothing when they release me. The nursing home didn't even do my PT right, they only walk me six time in the whole thirty days but they kept me pretty dope up. And I ended up back in the hospital may the third in the worse pain you could think of, the hospital kept me for a week and again kept me dope up morphine in the viens and stroids in the viens plus my morphine sul and vicodins, lortabs, nerve pills, valium and once they got my pain level down where I could deal with it and once I had a bowel movement, oh the hold time that i was in the nursing I didn't have a bowel movement, I aslo have hypothyroidism, and high blood pressure. they did a 2 level fusion on my spine on L4 & L5 I got 5 screws rods and cage I am worse now then before surgery. I am still on morphine which he was going to st stop me cold turkey and I told him that he can't do that, but he cut it down to 30mg. twice a dayof morphine sul and 750 vicodin four times a day as needed. Had PT for the last pass three months which my insurance won't cover no more PT, but my PT didn't start until three months after surgery which it should of started right after surgery all this bad after care starts with the doctor who did my surgery. But any way i need to know whats going on with my body right now for the pass two week i have been having hot flashes and sweat and then cold all day and night and my body temp. is 96.4 what is going on now its driving me crazy hot, cold all day and night is it my thyriod or the morphine and vicodin or pre menopause or what or all three something not right; can the morphine be the cause?
I've been on pain killers for about a year now, started on 7.5 vicodin. I had back surgery back?
Added 5 Sep 2010:
Really I need to know about the morphine and vicodin could this be the cause of the hot flashes/sweats that I am having, because sometimes I miss a dose of the morphine because I am trying to take it only if i really need it but i do take it atleast once a day because i still have lots of pain.
It could be pre-menopause thats what it sounds like i think you need to see a pain management doctor and a family physician. Your PCP can actually get you into pain management with a referal but some PM offices dont need one. Please look into these things i think it can help you alot and please keep me posted michelle.
you have not had the best care in the world have you? My goodness, what a bunch of idiots... you should never even been allowed to go home until you could have a BM on your own, and at the very least they should have had you on some sort of stool softener, they know these meds cause constipation, they failed you miserably here..
Waiting three months to send you to PT??? These were not the sharpest knives in the drawer where they? You should have started right away, including some pool therapy, nothing like getting in the water to help with the movements you'll need when back home. This is one of my favorite PT activities, water can really work wonders.. at least it does for me.
I feel badly you've been through a lot..
I don't know how old you are, and I won't ask, however I will say this, I am on the Morphine too, actually MS Contin.. I take 60mg four times a day.. there are nights that I sweat so much it is crazy, then after a while it goes away. It happens to me off and on. Not every night tho, I had a hysterectomy in 79, so I've been throught the surgical menopause and this type of getting chills and sweating are a bit different than my menopause was.
Also I take the 7.5/325 percocet.. both drugs can do this to a certain percentage of people taking the combination of the morphine and percocet.
Twice a day I take Valium for my Fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, and for sleep also. I tried so many muscle relaxers that just did not work.. this one helps far better than other meds I tried.
I do hope you find out some answers to your problem, it can be so troublesome. Not sure if this helps you at all,I pray you'll soon have some answers and feeling a bit better, God Bless, midwestma
I am 29 yrs old had exact same thing done in Feb 2011 still in HORRIBLE pain wish I never did it anyways I was on Morphine and 15 mg Oxycontin just recently went off the morphine. But when I was on it it did the exact same thing to me bad hot flashes and didn't do anything for my pain. Idk no ur age but coming from personal experience and the EXACT same surgery and being on Morphine I would suggest that its that. Sorry for ur pain I so not what ur dealing with its horrible & daily wish I could turn back the clocks and never gotten the surgery I have 2 little girls 4 and 6 and its been so hard taking care of them since the surgery. I feel ur pain get better soon
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