I have fractures from ostioporosus and bulging and herniated disks, three screws in my hip, pain up and down my spine. Not to mention many other illnesses. Anyway I get really bad pain in my lower back that goes down my legs into my toes every once in awhile. Lately it has gotton more often. The pain is so bad I want to go to the ER, but I know they will only give me a shot of pain med. I take 4mg of dilaudid every 4hrs PRN. It has been 2 years I've been on it, and it works good until I have these lil episodes. I then take 8 mg and still nothing for at least an hour. Now I can't keep going to the ER everytime this happens, My orthapedic surgen is having me get a MRI of my whole spine he says he is worried, not something you want to hear from a Dr. So does anyone know of something that will work faster on my pain?? I see my pain specialest on Monday. Thanks.
Believe it or not if you eat a little something with the Dilaudid it will increase the rate it reaches the blood stream and gives relief. You may want to talk to the doctor about Opana. It is similar to Dilaudid but stronger. It comes in a continuous release formula as well as immedicate release formula.
I wish you the very best Falcore and hope you get relief soon.
I caught a fall in Feb and fractured 4 vertebraes and moessed with a disk in my back and neck, (then later I had some other problems) due to my history of pain from Polio earlier in my life I have had to be on chronic pain medicine, before this happened I was on Dilaudid 8mg. every 3 hours for pain after this problem with my back it did nothing, my doctor is an internist/with a degree in pain management she switched me to Opana first she put me on 15mg. then changed it and now I am on 2- 40mg. tablets every 8 hours, if the doctor made a change it might not take that much for you I would guess that it depends on you, I have the type of system that it takes more than it does for some people last month when I was in the hospital she had me on Opana 40mg 3-tablets every 8 hours but now the 2-40mg tablets work, It may be that because of the problems you have you may need a change, the Opana helps me, one thing to be sure you are aware of just fyI it contispates me moreso than the Dilaudid did but I am able to deal with that by using the Senokot-S and drinking lots of water, before this I was not a water drinker, but water does make a big difference at least for me. I wish you the very best of luck with your appointment just thought I'd let you know what happened and the changes I've needed to make. best wishes, Caringsonbj (Billy)
ive' tried every drug from A-Z and the one that worked best for me was methadone, now a lot of people will disagree with me, that is fine, but this is my personal experience. I have had four back surgeries three of which were fusions, i have been on drugs for over 15 yrs, and have tried opana, lyrica, morphine, oxy, roxy, dilaudid, fentnyl, nuerontin, percocet, norco, lortab, and probably a few i forgot, and methadone, has been the best, i have been on it for 1yr now and have only gone up on my dosage once. it's has no side effects, you don't get a high you don't feel weird, it just controls the pain, Now i again say this is my experience, and it's not for everyone. JUST ME.
A very Quick pain med is the Actiq or Fentora lozenges. Actiq is the Fentanyl quick acting lollipop, Fentora is the pill you put in your mouth, tucked between your cheek and your upper gums. Both are strong and act within 5-10 minutes. As I last heard they were only supposed to be prescribed for cancer patients but it never hurts to check them out. My pain dr (neurologist) will prescribe them for me but my pain specialist highly disapproves, so I get them only for a surgery. Hope you can get some help with this pain and that there is nothing for your doctor to worry about!
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