I am currently taking 40 mg of methadone 3 times a day and 4 mg of dilaudid 4 times a day and I still have pain most days. I have a herniated disc at t6 and t7 and an abnormally excessive amount of adhesions (scar tissue) in my abdomen from 9 different abdominal surgeries. I also have a huge hernia that was repaired with mesh that got infected and had to be removed so the hernia tore through my abdominal muscles shortly after having the mesh removed. I am have been on these same meds and doses for almost 3 years and I am getting to where I am in more pain every day. It took forever to get me to a level that I could function somewhat normally and at least do some housework and go to work each day (office job, no physical labor thank God). I knew I wouldn't be pain free, but it was manageable up until a few months ago. It seems like I can function a little less each day. I don't want them to start changing all of my meds around to where I am dealing with new side effects or reactions or worse yet, meds that don't work at all. I am trying to decide if I can see if I can get an increase in what I am already on or maybe change the dilaudid to opana. A nurse friend of mine told me that opana to dilaudid is like percocet to lorcet. Does anyone know if this is true and have any advice for me? I really don't want to lie around all day and do nothing again. I already lived like that for over a year and don't wanna go back! Thanks for any help offered!
Hi , my sister had 4 back surgery and hurt all the time. She went to pain management for 5 yrs. Finally they decided to put a morphine pump in her side and put leads on the area where it hurt . It works great ! They can adjust the flow of morphine and they fill it about every 3 months or so. It doesn't mess with with her head at all like pills do. You can read about it on line. Hope you feel better..
Yes dilaudid is to opana as lorcet is to percocet. In other words the opana is a stronger pain killer than the dilaudid though similar in chemical structure. As far as the herniated disc, have you tried physical therapy for the pain? Sometimes it helps to build the muscle that support the spine relieving the pressure on the spinal chord and nerves. Just a thought.
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