also Xanax and Ambien 10 mg when needed - I was diagnosed with COPD Some years ago . Although I don't use oxygen I have been tubed once , And have never needed oxygen but do use a rescue inhaler - Sept.07/2013 My right ling collapsed it also collapsed in 1993 - I was given emergency chest tube - two days later I had a successful surgery called vats on right lung and on left lung a bioscopy all was successful and on October after 1 month in the hospital I am home without oxygen and stiches will be removed on October 24 - My Question In the hospital I was given dilaudid intervenously and then in 2 mg pill form and it took all the pain away now im home and the old pain as well as the new discomfort is not handled with the vicoden is there a reason I can not have dilaudid 2 mg .
It is particularly frustrating when this happens with people who have respiratory problems that the pain makes worse. Our government thinks they know what is better for us then drs and they tell drs what they can prescribe and give them a hard time if they prescribe something the government thinks shouldn't be needed. You can try talking to your dr and asking for something stronger for a short time, I'm not going to tell you it will get you anywhere.
All of the above are correct. You may need a muscle relaxer added to the regimine. They usually will potentiate, increase, the effect of pain medication. You can start low w flexer and work your way up. I have found that Zanaflex works best for me and was a huge difference when I was taking instant release pain meds.
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