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Could not handle the pain....
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(11-11-2012, 10:54 PM)bronco54501 Wrote:
(11-11-2012, 11:23 AM)Bummer Knees Wrote: Bronco it you get a chance try the tiger balm patches, they work pretty good.

The down side to the Lidoderm patches is they are expensive.
I make mine last.



I have tried the tiger balm, it does work quite well and almost as good as the lidoderm.. It will be almost 2 years since wc quit covering meds, I didnt use them every day so I did have a huge supply.. I now have half a box left and do use them when the meds aint enough.. The extended release morphine I am on now is the best pain relief I have had.. But with that comes severe constipation, and am tired alot.. I have asked my dr to give me the reg morphine pills but he seems to not want me on them... I had told him my mornings are very painfull and quick release form would suite me better and then afternoon take the 12 hr release.. Just cant seem to get him to understand I dont like to be tired while watching over Dominick.....
Bronco when I was on the time release Morophine pills I was also given Vicodon for break through pain.
I changed Dr.s and this one is not as generious as the prvious Dr. The one I have now is a pain mgnt. Dr. he has a different working attitude about pain than my previous one. I do wish I had the time release with vicodon back. as the Oxy does not touch the pain anymore.

Cervical Fusion 2003, c5-c6. Herniated and damaged Disc L1- L4-L5 S1. Lumbar Spinal Cord stimulator implant 09-2008. Cervical ACDF revision with hardware c4-c5-c6-c7 Sept 2009.
SSDI approved 3-2010. NOW OFFICIALY RETIRED
 
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I do like it over anything else I have been on, but my dr wont give me anything for breakthrough relief.. Its just time released morphine and my gabapentin.
 
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#23
(01-05-2013, 10:08 AM)bronco54501 Wrote:
(01-05-2013, 04:58 AM)Debradough Wrote: I've seen people addicted to their pain meds so I have just always bit the bullet. I think I've been on three or four five mgs. of percoset...the generic sort and miserable. Today I came clean with my Dr. about just how intolerable my pain level has gotten and he gave me a Butrans patch of 20 mgs an hour. Anyone know anything about what this is? I have an appt with the pain specialist at the end of the month. I will ask the pharmacist when I get the script filled but I like it better when I get some first hand feedback. A search didn't turn up even one post on the Butrans only on pain patch. thanks for any feedback



I have never heard of it........ But it is somthing to investigate..
(01-05-2013, 10:08 AM)bronco54501 Wrote:
(01-05-2013, 04:58 AM)Debradough Wrote: I've seen people addicted to their pain meds so I have just always bit the bullet. I think I've been on three or four five mgs. of percoset...the generic sort and miserable. Today I came clean with my Dr. about just how intolerable my pain level has gotten and he gave me a Butrans patch of 20 mgs an hour. Anyone know anything about what this is? I have an appt with the pain specialist at the end of the month. I will ask the pharmacist when I get the script filled but I like it better when I get some first hand feedback. A search didn't turn up even one post on the Butrans only on pain patch. thanks for any feedback



I have never heard of it........ But it is somthing to investigate..



Sounds like a dangerous drug, but they all are to a degree... but here is a link......
http://www.drugs.com/pro/butrans-patch.html

I agree that they are all dangerous. I have had to take pain meds in the past but never had a problem when it came time to get off of them. Thanks for the link. I guess this is a new drug, just my luck. It's addictive and he started me at the highest dose. I think because he knows me so well he finally figured out I had been lying about my pain level all along. He believes that the body doesn't heal well when in horrible pain and so while he is a pain in the butt to give out meds to most people he knows I am the opposite of who he usually deals with. I even think he did the patch so I have no control. I admit I am looking forward to some relief and will accept it gladly until we get more answers about exactly what my problems are and what my options are. I found out a couple of days ago I am looking at surgery on both knees but my back still seems to be my major complaint. Anyway...I am headed to the pharmacy for the patches. Take care and blessings to each and every one of you. My prayer list got a lot longer when I met all of you folks. Thanks for the help and support. There is no monetary value to replace what this site has and is doing.
 
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Deb I can understand the needing surgery on both knees when the back involved. The back effect our gait which effects the knees.

If one has problems with the knees their gait can be off causing problems with the back.

I am one who doesn't like to take meds and will do what I can to not take meds. Sometimes I have to bite the bullet and take the meds.

Sometimes I will try massage in the massage chair, moist heat with the rice pack, tens unit, and the pain patch to control the pain, and if this doesn't work then it is time for a pain pill.

Sometimes the pain gets to far of a head start, the blood pressure go high and there is not choice but to take a pain pill.

The pain patch I use is the Lidoderm pain patch

http://www.ehow.com/about_5127946_lidode...-pain.html
 
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