>From: email@example.com (Denise Olson)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: pain meds
>Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 23:03:31 -0500
>as far as meds go. I take 60mgs of oxycontin in a 24hr
>period. As well as dillaudid 2-4mgs every four hours as needed for
>breakthru pain. For ememgency cases of pain
>the Dr. gave me 15mg morphine tabs.
>Now at first, when he mentioned methadone to me i was not
>happy with that idea-only because having worked in the
>chemical dependecy field as a counselor. Well to make it
>short i have worked with heroin addicts, and this is the
>med that they are given. Now i have seen the trauma some
>of my patients have gone thru when they tell there doc
>that they are in metadone tx. Lots of nieve doctors out
>there, very judgemental!!! I figured if they went thru
>that for being on addict and on the medication, what will
>I have to go thru?
>Now the effectiveness of methadone is very good in terms
>of long term coverage of pain. However, oxycontin,oramorph,
>and mcontin work just as well in my opinion. I have been
>on the pain patch, Duragesic I think its called as well.
>I think the key is finding a Dr. who will work with you
>and increase your dose as needed. My Dr. made it clear
>that he would work with me and get me stable.
>As far as any of the new procedures for adhesions, I have
>been told no more surgeries unless its an emergency.
>Denise in Seattle
>At Wed, 20 Oct 1999, toni wesh wrote:
> >the painclinicadmentined changinghe pan med oxycontin, 10 mgs 3 tims
> >day, since the apin I ahve had is getting worse. And depression is
> >getting alot worse. But they metioned methadone, and I thoughthis was
> >pretty strong. I tought that oxycontin was strong enough, cause the
> >second dose does make me pretty tired. The ain clinic does not even
> >know sometimesthe hard sharp pains are gettng really bad. Seems like
> >NOTHING will ever help the strong pulling pain that seems to be there
> >EVERYDAY1 HY DOES THE PAIN MEDS NOT HELP THAT! I DID GO 30 HOURS ONE DAY
> >NOTTAKING NOTHING. AND I COULD not even walk. sorry, I hate the new
> >keybaord for web tv!
> >Love you all,