Re: pain meds

From: teresa hunt (
Thu Oct 21 00:31:31 1999

Hi Toni and Denise and everybody else: I went for the first appt. with pain mgmt today. So far so good. The people were very kind and seemed to care or at least concerned. The doctor is also treating another patient with adhesions (26 previous ab surgeries) so, he's not completely new to all this. He took me off the darvocet and percocet. He's what we are trying and SO FAR it's better than what I was trying. The relief is more constant an no roller-coaster of pain and helps. The pain is still there,(just not as intense) but I haven't done anything that really provokes it yet, (like eating or walking). I am on the duragesic(generic name is fentanyl) patches as well, and for the tough sudden pain I have a Stadol inhaler, he also uses Homeopathic pellets. For my depression and anxiety effexor xr (venlafaxine hci). Don't know if any of it's gonna work. So far the patch is helping. Suppose be be less constipating too!!! I'll let ya know. I have been on the MSM for 12 days now and still can't tell that it helps. I have a 2 month supply (less 2 weeks worth). I am glad it works for some. Yall keep up the good work. Thanks for the info on intergel. I'll be on the phone in the morning!!!!! It's late and I need to sleep haven't had much the last few nights. Yall are in my prayers. Thanks again, Teresa

>From: (Denise Olson)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
>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
> >NOTTAKING NOTHING. AND I COULD not even walk. sorry, I hate the new
> >keybaord for web tv!
> >
> >Love you all,
> >toni

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