Has anyone tried Relistor??

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Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 12/23/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I just heard about this new medication yesterday. I guess it's meant just for opiod induced constipation. I guess it's made by the med that reverses pain meds, naltrexone, and somehow they made it so it just goes to the intestines and not reverse the pain meds in the rest of the body. I heard it's about $50 a shot of it and I'm very sure my insurance wont pay for it but it might be worth paying out of pocket if it works. I just wanna know if anyone has any experience with it before I pay that much money for it. Thanks.
 
-hellokitty
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds


uniquelyme
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   Posted 12/23/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
I just went to a website about this drug.  I was hoping it was something I could take for my severe constipation....But, it says not to take it if you are taking narcotics because it will block the effects of them.  So, no wonder drug yet....darn!  Maybe they will figure out how to block one side effect without blocking the actual reason you take it in the first place...
 
Oh well, back to the drawing board.
 
Me.

 
 
spinal stenosis,degenerative disc disease,bilateral neuropothy.
lamenectomy L3,L4..spinal fusion L4-S1
 


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 12/23/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
It says on the websight that it isnt suppose to block the pain meds....are you sure??? Thats why its made JUST for opiod induced constipation without blocking narcotics and causing withdrawals. I guess aot of people reduce their narcotics just cause of the constipation and this med is suppose to make it so you can take your high doses of pain meds and reduce the constipation....I read the websight backwards and forward and nowhere does it state it blocking the pain meds. they make it somehow with it not crossing the blood brain barrier.Thats why I'm so excited about htis new med.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 12/23/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
RELISTOR has a unique molecular structure that restricts it from crossing the blood-brain barrier
In clinical studies, RELISTOR demonstrated:
No clinically relevant changes in pain scores from baseline
No central opioid withdrawal

-I got this from the relistor websight
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds


kttn251977
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   Posted 12/23/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
well, i live in tampa, fl- this place has a lot of medical studies. I can say I saw one study looking for people who were currently on strong medications like oxycontin, kadian, patches, etc (maybe the ER meds) for clinical trials in people with severe/chronic constipation. This was at least 6 months ago. Usually when they advertise on TV its in the final phases. So hopefully there will be something coming out soon to help us. I almost volunteered, I have never done anything like that. (Also, there is something for fibromyalgia being studied too) But I don't know that I can commit to going someplace at a specific time. You know how it is, sometimes it takes hours to get the pain down enough to get moving. Just thought I would let y'all know something is on its way.
RX's: Oxycontin 80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
"The most critical choice you'll ever make is the one you make about what you're going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn't happened yet. The only time is now."
- Dr. Phil


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 12/23/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Well from my understanding htis is a new med. I'm going to defently ask my doctor about this but I really wanted to hear any personal stories. But it seems like this new med can be a life saver for some of us taking pain meds and getting that nasty side effect. And a med meant just for opiod induced constipation, it's about time. Too bad it's only in injection form. Hopefully some day soon they will have it in pill form, but maybe in injection is how they get it to not cause withdrawals. I'm not sure.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds

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