How do ya do Chrohns...Welcome Welcome Welcome!!!
I will tell you from my own experiences with pain meds that Morphine has never helped me with my pain..I don't know why, but Oxycodone does seem to help to a degree.
We are all different with what works and what doesn't.. It has been a very long time since I took Morphine, so I don't know that much about it. But I do take methadone for my main pain issues, and that helps a little...I also take Roxicodone 15 mg. 4x daily for my BT pain..Well, I did take it until the recall. And I hope to be back on it soon. Right now I take Percocet 10mg. 4x daily, and it doesn't seem to help as well.
If the Oxy's are working why do you want to change?
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed
Post Edited (mom9mom) : 2/28/2009 2:04:43 AM (GMT-7)
After my appt with my doctor last week he wrote in again to my insurance company to back up my records for the past 18 years even though the insurance company only wants records from the time i went out of work until current date. It is really a big game. I checked and my job does give me a option of 2 year short term disability but the catch is I didnt realize the insurance company who would be paying me my 60% of my salary would make it so diffcult. To put things in a nutshell my doctor advised me he knows what they are looking for and instead of just concentrating on my crohns disease he made it a clear statement to them. He siad I am on heavy dosages of narcotics for pain management and suffers from severe depression and is following up with a psychiatrist for depression and the last statemnt to them was I am not able to perform any work of any kind. I am wiating to hear back from my work to see what is happening and whether I am approved or not. I have filed for social security disability 5 months ago but we all know how long that can take If all works out if I am deemed disabled I will have my 2 years short term and hopefully have my social security overlap this. If all works out I can retire from my job disabled abd pay the retire ree rate for my health insurance. I feel the system wants us pain patients and other patients with disabilities to give up and just be quiet. My health insurance means more to me than my salary I was making. I can not afford my meds without insurance. I do have a lawyer for my social security and i speak with them weekly. My social security lawyer says I will more than likely get turned down the first time then after that is when she goes to work and appeals the case and go from there. I have learned that most people about 70% get turned down the first time they apply for ssc benefits. I hope the last thing my doctor sent them gets me my 2 years then I will feel I can breathe a little. Hope everyone here is doing ok and feeling good today.