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Danimal
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 4/1/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there:

I saw your post about the handicap placard and I can totally relate. Isn't that so frustrating? Like we want to even have to use the placards in the first place! ugh!! I wrote a post about this very thing on my stimulator/chronic pain blog..sounds like you and I share a the same views!

http://chronicstimulation.blogspot.com/search/label/handicap%20placard

I also noticed that you and I both take Methadone. Do you take it every 6 hours or every 8 hours? I take mine every 6 hours but only 3 times a day (I'm on 90 mgs). How is the lyrica helping you? Any side effects from it? I'm a little anxious about taking it after I read about the side effects....

Take care,
Danimal

uniquelyme
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 4/2/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hello Danimal,
Yep, two peas in a pod..... I take 120 mg. Methadone, 60 mg. in the am, and 60 mg. in the pm... I don't take the Lyrica enough to know if it works...I don't like the way it makes me feel..all goofy and sleepy.  The handicap thing is a HOOT!! Sometimes I like it when people look at me and I know what they're thinking....and mostly I just don't give a "you know what".  But I have to admit that before I got my placard I was one of the ones that thought..."you don't look like you're handicapped"...So, I guess I'm getting paid back..
I was also just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes 2 weeks ago..What a LIFE we lead!!! smhair
 
I am going to check out your website in a few....
 
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
120 mg. Methadone daily /15 mg. Oxycodone as needed
Type 2Diabetes : (March 16, 2009)
Metformin 500 mg. twice daily
ME. (Rhonda)                                                                    

 


Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 4/2/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Me Rhonda,

I'll bet I have Diabetes. I'll know as soon as I connect with a internist and get
my blood drawn. How did they diagnosis yours?

How's your Methadone working? How are you>

Do you even feel the effects of Oxycodone when you take your Methadone? I
think that Methadone blocks almost everything. I sure don't feel the effects of
Morphine. My prescription is the same as yours.

I'm tired of pain. Oh, I didn't need to say that.

Pamela

uniquelyme
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 4/3/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hey Pamela,
Well, I had suspected I was Diabetic for several months but I didn't have insurance...so as soon as I got my TennCare I went to the Dr. (I had bronchitis) and then went for a follow-up. I asked him to test me for Diabetes and he did. A few minutes later he broke the news...I cried and cried. The symptoms I had were as follows: always thirsty, lost weight without trying, had a yeast infection for over a year, peed all the time, was hungry all the time, had dry skin...I think that's all. Even though I had a suspicion I was blind-sided...it's scary, but if you even "think" you might be diabetic you need to tell your Dr. You can get a free glucose monitor from your Dr. just by asking. Then u can test yourself...
Now, about the methadone... I have been taking it for so long now that I think I have hit a plateau. I go back to my pain Doc on the 20th of April (day after my 42nd Birthday) and I plan on talking to him about other options. Now that I have diabetes the methadone doesn't work as well..it has something to do with having high sugar levels, at least that's what he told me today. When I first started taking the Oxycodone 15 mg. I could actually "feel" it...but after only 3 months I can't feel it anymore. I can't get any pain relief from it at all, and it sucks. I have to pay for 40 of the 120 that I get each month and I have to pat for all of my methadone...so, I would like it if it would work a little..ya know what I mean? 
Oh, another symptom of Diabetes that I had was my vision was getting worse and worse.  Over a 6 month period I had to wear reading glasses that were 2.75... They say that when you get your sugar levels stable that your vision will get better.. I hope so, that's the one thing that really scares me..  One more was calluses and dry skin on my feet.  I hope that I have answered your questions... How are u doing? i know that you don't sleep much, I don't either.  I went back to see my regular Dr. today and he said that if my oral meds don't start working better on my diabetes that he was going to start me on insulin at night....yep, a shot. So I am really hoping that the pills work. He upped me to 3 a day, so please keep me in your thoughts...and I will keep you in mine.
Love,
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
120 mg. Methadone daily /15 mg. Oxycodone as needed
Type 2Diabetes : (March 16, 2009)
Metformin 500 mg. twice daily
ME. (Rhonda)                                                                    

 

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