Here is the new thread...although it's not the same as the other one...I got a call this morning at 10:00 am...duh,morning.. Anyway, it was the nurse Jada....telling me that my lovely Doc wanted me to bring back what was left of the Morphine and get my script for Methadone...She said "you can come in anytime before 3 pm"...I was there at 10:40...
So, now that I have taken my Methadone I sit and wait.....tic tock, tic, tock... I'll let everyone know how it goes..
Oh yeah Pamela...Guess what? I was up throwing up last night...all night....what a coincidence!!!
We are so much alike...
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
60 mg. MS Contin 2Xdaily/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin 1000mg. twice daily (so far)
If your happy your back I am for you!
You were being accustomed to taking that dose and would probably be OK since it hasnt been that long but remember didnt they keep upping the morphine over the weekend? That means you still have some of that dosing left around so I would take only as much methadone to start out til I was comfortable and then move slowly by 5mgs a day back. Who knows you may find you wont need the entire amount of meth for awhile!
Also since non of us can find the post about the methadone I am assuming that since Chutz I think said something about threads being taken down when they reached a certain large number of posts this is what most likley happened and we may have to start over. I guess if we had thought about it since that entire thread had such great info and covered so many basis of questions regarding a variety of stuff we should have asked if it could have been made a sticky or maybe they will let us make one with the info in it.
I am hoping one of the Mods will notice this and respond on how we should do this.
Good luck and great pain free days!
Wow sorry I just looked aganin and found it. It is on page 2 on my laptop and it is under the "no more methadone for me" heading. Lots of info in that thread.
I dont know how long it will stay there so maybe the mod will let us know how to keep it.
I actually have been taking Methadone for a lot of years, was an advocate for methadone patients at one time...So, I have a lot of paperwork that I have found over the years...I didn't start back at my old dose, I wasn't comfy doing that. So, again thank you for all your help and support.
I am happy to be back on methadone...the morphine just didn't cut it. I know it Does help a lot of people, and I am glad that it does...for me not so much...
Post Edited (PAlady) : 4/21/2009 1:40:34 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks PAlady! I couldnt figure out the how's and when's of the locking thing. To "bump" it back to the current page do you just click and post a reply on it? How far back can we go to look at a post and then do you have any clue how to recall or keep a reminder somewhere of the approximate date or page it was on? I know tons of techie questions here but I really am far to old to try to grasp this puter world without explicit instructions. LOl
Is there a way to bookmark a page from my laptop? Say like the methadone thread? So when it falls way way back and I want to look at it I can do so without a page by page search? Help here anyone that might have an answer for this as it may help more then just dumb ole me.
Tony no thanks needed at least by me as I take something away from here each time I sign on to this forum. Some I store for future use and some I use right then. I think I actually get more out of others perspective on things then I do reading it in a book or something. I have found that some of the best treatments,most useful mix of meds,and even home remedies have solved me tons of issues. I recall early out on methadone how difficult it was getting the bathroon thing taken care of and another forum had a sticky with for help in general and lo and behold on there was a receipe for a paste like stuff you took and all natural and when all else failed I mixed up and my problems were solved in less then a day and I used it lots over the years.
I did want to ask you how you thought the Lyrica worked? Did you have alot of trouble adjusting to it or side effects? I have heard some really scary things from some folks on it and when they offered it to me awhile back I refused and I was thinking if maybe I did that too soon and I could be getting better pain relief if I hadnt been so quick to judge it.
Sorry didnt mean to hijack the thread but it seems this thread is alot about helping isnt it?
Thanks again PAlady and anyone with any answers to my tech questions I would be greatly appreciative.
Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 4/22/2009 4:02:10 PM (GMT-6)
Usually the way of it Tony,find something that works and it causes all kinds of other stuff to happen. I had heard that about the Lyrica and wondered if that was the culprit. The kidney problems that is, others I know have done about the same on it,pretty much what you described with bloating and water retention,loads of kidney malfunctions going on and out of whack numbers at the lab.
I do know folks that swear by the Cymbalta and havent hear alot of complaints about it other then it worked for the pain and not for depression or vice a versa.
Hoping you get this thing figured out soon and get some kind of relief,gets old doesnt it?
Thanks PAlady maybe someone can help me figure out how to save it without having to search for it everytime.
Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 4/24/2009 12:38:21 PM (GMT-6)
Got that Tony!
Oh by the way thank you for the "bookmark" clue as I finally found that and it worked. I figured there had to be some way to do some kind of thing but I am just not real bright about this computer world.
Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 4/25/2009 2:03:42 PM (GMT-6)