Results of Nerve Blocks

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LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/15/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok now that I think I'm in the right mind frame I will fill everyone in on my Nerve Blocks for the left side of my urological tract.  I had my third and final block of this series done last monday.
 
1st block I felt nothing
2nd block I could feel alittle numbness
3rd block I can feel a difference.
 
The pain went from a 9 to a 7 with pain medication.  I can tell the difference because my right side hurts like heck. My Left that was done is kinda just there.  It does hurt but I can breath through it now.  My only concern is I kept getting headaches.  The second one got me an ambulance ride the headache was so BAD!!!!
 
Do I go through the pain of headaches to get a few months of 15% relief? (headaches can be REALLY BAD)  I have an appointment next Friday to go over all this with my PM.  I need to address that nights are so painful.  I'd say about 2 am every morning I can ALOT of pain.  But to get me through the day I take my 10/325 percs at work every 4 - 5 hours and it just dulls it.  But I'm only prescribed 4 x a day. So they get used just so I can work.
 
He already wrote my prescription out for the nerve block doctor to give me.  So no medication adjustment.
 
Can PM adjust your meds if hes already written a script for the month????  See I'm still ditzy about all this.  I didn't even know that I had to make an appointment or when.  I'm just ignorant on all this.
 
But one good thing any relief is better than none....
 
Laurie
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD


Tony McGuire
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   Posted 5/15/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My PM rewrote script. Rather, wrote an additional one. This was for Morphine (added #/day and dosage).

My PCP wrote additional script to OxyCodone. Told me it just had to be for a different script in some way. More per day/hour or change in dosage.

I suppose it could change state to state on laws for narcotics scripts, but it shouldn't.


LLPLUV, if you CANNOT get relief reasonably that is one thing; then you have to kinda suffer through it some.

But if you can reasonably be given prescription(s) for medications then ask your PM or PCP to write the script. All he/she can do is say no and explain why not. On the flip side, you get what you are REASONABLY asking for and you get relief from the pain.

I don't think anyone would falt you for asking for what you need.

Good to see you back; I was beginning to think we'd lost you.

Best wishes, and good luck on getting what you need from one of those two doctors.
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LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/15/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not lost...lol Just had a bad few weeks. I think we all go through them. Hopefully the next one will be a long ways down the line.

But thank you for the information. He said last time I saw him that after the procedure we would do a medication evaluation. He couldn't do anything before cause he was locked into procedures and he doesn't like to change meds so he knows what relief if any I gained...

Laurie
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD


PAlady
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   Posted 5/15/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Laurie,
I think all of this makes most of our heads spin, so don't be afraid if you can't figure out what to ask who, when!

Sorry you've had a bad few weeks, but you can come here then, too! You don't have to be doing well, but I think you're trying to work so I know that leaves no energy left when one has pain.

Whether you doc can write another script may depend on the medication, your insurance companies limits, what the medication is, etc. All you can do is ask. If there's a maximum daily dose (MDD) for a particular medication that's safe, then more probably can't be prescribed, but if you haven't reached that I think in many cases your doctor could write another script. There shouldn't be a problem if your doctor wants to add a BT medication.

It's enough to make us all a bit crazy!

Hugs,

PaLady

LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/15/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
PAlady you are so right!  Between work, nerve blocks and pain I am soooooo tired when I get home.  I eat grab my book and visit my favorite place, the bed and heating pad.  I did sign on occasionally to read posts.  I just didn't have enough energy to type out posts and replys.
 
I'm only taking percs 10/325 4 x a day.  I think I would be more comfortable with 5 x a day.  Its the night that gets me.  During the day if I'm working it has to be every 4 hours I do alot of physical work.  Even then I still hurt but I can tolerate it. 
 
You have that right!  All this crap dealing with pain, doctors, testing and life in general can make us all NUTS
 
Laurie
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD


Chartreux
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   Posted 5/15/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe Laurie, so very sorry that the 2nd injection gave you a spinal headahe I've heard that those
can be unbearable, who knows what the injections will do for your right side? only thing is
to try it and see if you can attain level of relief or more, will keep my fingers crossed for you
on that and I hope you get a low pain day soon...
Good Luck
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