Post Edited (rispeed) : 8/23/2009 12:09:28 AM (GMT-6)
Co-Forum Moderator for Chronic Pain
Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain, spasticity, central apnea, collagenous colitis, pain, swallowing and respitory involvement, Implants: intrathecal pump & neurostimulator. Extra features: O2 & wheelchair
rispeedOMG!! You have been through so much in your short life. I tell you, you are handling things much better than I would be. I am just wondering WHY do you really want to stop taking the meds if they help you? Have you thought about maybe taking a "Holiday" from the pain meds for a little while? Some people talk about doing that so they can get better results from the pain meds. We all build up a tolerance to our pain meds...but stopping because you think they are "The Devil"? Maybe you should think about this before you make any rash decisions. I know that taking all the meds you take must be horrific, but think about how bad it will be if you stop...The pain would be terrible. Please think about it.
I hate Boats!!!!
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen