Anyone tried Nucynta (tapentadol)?

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Tirzah
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   Posted 8/15/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
My PM just prescribed this to me. He couldn't really give me any info on it except that it is a C2 & also has properties similar to anti-depressants (which scares the living daylights out of me since I have had horrible reactions to anti-depressants). He just kept saying that it has a low side-effect profile, but it seems that was really all he knew.

I asked the pharmacist & the pharmacist knew even less since it just hit the market. All he could say was that I could check out the website.

I know everyone's different, but if someone else who's actually been on this drug (even for a short time, or during trials) could tell me what side effects they had, I would feel so much better. My PM says I have to try it, but I'm just really feeling nervous about it & the fact that the side effect profile seems much closer to psych drugs than pain meds concerns me. It is on label for pain but apparently that was a hotly debated decision.

Please, if anyone has any experience with this drug will you post it so that I don't have to worry about taking it this weekend when my doctor is not around if anything goes terribly wrong. :\

Tx!
Frances
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mrsm123
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   Posted 8/15/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read about other's experiences, although I don't have any of my own. It is very, very similar to tramadol, in fact has similar properties, although again it is supposed to not have as many side effects.
Those that have used it have not reported glowing reports about it and it's pain relief properties. It is supposed to inhibit norepinephrine re-uptake. If you have had negative experiences with anti depressants previously, I would be careful with it.
Here is a link to it.........http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/155091.php
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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mrsm123
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   Posted 8/15/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Frances,
Your quite welcome. I honestly don't think that it is one of those medications that I would try myself. I usually do some pretty extensive reading when I hear about new "miracles" coming out in our world. From everything that I have read so far, most people have said that it no different than taking a few baby aspirin and that they have had side effects as well.
In your case, I think that you are wise to not take it until you discuss it with your doctor. Most of the time, the doctors only know what the reps from the pharma companies tell them and little is said about contraindications and side effects. And in someone like you , who has had reactions to every anti depressant and other reactions to pain meds in general, it is wise on your part to hold off.
I hope that things turn out okay and you don't have any side efffects, but maybe your doctor will have other ideas and you won't have to go that route with this med of trying it and finding out that it does not work or causes problems for you.
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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golitho
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Frances, doesn't sound like that was a good drug for you at all. I'm pathetic on narcotics, hallucinations are the pits, I seem to be particularly sensitive to them so I can really relate. Take it easy, drink lots of water and try to flush it out of your system, at least mentally. Play some relaxing music and be with someone you trust to help you through. My heart is with you, golitho

straydog
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances are you ok? I assume your dr gave you the green light to take this medication knowing problems with meds in the past??? Can you call your dr?
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


skeye
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Frances,

I've never heard of this medication, but your reaction to it does not sound good at all! Actually, it sounds really worrisome to me. Have you tried calling your doctor's office? If your doctor has an answering service, then they should be able to get in touch with the doctor on call (assuming your doctor takes call). If not, there is always the ER. Is there anyone who can come over & stay with you until things improve? Keep us posted! (((((((((Frances))))))))

Skeye

straydog
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   Posted 8/17/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances you are having a reaction to the medication. I do wish you were not alone and I do wish there was someone that could get you to an ER to see about getting something to counter act that crap. How is your breathing. If you start feeling anything with your chest call 911. I reacted to Avelox (antibiotic)and had some pretty weird things happen to, I called my dr and told him everything that had happened that night and he said never take it again. Maybe I should not say this but if it comes to him saying he will not see you unless you take it and I know this guy has helped you, I would have to just flat out lie and say yes I am taking it and this is what happens each time I do. And tell him you are having horrible side effects. Gawd how I hate these stupid drs when they don't listen or like you say rely on some pharmacy rep to educate them on a drug. I do not tolerate medications of any kind weel at all either.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


straydog
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   Posted 8/17/2009 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances you don't always get hives and some of the other usual things when having an allergic reation. Is there an all night pharmacy you can call and talk to a pharmacist? If so, I would consider asking about taking some Benadryl only if the pharmacist says it to be ok. The heat is a reaction. I am very worried about you.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


White Beard
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   Posted 8/17/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
frances

I hope you can make your Doctor understand that you can not tolerate that med. You know if all this was caused by your first time using it, I would be very hesitant about using it again! As your reaction could be much, much worse. I personally think that your Doctor is acting very unprofessional if he says "btw my doctor told me i have to try this medication if i want him to still see me b/c he wants his patients to have less side effects" That is like a bribe or a threat! I am sorry but I wonder if he has some other motive, like is he giving feed back to the Pharmaceutical Company on how his patients react to this medication? Why is he so insistent on you taking that particular med? Especially if he doesn't know that much about it? Something just doesn't sound right about this. And you are the one that is being put at risk! Please be careful!
Good Luck to You!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


straydog
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   Posted 8/17/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you White Beard for posting to Frances, I am so worried about her. My brain is just not working, I am afraid its beginning to swell my legs are, I have got to get up out of this chair & get my feet up.Susie
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


White Beard
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   Posted 8/17/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances

If you continue to feel bad go to your ER, and please talk to your Doctor before taking any more of it. Also after this med starts wearing off come back and read your post that you have written, before and after you had taken this med. This is very important, and I am very concerned about you and what affect that medicine has had on you! So please talk with your Doctor before you take any more of it!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
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   Posted 8/17/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances,
I just signed on tonight so am just reading your posts. I totally agree with Susie and White Beard. I am also worried about you. Is there a friend you can call to be with you? Your posts don't sound like you. Please don't take this medication again.

Tomorrow when you're feeling better I hope you print out some of this and take a look at your responses. You'll see it yourself. I wonder if you could even show them to you doctor (selected ones, of course) because they'd be date/time stamped and your doctor could see some of your symtoms and the way you were thinking.

I just hope you're ok tonight. Please, if this doesn't get better call 911 or at least call a friend to come over. The E.R. might at least give you something to help you with the side effects. How about calling them to ask about benadryl or something.

Please, take care of yourself! I know you're trying to.

PaLady

mrsm123
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   Posted 8/17/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone heard from Frances? Holy moly, just reading her posts has me beyond worried about her. She is obviously having a reaction, not your typical reaction but the feeling like she is being cooked, the weird thoughts, the paranoia ......Frances, I hope that you went to the ER . If not, please let us know that you are okay......
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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skeye
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   Posted 8/18/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Frances,

I hope you are doing alright this morning & were able to get in contact with your doctor. We are all worried about you.

Skeye

straydog
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   Posted 8/18/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Frances where are you, we are terribly concerned here about you honey. Please, please do not take anymore of this drug, it is not a drug for you. I am like WB read your posts while you had it in your system. I have to & get ready for a dr appt in one hour.
Straydog/Susie
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


White Beard
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   Posted 8/18/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Starydog

I hope Frances is alright her posts last night really concern me allot! They sure were not her normal type of post, that is for sure!

Do you remember Snowflake? I often wonder what ever happened to her, she had nose cancer and was suppose to have surgery this past summer. She was in a very very bad way, and I often think about her and wondered if she.......well I hope she is alright!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
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   Posted 8/18/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances,
Whew! It's good to hear from you. I didn't check but I hope you didn't edit your posts from last night. Please print some of them out and show your doctor. Maybe you should send them to the pharm. company making this stuff, because that sure was an ADR if I ever saw one and that's just from reading your posts on paper! Course I'd remove your name before sending them off, but you'd know that.

I wonder whether what you send in one of them might be accurate - that the doc was participating in a trial of some sort. This is routinely done (I'm sure you know) even after FDA approval just to see what happens in clinical use, and doctors can be given little "kits" with info., usually they give something to the patient, too. But at any rate, this reaction should be reported to the drug company.

I'm so glad you're ok! You had us worried!

Hugs,

PaLady

straydog
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   Posted 8/18/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances, I am not dr honey, but I have a wacky body that does not tolerate medications well at all. What you went thru last night was a reaction to that medication and it is something you should never take again. You may not wake up again if taken again. Those kind of reactions are not good end of story. As I said last night all reactions do not have hives or shortness of breath.

Your PM dr should not hold you hostage to a medication that is obviously not one you should be on. If he has your best interest at heart he will tell you to get rid of that crap. I am so glad you are ok you really scared us and did the right thing to keep posting to us here. Its really a shame we don't have a better way to check on our members that are alone such as you and PaLady that when you get in trouble like to did last night.

Frances you are one smart gal, you know what you can and cannot take and like you said, thats what has kept you alive all this time. Never veer from your own gut feeling, it serves you well. Hugs coming your way kid.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


White Beard
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   Posted 8/18/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances
Our post must have crossed when I was typing mine your was not up there, and I did not go back and check after I posted my last one this morning. Frances it was OK about the "Beardy"  I knew something was wrong  when reading your post! I knew that wasn't the Frances I know that was writing those post! I can't begin to tell you how concerned  I was  about you! You really gave me a scare!Really you can't imagine how relieved I am to know that you are OK! Keep us posted on how you are doing! Your family here is worried about you!
 
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 8/18/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
frances, I know how you feel, I remember I had a PM doctor that wanted to force me to take Kadian, and i told him over and over that morphine does nothing for my pain but it somehow irritates my upper stomach to the point where it hurts so bad that I feel like I'm having a heart attack and can breathe. And I went into his office and told him, and called and called, and it was just ignroed. Also he had me on a dose that was not suffciant enough to the methaodne I was on before and I was having withdrawals. Then he said he would raise the kadian, and keep stiking with it, abut I told him I was really getting sick, chest pain, stomach pain, withdrawals,and he said if it was "bad enough" then go to the ER. I got so upset, why should I go to the ER when he can just take back what was left of my medication and give me back my methadone, he had been prescribing it for a long time with no problems, til I had breakthrough pain and he switched. He was just a big jerk, always changing his mind, and he always had to reread my file when I came in like he never saw me bofore, and when I asked about what we talked about last time, he always called me a liar.

So yea, it's not fair that we have to deal with some weird medication cause the reps gave them a bunch of free stuff, probably including a bonus for ever few patients they kept on it. Luckly that was the last straw with him and I left him, never came back.

-carmen

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White Beard
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   Posted 8/18/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances
I wish you well tonight,I don't know what your Doctors problem is but I sure would be looking for a new one, and maybe looking into getting that surgery too! You take care of yourself tonight!

I do wish you well!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
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   Posted 8/18/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances,
I really think your doctor is working with a rep doing some kind of trial, and that's why he wants you to continue. But it's absolutely absurd and dangerous, IMHO. I hope if it gets any worse that you call a friend. I wish you hadn't been alone when you took it tonight.

I hope you're ok.

Hugs,

PaLady

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   Posted 8/18/2009 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances I am so sorry. If it were me I would tell him I took the crap and simply not take it. i would tell him I had the same reaction. this is just way too scarey in my book. You know, once he gives you meds I am not real sure if legally he can demand the medication back. I think PaLady may be on to something here too. This is just not right. Yes, you have always spoke highly of this guy, but seriously I think its time to move on w/o him. this is not right. Please let us know how you are doing.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


straydog
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   Posted 8/19/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thats the key question that remains unanswered here, why switch you when you had something that worked. It was very wrong of him to insist on you taking that medication a 2nd time. Its not your problem he has a newborn and has missed some sleep. Welcome to our world of sleepless nights. The idiot. I am sorry that you have to look for a new dr but I think its in your best interest. Sometimes, I think these drs dabbled in their own drug samples way too much!!!
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 8/19/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Frances,
Susie is right - and may have a point about dabbling! Maybe he's trying to self-medicate his own sleep deprived state? Either way, switching you from something that was working to something else without an EXCELLENT reason borders on malpractice IMHO - especially if you add what he did by suggesting you take it a SECOND time after those side effects.

Something is very wrong. I hope you find a new PM soon!

Hugs - and stay away from that drug!!!

PaLady
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