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AngMichelle
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   Posted 8/25/2009 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I am prescribed hydro's.  Most of the time I cann't wait the 8 hours. I take then every 4.
I evev double ip some. so now i'm dealing with withdrawls....
help
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Migraines, Ovarian Cyst, repeat and multiple jaw dislocations, depression/anxiety, PTSD, and the list goes on
On Jan 17th 2008 I had a very traumatic situation ending in a colostomy. had the reversal which put me through months of hell, but better now. I have had over 12 pretty major surgeries, 100's of "procedures", my immune system is a NO GO. I've been in and out of the hospital for the last 10 years. I have no real Dx's really. I have a lot of "Psuedo" (sp?) symptoms, so they say. This in just 24 years and its just half the story. (Violin's playing yet?)

Meds: Celexa, Klonopin, getting off pain meds.
(to date doing IV home infusions of antibiotics for pneumonia and staph)

May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


bsjaguar
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   Posted 8/25/2009 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds to me like you need to get back with your doctor.
---Jag---
 
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White Beard
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   Posted 8/25/2009 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
AngMichelle

Jag is right you need to talk with your Doctor, May I ask if your having so much pain why are you "getting off pain meds"???? Anyway you should not be "doubling up" or other wise taking your meds in an unprescribed way! When you accept a prescription from your Doctor you are in a sense agreeing to taking the meds as the Doctor prescribes a form of contract if you will! Changing the way you take them, is breaking that contract, and  can only get you into trouble with your Doctor in the end, Most Doctors  usually do not like or tolerated patients that do that!
 
So if your pain meds are not adequately controlling your pain then you definitely need to be seeing your Doctor about it! Before doing the self medicating thing!  Maybe you should be seeing a Pain Clinic and Pain Management Specialist, if you are not doing that already. I do wish you well!

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

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PAlady
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   Posted 8/25/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Ang,
I have to second what White Beard is saying. It's dangerous to be self-medicating, plus then you're running short. On top of the fact it's abusing your medication because you're not taking it as prescribed. It's a sign that you need to discuss other options with your doctor.

Hope you do that soon!

Take care,

PaLady

AngMichelle
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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm just wondering but the Post is not the way I entered it... It got the basics of what I typed but it is really short and different in the way I said things....?

I am getting of pain meds b/c of the addictive behavior I was showing. the problem is i got a Horrible case of Pneumia and Staph and have Pluricy(sp/) really bad it that feels like all your ribs are broken. Its been a month and I'm still having the pain in Rt. lung. talked to doc. and decided 3 pills a day was a way of treating the pain, but not the "addiction". Its really hard when you really do have physical pain.
I don't know what to do anymore.
Ang
<S> </S>
Migraines, Ovarian Cyst, repeat and multiple jaw dislocations, depression/anxiety, PTSD, and the list goes on
On Jan 17th 2008 I had a very traumatic situation ending in a colostomy. had the reversal which put me through months of hell, but better now. I have had over 12 pretty major surgeries, 100's of "procedures", my immune system is a NO GO. I've been in and out of the hospital for the last 10 years. I have no real Dx's really. I have a lot of "Psuedo" (sp?) symptoms, so they say. This in just 24 years and its just half the story. (Violin's playing yet?)

Meds: Celexa, Klonopin, getting off pain meds.
(to date doing IV home infusions of antibiotics for pneumonia and staph)

May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


Piercings
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   Posted 8/26/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to agree with the others that you really need to talk with the doc about the behavior as well as the level of effectiveness of the meds. I realize that yes, you probably still have physical pain, but doubling up and running yourself out early is not a wise idea.

Something that you may want to talk to the doc about is giving you smaller quantities but refilling you more frequently. This puts it into a situation where you don't have a month's worth of meds to be able to double up with. If you're only getting a week's worth at a time, the tendency to take more will make a very visible dent in the bottle that you have to face when you take the lid off. But this is something that you need to talk to your doc about and be honest with him about how frequently you're taking them and how many at a time you're taking.

Doing anything other than being honest with him about it puts you into that space of abusing them and to be honest it's something that I personally have a hard time with since that kind of behavior is what causes so many others of us to have to jump through hoops and heavy monitoring. Really, I'm not thrilled that I have to whiz quiz as often as I do cause of other's abuse.

I wish you the best of luck on getting better and getting well.
Curious people are interesting people, I wonder why that is.
Bill Maher


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/27/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear AM,
 
     Good afternoon. *huggs* I am so sorry to hear things are so hard for you right now. I do not recoganize the names of your medical conditions.. but my mind is a bit fogged, plus im a CP noobie. But! I know pain. I think , for me, the hardest part is that your "Level 10" changes. For me, what felt like a "10" last year is now more like a 4 or 5. I really firmly believe that strong communication with your Doc is the way to go. Also, just a thought thou! small idea.. My pain psychologist? Also helped people with medication addiction (both, physical and mental) might be an avenue to try? I sorry I dont have much advise to offer in that reguards shakehead   When it comes to your posts only "half" being there, maybe email an administrator? I know that they moderate things really really well here and sometimes it is problems with the site, other times it may be something was mentioned that goes against the Forum rules and policies. Elither way thou, just email an admin, i bet they could get to the bottom of it.
 
Stay strong!
*warm huggs*
dani
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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


uniquelyme
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   Posted 8/28/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
AM,
I will break from the norm and just say this....I know that sometimes the pain seems so bad that the medication just does not help...and we need to take an extra one sometimes.  You should talk to your Dr. about the pain level and see if you can take something that is longer acting and maybe something for the BT pain. Some meds aren't meant to last very long so taking an extra one really won't help.  It may be more mental then physical and if that's the case you should really talk to your Dr.  Taking extra pills will only deplete your bottle and at the end of the month all you have is an empty bottle staring up at you.  That's no good... cry
 
Don't feel bad, it sounds like you just need some help...Good Luck
 
Me.

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Smoochie
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   Posted 8/28/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I will not sit in judgement against you, as I dont know you or your pain level or how well you handle things. You need to discuss your pain with a medical professional, which one is up to you. Obviously you noticed a problem and that is commendable, and I am glad you saw it, but it still leaves the pain and how will you deal with that , so call you doctor as soon as you can and either discuss it via the phone or make an appointment to see him. I wish you some pain free days and hope you can find your light in the tunnel !1 Til then take care of yourself.
Kel
 


AngMichelle
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   Posted 8/29/2009 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the last few post. One of my problems is no one understands why I'm in such pain. Two, my pain isn't really constant, but I have something happen just about every week that causes me pain, Ex. Migraine, ovarian cyst, pluricy, another migraine, scar tissue in abdom., jaw dislocation, etc. Three, I've been on some kind of pain med for years and doctors for some reason want me off. Four, the only pain docs. in my town treated me once for an intrapped nerve, did injections and pain meds, helped but I had surgery and fixed the problem. When I was in the hospital with terrible pain before I found a suregon to help they said, "they can no longer help me" and won't see me for my other problems b/c they are not "chronic". Five, I have a HUGE tolerance. For ex. when I am put to sleep it takes 3x the amount of meds so says my doctors. I took fentynl suckers for a while for migraines, helped, but I built a tolerance. For my jaw dislocations my hospital can only do moderate sedation, whilch is versed and diladid. Versed makes me panic rather than relax me so they give 2 of diladid and maybe some morphine and I'm wide awake, no sedation at all. So me taking 5mg Hydrocodone only 3x a day is like drinking a glass of water sometimes.
I have a lot of weird side effects too, like ambien makes me hyper, this cough suryp I got the pharmist says, You'll sleep well tonight, well's its 5 in the morning and I haven't been to
sleep yet...
I am seeing a psychologist and I told him about my problem with pain meds and we are working on it. I am learning some new things with him, EMDR, ever heard of this?
I'm trying really hard. Really. They say my pain may go away once I'm off pain meds, I wish to goodness this could be true.
Its just a hard road. Please don't judge me, but i do get what everyone is saying. I just don't know where to turn anymore. It would be easier if someone would say, "you have ThIs" instead of my many problems.
I"m only 24 and I want my life back. What will that take?????
sorry for the rant...
Ang
<S> </S>
Migraines, Ovarian Cyst, repeat and multiple jaw dislocations, depression/anxiety, PTSD, and the list goes on
On Jan 17th 2008 I had a very traumatic situation ending in a colostomy. had the reversal which put me through months of hell, but better now. I have had over 12 pretty major surgeries, 100's of "procedures", my immune system is a NO GO. I've been in and out of the hospital for the last 10 years. I have no real Dx's really. I have a lot of "Psuedo" (sp?) symptoms, so they say. This in just 24 years and its just half the story. (Violin's playing yet?)

Meds: Celexa, Klonopin, Serequel, Hydrocodone)

 May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason
to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


Piercings
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   Posted 8/29/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
AngMichelle,

I'm sorry if you felt like I was trying to be hard on you. The main thing that was concerning me was if you weren't being honest with your prescribers as to how often/how much at a time you were taking. From the sounds of it there is no established level of regular dosing for you. It's not like you have a 90 quantity that you're supposed to be taking 3 x per day for a month. So, I now understand why it's happening the way that it is for you. But, I was serious about hoping that you were able to find help and some relief.

I think you're probably on the right track with the psychologist and trying to get this figured out. I'm sorry to say this but it sounds like you've already been on a long road to be able to get all the dots connected, and I'm afraid it seems like you're going to be on that road for a bit yet. But don't give up hope of finding a good doc that can get it figured out. A lot of times people have to go through several docs to get a solid diagnosis, so keep at it and keep your head up. There's help out there, we just have to sift through a lot to find it sometimes.
Curious people are interesting people, I wonder why that is.
Bill Maher


AngMichelle
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   Posted 8/29/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks piercings
<S> </S>
Migraines, Ovarian Cyst, repeat and multiple jaw dislocations, depression/anxiety, PTSD, and the list goes on
On Jan 17th 2008 I had a very traumatic situation ending in a colostomy. had the reversal which put me through months of hell, but better now. I have had over 12 pretty major surgeries, 100's of "procedures", my immune system is a NO GO. I've been in and out of the hospital for the last 10 years. I have no real Dx's really. I have a lot of "Psuedo" (sp?) symptoms, so they say. This in just 24 years and its just half the story. (Violin's playing yet?)

Meds: Celexa, Klonopin, Serequel, Hydrocodone)

 May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason
to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.

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