Post Edited (Splashdancer) : 8/30/2009 2:03:06 AM (GMT-6)
Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum,Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines
Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica 50mg, Imitrex 100mg PRN,Ibprofen 800mg PRN, Ventolin Inhaler PRN, Visteril PRN
This past March I cut my thumb pretty bad and had to get stitches...at the Hospital the Dr. that worked me up had noticed the pain meds on my chart and started telling me her story... She was in a car accident that crushed both her legs...she decided that she could overcome the pain and went through PT without any pain meds...It took her over a year and it was the hardest thing she ever did....and she made sure that I knew that most people don't need the meds they are on for pain....they think they do. After all, she did it...why can't I??? She also told me that she doesn't give out any pain meds unless she has to...
She was on her soapbox for sure...and I for sure wanted to knock her off....
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 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
From Hara: Exactly Carmen some doctors are just plain stupid. Their patients know more than they do at times.....LOL.. I'm laughing so hard my ribcage is hurting....LOL
Post Edited (couchtater) : 9/6/2009 5:57:09 PM (GMT-6)