25MG/ML .175mg/hr 4.2mg/Day
no Oral meds at all, he wont let me have anything like that. he also wont add other meds in the pump and I too have been looking at other docs to see, but only two more near me, and when I say near me I mean with-in 2hr drive.
I have talked with medtronic and they could care less they just say its up to the doctors and they wont say what limits there are. 40mg wow, if i only could have 5-6mg I would be fine! so At least I know you can get higher if your on 18mg. dam i dont even want half that.
I truly believe these docs are scared of the DEA, they are afraid to draw attention and the DEA can be real hard on them if they do come down on them. The DEA should go to medical school first before they tell doctors what they can and cant do. And doctors should be standing up for our rights but they dont.
Anyhow thanks for the relpy, I feel like I have some ammo next visit, just knowing Im at such a low level and he is acting like Im at 40mg is stupid.
I truly want this out of me if this is it, I cant live this way, I got it thinking I would feel better but 5 years ago I felt better than this. I may just tell him turn it up or take it out! I have a family doctor willing to take care of my needs if he truns on me so I dont care! Already talked with him and he has no problems getting me scrips.
Other than that, I could just move to a compassionate state like CA, OR, or CO and get the medicine that 5 doctors have said would help me deal better with my nerve pain and I wouldnt need as much of the heavy drugs like Dilaudid, at least I wouldnt need it turned higher. But my state has no laws for that so Im stuck right now!
Anyhow thank you very much, Ill await more replys, and Straydog too, since you think she would know more!
8 Back surgeries: 1996 to present!
3 Disks removed, Spinal fusion, Screws, and Rods.
Cronic Pain, Numb feet, Muscle spasms, Leg cramps, Nerve dammage and Major Back Pain.
Medtronic Pain Pump implanted: Feb.05!
SSI Disability file dates: Nov.2001 and Dec.2004! SSI disability Judgment Date: 4/11/07 Won!