Post Edited (mrsm123) : 12/28/2009 9:58:30 AM (GMT-7)
Moderator for Chronic Pain and Epilepsy
Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain, spasticity, myoclonus, central apnea, collagenous colitis, joint and body pain, swallowing and respitory involvement, Implants: intrathecal pump & neurostimulator. Extra features: O2 & wheelchair.
Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 12/28/2009 9:41:24 AM (GMT-7)
CntThnkOfSNAs soon as I read that you take Oxy IR 15 mg. 6Xdaily I knew we had something in common....Not only that, but I had Spinal Fusion at L4-S1 due to Spinal Stenosis....it didn't help me at all, but only because I already had permanent nerve damage that they didn't know about until they opened me up...That was my second surgery....the first was a Lamenectomy due to ruptured discs....
I also take Oxy IR 30 mg 4Xdaily along with Methadone 120 mg. a day....I think you really need to ask your Dr. about taking a pain med for long term pain relief. The Oxy Ir's are ok, but they don't last long enough.
I know that you feel overwhelmed with all this, but you will get through it...This site is great.
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