Post Edited (skeye) : 1/6/2010 10:12:21 PM (GMT-7)
I am seeing RED!! Get it? Anyway, when I read about a Dr. that says to their patient "Your pain is caused by the pain meds you take." I want to scream..... I know there are many thoughts on CP, but Come ON....... All of us, as CP patients deserve to be mostly pain free. I know that my PM Doc, the latest one I see at the same office, is wonderful about listening to me and trying new pain meds. I'll come in and mention something (a new med) and he'll tell me about it and let me try it. They should all be like that.
Since we all read about pain meds on the internet, we are all pretty knowledgable about them, and we should be able to ask questions....if we think something might work better we ask...that doesn't make us drug seekers....it makes us smarter then the average bear...
I like to ask questions.... I like to know things....I'm the best judge about my own body....
I hope things work out.
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