Stella Marie Chronic Pain Forum Moderator
Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy, muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy, & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator). Extra fun little toys and gadgets; O2 generator and assorted wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and orthotic braces. Med - too many too list or even care about!
Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 3/11/2010 11:24:05 AM (GMT-7)
I do not know anything about pain pumps or the medication used in them. Just wanted to wish you well. I know that this forum is the place to visit when you are feeling bad for words of encouragement. Please know that everyone here really cares about everyone on this forum. It truly is amazing that total strangers can be so kind to one another.
I hope your new doctor is able to ease your pain soon!!!
What really upsets me about this post is that the PM Dr.'s push this treatment on us....claiming that they will take care of us...that they will try to keep our pain levels down with meds.... But when the time comes for a change in meds they Run Run Run....Why? Is it that they think they know everything and can't stand for US to say any different? If a pain med isn't working...whether it be orally or in Pain Pump, then try something that will...it doesn't mean that they are a bad Dr. just that the meds don't work for us....so swallow your pride....and help us.
BluJet....I am so sorry that you are going through such a rough time... I was hoping that your new Dr. would be more helpful but as I read the end of the post I saw different.... They have so many options with the pump...why go for the least and not the best?
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