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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 5/1/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi are you all doing today?  Me?  Not so good.  the weather here in Nashville is wet wet wet...and it makes my back, knee, and legs hurt more.  I am still taking Methadone and Oxy IR 30 mg.  I keep talking about changing meds but then I go to the Dr. and he keeps me on this same cocktail.  It just doesn't work anymore/ and my next visit will be with a NP so no med changes this month...
Why is it that we have to keep going up and up on our meds?  Or stay in pain?  I hate to ask for more because it seems to stop working anyway.  Oh well....the story of our lives....  After being on Methadone for so many years it just doesn't help and I don't want to go up because I already take 120 mg. a day....I mean, what's next?  200?  Then what?
I am in such an ill mood today I am sorry for ranting....I just hate being in pain....DUH??? 
I hope I am the only one feeling this way today....I hope you are all feeling 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 1700 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning and bedtime
Lantus 50 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Byetta 5 mcg. 2X daily                                                                   


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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9607
   Posted 5/1/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Rant away anytime, hun, sure wish I had
something good to help or say to keep you uplifted.
I don't particularly like seeing a NP as they know nothing about you, like your doctor would,
and I sure hate having to go in every month too, especially when they can't do a
procedure or schedule something...but that's our never ending stories eh...
my hubby is thinking of getting me an IPad so I can play some games on it in the waiting room
for my PM doctor as it's all ways a long wait, one time my appointment time was 1:30p.m.
I got called back to the room at 3:45 p.m then finally saw the doctor at 4:45 and got out
at 5:30p.m. maybe looking into setting up some money(a little each month) to get yourself an IPad...
good luck to you and lots of extra soft hugz..
was nice seeing your post, missed ya...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


Mrs. Dani
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2787
   Posted 5/1/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
    Dear Rhonda,
     Good morning *warm huggs* It is so good to hear from you. But, gosh, I sure wish you were feeling better. The last time I was in Nashville it was fall and goodness the trees were georgous! ..but  the altitude, humidity, and cold front have to hurt terribly. I hope at some point you can get a little rest.
     Don't apologize for ranting! You know we want to hear from you no matter how you are feeling. *hugg* I am sorry you are feeling the never ending cycle of meds. I think we all feel that way deep down at some point. You are right.. What next? Another increase until you are high as possibly go. Then a switch to a new med, and increadibly painful 1-2 months till the new med is at the right level. ..horrible cycle.  sad
     Hopefully, today atleast, your body will let you rest somewhat. Stay strong and take care. You are in our hearts here.



Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood



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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 5/1/2010 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Rhonda girl , Sorry to hear your in pain and that your meds aren't helping as much as you like .I wanted to ask you about your diet , I was taking 6 oxicontin per day 80mg two in the morning , 2 in the afternoon and 2 at nite as well as 2 percocet same amount and same times .I stareted juicing , you know putting vegertables and fruits thru a juicing machine  and drinking it .As well as taking vitiamins , anti-oxidents and anything healthy I could  find like probiotics and virgin coconut oil , wheat grass .I must tell you in the three weeks since I've been eating this way I've used exactly 3 oxicontin and 2 percocet , in three weeks !!I also don't eat red meat anymore and Ifeel much better . I still have pain because I need a hip replacement and have a cellulitus like condition in my leg  , but its bearable pain , nothing like before .If your not eating healthy , I encourage you too , it will definetly help your body even if you don't get the results I did you'll know its good for you .Well best of luck to you , I hope you feel better soon . Mikel

Retired Mom
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 5/3/2010 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no answers or words of wisdom. I just hope you feel better soon and have peace and relaxation for a while.
Retired Mom

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