Hysterectomy>4 laproscopic surgeries since 24Cervical>Meds - Exalgo - 8mg once per day (hate it)::Amrix 15mg 1x day: Pristiq 50mg 1x day____________________________________________In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz
Dear M Mom,
Good afternoon! I am glad you had a chance to stop by. Is today another high pain day for you? I hope it isnt escalating out of control. Last time you posted I could tell you were at your witts end with mediciation. *hugg*
I dont know if I mentioned it or not... but I too, am sensative to most medicines. The biggest problem in my pain treatment in the beginning was that I couldnt tolerate the pain meds being offered me. So, for the first year my pain control was under treated with meds. Over treated with steroids.
I feel your frustraition! But I think after reading everything you have gone through, perhaps it would be a good idea to try the 12 mcg patch. Give it a good month if possible. Then after a month if you are "okay".. then increase it. It just takes a while for some people to be introduced to new medicines. Also, and I highly recommend this! Get used to drinking an "ensure" per day. Eat high protien meals. You know, egg whites for breakfeast, baked chicken for supper, peanuts for snacks... you get the idea. That way when you vomit (and if your anything like me, even in the best circumstance there is vomiting in the beginning) you can quickly regain your strength. Your body wont loose as many vital vitamin and minerals it needs. Is the patch the only medicine you are taking for pain relief or are you on a "pain med cocktail"?
I sure hope the doctor calls you back soon. I can well imagine you are just about fed up with it all. Hang in there and know you are in our hearts here!