Chronic Pain / Pain level swings

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   Posted 8/20/2007 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just wondering if people with chronic pain sometime experience different levels of pain. I am just coming out of killer pain that I'm not sure what to do with. I take my 9 mg Hydromorphone three times a day plus 4 mg Dilaudid every four hours. I occasionally have these extreme flair up where I'm beside myself at what to do. I consider going to emerg but am scepticle what they would be willing to do. Mostly I'm interested if other CP'ers experience such huge fluxuations in pain level. I'm so relieved to be coming out of current killer pain.


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   Posted 8/20/2007 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   

chronic1106:  Hydromorphone and Dilaudid are the same med.  My doc writes for Dilaudid and the pharmacy fills it as hydromorphone - Dilaudid is the brand name.   You might want to check with your doctor as it sounds like you are taking the same drug all during the day.  This could be dangerous but it also may not be the best choice for pain control.  I wonder if your doctor is wanting you to alternate the Dilaudid with something else?

Just a suggestion.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
chronic 1106 what is the cause of your pain ? CAN you have surgery . What you need to do is find what the pain is and how you can help it , not mask the pain.
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