getting by said...
I have to take my pain meds first thing in the morning because if I wait until the pain gets bad, they don't work.
Have they said anything about dilaudid? That is stronger than morphine.
I wish you luck with this, I know how bad the pain can get and to have it all the time has to be awful.
Good luck to you finding something that works.
Thanks, gb. Unfortunately, I am having the issue of do I/don't I take the meds every day. Right now, I am still getting my pain med script
from my internist. I have just started seeing a new PM and she (as have the others before her) wants to start by re-inventing the wheel. They think addiction is a risk (which is funny because then in practically the same breath they tell ME not to be so concerned about
getting addicted that I don't take enough meds!). Anyhow, I am determined not to abuse the fact that my internist has graciously continued to write these script
s for me, but they are only for enough to give me about
10 half-way human days per month. So for now, I pick the 10 days when I want to make it past 4 p.m. and on those days I start with the meds first thing in the morning. Even at that, it only gets me to about
8 p.m. I can logic that taking them daily would help that too, but until the PM sees it, I'm stuck.
Dilaudid is a good idea. I've been given that in the ER for migraine before (although it took them 3 doses before it kicked in...). Still, maybe the PM would consider that since she won't try the patches. Then I could just keep the weaker stuff for breakthrough. It's worth bringing up at least. I appreciate the idea!