Welcome to the board Wicks! Sorry your having such a time and hope you finally have some relief.
When I get a stomach virus my Doc will hold my regular meds and I use the patch or a time or two dilaudid suppositories and this is not my favorite way to get meds in me but it sure beats w/d from the lowering of meds in my system.
I am fortunate and have a Very Great Doc and have been in the medical field many years as a collegue of his.
There are ways around the having to put them into the digestive system when it is on a roll but most dont prefer to do that. This is the one and only time the folks with addicitons that use the nasal passages have one up on us. Most meds can also be used rectally just ask the pharmacy.
I know none of this helps you now but it may help you in the future.
I never could understand the concept of using meds that travel the digestive tract in a person with Crohns or IBD,it is just an unreasonable assumption to think they would ever get the full benefit of the medicine out of a dumping syndrome disease isnt it?
Keep searching for that Doc that will cooperate and give you the patch knitwit as you deserve to be treated for your pain and just because your disorder complicates things is no excuse for being untreated! Have you tried the closest teaching hospital and their pain management department as they are much more experienced dealing with these types of complications.
Either way good luck to you!
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