I have a pain pump that I had put in just about a year ago and when I had the test trial for it I couldn't have been more amazed. They used morphine for the trial and I can tell you that when I left after the procedure I had no, zero, zilch, nada pain. It had been so long since I had been pain free that I actually cried, tears of joy. It only lasted about 4 hours but it was enough to tell me that I wanted the pump for sure. I was on way too much pain meds and the whole point of the pump was for me to be able to tritate down on the orals and patches while going up on the on the pump. Everything was going great til I began getting headaches and throwing up all the time. It was the morphine, it had always had this effect on me put since the trial went ok I thought that things had changed. They hadn't.
The pm dr. changed the meds in the pump to dilaudid and the headaches and throwing up stopped but the pain came back.
Trying to get to the point here honest. I had to have another surgery (back) and of course all my orals and patches went right back up. Once again I am tritating down off those meds and going up on the pump but I've never had that wonderfull painless 4 hours or 4 minutes for that sake since.
Gramps, I know you had a bad experience with your pump, would you mind elaborating on this and if there is anyone else out there that has had a good experience with the pain pump please write and let me know.
Even with the pain pump I take 8 percocet a day, down from 10 and the fentnyl patches I use now are 50mcg. every 48 hours down from 200mcg every 48 hours.
I'm still in so much pain and I'm wondering how long it takes to get the effects I'm hoping for
if I will get them at all.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. I'm out. Toritoo