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Miss. Suzie
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/11/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It has taken me a long time to post as I spent too much time writing rough drafts to everyone who posted me.Part of my work that I do
for charity fund raising involves writing and it is second nature to do rd's. Instead of responding individually, I'll write in general.

I did not overdose. I did not go to the E.R. I appreciate all of you who care and have compassion and the words you all expressed.

Thank you for your concern. It really does make me feel less alone with this pain and I feel a part of this
White Beard, excuse me for changing your name to Blue Beard. I must have had pirates on my mind!
I like your name and I won't change it again - promise! Also, I will be here for you when you are in pain
or any time you need to talk.
You asked me wht I went off the oxycontin. After being on it for 6.5 years, it was affecting my memory
and I started having memory lapses and I was forgetful. Also, I felt like a wet noodle and I was con-
stantly fatigued. At the same time, my childrens' daddy passed away from cancer. They were ages 13,
15, 17, and I wanted to be emotionally available for my children. As it turned out, I could not get off
it as soon as I wanted as I was having too much pain. I eventually got off and then felt balanced emo-
tionally and got my energy back.

During the last few weeks, I have had excrutiating pain and with it I've become emotionally upset.

I have been on suboxone for 4.5 months. It is the second time I've tried. The first time I had to go
back on oxycontin because of the pain due to before and after my last spinal surgery. Later, I told
my pm Dr. I wanted off the oxycontin again. This pm Dr. is a highly respected Dr. in his field. He
does research on all the narcotics/opiates .

Mrsm123, you are correct in what you said about suboxone except in one area. Suboxone is a
narcotic antagonist. If one has been on oxycontin a laog time, as I was, suboxone is used to
withdraw, and eliminates those horrible withdrawal symptoms and provides some pain relief
in a medical sort of way. My husband, as a doctor and surgeon, has also researched this topic.

My pm Dr. also prescribed dilaudid,4 mg. tablets. As II said last night, one is not enough for
severe pain. He is aware that I take more than one at a time. Researching these narcotics,
he knows that dilaudid is the only one that is compatible with suboxone and provides pain
relief. I do need to discuss a med. adjustment with him and now that I am having all this
pain on a regular basis, something needs to be done.

My chemistry is very familiar with dilaudid. I've been given IVs of it in the e.r. (last IV was last
week) and other times in the e.r., and in the hospital after surgeries. And taking it orally is
not new in my life of cp. My tolerence is high and my pm Dr. is aware of this fact.

Palady, bless you for posting when you have so much on your plate, yet you have so much
compassion in your heart to help others. I can feel your caring. And I know you are going
through something so frustrating and annoying and it is sad it it this way. That is all an
understatement, but I've not gone through that and I don't know what to say except
that I do think of you and your situation even though I'm new and we havn'y talked
much at all, but I would like to post you. If you need to cry again, I'll cry with you
and I'll be a part of the big hug someone talked about.

well, I did not mean to alarm anyone last night. I did not explain enough about my history
with meds. As I posp, and read all of yours, I'll learn more about what to say and how to
say it.

Pamela, thanks for telling me you are also a computer novice. I appreciate it.

Someone talked about knitting. Anice? Anyway, I love to knit and design sweaters and
clothes. Also, I love creating art and photography. I got off my topic.

Thank you everyone for you concern and advice.

Miss Suzie The sun must eventually shine behind the clouds of pain



Post Edited (Miss. Suzie) : 4/11/2009 6:33:28 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 4/11/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Miss Suzie,
I think this is the post you're referring to? It takes awhile to get the hang of the site, and every now and then things get quirky for me, too. But your post is still here.

By the way, you can edit your own posts (including the subject line if you've started the thread) by clicking on the "pencil" icon in the upper right hand corner of your posts. But you can't edit the posts of others; only moderators or the admin. can do that.

Also, you can delete your entire post (again, only your own) by clicking on the "X" key in the upper right hand corner. But if you've started a new thread (topic) and others have responded, you won't be able to delete it; but you will be able to edit it.

The "help" menu here is also very good. And I'm a point and click person myself, so if it's not basic then I don't understand it either! It took me awhile to learn all these things!

Hope this helps.


White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3697
   Posted 4/11/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   

THANK-YOU Miss Suzie and yes I am yelling it! you have eased my mind a great deal! My Beard is staying WHITE! wink And I am glad you are going to be around! "We will all be in Misery together" smilewinkgrin Seriously though I am glad your cleared things up! But with that said yes you really do need to talk to your pain Doctor about your pain.

But now you have also bought up a concern of mine, I did not Know that prolonged use of Oxycontin had that kind of affect on a person, I have had problems with remembering stuff, I have even mentioned to my Doc. could this be the Oxycontin? I have been on it for many many years, at least 7 or 8 my dose is not that high 40mg every 12 hours and I take percocet for break through. My doc had me try it 40mg every 8 hours but I did not like the feeling it gave me so I asked to be put back on 12 hrs, and I would just take the percocet for  break through, most of the time I perfer the Lazyboy recliner as a better option for break through pain!

I wish you only the Best!

White Beard

  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 4/11/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Miss Suzie,
I'm glad to hear your doing better. I was a little worried as with everyone else
and didn't know what to says..
Hope your feeling better soon and can get better pain relief.
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's and Ocular Migraines


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