tony, i saw your post where you made the comment that methadone was the end of the line. i was on it about
2 years ago and then bumped over to oxycontin and oxycodone. i'm sure there are options available to you, and i don't know why your dr would say such a thing. there is actiq as well (the lollipop) though i have never had one i hear they work well. have you considered asking your dr about
the pain pump? i am about
to have my permanent put in. my average pain level is about
7-8, and i had zero pain with the pump. as well as no side effects and the meds don't go into your liver like pills do. i figured another 50 years of pain ahead of me the pump will be a better choice. plus the pill version of dilaudid and morphine is like 1/500th. morphine never worked for me in the hospital and was stunned on day 5 (of my trial, they slowly up the dosage daily) when it worked. so don't give up, there are a lot of options left. if you feel you are not being treated correctly see a new dr. i don't know if you saw my post someone made the comment that i am not getting enough to relieve the pain as i am watching the clock for my next dosage. i actually am thinking my next appt asking about
a small trial of actiq, like 5 or something for the rough days. good luck and let us know how it goes.
80mg 2x's daily; Dilaudid 30 mgs 5x day
4mg 3x's daily; Lyrica
100mg 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan
25mg (as needed/nausea); Reglan
10 mg. (30 minutes before meal/nausea) Cymbalta
60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Prilosec
30mg. & Senokot
"The most critical choice you'll ever make is the one you make about what you're going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn't happened yet. The only time is now."
- Dr. Phil