So glad you got the blood patch done, spinal h/a are the very worst of the lot. But, please be kind to yourself and take care and so whatever they say needs to be done afterwards.
Yes, the list of drs at Medtronic is useless, Half of the drs don't either practice any longer or don't do pain mgt. Please use our search here at the forum, type in pain pumps and you may find some names there. Now, I helped someone else here but I will need your
location. Not your address, just city and state. Need that ASAP. I will be out of pocket most of the day but will see if I can get a list of drs for you after you give me what I need. I am doing the drs appts thing today. I hate it lol.
Right now I am in so much pain I am considering jumping out the window. But, instead I am drinking a cup of hot coffee to help my meds to kick in quicker. Yes, hot drinks will help your pain meds kick in quicker, helps them dissolve faster. Bet ya didn't know that trick, lol. Learned it from a pharmacist/lawyer friend of mine. Our weather is changing and when it does my body rebels like a 16 yr old would. Its 46 out this morning and my body does not handle cool temps. So, yes even us peeps with pumps have a few rough spots but that's about
it. If the cooler weather persists then I will get an increase on my refill the first part of December. My dr is one that waits on the patient to ask for an increase. she says we know our bodies better than anyone. I usually ask for 10% increases now that I am stable usually that's all it takes. My dr says even at the dosage I am at now I am still a very long way from being maxed out on the drug. My old dr remember told me I had already maxed out if you will remember. Ha, Ha. I will run into my old dr before long and when I do believe this, I will thank him for leaving pain mgt and getting me my new dr.
It will take me a few days to come up with some drs if its possible. I will also look into some other resources once I have your
location to see what can be found too. Take care.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.