I have been a peeper for sometime now and thought it was time I posted and introduced myself. I have been a pain patient for about 10 years now. I suffer from fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, neuropathy, and generalized epilepsy. After taking narcotics and muscle relaxers for over 4 years, my neurolgist referred my to pain management for a medtronic pump. Overall I am doing quite well, but there are always a few bumps in the road. It is nice to find a site where you can ask questions and share concerns.
I have a combination of DIlaudid and Baclofen in my pump. When I have flair ups, I take additional oral Dilaudid (4mg) up to 4 times a day and Baclofen (10mg) u to 4 time a day. If my flare up last several days and I take the Dilaudid and Baclofen around the clock, I have started havinf auditory hallucinations. I hear things. I sounds like a loud dull thud. Like someone it hitting a large tree with a 2 x 4. I hear this noice about every 5 minutes or so. I was wondering if anyone else has every experienced a side effect like this? It is horrible, but I really need both meds. My PM has offerred to change my meds, but I would hate to end up with something that does not work. I trailed many drugs before I found this combination. It has been a mircle for me.
Sorry this was so long.