Nice to meet you as well Momto8kids,
I as well have been on narcotics for years and been on just about all drugs imaginable. Sadly I don't get the option of rotation as cruelly most medications simply don't work or I'm allergic to them. Trust me any doctor trying to say that someone can't have a tolerance to meds is simply lying to themselves, I've proved this to my doctors as I went cold turkey from being on Oxycontin 80mg x4 daily with methadone added to that and had no withdrawal symptoms at all.
While on the methadone I do admit the little side effect of my depression getting worse but that was simply from being disappointed two of the highest meds were doing nothing for my pain. You mentioned Fentora that is one med we were wanting to try (not the lollipops but the pill form that was full release right, but my insurance will not cover it.
They feel it would not help since the patches and shots did not work. This Dilaudid I'm on now is simply so they can say there doing something. I've had the IV Dilaudid as well and went up to and 8mg bolus but after that didn't work the hospital refused to go any higher lol cowards. What sucks is I have a neurological disorder called RSD that literally makes medications completely worthless against my pain.
I've had nerve blocks, intense physical therapies, lidocaine infusions, epidurals into the spine to put higher meds in that way to no avail, spinal cord simulator which just made stuff worse. Even a bolus of ketamine, there currently trying to find a doctor covered by my insurance to do a ketamine infusion but insurances don't care about the patients lol so its taking forever.
Anyway I was just curious of your switch especially going from Dilaudid to Oxycontin but I'm glad you can keep rotating and that you have a good doctor with you backing you up. Glad your able to get the fentora as well and live life. Keep sticking it to the pain for all of us!!
Attention Lordwood! A friendly request: Edited for easier reading:
Would you as so kind to Split up you're post into smaller paragraphs, so that members with poor eyesight and tracking problems can read them easier. I have had several emails asking that this be brought to your attention, and I edited one of your post already for this. This same request was made on the Crohn's forum by a moderator there as well.
We value your comments, and insight, and I know you have put quite a bit of effort into your replies. I think your replies and or post would be best served by splitting up your paragraphs into say..5 to 7 lines.
While it is not a forum requirement, it would be greatly appreciated by the membership. Thanks SE
Post Edited By Moderator (Screaming Eagle) : 8/22/2011 9:26:11 AM (GMT-6)