I am seriously thinking about having a pain pump implanted.My main reason is that the medication I am taking is causing severe GERD.I have a hiatal hernia because of the med's. My doctor won't confirm that but I know what has been happening since I've been taken the pain med's. I also take Prilosec twice daily. I've spoken with my CP doc and he said it's up to me, The procedure is not done at the office I am going to so they told me they would give me a referral. I've looked thru Dr.Google and can't find the answers I am looking for.. I am just wondering what medication is used and can it be changed once it's implanted can I take medication by mouth for break thru pain..
Anybody that has any real life experience would be greatly appreciated..Thanks Alot Randy
AVASCULAR-NECROSIS (AVN) in 6 joints. HIPS,KNEE'S and SHOULDERS-Replaced RT shoulder.Left hip 2011
Bilateral Empyema-Thoracotomy with Decordication.(Removed the Lining of left lung)Bilat Pneumothorax (2005-2008)
MED'S-methadone 45mg's Bid---oxycodone 30mg's Bid--nucynta 100mg-Prn
Former Respiratory Therapist/Perfusionist
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