Ah...I think we misunderstood the "60 day follow up" in your first post and thinking they had just put you on all these medications a few months ago.
Many chronic pain patients will end up cycling through different medications over the years as they develop a tolerance and the medication stops working so well.
Please don't get too discouraged about
Kathryn's experience with Dilaudid....I would think your Dr. is going to calculate what you are on now, and then move you to the appropriate dosages for the Dilaudid.
The good news is that your Dr. doesn't seem to fear pain medications based on everything you are on now, so they seem to really want to help make you comfortable.
And I'm sure you know...there is also so much more to pain management then just the opiates.
From daily exercise, PT, acupuncture, massage, TENS unit, injections, etc..
Are you on a muscle relaxer? Or a nerve pain med?
It may take a few weeks to a month to figure out the exact dosages for the new medication so this is the hard part...Not expecting it to be exactly the same from day one....
Hopefully it all works out in the long run!..
Keep us posted..
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Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006