I agree with you pharmtech-dilaudid is a good med. I have it in my pump with sufentanil and I get good relief. I use ACTIQ for BT med-I like it because it works so much faster than any pill I have tried. Been using pain meds for 12 years now and this is the best combination I have found.
I have failed disk fusion at C5-6, advanced adhesive arachnoiditis, arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, several bulging lumbar disks, as well as pain in my hips and knees. Weeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! Aint life grand!!!!!
Whatever you do, dont let anyone talk you into epideral shots-they rarely help and can cause so many problems you wouldnt believe it. Please, please look into them before you let a doctor introduce something that has the same properties as antifreeze into your spine.