Posted 9/25/2011 8:09 AM (GMT -6)
Oh wow, I totally understand you!!
I've had major problems with pain meds all my life, i.e. a seizure on Vicodan, ER and subsequent hospitilization after Dilaudid last summer from violent vomiting (REALLY violent), and more. For 20+ years I've tried variations of codeine, percocet, darvodan, ultram, fentenyl and about 5 others. Many are derivitives of the same thing, all are in the narcotic/opiod family, some have been "synthetic". It's been one of the reasons I've adamately fought sugery for years for a variety of issues.
Now, with colonic intertia in a pretty advanced way, I've had to really work on finding something, plus if I ever got into an accident, I really need to know what I can/can't take.
It's been a nightmare three weeks working with specialists (two hours from home) my dr.s here at home and my own research. My only remaining therory was to try another "baby" dose of a painkiller with a large dose of anti-nausea med (Phenergan).
Oddly enough, the ONLY med we had never explored was Morphine, the "Grandaddy of them all". I tried it in the hospital this past Friday with a large dose of Phenergan 1/2 hour before, and a dr staying in my room for the first two hours. It wasn't great, but it was tolerable, and will now be what I'll use for surgery in two weeks. I am scared because I didn't feel ANY different while on it, how that will help pain I'm not sure. But no seizure and not much vomiting.
Hope this helps, let me know what you find too!
-Lifelonge chronic constipation, never identified as a child
-Const became "severe" in the last decade=BM maybe 2X mth
-Told it was "just the way I was wired"
-Multiple lax/enema/meds and diets
-Colonscopy in Aug, 2011 fine
-Sitzmark test late Aug 2011= 21 markers out of 24 markers after 5 days
-Sched for total colectomy 10/10, sm bowel to rectum, probably no bag