No offense taken...
Just like you all are lay experts in PC, I've been in PM for almost 12 years now and am great friends with my PM who is Board Certified and Fellowship trained in that area. So I have a lot of personal experience as well as hours upon hours of listening to him and learning about
medications/PM on our lunches and spending time with him and his family. But you are correct...non of us are medical professionals.
Was only trying to help in that this medication is no different than anything else you take and is a lot less strong than the Fentanyl so didn't want you to worry about
that aspect. And the entire point of the suppository is for the medication to have "direct contact" in that region that is why it works so well for spasms. Just like there are topical medications that work on the specific area. And as I mentioned...opium is the derivative of all the "opiate" medications..
This is from rxlist.com about
the B and O suppository....Opium contains more than twenty alkaloids, the principle ones being morphine (10%), narcotine (6%), papaverine (1%) and codeine (0.5%).
That is why I mentioned it is about
the strength of your daily Lortab intake. Every other pain med out there is less in strength than your Fentanyl.
I would have though your Urologist would know what medications you are already on and take that into consideration before he even wrote out the prescript
ion. As well as I was thinking your Oncologist would call him directly to discuss the matter before deciding, especially if he doesn't have experience with that medication.
All of this is neither here nor there as it's not something that you want to try and that's ok. I just wanted to have this information out there in case anyone else comes across this medication so they don't freak out over the term "opium" as people have a strong reaction to this word in general. Same thing with "morphine" as people think of the hospital but it is much, much stronger when in IV form than in pill/suppository.
Again...it's always your choice for what medications and treatments and I respect that choice.
Some nerve pain meds are Neurontin, Lyrica or Cymbalta. Muscle relaxers are Flexeril, Robaxin, Skelaxin, Baclofen, Soma or Zanaflex.
The best news of the day is your PET scan results! This will hopefully take away a LOT of worry for now and concentrate on the upcoming outpatient surgery that I pray is uneventful, quick, and confirms that there is no cancer.
Hope you will celebrate this weekend with your family!!
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 4/11/2013 5:27:17 PM (GMT-6)