Hi Christinegal; You know that's a really great question, how do we deal with chronic pain. I think one of the biggest thing we all have in common that most of us are on a long lasting narcotic analgesic as well as a short acting analgesic. And a lot of us also take antidepressants due to the pain that we each suffer from. Although i believe very strongly that no twp peoples pain is ever the same or the medication that is tailored to our specific type of pain and the treatments that we all may have. Some people react good to pain blocks and some not at all. But its nice to know in the end that were all here for one another. And while we may not have all the same type of education we still have that common ground that is very important and thank you for your thread. And i wish you well.View Thread
When they tried to fuse your back they had problems with it taking or holding that's not uncommon and im glad they did not attempt to go through your abdomen this creates a even bigger problem with infection and you may have been in worse shape then. I know you want to get off the pain medications but if you don't stay on them your going to start to have more serious problems like for instance increased blood pressure reading the inability to be able to rest and try to heal. Pain is not a good thing for our bodies to have to put up with. I see day after day someone making that age old comment push past the pain suck it up and take it. I would like to see one doctor suffer one tenth of what all of us suffer from 24/7 and then some of the other doctors that dont like narcotics would jump at the chance for any type of pain control. im just glad you have a decent doctor that does not want you to hurt. Did they ever say why the surgery did not take or hold. Well good luck i know how discouraged you can feel good luck and good health.View Thread
Hey Mr.Lawdog52; Yes i think we all get really grouchy when our pain medication is not working correctly or they under prescribe the pain medication and it does not work well at all. You know with these days of modern and advanced medicine you would think no one should ever be in pain. Right. i also take MS Contin your does is pretty low, but i have no idea you have been taking the MS Contin. With MS Contin you will notice that your break through pain will be a little worse, the main reason is the Morphine is strong no the strongest longest lasting narcotic but its there. Are you on the dose of 15 mg because that is the amount that your doctor wants you on or is that what has worked with you for awhile, With the MS Contin you cannot go down on Milligrams it will be less effective for pain control it must always be adjusted up to achieve maximum pain level . I have been on MS Contin for over 12 plus years and several other long lasting narcotics. How long have you been on the MS Contin. Well good luck sir and have a great day.
I will say you have been through a lot of pain and you contiue to have the same, its no fun thats for sure. In a way you lucked out by not having to go through the abdominal wall to do the spine surgery. Im sure if you have had abdominal surgery before you know how bad it is getting your colon to start to get back in time to where you can go everyday. Thats not a very confortable surgery at all.Also let me say thanks for coming to our board im glad here and you can help a lot of folks that have gone through what you have been thorugh. Again welcome aboard and if there is anything that i can do for you please let me know. You know another thing that aggravtes me to no endis when they start telling you how bad your pain is and that you should not be having that type or severity of pain now. Its like they can see on our fore heads how much that we are in. Goodl luck.
Hi; Im sorry but some doctors can be real jerks, they get the money and they run. They don't want to hear you complain and say things are not going well its surgery and then dump you. Im sorry this did occur this is pretty much the norm with todays newer surgeons. Please be very careful with the Cymbalta it can have a negative effect on your mental health. If you start to notice that your feeling like hurting yourself please see you doctor right away, Well keep me posted if you would please. And i wish you the best of help.