Eighty mg of Percent 5/325 daily would be a ton of Acetaminophen, like
5,200 mg/ 5.2 GM per day.
Are you certain that this isn't a typo or mistake?
If you're actually taking over five grams a day of acetaminophen a day, you really need to talk to your primary care MD, and your pain management MD.
GENESIGHT may be the best way to get you off this insanely high dose and identify the best opiate for you.
May I ask: what is the reason/ diagnosis for all of this pain?
It would seem urgent to reduce your doses of opiate or, at least, change to oxycodone rather than Perc 5/325.
If an pain management MD wants to evaluate a patient without his taking pain meds, it is usually appropriate only for a person who is experiencing acute pain and is taking the opiate only on a PRN basis.
For example, if one was injured and hurt his shoulder, and was prescribed Percocet for when the pain is at it's worst.
If the person isn't tolerant yet, the Percocet may totally mask the pain and alter the sensory of the non-tolerant.
Once the pain is chronic in nature and the person has been on long- term opiate, there is no rational reason for the MD to evaluate pain without med.View Thread
When you opened this discussion last week, it was a very old thread.
Would you be willing to open a new discussion?
Because there are so many pages and most of the discussion was years ago, it makes your post a bit hard to find, and cumbersome to follow, as you're referring to things that were posted months ago, and some of the people aren't even here anymore.
This isn't a rule or anything, a d I'm just another person here, nothing special.
I' think that if you did this, open a new discussion, you may get more responses, and it would be easier to follow.
This isn't about you, but I find it disconcerting that an MD would advise a patient to look for health care answers on the internet.
I have had Calmare and experienced the same sort of result: I had wonderful pain relief directly after the hour treatment, but it didn't last more than a few hours.
My insurance doesn't cover it, and it cost me $200.00 per day/ $1,000. per week. For me, it wasn't worth it.
Actually, Tessa, if your MD doesn't have information about Calmare, perhaps you can do a google search.
The web sites can probably give you more complete information than I can .
After you read up a bit, and you have questions that haven't been properly answered, feel free to ask here.
My email address is published in the little "My Story", but email addresses that my program doesn't recognize will go straight away to my "junk" file. If I know to be expecting email from the site, I'll check my "junk" file twice a day.
My MD has told me that his RSD/CRPS patients have done well with Calmare. I was his first SCS patient, so there we didn't have any expectations.
If I could realistically afford a thousand dollars a week, and didn't live so far away from the MD office,
I'd have Calmare don't every morning and enjoy the rest of my day. But, it's an hour drive to the MD, so I'd spend a part of my life :
Each month would equal:
40 hr car
20 hr on the Calmare machine
I hope that your insurance company will pay, in full or in portion.
My MD's prediction is that Calmare may be more- readily covered for the RSD/CRPS diagnosis than SCI.View Thread
It's been a few days now. How are you doing with the withdrawal symptoms?
Have you found a new doctor yet?
Sorry that I'm asking all these questions. I really just want to know how you're feeling, and how we can help you.
Would you be okay with sharing what your pain is from, and how you're doing now?
My pain management MD is a strong believer is SSRIs for neuro pain. I was reluctant to take Lexapro, as I have been fortunate in that I do not suffer from depression, and I was concerned about the potential side effects.
Well, I ended up agreeing to give it a try, and I was surprised at how much it helped the stabbing pain in my feet. I'm also grateful to report that I didn't experience any bad side effects.
I'd imagine that you know that it can take a few weeks to feel the optimum effect.