I hope no one clicks on this link or gets in touch with this user as people should NOT trust links from someone online. Especially someone saying they have "free samples." as I they are going to ask for your name and address. A reputable company would not have their employees trolling websites on a weekend trying to drum up business on a pain message board.
If anyone wants to learn about any product that is out there, they can discuss with their DR. and then do their own search and go to a website directly and research a company before ever giving out personal information or trying some device.
And yes, anyone or any company that promises all these "amazing" results I would be very wary as I agree with Annette about sounding too good to be true. There is never a magic bullet with true chronic pain.View Thread
Obvious SPAM selling a product! I advise everyone to NOT call or email this person!
Anyone that promises "pain free" is always looking to make a quick buck.....Someone who truly was with a non-profit organization would have an email that goes to the .org and not a yahoo account....as well as they would NOT be trying to plug some product..View Thread
As Annette mentioned (I say this a lot! LOL) Pseudoseizures are not true seizures...here is what the medical field says about them:
So what is a pseudoseizure?
1. It is not a true seizure but rather an episode or episodes which clinically look like seizures but are not accompanied by any EEG changes.
2. It usually has a psychological basis. In my experience I commonly see them in people who are passing through tremendous stress be it interpersonal relationships or at the job.
3. A person may have pseudoseizures to achieve a secondary gain (in the case of our patient, attention and love from her mother and best friend).
4. Pseudoseizures are not treated like seizures. These patients do not need anti-seizure medications. They rather at times need a psychiatrist to explore the underlying reasons for the NEE (conflicts in family etc).View Thread
As Annette mentioned, medications that are considered Benzodiazepines, examples, (Valium, Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin) all have warnings that they should never be stopped abruptly as it can cause seizures. So this explains why you had difficulty with the discontinuation of Valium.
Even though Benzos can have an effect of "reduction of muscle spasms"....they are on label medications used for anxiety,treating seizures, insomnia.......They are considered more "off label" for primary use of a muscle relaxer.
Flexeril is NOT a Benzo....It is in a class of Primary muscle relaxers like Baclofen, Robaxin, Skelaxin, etc.
These muscle relaxers do not have much risk associated with stopping or starting them suddenly even though everyone should be doing this with their Dr's knowledge.
I've rotated muscle relaxers for the last 15 years and have never had one Dr. or Pharmacist talk about a risk of seizures. I didn't have one negative side effect switching from one to the other without weaning down.
Just wanted to clarify the difference between Valium and Flexeril...Good luck!View Thread
I realize that there have been holidays and such, but it seems like we don't have any Moderation going on lately as there is obviously a spammer who is using a few Anon member names as well as "Cat" names that is only posting extremely vile and upsetting comments to people.
This has been going on for at least a month or more now and it is scaring away quite a few folks!
It's just sad to see this board has gone downhill where normally these type of scammers would be taken care of swiftly.
It seems it would even be better to close the boards down for awhile until there is appropriate Moderation as this is giving WebMD a very bad image letting this person, (or persons), post as they please.View Thread
The key is finding the head Pharmacist and spending a bit of time talking to them about your pain medication, health issues, and tell them you are happy to let them contact your Dr. to confirm the prescription. Ask them if they will be able to handle your prescriptions each month as you would like to use their business.
This should take care of it. It's all about getting to know them just as much as you do your Dr. A Pharmacist is part of someone's health "team"...and a very important one at that!
Even talk to some of the other Pharmacists or Techs....be incredibly nice to the staff...It really does pay off in the long run. I have been going to my Sam's club Pharmacy for over 12 years now and know all 3 Pharmacists and the two techs. There have been two errors over these years and both were errors on their end with a miscount as well as putting the wrong med in a container...They put my 30mg of Morphine Sulfate ER (60 tabs) in two containers when the second one was to contain 15mg Morphine Sulfate ER (60 tabs)....
I called them immediately when I got home as I was putting the meds into my 4 times a day, weekly prescription compartments. The Pharmacist felt incredibly bad as I live across town. I wasn't uupset in the slightest as we are all human...As soon as I got there he handed me a $25 gift card and apologized again.
Doing this, along with getting to know them, ask about their family, vacations, children.....all develops an actual relationship that will pay off in spades if there is ever a problem on my end or a mistake with the prescription by my Dr.
In response to Lori...Every Pharmacy should have a HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) policy statement right there for everyone to see at the Pharmacy....
So they do have the right to contact the Dr. who prescribes the medication to validate it or even ask pertinent medical questions in reference to possible medication interactions.
The ones who run into the most trouble are where someone's Dr. is prescribing them large amounts of short acting medications long term like for instance someone on 30mg of Oxycodone at 8 times a day. Or more than one short acting medications. Since that is an "unusual" situation for a chronic pain patient, this would cause a red flag to try and make sure this is legitimate, as well as some places do have trouble stocking large amounts of certain meds.
It raises a red flag why that person isn't on a long acting med like Oxycontin or another. So, this is where again, getting to know the head Pharmacist and having complete transparency with them and to have you and the Dr. explain things should be able to clear things up.View Thread
Just wanted to elaborate so that others can know the difference between Marinol and actual plant form or marijuana.
Because Marinol, prescribed by a Dr., is an FDA approved medication and on the DEA (Federal) controlled list as a Schedule III....this is the reason it is legal in all 50 states.
The plant form of marijuana is still illegal (Schedule I) under Federal law but there are some states that have legalized this under their own state law. It still needs to be prescribed by a Dr. but not all Drs. are in agreement about it's use and can cause problems for the patient if they are given a urine test for their job, or in the ER...So someone needs to be very careful and state this up front if they are ever taking this in this form.
Anyway, just wanted to share the difference and why one is ok and the other is not in many states.View Thread