April30,2012 article Computer can spot pain 85% of the time Smithsonian.com has an interesting article where human could only identify people in actual pain 55% while the computers were correct 85%. It won't be long before they can prove who is actually in pain and who is faking it.This is what we need.Get all the losers who are selling /addicted to these drugs and drs will have no question who is really in pain! This is why we have people begging for help because doctors really have to take our word for it. This computer will get rid of the fraud and people will not be talking about ending their sweet,precious lives. It is so hard for pain to be covered for those in need because f all the people who have no pain.They are literally killing us.I don't think they mean to but when you are addicted,you have no choice. This is Huge in my mind.I offered to take a lie detector for an idiot dr that thought 90% of his patients did not hurt as much as they claimed..This could remove any doubt of who is truly in pain.Hang on folks. Help is coming.Godspeed all. TOMView Thread
Morning Horton, Sorry you are so frustrated with your dr. What many of us have learned in pain mgmt.,myself since 2007,is you will never understand how hard it is to get adequate pain coverage. I had a pump put in in nov 2012.Stil getting adjustments but love the fact I don't have to beg my dr for help.I moved to Az in nov 2013 and had no problem finding a new,caring and understanding dr.He believes my pain is very real.Maybe I lucked out but the pump has saved me the worry of a patch not lasting 72hrs,a pill not working for 8hrs and the general anxiety of worrying I will have enough till the end of the month to avoid withdrawal.Maybe take this post to your doctor. After my pump,it has taken time but please make your dr aware you just need more pain help than you are getting. Patience is a virtue but pain will test that cliché real quick.My decision for the pump was based on how hard it was to get relief with meds I was on.Pain doctor was an idiot and did not care. My new dr does. Try and search for a second opinion.I found my dr on google from fl and feel blessed.I hope you get better pain coverage. How long have you been on pain meds.To get a 4 on the pain scale,consistantly,I needed the pump. My pain is managed and only getting better.Wish and hoping yours will work as well as mine has.God speed.Sorry for anyone in pain trying to get any dr to believe you!TomView Thread
Talk about PAIN. I am so sorry you and his loved ones lost such a big part of their lives.Why? What does this serve?How are you suppose to survive? My prayers and thought are with you as you suffer a whole different pain.You have helped so many here and I can do absolutely nothing to take aware just a little of your hurt.So sorry my friend.Wish I had answers why bad things happen to good people but I gave that up,a long time ago.Somethings,we are not meant to know.Gods plan. TomView Thread
So sad that people take what time they have and look for people to annoy.I check in once a week but spend time on another website.Let the creeps find it on there own! Imagine the kid on the playground that no one wants to play with! Now,imagine him all growed up! This board did save my life when I did not know where to turn. I pray it keeps helping people in trouble. Stay as well as possible.Tom Thanks for what you do Dave.View Thread
Normally,you would have to get divorced to lose that kind of weight!! Sorry the weight loss did not help the pain but helped every other part of your system for sure. Your heart,lungs and all the other parts thank you. On the back of the fentanyl pamphlet it actually says may not last 72hrs.I went through this and with no back up meds,w/d every month. Do not let this happen with you. Although you do have back up meds so may not notice as much. I really am sorry surgery may ne needed at your age. There is no going back.Hopefully the patch will give you some much needed relief. Read my history for any patch onfo that may help.New dr put me on 48hrs to change the patch on my first visit with him. Good luck and best advice I can give is try and keep moving as much as possible. God spped. TomView Thread
Got my first pain mgmt. doctor in nov 2011.I was on 50mcg fentanyl 72hrs and .5 Percocet,4 times daily. He took Percocet away and left me on just the patch.I was willing to try anything as he is the specialist. Patch did not always last 72 hrs which I did not realize until I had no backup meds. After going through withdrawals the 1st month,this dr did not want to hear it.Said I would never be pain free and deal with it.I had already been on pain meds for 3 years but this dr was bitter and assumed I could not be in the amount of pain I claimed.Bad enough to be in horrible pain,now throw in a doctor who should not be in pain mgmt.He actually told me 90% of his patience don't need opiods! Why he continued to provide them I do not know. CHANGE drs as soon as you question are they helping me. This dr hurt me and I didn't see it coming.I stayed for a year as I thought I had no options and did not want to be dr shoping.Tough place for real painpatients to be in. Never will let another dr hurt me.This dr scares me and I know how close I came to just giving up. Take charge of my treatment now and will leave any dr sooner rather than later. We all deserve the best care available and some dr should not be practicing.Even th dr finishing last in med school still gets an md on the wall.Again,best advice I gave myself,never be mistreated by anyone. God speed pain survivors. No longer victims. TomView Thread
God luv ya! Now,to get past that pesky psych tester? It has been a year since I had my pump put in.Though not pain free, I am a little freer from pain dictating my life. This really was a way for me to save myself. Begging for drugs,kissing dr butt got old. The pills were keeping me alive but there are worse things then dying as most of us can swear too. I knew that I might die on the table,I knew I may get an infection It really doesn't even seem like a choice I made now. I did this for me. I would never suggest any operation unless absolutely necessary,This was necessary. My unit is on the left abdomen and I barely notice it until I roll over on it or bump into something.That will wake you up quick.I wish you well.My pain was about a 5 or 6 with other meds. I now have a consistent 4.That is huge for me and anyone rating pain knows what a difference a point can make.Have not taken a pill in a year and need nothing else. You will sneeze right after surgery and that will let you know you are still alive. I will pray it all goes well.You deserve just a liitle bit of help.Just a little is all most of us asks.God speed my friend. TomView Thread
Speaking of waiting on my End! You have not lived until you tried to push a watermelon through your peach sized butthole. No longer have that problem but people speak the truth when they say I am an even bigger a hole now.True dat! God bless and be realistic with amount of relief you may get.For me,I was begging for just some relief. Good luck. TomView Thread
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