On Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at 08:29 AM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Yeah, I've been disabled for about 10 years
I wasn't aware of that.
Unfortunately nerve pain is very difficult to manage. Too much meds
go to sleep - not a good way to spend life - too little and it;s a
time. I see an anestheologist regularly and was implanted with a pump
initially contained morphine which was dripped into my spine thru a
from the pump. The morphine was changed to Dilaudid with epinephrine
5x's more concentrated than morphine
I know about nerve pain, I've been dealing with it for a while too.
Mine is caused by a disc in my cervical spine. I have been prescribed
all these meds but without the pump.
I refuse to take anything with acetaminophen and/or a billion "adverse
side effects" . Morphine works the best with little to no side effects.
Addiction and overdose can occur if your irresponsible but other than
that nothing unless you have a kidney problem. Morphine will not
metabolize if a certain type of kidney problem exists. The metabolites
can hang out in the kidneys causing problems.
My present Doc wrote me a prescription for Dilaudid 2mg and said its
equal to 30 mg morphine. I don't think that's true, they just don't
seem to work at that dosage.
I really could use the 30 mg morphine but these doctors are so worried
about there own ass getting in trouble that they are very conservative.
I thought of asking for a referral to a pain management
anesthesiologist. It was hell being out of town for almost 4 months as
nothing can be done A) across state lines and B) without continuing
care which means being stationary for 90 days. That just doesn't happen
in my line of work. Lots of sleepless nights. luckily I came across a
woman who just got a pump and gave me a handful of the morphine pills
she can no longer take. Got me through a few weeks taking them only
when things got unbearable.
Tell me John, how did you come to have a email name of rat-tail-baby?
like there might be a story there? ;-) Take care -
Ellwood J Rattail was our cat that was killed by coyotes. Its in his
memory. I do have the remnants of a ponytail though.
Larry T ('74 911, '67 MGB, 78 240D)
I Mac Therefore I am