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contemplating ed trip

Mar 01, 2016 6:42 PM

I have officially experienced breakthrough pain. It is pure evil. My back, ribs and shoulders have gone bat shit crazy. Just increased to 100mg of Lyrica tid. If that and the hot shower don't help, I'm off to my least favorite place in the world. I was a freaking paramedic for 8 years and can't stand hospitals. Go figure.

Mar 01, 2016 6:55 PM

I know. I've got issues.

Mar 01, 2016 7:09 PM

Same here because my dad was a paramedic and volunteer fireman for so long. I've heard a lot of things so I also don't like going to hospitals.

Mar 01, 2016 7:10 PM

the teaching hospitals I'm good with but your standard emergency room I can not stand

Mar 01, 2016 7:11 PM

and I really don't want to go in there and be treated like a drug seeker

Mar 01, 2016 8:09 PM

Acute versus chronic...is this a new pain...did it just start?/or is it something you have had before and are just tired of putting up with it..can you see your primary doc or go to a clinic.. Is it Acute or is it chronic...Acute any type of chest pain, neurological, headache with aggravated symptoms.. Nausea/Vomiting..bleeding.changes in vision, hearing , mobility, dizziness, ,high blood pressure uncontrolled unrelenting +10/pain that is not something you normally deal with...broken bones etc....that is Acute , sudden onset, Chronic is something that you have dealt with longer than six weeks..and normally handled by a primary doctor.these are the questions and the type of assessing that those in the ER are looking at. The ER is already overburdened, understaffed, and under funded for most clinc types of problems. The ER is for EMERGENCIES. It has been always over used ..it is frustrating to you..yes , it is. It is a valuable asset to be used for complex Acute problems. However, with the problems in the US...going to the ER for typically chronic problems that need to be addressed with a primary care doctor has been an ever increasing burden on the ER . So contemplating an ER visit is stressful..you know your body and if you have hit a wall so to speak with the ability to cope with it anymore...then go. Go get some relief and maybe some unanswered questions can be addressed b a different set of eyes. Much Love and healing Blessings, Terri

Mar 01, 2016 8:24 PM

fortunately my doctor does online scheduling. I have an appointment tomorrow at 4. I didn't know that you could have the breakthrough pain with lyrica but apparently it is possible.

Mar 01, 2016 8:27 PM

Yea! Good to know. I am glad you will be seen tomorrow! You can have break through pain on 300mg of morphine... Sorry you are hurting, and I really hope you get relief tomorrow.

Mar 01, 2016 8:30 PM

I hate morphine. Messes with my head. Hoping for relief as well.

Mar 01, 2016 8:33 PM

I know and it is so very sad. I'm dealing with pain induced brain fog and trying to get children to bed right now while battling pain. Yay me. And Hubby isn't home yet.

Mar 02, 2016 9:21 PM

Well I avoided the trip. Saw my doc today and explained the Lyrica debacle of last night. 100 mg is too much. It turns me into a pain free zombie. We've settled on trying 75mg, and the damn pharmacy doesn't have it until tomorrow afternoon. The pharmacy I usually use isn't contracted with my insurance as of yesterday, so I had to switch to the one I hate, that also doesn't have my meds. This is how you spell aggravation.

Mar 02, 2016 9:47 PM

I'm allergic to morphine, codeine, demerol...

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