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Pain management and surgery

Jul 01, 2015 10:38 PM

Hi Al I'm new here, please forgive any misspellings are use us text to screen program in order to write. Itsomewhat understands what I want to write but not all the time and I don't always catch it so please forgive me now for any odd post. Just a second note on this post I push the about me paragraph to the bottom because I ended up rambling a little bit.

I'll be having surgery FoR some GYN issuesi've been with pain management for about a year now I'm on a fint patch 50mg I change it every two days now and I can have five Dilot it to milligram pills per day. I hate to say it but it hasn't taken away my pain I have good days and bad days. The current plan for me is to have surgery and come home and take 2 2mg of the allotted every four hours for the first two days.
This should work but I'm having doubts sometimes I'm still in pain after taking 4 mg allotted I'm starting to doubt this pain management program but I really don't know what else to do. What do you all do when you have surgery the problem is we already take on a regular basis the usual medications that they would give us during surgery what is the plan nobody else but me simple worried about this.

I had my gallbladder removed last year I woke up screaming in pain and crying and screaming for over six hours because they had given me the limit of medication they normally use which for me was nothing they finally ordered a higher dose however the nurse that refuse to give it to me because they had never given that much medication I was left in agony for hours to make it worse the nurse kept coming in there and pulling me out of bed telling me to walk around would help but what a nightmare outs to make it even worse I found out this hospital had to pay management program the same one that I'm with they never called them if they had they were supposed to be given a special chart to use I cannot believe something like this happened in one of the biggest major hospitals. And to make matters worse as many of you know if you've been like me a bit in the hospital f.

I currently have fibromyalgia, Crushed nerves in my neck that do not respond to any medication other than injections,
Lots of problems with my back too many to name. But I'm unable to stand for more than 20 minutes. I'm only 35 years old.

When I first received my medication it was like my life started over again I went from being in bed wanting to kill myself. To going outside shopping trying to find a job and eventually trying to get myself in school which was no small feat considering my other disabilities, to put it mildly I more or less had to sue them to get it until the day I went into class and we were doing a lab and I was forced to stand I was in so much pain I literally collapsed to the floor my class was over at that point.i'm trying not to give up I'm getting ready to start a homestudy course at least I can do it from my bed but as many of you know it beat you down. I feel like I'm a slave to the pain medication recently it started to not work as well my days are now measured not about if I'm pain-free but how much pain I have to deal with it whether or not it actually goes away her. Wow sorry for the rambling I guess I'm feeling sorry for Myself I think I'll go ahead and push this to the bottom of the post say people don't have to read this immediately.

Jul 01, 2015 10:50 PM

Sorry you had to deal with a mix up on pain management after surgery that must have sucked.
What meds have you tried.
I know you've probably tried tons of medications, but I take many that are outside of normal treatment.
When it comes to nerves, have you tried Lemon Balm, garlic, Kava root, magnolia extract, and low dose Naltrexone?

Jul 01, 2015 10:57 PM

It's ok Ilovemyservicedogs. We've all been where you are. I wanted to die (not kill myself, just be dead) last year. Then I came across this app. The people are wonderful, compassionate, filled with knowledge and experience and suggestions. I have the fibro, sjogrens, and Hypothyroidism, just to name a few. When they all flare up together i call it my triple header flare. My ESIs were done for spinal degeneration and injuries, osteoarthritis and DDD.

I'm 53 and am allergic to so many meds they rarely have anything to give me. So I have a fairly high tolerance of pain, unless needless are involved! Lol. I refuse to let them out me on heavy meds for fear I won't have any options left in the event of an emergency or major surgery. But many on here is non traditional options for pain relief. I'm sure they'll are posted later. I use Tylenol Arthritis, Aleve, voltaren gel, and muscles relaxers. I have Tramadol for serious pain, like my recent flare up. My best thing is simply resting and taking care of myself. I wish you the best! And I'll added you to my prayers. 🙏🌼

Jul 01, 2015 11:05 PM

JI started to use homeopathic medicine. I've had some success with that believe it or not and I'm actually thinking of studying to be a practitioner I have to try to find something positive in this someway to help others and at least I can study from my bed. I have started to use a lot of herbs as well but I have bad reflux so I'm scared to use Tumerick but I do use garlic for nausea. I have to look into the interactions between some of them and my meds anyway I'll get to that later on I think I'll do a
I'm going to try to go to bed now but it's just nice having people to talk to you that I understand there is no one here the dies again please forgive all the ramblings I think I just had to get a lot of stuff off my chest today it's just been a bad flair day . I'll post a list of the homeopathic meds I've tried as well I found that Minooka honey works wonderful on my Gerd it's fact it's the only thing that's helped a lot

Jul 01, 2015 11:13 PM

Sorry on that last post it was ment to be "I" not "Ji"

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