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Forum: Chronic Pain 08-08-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By Boxerlover
I use both Actiq and Fentora. For me the Actiq...

I use both Actiq and Fentora. For me the Actiq lasts much longer than the Fentora. I can go 12 to 16 hours sometimes with no breakthrough pain with the Actiq but with the Fentora it can be as soon as...
Forum: Chronic Pain 07-23-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By Boxerlover
Yes it is, but it brought up a question for me. I...

Yes it is, but it brought up a question for me. I understand about pain changing the pathways so that pain becomes it's own issue, that even after an injury heals, that the pathways continue to...
Forum: Chronic Pain 07-11-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By Boxerlover
I have both a chain and a mom and pop so if the...

I have both a chain and a mom and pop so if the chain has a problem, then the mom and pop always have everything in stock. They are pretty big and are right near the hospital. They have been in...
Forum: Chronic Pain 07-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Boxerlover
Alex, I relate, I'm in Florida(although now I am...

Alex, I relate, I'm in Florida(although now I am in PA on vacation:D) b:Since my disease, either extreme hot or cold just about kills me. We have the air on about 76 all the time and I usually keep a...
Forum: Chronic Pain 06-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Boxerlover
Just an FYI, Fentora is the sugarless version of...

Just an FYI, Fentora is the sugarless version of Atiq and is only FDA approved for cancer pain(which sucks I know) docs do prescribe it off label but many insurance companies won't pay for it because...
Forum: Chronic Pain 03-27-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By Boxerlover
I'm glad to help! Mark was right on with making...

I'm glad to help! Mark was right on with making sure your pain doc is involved. Many times the surgeon will defer and let the pain doc write the orders for pain meds. My pain doc lets the surgeon...
Forum: Chronic Pain 03-26-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By Boxerlover
Hey Hoops, this can get tricky on any number of...

Hey Hoops, this can get tricky on any number of levels but at least you can be prepared and in as much control as possible. If it is a planned surgery many times the doc will taper you down on your...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-14-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By Boxerlover
Bless your heart. You both are in my prayers and...

Bless your heart. You both are in my prayers and I know waiting around has got to be frustrating! Take care and make sure you take care of you in all this!

Blessings
Melyssa
Forum: Chronic Pain 12-08-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By Boxerlover
Alex, you've gotten great advice and I can't add...

Alex, you've gotten great advice and I can't add anything else to it but just wanted to say I'm sorry you've been having these difficulties with the VA. I hope you can work everything out so you can...
Forum: Chronic Pain 12-01-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By Boxerlover
They are so worried about the deaths of people...

They are so worried about the deaths of people who overdose and addicts, I wonder if they are going to care about the number of people who will now commit suicide because of their pain? Will they...
Forum: Chronic Pain 12-01-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Boxerlover
With what Maggie said, this brings up a question...

With what Maggie said, this brings up a question I have wondered about. I get all my meds mail ordered except my pain meds. What happens when they mail you pain meds and the count is wrong. How do...
Forum: Chronic Pain 11-25-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Boxerlover
Happy Turkey Day!

Wishing everyone here a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everybody's pain is low and that you can enjoy time with family and friends!

Melyssa
Forum: Chronic Pain 11-17-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By Boxerlover
Oh, I didn't think you meant cutting them:eek:! ...

Oh, I didn't think you meant cutting them:eek:! I thought you meant leaving half of the plastic shield on. You know how once you remove them form the wrapper, you then have to peel off 2 plastic...
Forum: Chronic Pain 11-16-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By Boxerlover
Maggie, I have read that this works, but wait...

Maggie, I have read that this works, but wait until Steve gives you the right info.

Melyssa
Forum: Chronic Pain 11-07-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,326
Posted By Boxerlover
Alex, Whoo hoo, I am glad that is all over...

Alex,

Whoo hoo, I am glad that is all over and you have all your meds. I cannot imagine having to go off all so quickly and hope I never have to! What a scary thing to have gone through!

Melyssa
Forum: Chronic Pain 10-26-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Boxerlover
Erin, And here I had been hoping you were...

Erin,

And here I had been hoping you were gone because you were living your young life and enjoying your job! Well I am sorry you had to come back, but it is definitely good to hear from you. I'm...
Forum: Chronic Pain 10-26-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Boxerlover
That is one of the good things that has come out...

That is one of the good things that has come out of me being sick is that I have learned that I am not at the mercy of the doc, hospital, pharmacy, etc. Now I am always amazed when I talk with...
Forum: Chronic Pain 10-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Boxerlover
I know it's beating a dead horse, but any other...

I know it's beating a dead horse, but any other med would be replaced immediately especially if it caused any kind of reaction from not taking the medication. Many drugs that are not narcotics say to...
Forum: Chronic Pain 10-20-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Boxerlover
Geez, Alex, one of our worst nightmares! I can't...

Geez, Alex, one of our worst nightmares! I can't say I am surprised that the VA won't give you more, I know on my pain contract it said that lost or stolen meds are my responsibility but I haven't...
Forum: Chronic Pain 10-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By Boxerlover
Hey Mark, I wish you all the best and hope you...

Hey Mark, I wish you all the best and hope you can get some additional help from it. For some reason it has come on my radar too and I have been thinking of trying it. I love massage although I...
Forum: Chronic Pain 10-20-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Boxerlover
Craig, I am glad your decision is working for you...

Craig, I am glad your decision is working for you and you are doing well. I survived stage 3 cancer to now have a 70% chance of dying of a different disease. I too decided to live life on my terms...
Forum: Chronic Pain 09-27-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Boxerlover
Hey Murphy's,it's GREAT to see you here! You will...

Hey Murphy's,it's GREAT to see you here! You will find these are the most caring and compassionate people plus they are very knowledgable! Again welcome and I am glad you are here!!

Melyssa
Forum: Chronic Pain 09-21-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Boxerlover
Alex, yes waiting for an answer is the hardest...

Alex, yes waiting for an answer is the hardest part. Mine went basically like Marks although maybe a little quicker but that was because we went to our Senator and he got involved and boom, my date...
Forum: Chronic Pain 09-21-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Boxerlover
Leeaelle, trust me I asked him that! I told him...

Leeaelle, trust me I asked him that! I told him that I feel like I did at the beginning when I was trying to justify how sick I was! This isn't like him at all, this is a man who when I would...
Forum: Chronic Pain 09-21-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Boxerlover
Blue, I have had 2 foot surgeries but those were...

Blue, I have had 2 foot surgeries but those were for neuromas. My ortho was great about not letting me have uncontrollable pain but this was also before I started pain management so I wasn't on pain...
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