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Forum: Chronic Pain 08-09-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By steph2323
If I overdo it, I end up in bed for a day or 2....

If I overdo it, I end up in bed for a day or 2. It upsets me and I feel very guilty about it,but it happens everytime I plan too many activies back to back. The pain gets so bad, and I hurt in every...
Forum: Chronic Pain 05-20-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By steph2323
When I started on Fentanyl I was so fatigued that...

When I started on Fentanyl I was so fatigued that I could not function, so the doc added adderal. It helps tremendously, and I am not jittery,just awake. I skip at least 1 day a week though so I...
Forum: Chronic Pain 05-09-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,131
Posted By steph2323
I'm still fairly new to the Fentanyl patch and...

I'm still fairly new to the Fentanyl patch and started it in Jan 09. I have only used the Sandoz, and always with a Tagaderm patch over it. After some adjusting, I am changing it every 60 hours and...
Forum: Chronic Pain 04-18-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By steph2323
I write each pill and time taken each day. I...

I write each pill and time taken each day. I tried the pillbox method,but if I had to take a tylenol, tums,ect, I was writing that down anyway, so this works for me. I keep a fresh notepad right next...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-24-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By steph2323
This is so irratating that we get we have to jump...

This is so irratating that we get we have to jump through so many hoops to get treatmen.He must of put a reason for giving shots on the note, like a pain level for instance, to justify his action....
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-21-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
[QUOTE=DiMarie;321114]Stephanie, My dd did take...

[QUOTE=DiMarie;321114]Stephanie,
My dd did take a trip to florida, but not the beach. Unfortunatly it was in Oct and 99* at Epcot and Universal. I kept her with a canapy on a scooter, spray bottle...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
So you understand why I cancelled my trip to...

So you understand why I cancelled my trip to Florida then:) I am going to continue with it and see how it goes, but if there is not signifigant ongoing relief, I will ask to go off of it by summer....
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-20-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
I am so sorry to hear about your child. No one...

I am so sorry to hear about your child. No one should have to die while trying to get pain relief. I am being very careful and taking all of the precautions very seriously. Did your child have a...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-20-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By steph2323
You may need to go back up on the meds until you...

You may need to go back up on the meds until you get to your appt,but can they give you a med for the sick feeling? I take Tygan which worked better than the phenerganor compazine that I tried...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-19-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By steph2323
Good. Hope you get it soon. I used to work in...

Good. Hope you get it soon. I used to work in Mental Health and when we had long delays, a call to a legislator would magically work. Sad but true.
I got denied the first time too, but had my...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-18-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By steph2323
Sorry to hear about all of the problems with SSD...

Sorry to hear about all of the problems with SSD and medicare and not being on meds. Have you contacted your local congressman or other official to se of they can help? It's awful what they put your...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-18-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this subject...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this subject and glad it is working well for you. I do understand about the quality of life issue completely. You have to be able to be able to function a little...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-15-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
Unhappy Thanks Melissa. I love the beach more than words...

Thanks Melissa. I love the beach more than words can say. When doc said no I cancelled in a bit of a panic. If I had on the patch for a longer time, I may have come down anyway(live in pa). Once my...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-15-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
Thanks spondygurl. You and the others have put my...

Thanks spondygurl. You and the others have put my mind at ease for certain. I have been a bit of a spaz since starting it, but even more so once I felt how well it worked so I didn't want to screw...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-15-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
Thanks Kathi. So glad that I started on this med...

Thanks Kathi. So glad that I started on this med when I am starting with peri menopause. :rolleyes: I would love to have it work for 3 days, but if I only get 1 out of 3, I will still be happy. I...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-15-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
Thanks so much for the very detailed answer...

Thanks so much for the very detailed answer Melissa! When I told my doctor that I was going to Florida she said no beach so I know her position on that, but will contact the drug company to ask them...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-14-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By steph2323
Hoops, I have felt like you do in every regard. I...

Hoops, I have felt like you do in every regard. I just started on Adderall,which is giving me some energy but not so much that I feel jittery,ect. It makes me feel normal again at times. I find that...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-14-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By steph2323
Fentanyl and Exercise,Hot Showers

Hi everyone. I'm more of a lurker than poster, and I have learned so much here so I figured I would ask you all my questions. I have been a chronic pain patient since 2003. Was rear ended 2 times and...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-07-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By steph2323
I have to second the Cymbalta suggestion. It...

I have to second the Cymbalta suggestion. It doesn't control all of the pain,but does help with the constant burning,itching that I had from the nerve pain. I had tried all of the others,but they...
Forum: Chronic Pain 02-07-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By steph2323
I have used the tens unit 3 times in the past 5...

I have used the tens unit 3 times in the past 5 years, and each time it has had either no effect or made my muscle spasms worse. Tried various settings,ect as my doc was convinced that it would work,...
Forum: Chronic Pain 07-29-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By steph2323
Smile Good topic A.K. I am happy that I finally have a...

Good topic A.K. I am happy that I finally have a good pain managment doctor who tries to help me anyway that she can. I am also grateful for the support of my family and friends.
Stephanie
Forum: Chronic Pain 05-15-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By steph2323
Thanks for your condolences Diandra and I wish...

Thanks for your condolences Diandra and I wish you the best of luck with helping your Dad to get some relief.
Stephanie
Forum: Chronic Pain 05-15-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,645
Posted By steph2323
I too had a terrible expierence with Lyrica. I...

I too had a terrible expierence with Lyrica. I felt very disoriented,dizzy and shaky on my feet. Only took it for 1 day. That class of drugs don't seem to agree with me so I am on Cymbalta 90/day and...
Forum: Chronic Pain 05-12-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By steph2323
Oh I forgot that on top of the dialudid he had...

Oh I forgot that on top of the dialudid he had the fentalyl patch on at 250 mg too. Talk about major fightw with the insurance company! But if you fight them long enough, they will approve.
Stephanie
Forum: Chronic Pain 05-12-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By steph2323
Hi. I have been a lurker for quite some time,and...

Hi. I have been a lurker for quite some time,and I first want to say hello to all and thanks for all of the info that I have learned here. I had to respond to this post though since I recently went...
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