10-24-2009, 05:21 PM
Senior Veteran (female)
Join Date: May 2002
| | Re: Brachial Plexus Infusion/block
I have bupivicaine in my pump. I think it helps me much more than the morphine. It helps with the sensitivity, color and temp changes. I thought it had helped with the sweating. I didn't have that for 8 years. This past March, my pump catheter moved from where it had been and I wasn't getting the meds at the right place, dose, etc and went through withdrawal. Anyway, I've gotten a new pump, but the sweating is still there. I'm hoping that my body just has to calm down again (from not getting the right dose for up to 6 months or so) and maybe it takes time. Who knows? Nobody knows for sure!
Anyway, that's my story on bupivacaine. Good luck with your decision.