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Old 02-25-2010, 01:04 AM   #16
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Re: High tolerance to Pain meds. HELP PLEASE!!!

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Im sure there is a tolerance issue.

I was just thinking about the rotation of meds, it makes sense to me. Id rather attempt that then keep increasing. Not sure how my PM would react but if I have the same with the 40mg I may bring it up.

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I've posted this in another thread I am sure... In my mind a good responsible PM specialist will cycle your LR & BT meds when they notice your tolerance getting too high... mine currently cycles my LR med between methadone and MS-CONTIN (lr morphine) and my BT med between percocet and instant release Morphine...

As others have said your body metabolizes different opiates different ways. Rotation lets your tolerance drop in relation to one med as it builds up tolerance to another. Then once your tolerance is down for the first set and up for the second set, they cycle you back. And your opiate specific tolerance reverses back to your original path after its been reset. Sometimes they use 3 different types of pain meds to cycle through, each set metabolizing differently.

Just my 16% of a bit (think about it )
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And, trying to get the correct medication treatment is just another hurdle of which we need to get over. I've asked many people about their memory and get the same answer all the time "what memory?" Also, another side effect of narcotics in most people, but lucky you that you can function mentally on the drugs. I can no longer work because of the meds and I had to have a clear mind and memory because I was a hardware systems engineer. I think that's the hardest thing to deal with.

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Personally I am looking for every way to get OFF the meds. I hate the way they have changed my affect and especially hate the effect they have had on my mental acuity, focus & memory retention...

...Back to the mental acuity... trying to learn a new skill for today's job market? My functional capacity on the meds is 40-60% of what it used to be before the accidents.

Last thing I want in my life is more meds!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:31 AM   #17
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Re: High tolerance to Pain meds. HELP PLEASE!!!

I too have been on the narcotics rollercoaster ride for a few years now. At presentI am stable with fentanyl 25mgh, with daily doses; 4-10mg percs, 3-10mg flexeril, 6 fiorocet, 3-600mg gabapentin and 10mg valium as needed. My pain is now under control. It will vary from person to person for total pain relief. I funtion as a normal person does. In fact, I do drive profesionally with no problems. Some others would not be able to handle the meds for pain as I do and there are others whom I couldn't handle the meds that they are on. DO NOT be afraid to talk to your PM about relief from pain. If it takes a combination to get there, at least you can be pain free. There is no need to suffer unless you enjoy it.

 
Old 02-26-2010, 12:11 PM   #18
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Re: High tolerance to Pain meds. HELP PLEASE!!!

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I too have been on the narcotics rollercoaster ride for a few years now. At presentI am stable with fentanyl 25mgh, with daily doses; 4-10mg percs, 3-10mg flexeril, 6 fiorocet, 3-600mg gabapentin and 10mg valium as needed. My pain is now under control. It will vary from person to person for total pain relief. I funtion as a normal person does. In fact, I do drive profesionally with no problems. Some others would not be able to handle the meds for pain as I do and there are others whom I couldn't handle the meds that they are on. DO NOT be afraid to talk to your PM about relief from pain. If it takes a combination to get there, at least you can be pain free. There is no need to suffer unless you enjoy it.
Your lucky ROSARK... I can't drive with my meds and am relegated to using a specially adapted electric assisted bike to get to and from mass transit stops, then I can get to where mass transit will take me, when its running which sadly isn't 24/7 here and for all purposes pretty much nil on Sundays. Which means I have to rely on taxis if I need to do anything on Sundays or if I ever took a job on a swing or graveyard shift.

Also I had to get an exception letter from the Mass Transit ADA Director for my bike. My other option would have been to give up and resign myself to a power assisted wheelchair/scooter.

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