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Old 03-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Injectable vs tablet form

In the past for my migraines in days when they have been severe but I have been unable to leave work for the day I have had the ability to go to my pcp clinic and receive an injection of torodol to help manage my migraine pain until such time as I could go home and take my medications that allowed me to curl up in a dark room and sleep the pain away.

My pcp recently referred me to a headache specialist who wrote me a prescription for torodol in tablet form so that I would no longer have to make the clinic visits for the injections. Twice since receiving the new prescription I have been in the situation that called for me to take the torodol tablets which have a daily maximum of 2 per day 6 hours a part the thing is I don't feel that the tablets are a effective as the injections. I am aware that they will be slower acting but even after waiting the 6 hour time period and taking the second dose I don't feel I get the same level of relief as I did from a single injection.

I was wondering if anyone else had found the tablets to be less effect than the injections I don't want to continue to take these meds if they really don't do what I need them to do.

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: Injectable vs tablet form

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In the past for my migraines in days when they have been severe but I have been unable to leave work for the day I have had the ability to go to my pcp clinic and receive an injection of torodol to help manage my migraine pain until such time as I could go home and take my medications that allowed me to curl up in a dark room and sleep the pain away.

My pcp recently referred me to a headache specialist who wrote me a prescription for torodol in tablet form so that I would no longer have to make the clinic visits for the injections. Twice since receiving the new prescription I have been in the situation that called for me to take the torodol tablets which have a daily maximum of 2 per day 6 hours a part the thing is I don't feel that the tablets are a effective as the injections. I am aware that they will be slower acting but even after waiting the 6 hour time period and taking the second dose I don't feel I get the same level of relief as I did from a single injection.

I was wondering if anyone else had found the tablets to be less effect than the injections I don't want to continue to take these meds if they really don't do what I need them to do.

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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Re: Injectable vs tablet form

I totally agree with you. The injections are way better than the pills. Did they tell you not to take the pills more than 3 days in a row b/c they are harsh on your kidneys?

It's hard to get a doctor to give Toradol for this reason, but I've seen some people get prescribed Toradol injections! Lucky them! Toradol works so well for my migraines. But you are correct, the pill form doesn't hold a candle to the injection...not even close.

 
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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I know I have to watch how much of them I take this weekend was the worst I started Friday with a migraine went through every thing I have access to at home finally gave in and went to Er Friday night after fighting with inexperienced PA on call that wanted to give me injection of muscle relaxer and injection of torodol I looked at him as best I could and said why would I come here to have you give me more of what I already have as I held me presc bottles in hand finally got shot of pain meds that worked went home and had relief for 12 hours then it was back fearing rebound I stayed in a dark quiet room and tried to sleep it off for two days. When my daughter couldn't rouse me enough to face light and sound to go to work monday morning she called in for me and took me to acute walk in three hours later of jaw clenching nausea bag holding think I'm going to die processing thru clinic I was given the gift of life back in the form of an injection. I went from pain registering an 8 and yes I have had natural childbirth without drugs so I know an 8 on a 10 scale to having the pain beginning to receded but better I could see without pain. I could hear my heartbeat without it hurting my ears this was a new pain medication for me so I was unfamiliar with how I would react to it but after four days of pain I knew I was going to live

 
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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what pain meds did they give you in the ER and acute care clinic?

 
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Re: Injectable vs tablet form

They gave me diladud otherwise known as hydromorphine.

 
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