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Old 11-07-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Dr. thinks I m neurotic

My pain med rxing Dr. believes me and has my EMG reports showing"mild sensory neuropathy" and MRI showing herniated disk,scar tissue around L-4/L-5 fusion(1986)with radiculopathy(??)Anyway he asked me to keep a pain journal and the middle of the night awakenings from pain he attributes to withdrawal. I know withdrawal causes pain...so how do you know? He said sensory neuropathy should not be THAT painful. All I know is that I must sleep or I am a basket case.I would rather give up a daytime dose to get a decent night's sleep.To me,the pain is bad...I must seem like a real wimp in his eyes but I don't pop a pill over every little ache and pain. Any feedback is so greatly appreciated. BTW, I take 75-90 mgs. of plain oxycodone and 5-10 mgs. of elavil at bedtime. I haven't had a lot of luck with meds....been on Lyrica, Neurontin.Motrin, vicodin and this current combo works for me,. Am I on a very high dose? Thanks in advance. Love, Sharonn

 
Old 11-08-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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Re: Dr. thinks I m neurotic

Hi

I would seriously tell your dr to stick his finger in the light socket and see how it feels. Sensory neuropathy hurts like crazy. I currently have it in my hands, feet, fingers, and toes. Luckly, we found out that my B-12 was too low and it was the cause of the sensory neuropathy. 8 months ago, I was ready to scream from the pain. It messes with everything. Not fun to deal with.

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Old 11-09-2007, 07:21 AM   #3
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Too funny....light socket. Thanks for the laugh. Be well...Love, S

 
Old 11-09-2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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Re: Dr. thinks I m neurotic

You know if the current medication that you are taking is working for you then stick with that. What may seem like a high dose for one person is an effective dose for another. I currently take 37.5mcg fentanyl patch,600mg Lyrica, 100mg Ultram, and acteminophen. It was working well for awhile until the last week and a half. Now there is tingling and a pulsating feeling going up my feet into my lower legs. It gets very frustrating and now my doctor wants me to try a TENS unit. The hardest thing is trying to find not only the right medications but also the right dosages. If you find that then stay there.

Brian

 
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