Originally Posted by MrPCMan
HI, sorry if this was posted somewhere else...my pain doc has "fired me" as I couldn't tolerate any of his pain pills, even Fentanyl the "miracle" pain patch, LOL.
I have lost 20 pounds and that took away the constant pain I had in my lower back, however I still have mobility pain. This from the OA in my lower back and right shoulder at 51.
The last comment to me from pain guy was "I would recommend a tertiary treatment by IV from an Anesthetist (sp?)" not sure what this means but he said go see your GP I will give her the information. Anyone know what kind of pain management that is?
Hi mrpcman, I see that you are from Canada & that reminded me of something that i have read about that i dont think that we have in the US but it is done in Canada & might be what the dr was referring to. Patients that have very cruel debilitating pain unrelieved by any narcotic medicines are put in a ketamine trial, it may be done with other medicine this is just the one that i have read about, in the hospital they are given iv ketamine for 3-4 days & if it helps their pain it is prescribed for them to take at home usually a liquid.These patients are desperate, often with caregivers & spend most of their time in bed from the trials that i have read
about. Is there any chance that he could have been talking about an intrthecal morphine pump trial? I hope that everything works out for you