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Board: Back Problems 05-03-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By janiee08
My Rod Broke...

Well, some background first. I had an eight-level fusion in October of '07. It was not successful. I've been in Pain Management since then, but even on pain meds I am not very functional. My pain...
Board: Pain Management 04-18-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By janiee08
Re: New Issues after old issues

Hi ubumm and welcome to the HealthBoards!! You might try browsing thru the Spinal Cord Disorders Board as they deal more with cervical/neck issues...janiee
Board: Back Problems 03-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,620
Posted By janiee08
Re: Update - return/worsening of pain 7m post ALIF

cheryl, I was just thinking maybe it's your SI joint, however your symptoms don't exactly fit that either. Maybe you can mention it to your doctor anyways. I read somewhere that SI joint dysfunction...
Board: Nutritional Disorders 02-23-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By janiee08
Re: Vitamin D test - confused

Wow!! A 6 is extremely low. Mine was 17 and they thought that was bad! I was told they like it above 50, but I doubt I'll ever get there. It took me months to get to 20 after I started my...
Board: Back Problems 02-22-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,457
Posted By janiee08
Re: Pain following 5-level spinal fusion

You had a very long fusion, and these fusion surgerys are very big surgerys. You can't compare them to having your gallbladder out for example. They (fusions) are more on the level of open heart...
Board: Pain Management 01-08-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,138
Posted By janiee08
Re: just a simple quick question

twinsmom, which pain med are you on, if I may ask?...janiee
Board: Pain Management 12-21-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,150
Posted By janiee08
Re: Pain dr suddenly wants me off ALL pain meds in 2 weeks after 14 months

First off, I wanted to clarify that this law in Washington goes in effect in Jan.'12. Also, it's only for non-malignant pain (non-cancerous). I couldn't find a similar law for Ohio, and didn't...
Board: Pain Management 12-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,150
Posted By janiee08
Re: Pain dr suddenly wants me off ALL pain meds in 2 weeks after 14 months

It seems some states are enacting a law that states that if you are on the equivalent of 120mg of Morphine or above; this could be any other narotic, like Oxy, Vicodan, etc., you have to see a Pain...
Board: Back Problems 12-07-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By janiee08
Re: I,m on Methadone ,No Doctor will treat me

Please don't take more Methadone than prescribed by your physician. Taking more of this kind of medication can literally kill you. This narcotic, unlike the other narcotics, remains in your system...
Board: Pain Management 12-01-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By janiee08
Re: need help on when can get pain med filled

I also wanted to add that in my state (Ohio), we can only change pharmacy's once a year. Doing so more than once is illegal here. So, you might want to also find out if this is the case in your state...
Board: Chronic Pain 11-13-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By janiee08
Re: Fentanyl-Miracle Drug or Another Mistake?

Hi jewels! I was just confused about something. Why were you going to a methadone clinic if you were taking the methadone for pain? I thought that if you took methadone for chronic pain, you received...
Board: Back Problems 11-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,772
Posted By janiee08
Re: Surgery to Remove Scar Tissue!

terri- do you think it wasn't caught on the MRI because of all the instrumentation?...janiee
Board: Pain Management 10-26-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,475
Posted By janiee08
Re: Inadequate pain relief after emergency surgery..help!

dianajune, You had this surgery on October 17th right? If so, it would make today the tenth day, not two weeks like others have said. Also you say that you have a 12 inch scar? This sounds like a...
Board: Parenting Issues 10-13-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,627
Posted By janiee08
Re: Am I over reacting?

I actually think that this teacher may have stepped on some Hippa laws here. I don't see why she had to bring these girls into the discussion in the first place. Other examples could have been used...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-12-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,135
Posted By janiee08
Re: Krill oil v. Omega 3 Differences & benifits of each

I believe Mega-Red is another brand that also doesn't give you that fishy, after-taste...janiee
Board: Neurology 10-11-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By janiee08
Re: Unexplained Symptoms that continue

Perhaps an MRI or CT of the entire spine is in order? However, insurance rarely likes to pay for all of that. I think you're best bet is to find a good Board Certified Neurologist that specializes...
Board: Gallbladder 10-11-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,418
Posted By janiee08
Re: Gallbladder vs IBS

I would bet your symptoms are due to your gallbladder. Not all people with gallbladder problems present with the same kind of signs and symptoms, and not all fit the "text-book" description either....
Board: Back Problems 10-08-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By janiee08
Re: Aqua therapy

Hi Marinesback, When beginning water therapy, I agree it's best to have a therapist at first. But after insurance no longer pays the cost, you might want to look around at nearby motels and hotels...
Board: Healthcare Professionals 10-06-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,001
Posted By janiee08
Re: PA vs NP

In my state a NP is much more educated like jenny said. She can prescribe many drugs without a doc's approval, except for narcotic's; these need to be co-signed by a physician. I think PA's have two...
Board: Allergies 09-27-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,742
Posted By janiee08
Re: What's wrong with our Planet?

Some of these extreme weather conditions can be blamed on weather cycles called la nina, and el nino. This year we are experiencing la nina which is to blame for the drought in Texas. And also the...
Board: Aging Issues 09-23-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,881
Posted By janiee08
Re: Why do people think weight makes you look older?

When a person is younger, like in their 20's and 30's, and they are overweight, it tends to make them look older. However, when a person is older, like over 40, and they are overweight, it can make...
Board: Stroke 09-22-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,035
Posted By janiee08
Re: Prayers for Janet - writeleft

So sorry, my prayers are with you...janiee08...:angel:
Board: Chronic Pain 09-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By janiee08
Re: Cfap

Hello, and welcome to the HealthBoards!! I just did a little digging and found that low dose antidepressant medication can help with the stomach pains and peppermint capsules. It does seem to be a...
Board: Anemia 09-10-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By janiee08
Re: Thalassemia Carrier

janewhite, Thanks a lot for the info!! My doc said that when you have Thalassemia (minor) you don't feel the fatigue much when you are young, but as you age it becomes more noticable. I surely do...
Board: Anemia 09-09-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By janiee08
Re: Thalassemia Carrier

Hello Everyone, I have Thalassemia too, as does my mom. I don't know if my dad has it or not. Regardless, would he have to be a carrier for me to have it? Both my parents are from the Mediterranean...
Board: Pain Management 09-09-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,094
Posted By janiee08
Re: Washington pain managment center in Renton

What new law are you talking about?...janiee
Board: Pain Management 09-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,386
Posted By janiee08
Re: Opana ER 30mg & no relief? Odd?

Newts, What medication are you on? Also, maybe you can start a new thread so we can better follow your story? ....janiee P.S. Welcome to the Boards!!
Board: Pain Management 09-03-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,707
Posted By janiee08
Re: pain dr needed

Spaz 50, I think you're not understanding the difference between tolerance and addiction. There is a BIG difference. I don't have time to explain it to you now, maybe you can research it on-line, or...
Board: Pain Management 08-28-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,547
Posted By janiee08
Re: The Tylenol Issue

Good for you girl!! It isn't right under ANY circumstances, for these docs to lie to us; esp. when they expect us to be 100% honest with them...janiee
Board: Back Problems 08-21-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By janiee08
Re: women -- post-alif spotting

Well I do know that many women do get their periods unexpectedly after surgerys. Why this really happens I don't know, but it has happenned to me too. Also, some women will get an unexpected period...
Board: Pain Management 08-14-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By janiee08
Re: 91yr. old using fentanyl patch-side effects question

azuree, Your welcome. The doctors may have thought she was opiate tolerant because of the Lortab, but I couldn't be sure. If I remember correctly, Lortab comes in different dosages as well, and we...
Board: Chronic Pain 08-14-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By janiee08
Re: How long until Methadone was perscribed for pain relief for you??

One thing you need to think about when considering Methadone treatment, is the following: When for example, you are changing for whatever reason, from one narcotic to another, let's say from...
Board: Pain Management 08-14-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By janiee08
Re: 91yr. old using fentanyl patch-side effects question

Well first off, the Fentanyl patch is usually reserved for people who are opiate tolerant, meaning for those people that have been on narcotics for a long time. However, there are exceptions. What...
Board: Pain Management 08-14-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,008
Posted By janiee08
Re: Does anyone have other issues?

O.K., So I re-read your original post, and your asking if we have any OTHER issues related to pain. First I thought you wanted us to list ALL our issues; lol!! That would be quite long for me, and I...
Board: Chronic Pain 08-14-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By janiee08
Re: How long until Methadone was perscribed for pain relief for you??

I forgot to mention that there is one more medication called Savella that was made for Fibro. However, I don't know anyone on it or how successful it is for the treatment of Fibro pain...janiee
Board: Chronic Pain 08-13-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By janiee08
Re: How long until Methadone was perscribed for pain relief for you??

Yes, I would say that it would be prescribed more further down the line after many other meds have failed. I have Fibro as well and I must say that I have never heard of treating Fibro with...
Board: Pain Management 08-13-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By janiee08
Re: Greetings from a new member

Fioricets and Soma being one step below heroin..oh, I don't think so, lolll. There are some docs that have a problem prescribing Soma, mine being one of them, but it's no where near being close to...
Board: Pain Management 08-13-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,938
Posted By janiee08
Re: When Converting LA to SA...

Katlin, Thanks for your response, it's greatly appreciated. About private insurance, that's what I had before Kaiser. It was about $24,000 a year!!...just for me!!! Not including dental, eye or...
Board: Pain Management 08-13-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,938
Posted By janiee08
Re: When Converting LA to SA...

ibakeandpray, Thanks so much for your concerns about me. I remember dietdrpepper123, such a nice person. I often wonder how she is doing? Last I heard she was trying the pain pump. The only problem I...
Board: Pain Management 08-12-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,938
Posted By janiee08
Re: When Converting LA to SA...

Sorry ilovemycutedog, I thought I was putting my last post in paragraphs, but it didn't come out that way:(...janiee
Board: Pain Management 08-12-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,938
Posted By janiee08
Re: When Converting LA to SA...

No problem, ilovemycutedog, and I do appreciate the responses. Katlin, by reading my previous posts you can see that my new insurance did not cover the Oxycontin that I was on initially, which worked...
Board: Pain Management 08-11-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,938
Posted By janiee08
Re: When Converting LA to SA...

Sorry, I guess I don't know how to use the reply button...lol!! Never had to use it before! Wanted to remind you that I have been in PM for about seven years, and have been on pain meds for my back...
Board: Pain Management 08-11-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,938
Posted By janiee08
Re: When Converting LA to SA...

[QUOTE=Ilovemycutedog;4820919]Thanks for more info Jainee...you have gone through a lot!..

If I could ask a tiny favor...is it possible to go back and put your post into paragraphs? It's a little...
Board: Pain Management 08-11-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,938
Posted By janiee08
Re: When Converting LA to SA...

Yes, basically the whole reason has to do with health insurance. Let me explain, but first I want you to know that I do know a lot about PM, and have been in chronic pain since jr. high and I'm now...
Board: Pain Management 08-11-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,938
Posted By janiee08
When Converting LA to SA...

Hello everyone!! Hope today finds you as painfree as possible! Well, I have a question I've been wondering about for a while. If someone has been on, for example, LA Oxycontin 30mg twice a day, and...
Board: Back Problems 08-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,268
Posted By janiee08
Re: Different pains after fusion!! Getting concerned!!

Hi bigphil, It could be scar tissue impinging or "stepping on" a nerve that innervates, your lower leg and foot. Or, it could be many other things as well. Have you talked with your surgeon about...
Board: Back Problems 07-24-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,325
Posted By janiee08
Re: More Drop foot after surgery

bracer, I think you have a point there about the sciatica nerve. However, I think that a surgeon can hit this nerve (accidently) directly and still cause foot drop and other symptoms like...
Board: Pain Management 07-24-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,893
Posted By janiee08
Re: I have a morphine pump inplant the alarm is on

jblan, I don't know much about pumps at all, however I would think that the longer you wait to be seen by the dr., the worse off it will be for you physically and perhaps the doc's can figure out...
Board: Pain Management 07-22-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,782
Posted By janiee08
Re: PHN - post herpetic neuralgia

updated, There's someone with the user name of "maltluver" that has a pain pump. She's usually on the back board, and sometimes she's here too. I haven't seen her on recently though. I think Marcia's...
Board: Chronic Pain 07-19-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By janiee08
Re: Exhausted!!!

Well, funny you should mention Vitamin D. My doctor did a Vit D level on me, and guess what? It was 15! He said normal is over 30. So I am low. My pain levels have been worse lately, and the fatigue...
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