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Board: Pain Management 01-31-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By dave490
Re: fentanyl patch and MS Contin ???

Hi TC. To answer your question of harm - nobody but a doctor should even attempt to give you the answer; each person is different. I take MSIR for breakthrough pain as prescribed by my doctor. I...
Board: Pain Management 01-22-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By dave490
Re: 1st PM APPT... Advice?

First, it's not a whine on your part; you have legitimate concerns and you've turned to a great forum to get some advice. I echo what others have said: be completely honest. It's far easier to...
Board: Pain Management 08-09-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By dave490
Re: Early Refill Freakout

I think all the suggestions here are great, and I too give you a high 5 for staying active. One thing I'd suggest is to sit down with your doctor and ask him/her what he/she would recommend as a...
Board: Pain Management 08-09-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By dave490
Re: Worried about getting Red Flagged...

It's not too late to get this resolved. Granted, it would have been ideal to get a hold of your doctor immediately, but we're human and we make mistakes. The best solution, I think, is to call the...
Board: Pain Management 07-22-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By dave490
Re: NEWBIE, first post

Has anyone talked to you about the fentanyl patch? I wear the 75 microgram/hour, and it's a God-send. I was originally on oxycontin, and after while it failed to keep my pain under control, so my...
Board: Pain Management 05-14-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By dave490
Re: So tired of this.

Unfortunately pain specialists are under the DEA's microscope, and many have really tightened up on prescribing narcotics. When new patients come in, the PM doc often tries to get the patient off...
Board: Pain Management 05-14-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By dave490
Hot Weather and Meds

Summer is on the way and extreme heat can cause various problems for those of us on meds. This is especially true if you're on a fentanyl patch. Since the patch is heat-activated, the more heat,...
Board: Pain Management 05-13-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By dave490
Re: Pain med refill problems

[QUOTE=kittkat;5172188]This isn't even an option for me, as my scripts have no refills, so I guess, hoping I should say, as this was my first PM appt. that I WILL get a refill when I go to my next...
Board: Pain Management 05-12-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By dave490
Properly Store Your Meds

I wrote a thread like this a couple of years ago, and thought it was time to write it again. With so many people being prescribed narcotics today, drugs are often left out where others could have...
Board: Pain Management 05-12-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By dave490
Re: pain meds

I would hold off on fentanyl patches for a while and use ER like oxy, morphine, etc. Fentanyl should only be used if you've been on narcotics for a lengthy time. I'm on the fent patch with morphine...
Board: Pain Management 04-16-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,910
Posted By dave490
Re: Post op and a lot of medication

I can understand your concerns, and you're right - they are powerful drugs. I've been on the fentanyl patch for a number of years, along with morphine IR and ER. I, too, am a lifer, as I won't be...
Board: Pain Management 04-09-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,235
Posted By dave490
Re: Stollen pain med's- what do I do?

I replied to this post because I agree. Further, I don't think it has anything to do with CP patients being treated like criminals. It is true that pain meds can go missing; I don't dispute that. ...
Board: Pain Management 03-10-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By dave490
Re: In a difficult predicament... need advice

There is absolutely one way to handle information with your doctor, and that's 100% honesty. You definitely don't want to try to pass it off as the bypass eliminating the drugs from your blood...
Board: Pain Management 03-05-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,910
Posted By dave490
Re: Post op and a lot of medication

One thing to keep in mind is that your doctor was making a prediction, which may or may not end up coming true. Only time will tell whether you need the variety of drugs you're taking right now. I...
Board: Chronic Pain 01-04-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By dave490
Re: pain for song long... now i feel slowed down

Unfortunately it's common for families to believe we don't need the medication. Whether it's denial, or fear of narcotics, some of us - me included - have no support within the family. My dad was...
Board: Pain Management 11-28-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By dave490
Re: New to Pain Management, worried about follow up appt

I couldn't agree more, and I'd like to add to your thoughts. If you get involved with a pain clinic, it won't take long to get a feeling for their objectivity. If they bad-mouth your present course...
Board: Pain Management 11-16-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By dave490
Re: New to Pain Management, worried about follow up appt

More than anything else, be completely honest with your PCP. If you didn't follow the prescription exactly as specified, so say, and assure him/her that you want to follow the daily plan. Let your...
Board: Brain & Head Injury 11-16-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By dave490
Re: Minor Head Injury Last Night

While I'm not a doctor, if you're not having vision problems, upset stomach, pain anywhere else, I wouldn't get too concerned. The scalp is very vascular, so a small cut or puncture will seem like a...
Board: Pain Management 07-22-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,958
Posted By dave490
Re: chronic pain with no hope

Excellent point. My GP took over my pain management after I had a consult with a PM doc, and it has worked out very well. As you said - one doctor and not bouncing around. We've developed a mutual...
Board: Chronic Pain 07-01-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,089
Posted By dave490
Fentanyl Patches and Hot Weather

For those of us who wear fentanyl patches, regardless of the brand, this is a critical time of the year. The unrelenting hot weather can cause the patch to release more medication than we need, and...
Board: Pain Management 03-09-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,538
Posted By dave490
Re: please help depressed due to chronic pain

Chroic pain is as lonely as it is devastating. When someone has cancer and is in considerable pain, nobody tells them to "suck it up." They empathize and encourage the patient to work with their...
Board: Chronic Pain 03-09-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By dave490
Re: new person - my story

Hi Flutterby. I don't have TN; I had an electric shock of 8000 volts in 1991. That left me with severe migraines and facial pain. Until the doctors figure out - if they ever can - what it is that...
Board: Pain Management 10-18-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,836
Posted By dave490
Re: New Duragesic Patch Design

We can't really go into ways of abusing on the boards, because it's not wise and also the administrator will go bullistic. But for sure the resivoir system can indeed be compromised and abused. In...
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