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Board: Pain Management 11-20-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,939
Posted By Drewtn
Re: When is it time to accept things?

I havenít been around much lately but I really wanted to comment on your post. First of all take a DEEP BREATH! ((HUGS))

I have had headaches/migraines for 7 years. Yes it gets REALLY old!!...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-30-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,270
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Smoking "ice" everyday for 3-4 mos. Scared for our health but too addicted..

I really hope you figure something out. My only brother died of a meth OD. He was 34 and a personal trainer in great shape. Meth can take you whenever it wants. :(
Please get some help. You can...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 08-30-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,711
Posted By Drewtn
Re: cervicogenic headache?

WOW! I don't see the topic of cervicogenic headaches very often. That is what my pain doc finally diagnosed me with. My issues stem at C2 & C3 from double whiplash. They started 11/99 and haven't...
Board: Pain Management 08-14-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Interesting info! (and need some support)

(((HUGS))) So sorry to hear about all of the troubles you are going through. I am glad the Topamax didn't cause the eye trouble. It seems so easy for all of the docs to just say . . . hey . . ....
Board: Pain Management 07-18-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,091
Posted By Drewtn
Re: new OXYmorphone drug "OPANA"

"Endo Receives FDA Approval For Opana(R) ER (oxymorphone HCl) Extended-Release And Opana(R) (oxymorphone HCl) Immediate Release Tablets" CII
Board: Pain Management 05-17-2006, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By Drewtn
Re: How's your relationship with your pharmacist?

I thought going to a big chain pharmacy would be easier for availability of CII medicines. WRONG!! I just changed my contract over to a mom and pop pharmacy that treats many CP patients. They are...
Board: Pain Management 05-17-2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Why don't they want me to get an MRI??

Thanks for all of the responses and ideas!! I am really trying to stay on his good side because I fear making them upset will get me booted out. I first started going to this clinic because they...
Board: Pain Management 05-16-2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Drewtn
Why don't they want me to get an MRI??

I donít understand why the physician assistant that I see at the pain clinic doesnít want me to have an MRI of my neck!???? I thought one had already been done by my neurologist but I just found out...
Board: Pain Management 05-16-2006, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Drewtn
Angry Re: K stone,where are youuuu??

Please don't think I have lost it but . . . :o

It makes me want to BREAK a part of his body and make him sit in the lobby for a few hours and THEN tell him he is a drug seeker and give him an...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-05-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,174
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Constant Headaches

Since you also have pain down your arms maybe it is related to a pinched nerve or something like that. I know when I have a tension headache the pain can radiate down my shoulders or different areas...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-05-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,899
Posted By Drewtn
Re: children and headaches

My first thought was dehydration. It is really easy for kids to get dehydrated. I would try to make sure she gets enough water each day for sure. A ponytail can cause head pain too. She probably...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 05-05-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Drewtn
Re: a very long migraine

Are you sure it is a migraine?? I didn't know one could last that long. I have head a daily headache since November of 1999. I get tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches and migraines. I was...
Board: Pain Management 05-05-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Drewtn
Board: Pain Management 05-05-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,746
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Fentanyl illness. (Mylan)

Could it be that it is just too strong now?? I think the brand name is stronger than the generic. I get nauseous if it gets too warm or I get too much in my system.
Are you taking any other meds...
Board: Pain Management 04-13-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Dosage Doubled

Alan,
I hope it works much better for you! Good luck!
Drew
Board: Pain Management 04-13-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,457
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Stolen Meds

Good luck at the doc Tina. Let us know how it goes. ((HUGS))


When my sister had her last operation she was told she would be given Demerol or Morphine (even though she gets sick from them) and...
Board: Pain Management 04-10-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,795
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Hi All...I'm home after my radical nephrectomy (total kidney removal)!!!

Congrats!! Sounds like it went well!! It is great to see you posting already!!! Take care and heal fast!!
Drew
Board: Pain Management 04-10-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,643
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Really need some advice on neck pain

YEAH!! :bouncing: I am so happy it went well!!! (((HUGS))) It sounds like they are going to really try to work with you!! :)

About the Elavil . . . I took it for a while and it didn't do...
Board: Pain Management 04-05-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Hello gang!

Sorry to hear about your experience! Glad your doc helped you out and that your parents were there for you. Good luck with where you go from here. My prayers are with you. Take care,
Drew
Board: Pain Management 04-04-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,248
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Pain meds and alcohol?

Ashley I am really proud of you!!! I know that wasn't an easy thing to do. I hope your pain is better today. ((HUGS))
Drew
Board: Pain Management 04-04-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,643
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Really need some advice on neck pain

Sorry to hear things aren't getting better. If the Flexeril is making you feel that way I would ask the doc if you can try a different muscle relaxer. I don't remember if I told you but I take...
Board: Sinus Problems 03-27-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Sinus(?) Headache

Painkillers aren't the solution. The doctor will try to help you find out why you are having them. They usually don't just hand out pain meds for headaches. (Especially to younger people because...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-27-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,740
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Atenolol to prevent Migraines?

I haven't taken that exact one but I took a beta-blocker as a preventative for my migraines. All I can say is try it to see if it helps. The one I took didn't seem to help but my problems stemmed...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-27-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 23,787
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Pinched nerves in neck with headaches

I would definitely suggest taking the Flexeril at least every day. Since it makes me tired I would just take it at night unless there is a time during the day you would like to sleep. :) The...
Board: Pain Management 03-27-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,957
Posted By Drewtn
Re: 2 weeks left until nephrectomy

Best of luck to you. I hope the nightmares ease up for you. I am sending many prayers your way. I look forward to hearing how good things went after. Take care,
Drew
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-24-2006, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,577
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Everlasting ache

Elavil (Amitriptyline) is very commonly given to headache patients to see if it will help. If you take them at night the sleep shouldn't be a problem. It is supposed to be taken daily and not just...
Board: Sinus Problems 03-24-2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Sinus(?) Headache

Are you taking any type of antihistamine? You may be allergic to something that is causing the congestion. Until you get rid of the source none of the other meds will work.
Yes keep drinking...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 03-24-2006, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 23,787
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Pinched nerves in neck with headaches

That is total bull. There are many things that can help pinched nerves.

I was in a car wreck and suffered double whiplash. I deal with similar problems as you do.

I would think a muscle...
Board: Pain Management 03-07-2006, 07:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 67,011
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Calling all Topamax Users (topiramate)

I was on a couple hundred mgs a day. The higher the dose the worse the side effects. Eventually the side effects were worse than the benefit. I had to have my levels tested every couple months to...
Board: Pain Management 03-06-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Drewtn
Re: anyone from northeast tn

Welcome back to the wonderful state of TN!! :)

I have no personal knowledge of these but here are a few places.

Good luck!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Center For Pain...
Board: Back Problems 02-24-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,497
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Lidoderm Patch

1. Do you think the lidoderm patches would work?
I think they work well for nerve pain. I use them on my neck pain. Some say they don't work at all. I think it depends on what kind of pain it is....
Board: Pain Management 02-24-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Klonpin, can it cause aching muscles???

The gram threw me off too. :)

I also take Klonopin and have no problems. I was on Topomax and had all kinds of trouble. It can also be a combination of things. I would look at the last medicine...
Board: Pain Management 02-24-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,403
Posted By Drewtn
Re: RX Question-Please Ease my Mind (Anyone please)

I just wanted to add a little thought in here. Is it possible he wanted you to try the patch because it goes directly into your blood stream instead of into your stomach? I know I had a lot of...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 02-03-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,573
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Chronic Daily Headaches - At my wit's end

OOPS . . . I JUST read that this post was from last fall. I should have checked the date first. I guess I will still post what I had written. Hopefully you have found something by now.
Drew

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Board: Pain Management 02-03-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,159
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Natural muscle relaxer/pain management Dr.

I have heard that "Calms Forte" works like a natural valium. It says it is: Homeopathic Relief of Nervous Tension and Insomnia. My friend used to take it and she said it worked for her.

I also...
Board: Pain Management 02-03-2006, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Question for the ladies, I hope not too silly

You are not alone!

I got a perm at a salon last year and I was in pain for days! I donít know if it was laying back into the sink or the weight of the rods. Man oh man I wonít be doing that...
Board: Pain Management 01-23-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Drewtn
Re: I'd like to detox for a week....have questions

I have to agree with Carol. :)

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better lately. I sure hope it doesn't cause you to go back into major pain.

Besides reducing your tolerance, is there any...
Board: Pain Management 01-23-2006, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By Drewtn
Re: WITHDRAWAL...is this normal???

So sorry you are having to deal with this! I would call my doc and say you are going through severe withdrawal and need to go back up to what you were on before. They probably thought the lower...
Board: Pain Management 01-13-2006, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,713
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Dave, Fentanyl question

I know you asked Dave this but . . .

Do you get any relief at all from the patch?? Would it help to change it every 48 hrs instead of 72? I know it made a tremendous difference for me. Just a...
Board: Pain Management 01-04-2006, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Drewtn
Re: update,family member stole OxyContin

I am so glad this turned out so well. I am especially happy you got your meds back and that he realized the consequences. Good job on handling this situation!!
Drew
Board: Pain Management 01-04-2006, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Drewtn
Re: botox results

Thanks for the update! You just confirmed for me that I made the right decision in not having that done. I was also worried about some comments of extreme headaches for the first few weeks too. ...
Board: Pain Management 12-22-2005, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!!! :) I hope everyone has a wonderful pain free weekend!

There will be 10 of us celebrating Christmas this weekend. (Including myself there are 4 girls and both my parents. My...
Board: Pain Management 12-07-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Doc wants me to see a psychologist .........

Gabe was that for a psychologist or psychiatrist??? :confused:
Board: Pain Management 12-07-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Doc wants me to see a psychologist .........

It is probably part of your treatment. My Pain doc suggested I see one but didn't care who I saw. You need to find someone who fits with you. I went through 3 people to find one that I could...
Board: Pain Management 12-05-2005, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,230
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Best BT to use with Duragesic

Is this the part you don't understand??





I was refering to your post above and wondering since Actiq and Duragesic are both Fentanyl. (One a sucker the other a patch.) Then aren't they...
Board: Pain Management 12-01-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,230
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Best BT to use with Duragesic

Ummm ok.



Is Fentanyl the only thing that does this?? :confused: If so then why not add Duragesic in there too??
Board: Pain Management 12-01-2005, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,230
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Best BT to use with Duragesic

Sorry to not even answer the original question. :o LOL I take generic dilaudid for breakthrough. (I am on 100ug patch/48 hrs.) It seems to work ok. I really think it depends on what works for...
Board: Pain Management 12-01-2005, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,230
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Best BT to use with Duragesic

Sorry but I disagree that there is nothing after Actiq. So many meds work differently for each person. I have moved on from there. :confused:
Board: Pain Management 12-01-2005, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,230
Posted By Drewtn
Re: Best BT to use with Duragesic

Hey Chaddy I was started out on the Actiq lozenges. They gave them to me before I even tried a long acting med! (big time no no. lol) I then moved to the patches and used the Actiq for breakthrough....
Board: Pain Management 11-29-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,350
Posted By Drewtn
Re: A Letter to Normals from a Person With Chronic Pain

I wanted to bump this up for those of you who are experiencing problems with people not understanding how you feel or what you are going through.

Take care,
Drew :)
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