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Re: Pain relief for stroke victim

Re: Pain relief for stroke victim

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Posted by larry coldiron on October 24, 2000 at 11:49:30:

In Reply to: Pain relief for stroke victim posted by Judy on October 23, 2000 at 23:58:43:

: My mother had a severe right brain stroke in August and is confined to a wheelchair. She constantly complains of buttocks pain and begs to get out of the wheelchair. The doctor has ordered that she be in the wheelchair for no more than two hours at a time and then put back in bed. She does not have any sores on her skin. Can anyone recommend a medicine other than Tylenol? Someone mentioned Neurotin. Does anyone have any experience with this drug? Thank you.

hi judy,
my heart goes out to you and your mother. i'm not a doctor so don't know anything about the medicine at all but,
i am a stroke survivor of 8 years also paralyzed on my left side. your mom's buttock pain is very real as was/is mine in my 8 years i've learned a couple of wasys to ease the pain some but it never goes away completely.
what kind of wheelchair is she in? and the kind of cushon she is setting on? can make a difference if the chair is one owned by the hospital or one that has the vinyle seat and back? there is no give to them like setting on a rock. my chair is a quickie with a jay or jell cushon which helps some but they are rather expensive.in the relm of around $800.
then on top of that i've been using a doughnut like for hemmroids it makes a world of difference.and relieves a lot of presure on the buttocks of course this is only my preference your mom may differ. i'm not aware of anything else to ease the pain in fact i'm in my chair from morning till bedtime constantly by the mine is more like numb than in pain.
i'm hoping this will help you both some if you have any questions you'd like to ask of my own experiences please feel free to write me to coldiron@delanet.com.
the best of luck to you and your mother.Larry Coldiron
looking forward to hearing from you soon


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