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    Old 09-30-2005, 04:24 PM   #16
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    Re: Urgent , need help after taking generic OC

    The impression I got was that this wasn't the first time this pharmacy manager has seen this issue. They did an exchange and charged me the difference. They had to do an override with the ins., but this seemed to me the only way I'd be able to resolve it. Another script would have probably just complicated things and made the situation worse.


    Most w/d symptoms are gone, still have a slight headache and nausea.

    I am fortunate it turned out this way. I will be sure to bring up this with the doc at my next appt. I probably wouldn't have thought about talking with the pharmacy manager. Much thanks to Shoreline for suggesting that and to everyone on here that offered help/advice. I'd still be suffering if I didn't post about it here. Thanks!

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    Old 10-01-2005, 05:23 AM   #17
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    amster,just wanted to tell you how happy i am that this all worked out for you.It DOES help to keep being a pain in the butt sometimes,lol.i just had a quick question for you regarding the MRI you had?you mentioned that the MRI 'showed" RSD?? just what exactly 'showed"?RSD really is a combo of symptoms along with some changes that may show up on an MRI but there is nothing that would actually tell you by looking at an MRI that someone had RSD.i am just wondering how your doc arrived at this thats all.i was Dxed with this crap last year.Marcia
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    Old 10-01-2005, 07:59 AM   #18
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    amster,just wanted to tell you how happy i am that this all worked out for you.It DOES help to keep being a pain in the butt sometimes,lol.i just had a quick question for you regarding the MRI you had?you mentioned that the MRI 'showed" RSD?? just what exactly 'showed"?RSD really is a combo of symptoms along with some changes that may show up on an MRI but there is nothing that would actually tell you by looking at an MRI that someone had RSD.i am just wondering how your doc arrived at this thats all.i was Dxed with this crap last year.Marcia
    Thanks Marcia. I must have made 30-40 calls to that pharmacy in the 3 days I was waiting for the manager. I think all the workers knew my voice, and all of them, as did a friend that works for a pharmacy, said they would NOT take back a CII med. I'm very greatful for that pharmacy manager and I think that even though pharmacys do see alot of "seekers" come in everyday, they know the ones who are in serious pain and can't live in that condition without meds.




    This is word for word from the Impression of the MRI:

    Disuse osteoporosis, bony form of RSD with prominent trabeculation, suggest three-phase radionuclide bone scan evaluation.

    Achilles tendon, calcaneal teno-osseous inflammation and erosion.



    I have not had the 3 phase bone scan done, and the docs haven't really pushed for it. I guess it should be done to be sure, but I think this is more of a nerve pain. I don't know how RSD could be DX'd from the MRI. I don't have the super sensitivity or redness. They are pushing me towards trying nerve blocks, but I am not sure I want to go that route. I want to exhaust every other method of checking the nerves before just blocking them. I don't know if there are good and bad neurologists that make a difference in how the EEG is performed but my current neurologist doesn't seem to really take his time. He seems to rush through it and with all the research I've done about nerve pain and symtoms, there has to be a problem. In my opinion, one was damaged in either the accident, the surgery of installing hardware or the surgery of removal. I have been reading about the sciatic nerve and sciatica, and it seems to be what I'm going through exactly. The pain goes down the back of my leg, around the side of the leg, by the achilles, and wraps around under the medial malleolus and under the big toe. I've always had super sensitive to the touch under the big toe, almost feels like a tweaked nerve in there. Its always made my toe feel cold and numb at the tip. Then with the accident, its almost as though that along that entire path, I have extreme pain. I just wish there was a doc that could look a little closer. Maybe I should see a neurosurgeon , as I'd guess they would have a little more experience. I am just sick of them not knowing exactly what the problem is. It gets very annoying seeing doctor after doctor and them just look puzzled as to what it is. If I knew the problem couldn't be fixed, I could go on with my life and deal with the pain, but I can't do that until I find someone that can tell me for certain what is happening.

    Sorry for rambling.

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    Old 10-01-2005, 04:50 PM   #19
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    Re: Urgent , need help after taking generic OC

    I have been reading this post with interest.

    I have been taking generic oxy for a while. The pill bottle only says Tevau. Does anyone know if this is a good manufacturer or not. If it isn't I am going to ask the doc for the brand instead. I am curious if there will be any difference.

    Thanks. Take care.

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    If you have been on the Teva oc for a while and it is working for you and you have no complaints, then there is absolutely no reason to switch to the Purdue brand. I have only had the Purdue brand and the Endo generic OC. I have not had the Teva, so I can't compare it to the others. But Don't let all of our discussion on this board regarding the different brands of OC be the sole factor in your decision. Number one: we have been complaining about the Endo version, not the Teva version. And even more importantly, the trouble really only applies to those of us who have been on the Purdue Brand for years, and then were suddenly handed the Endo. Obviously we have become accustomed to the strength and quality of the Purdue brand over a long period of time, so we are greatly affected when that is suddenly changed. But if someone is new to OC and is prescribed the Endo or Teva versions from the beginning, they would have no problems, because they have no frame of reference with which to make comparisons. They have never been on any other OC, so to them, they would have no reason to feel any problem with the quality of the generic. And they may even feel worse switching to the brand after having taken the generic for several months, just because, to there body, it is different. So keep all that in mind before you jump on the anti-generic OC bandwagon.

     
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    Thank you Wirry,

    That is wonderful information. You have put the whole thing to rest for me.

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    amster,just wanted to tell you how happy i am that this all worked out for you.It DOES help to keep being a pain in the butt sometimes,lol.i just had a quick question for you regarding the MRI you had?you mentioned that the MRI 'showed" RSD?? just what exactly 'showed"?RSD really is a combo of symptoms along with some changes that may show up on an MRI but there is nothing that would actually tell you by looking at an MRI that someone had RSD.i am just wondering how your doc arrived at this thats all.i was Dxed with this crap last year.Marcia
    Hey Marcia,

    I've been reading through a lot of the nerve related pain cases on this board and have seen a few of your posts that are very interesting and was wondering if you could offer any suggestions. I seem to have a lot of pain along the same path that the saphenous nerve runs. I get some relief from the OxyC, but it really doesn't even touch the majority of the pain I have. I have a lot of flair ups from the lower back , down the leg and then most of my pain is in the ankle / foot. What is the most effective method for testing and locating damaged nerves and what kind of doctor is best at DX'ing the problem?

    I'd really appreciate any info you could share, as I am dying here.

    I can't keep living like this, and the sensitivity of the path along my leg and ankle is so intense its making me desperate to get an answer right now. I have spent the last 3 yrs going to doctors trying to get help and getting nowhere. I see people have posted about having certain nerve problems, I would like to know what type of doctor is able to help identify them the best.
    I think the problem I also have is that my pain is not localized in one particular spot, so I'm not sure if a doctor starts to question whether I have actual severe pain or if I'm just looking for a script. I've told my story so many times to docs that I am getting discouraged and want to have someone who is willing to find the problem. The majority of my pain , is located in my foot and ankle but its not limited to that area. When I saw the picture of the Saphenous nerve, it looks as though thats the path that the pain travels.

    I've been through physical therapy for months, used TENS , exercise , stretching, but without any help only to end up just stopping the treatment because it didn't do anything.

    If I do in fact have the early stages of RSD, and this nerve problem I think that is responsible for most of my pain, I really need to get some assertive treatment or maybe corrective surgery. I just can't handle the pain anymore, theres not enough meds in the world to help me get rid of this pain and I just need a doc that can figure it out. I am greatful for any help anyone can offer.

    This is becoming more and more difficult to deal with and I know there is someone out there that can help me. I'm gonna pursue seeking a referral from the Meditronics website , if a neurostimulator or pump is what it'll take then so be it, I just can't deal with it how I've been forced to for the past couple years.

    I can't count how many times I've just said, please just cut off my leg....but I'm also aware of the phantom pain so that won't work either.

    I guess since the MRI wasn't enough for the foot/ankle specialist to really see anything , then I need to seek out someone who can just start testing every nerve one by one. thanks in advance for any help .
    James

     
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