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Board: Pain Management 09-02-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,888
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Hurts to walk on right leg afer recent car accident

Toloud, please don't apologize for anything! I was just expressing my own opinion just like you were:) I just had a friend who had a situation like this back in our 20's so wanted to share the...
Board: Pain Management 08-31-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,690
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Terrified!!!! (Epidural Steroid Injection)

As others have mentioned, try not to be scared...it's a very easy and quick process! Just make sure you have someone who will be driving you if you take the Valium beforehand.....There shouldn't be...
Board: Pain Management 08-31-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,888
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Hurts to walk on right leg afer recent car accident

As others have said, it's a blessing you weren't hurt more seriously!!

I'm not sure what a lawyer would do in this situation? You are over the age of 18 and made the decision to get in a vehicle...
Board: Pain Management 06-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: New Member With IC-Med And Vacation Question

No worries at all Lotty, thank you for the sweet compliment. I wanted to make that extra post more so because I can be "matter-of-fact" sometimes and be hard to come across the right way online so...
Board: Pain Management 06-21-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: New Member With IC-Med And Vacation Question

Sorry if I came across the wrong way in how I worded my post. I should have said, "from everything I have researched, it seems to be illegal to mail prescriptions unless it's from Pharmacy to...
Board: Pain Management 06-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: New Member With IC-Med And Vacation Question

It is definitely illegal to mail any prescriptions. They can only be mailed by DEA registered entities as I remember a member asking this a few months ago and I looked it up.

I agree that talking...
Board: Pain Management 01-04-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: First post ever, need advice

Hi there, welcome to the boards..Sorry to hear of your pain issues...May I ask what are the specifics/diagnosis of your pain?

Soma has been proven to be an addicting medication like opiates so...
Board: Pain Management 11-21-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,591
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Paper script vs what the bottle said

I think we all can relate. One other suggestion for the future is really trying to befriend the Pharmacist and techs. I have gone to the same Pharmacy for almost 12 years now and even though I moved...
Board: Pain Management 11-21-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,591
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Paper script vs what the bottle said

I would contact your Dr. as most prescriptions are now computerized and then printed out so your Dr. would have record of whether they put "refills" and the amount of them and be able to speak with...
Board: Pain Management 03-21-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,681
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Stollen pain med's- what do I do?

I am not saying to lie in any way shape or form. If they do a urine test or pill count that day then they need to tell them what happened and they have been without meds since then. But because this...
Board: Pain Management 03-20-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,681
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Stollen pain med's- what do I do?

I agree...I would not bring this up and just push through until Friday...Since you've already made it this far...it's only another day.

Otherwise they are going to lose all trust in you as they...
Board: Pain Management 03-14-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Urine tests

It all depends on the type of test how detailed it can be.

I agree with others in that they are looking for both illegal meds as well as whether you are taking your meds as prescribed.

They...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 02-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,152
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pseudoarthrosis at C6/C7 : Ant. or Pos. revision?

Hi there...

I have never heard of those high statistics with having issues with a revision surgery.

One of the things that I STRONGLY recommend though is that if you do anymore cervical...
Board: Pain Management 02-12-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Interaction with the Fentanyl Patch

I would contact your Pharmacist and/or your Dr. and see if they know the answer . I don't know the ingredients in the AS medication but usually those meds will have something listed on the back about...
Board: Pain Management 02-12-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,358
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: My Pain Management nurse mad a huge mistake and I don't know what to do

Hi Maycee,

If you look back at the bottom of page 1, you will find Luvinmusiq's response to what happened as it all went well:)
Board: Pain Management 01-24-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,014
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Generic Opana ER ?

The 20% in regards to generics is with the inactive ingredient. The main one (active ingredient) has to be the same in all ways. This is by law as there are people who are on blood pressure meds,...
Board: Arachnoiditis 01-24-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,940
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain management doctor retired after 10 years

Hi there...

I am sorry to hear of your situation...I agree with Backhurtz, being with this Dr. for so long I would think she would be letting all her patients know this with plenty of time to help...
Board: Pain Management 01-06-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,155
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: How to ask Dr. for narcotic pain meds without acetaminophen.

It's usually the liver that is affected by overuse of Acetaminophen...so I would go and get some testing done to get a baseline for your kidneys as you are taking so many other supplements and it...
Board: Pain Management 12-08-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,216
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain management doctors

Wishing you luck! I'll be praying for good results..
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,216
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain management doctors

Thank you for sharing your story!...I'm just so sad that it didn't work out for you:(...

I am praying for you to find some answers on where to go from here!
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,835
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: No Relief for Chronic Kidney Stones

I guess I still don't see how they would still cover it through the ER as a pre-existing condition as it's not always a "life or death" situation with a kidney stone so it seems the insurance company...
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,835
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: No Relief for Chronic Kidney Stones

I guess I've just not heard of this previously as I have quite a few friends who have chronic issues with kidney stones and see a Nephrologist (they are a medical kidney disease specialist). Their...
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,216
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain management doctors

Hmm....the two friends who recently got pumps put in were both on Fentanyl patches....so I'm not sure that has anything to do with it as they both had trials. Usually the pain pump isn't done until...
Board: General Health 12-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Doctor Error on called in Rx! What should I do?

It's ok....I understand...

This is why I keep saying that it may be best to just call them and explain it all....This way it looks really good on your end that you are coming forward to say what...
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,216
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain management doctors

I've been having the same issue with duplicate posts every time I hit post....

Thanks for sharing more...I guess that makes sense that they would do the surgery at the same time...but the main...
Board: General Health 12-02-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Doctor Error on called in Rx! What should I do?

So you still have the one bottle left (you mention reading from it today)...does this have any medication left in it?

As I mentioned...the main thing that can happen is that your medical chart is...
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,216
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain management doctors

Hi Gmak....

Yep...that is why I was curious about lginfla not having any type of trial when they had their pump originally put in...(It is removed now if I read everything correctly)....I have...
Board: General Health 12-02-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Doctor Error on called in Rx! What should I do?

The only thing that favors your side is that it will show that the Nurse called in both prescriptions and that the two Pharmacies filled the medications and they both went through your insurance.......
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,358
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: My Pain Management nurse mad a huge mistake and I don't know what to do

Thanks for the update...Glad to hear that you handle things so well despite all the frustration...I really think that will come back in a good way later on...

Hope you are having a great Sunday:)
Board: General Health 12-02-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Doctor Error on called in Rx! What should I do?

Noo.....no one is going to come and arrest you. That is only done when someone has forged a Drs. signature or tampered with the prescriptions themselves...Or if someone is caught taking someone...
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,216
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain management doctors

Hi there...I've been following this thread so I am hopeful for you that the trial goes really well for you coming up on the 10th!

If you are doing "ok" with only 7.5 Hydrocodones right now...then...
Board: General Health 12-02-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Doctor Error on called in Rx! What should I do?

Unfortunately it could still cause problems down the line with you being "flagged" by the Prescription Monitoring System the next time you see a Dr. or try to get any medication...So you may not know...
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,835
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: No Relief for Chronic Kidney Stones

Appreciate you sharing more...

Could you explain a bit how your insurance works where they cover all the ER visits but won't cover a visit to a Urologist or Nephrologist? I've never heard of this...
Board: General Health 12-02-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Doctor Error on called in Rx! What should I do?

Hi there...

Since all of this happened within a three week period...it's all about what the instructions are on the actual bottle...Like take x amount per day and how long each one was supposed to...
Board: Pain Management 11-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,835
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: No Relief for Chronic Kidney Stones

I think what you don't realize is that the reason it is so hard to get pain meds at times is because people are doing things illegally all the time. Just like yourself...you seem to not even be...
Board: Pain Management 11-30-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain Management

Just FYI but the Lortab, Norco, and Vicodin actually have Hydrocodone as the opiate and then the Acetaminophen in them...

I think that you wrote in another post that it was codeine....Truly not...
Board: Pain Management 11-28-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain Meds

Just FYI so you can learn about the medications you are taking (and I'm not trying to be snarky...truly trying to help as I think it's good we all know what medicine we take:)) the 500mg amount is...
Board: Pain Management 11-28-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Question about insurance and what they will pay for as far as my pain meds

I have this exact issue but because I don't have any health insurance so I have to pay cash for all my prescriptions.

My PM worked with me and we have stayed with the OxyIR 5mg (as Kate...
Board: Pain Management 11-23-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,547
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Oxycontin - Low Oxygen Level - Related?

I strongly recommend finding a Pain Management Dr. that specializes in Geriatrics...

Treating the elderly with pain medication is much different because of other health issues and yes, slower...
Board: Pain Management 11-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,370
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Tens unit?

I use it as part of my treatment...

We all have to realize that treating chronic pain is about using as many modalities as possible. No one thing is going to provide 100% relief...

I use my...
Board: Pain Management 11-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,281
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Nucynta questions

Most all Drs. recommend a patient stay on a medication at least a month or so as this is usually the time when side effects will subside..

Obviously if there is a true allergic reaction that is...
Board: Pain Management 11-23-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,358
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: My Pain Management nurse mad a huge mistake and I don't know what to do

Hi there...Congrats on doing the Lupus fundraiser walk!!

Sorry to hear of the situation with the nurse...It does sound like she was looking at the last appt. with the Dr..

The way I would...
Board: Pain Management 10-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,378
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Tamadol 50 mg.

Glad to know they are keeping you on the Mobic. Just make absolutely sure that the medication is NOT the ER (extended release) Tramadol as those cannot be cut in half. It sounds like it is the short...
Board: Pain Management 10-18-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,378
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Tamadol 50 mg.

Hi there....Just fyi (so you can research easier:)) it is Tramadol (with an r). This is the name for the generic version of the medication Ultram.

I was on this for quite a few years when I first...
Board: Pain Management 10-18-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,610
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Pain doctor wont prescribe anything yet again

Hi there...Sorry to hear of your pain issues...

I also agree with the other posters about making sure that you get to the appropriate Drs. to get the right treatment/tests for each issue.

As...
Board: Pain Management 10-16-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Has anyone seen current shortages of MS Contin?

Thanks for sharing a bit more Iso...that makes sense that he is "old school" and is not worried about this particular issue with you being a good client.

And no worries about the word trust as I...
Board: Pain Management 10-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: Has anyone seen current shortages of MS Contin?

I just looked it up again and it's a Federal law that prohibits partial fills on Schedule 2 medications that cannot be filled within 72 hours. So this means they can give you a certain amount they...
Board: Pain Management 10-16-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,575
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: The pharmacy shorted me! What do I do :(

There's really not much she can do at this point with only a certain amount of pills left.

And Mombomb....do you go in to pick up your refill at an appt.? Or is this just a call them for it and...
Board: Pain Management 10-15-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,575
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: The pharmacy shorted me! What do I do :(

I agree...it would not be a good idea to take the other older prescriptions since they are different medications and as mentioned, you don't want to fail a urine test...that would make this whole...
Board: Pain Management 10-15-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,575
Posted By Ilovemycutedog
Re: The pharmacy shorted me! What do I do :(

I would try to cut your pills in half (Obviously only if they are short acting ones) and spread them out over the day that way to at least keep medication in your system even though it will be less...
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