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They are probably going to give you a shot with either a narcotic medication(like toradol, demerol, morphine) or a numbing agent(lidocaine) or something which has both. Be careful and have someone drive you home because you might be "doped up" from the shot.

brian
Way back in olden days, before I was on a med regemin, the doc's office gave me a shot of Nubane (sp?) They told me it was similar to demerol. It took about 3 minutes to kick in and let me just say, I was glad my hubby was with me to drive home!

Good luck and I hope whatever they give you, helps, cmpgirl
I agree with all the posts. Usually demerol, dilaudid or morphine are used for pain. Fent is usually used for anesthesia procedures with midazolam (versed). But for a "pain" shot it is usually one of the above.

My doc prescribes me demerol inj for at home. So I don't have to go into his office as much. Although I have been with him for years, and he has a very thick file on me... Its not real common, but convienant when there is severe pain.

Take Care

PS- like the others said, make sure you have a driver
Aranger is correct....It would more than likely be Demerol, which is the first line of defense for these type of situations. Pure Morphine is probably too potent for your condition and dilaudid just isn't all that popular among Docs and hospitals as most use Demrol. Fentanyl is the most potent of the bunch and is used to induce sleep. As a side note, it's also what the Russians used in the movie theatre massacre. It is a very popular germ / weaponry warfare agent.

Hope you feel better.

Ex
Locally, the gold standard has changed from morphine to Dilaudid in the ER. It's automatic, if a narcotic is ordered for pain control in the ER it's Dilaudid. It's been that way for quite some time. Demerol has made the black list due to toxicity from metabolites.

I even had fentanyl via PCA when I had a small bowel obstruction resolved surgically. This was back when I was on the Duragesic patches.

steve
[QUOTE=ARANGER;3502208]...My doc prescribes me demerol inj for at home. So I don't have to go into his office as much. Although I have been with him for years, and he has a very thick file on me... Its not real common, but convienant when there is severe pain...

WOW.

I had the same thing. I had exploratory abdominal surgery and had just returned home from the hospital when I had my first gall bladder attack. My wife called our GP and he overheard me screaming in the background. He told us to get to his house immediately and gave me a syringe of demerol. He also gave me another, fully loaded, to keep at home in case of another attack. It still took another 5 years to confirm the gall bladder diagnosis, but it was so convenient to have that hypo at home for the attacks rather than go to the ER and suffer all the attendant nonsense there.

steve