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Hi Marge: I used to be on the back boards all the time until I got sick last summer, due to undiagnosed gall bladder problems. I am a 55 year old woman with multi-level degenerative disk disease and spinal arthritis. I have had a failed neck fusion at C5-6 in June 2000 and a lumbar laminectomy at L4-5 in March 1993. I have about 14 degenerating spinal disks--my pain level is rather high.

I have a friend who is 41 and has degen. disk disease and crohns disease, which is similar to uclerative colitis. This friend of mine's doctor's office was participating in an experimental study of Duragesic Fentanyl 25ugh Patches, which is an opiate, which is trasmitted to the body through a patch on the skin. Due to the fact that my friend has crohns, the docs do NOT want any medication to be administered through the digestive system; it is too hard on her crohns. Thus, they have found that the Duragesic Fentanyl patches calms her crohns disease down. This is a potent opiate and you must understand this; but for my friend is has worked wonders.

I also can suggest that Oxycontin is also used for chronic spinal pain. Along with the oxycontin, percocet can be given for break through pain, or simply additional pain that the timed released oxycontin does not cover. Oxycontin and percocet are both oxycodone--oxycontin being timed release and percocet, 5 mg. oxycodone and 333 mg of tylenol in it, oxycontin does not have the tylenol at all.

I have a great deal of neuropathic (burning) pain and aching pain from the disks. Actually, as the disk degenerates, it actually can be producing inflammation, even if that vertebre level does NOT show any nerves actually being pinched. The degeneration itself causes the pain. Well, take care, as I have a visitor...Patmg
Hi Patmg,
Thanks for the reply back!! Wow! that was really helpful. I am wondering though if Oxycontin would be hard on my digestive system. Does it slow down the digestion process? I am curious because when I was taking Tylenol it really slow down my digestion and I always ended up bloated and gaining weight. I am sorry to hear all the problems that you have. I know it's not easy dealing with pain everyday. Thanks again for the info!! Take care :angel:
Quote from Patmg:
Hi Marge: I used to be on the back boards all the time until I got sick last summer, due to undiagnosed gall bladder problems. I am a 55 year old woman with multi-level degenerative disk disease and spinal arthritis. I have had a failed neck fusion at C5-6 in June 2000 and a lumbar laminectomy at L4-5 in March 1993. I have about 14 degenerating spinal disks--my pain level is rather high.

I have a friend who is 41 and has degen. disk disease and crohns disease, which is similar to uclerative colitis. This friend of mine's doctor's office was participating in an experimental study of Duragesic Fentanyl 25ugh Patches, which is an opiate, which is trasmitted to the body through a patch on the skin. Due to the fact that my friend has crohns, the docs do NOT want any medication to be administered through the digestive system; it is too hard on her crohns. Thus, they have found that the Duragesic Fentanyl patches calms her crohns disease down. This is a potent opiate and you must understand this; but for my friend is has worked wonders.

I also can suggest that Oxycontin is also used for chronic spinal pain. Along with the oxycontin, percocet can be given for break through pain, or simply additional pain that the timed released oxycontin does not cover. Oxycontin and percocet are both oxycodone--oxycontin being timed release and percocet, 5 mg. oxycodone and 333 mg of tylenol in it, oxycontin does not have the tylenol at all.

I have a great deal of neuropathic (burning) pain and aching pain from the disks. Actually, as the disk degenerates, it actually can be producing inflammation, even if that vertebre level does NOT show any nerves actually being pinched. The degeneration itself causes the pain. Well, take care, as I have a visitor...Patmg