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[COLOR="Blue"]Hi Jon,

I'm with you on the drug abuse issue, but I guess like anything else, it's an illness...one we can't understand, but still...an illness. I heard of one case when a drug abuser got a morphine pump implanted and would take a needle and withdraw the meds and inject it IV! YIKES! You've GOT to have an illness to do things like that.

Good luck and let us know when you start school.

Sharon :)
[QUOTE=sharon1030;3507131][COLOR="Blue"]Hi Jon,

I'm with you on the drug abuse issue, but I guess like anything else, it's an illness...one we can't understand, but still...an illness. I heard of one case when a drug abuser got a morphine pump implanted and would take a needle and withdraw the meds and inject it IV! YIKES! You've GOT to have an illness to do things like that.

Good luck and let us know when you start school.

Sharon :)

Ok sharon,

Just when I thought drug addicts couldnt do anything wierder this one tops the cake. LOL OMG! Thats is definately hardcore! Im gonna have to lay that one on my PM sometime im sure she will get a chuckle out of it. Isnt there a way they can monitor wether the pump has been tampered with? I know they have alarms if they get low and what not.. I would think they would have some type of monitoring system in there that records fluid(med) levels but maybe im wrong.. But still your post just made my day! LOL

Jon
Hi Judy1961,

I've been on Lyrica since last april. At the lower doses it keeps the pain tolerable ( for me thats a 5..) I tolerate a bit. In the beginning the side effects were a bit much. My legs didn't work. Then at 300mg twice a day...I had lots of swelling & a migraine that would not go away. Partly of it because he increased me too quick. I now take 75 in the am & 150 at bedtime. I also add a afternoon 75mg when I'm heading for or in a flare. It took me 2 to 3 months to adjust to the med.....for me..it works as well as all the morphine I was on.

Wishing you a less pain day!

JudieV331
Hi Judy, I tried Lyrica, but I don't think it was given a long enough trial with me, I was started at 75, 3xdaily. So, back to the 3600mg daily of neurontin, which takes away most of the legache. I never got to try the morphine, just methadone. 120mgs/daily. I've been at this for 1.5 years and it is not working anymore, so I met with my docs PA and he gave me a script for a bunch of Norco, which if you've had RSD long enough, doesn't do much either. I am so ready for the pump!! my yard needs help!