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Has anyone ever Had this? A Pain Medication Vacation.

Started by Mel2 on 09/25/2012 11:10pm

I`m a guy that`s been on lot`s of meds for years. But I can`t live with out them at all. I would stoke out. I told the doctor I couldn`t stand the the pain anymore. She came back with that. I went off on my own and had a 3nd back surgery to fix my problem. But she offered nothing other than if I asked for more meds she was going to Stop them. Maybe I`m wrong. A pain mediacaition vacation.

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Hi Sam, yes your right about stopping the meds cold turkey,u would have seizures, n the doc could b held accountable for that,,she has to ween u off of them, Im an orthopedic Nurse,,,,can u tell me what meds u r on? then I can guide u a little more. and what kind of surgeries did u hav n when? I will watch 4 ur response n I will reply back. Rene :) oh, 1 more thing,,what state do u live in?

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Hi Rene, I see your a kind person in pain like the rest of us. Sorry that you work with the ppl that have the hard job to help us.We all have to remember were in bad shape to start with to end up at Pain mangement. I took down my amounts because with Facebook real name was put on here. I always said the zanaflex was very dangerus. Rene on all the stuff I`m on I can just about get out of bed. I have pain so bad in my right leg and foot. I`m having a SCS put in on Oct 11. I`m going to see my surgeon in NYC sept 28 .I know he wants to do one more nerve canel opening .I leave for Florida Nov1 for the winter thats my last time for this year. Sam

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To b honest w/u Sam,,in all my years of nursing, The dosage of each of ur meds r way to many,Even my Cancer and HIV patients, R not on the amount ur taking...B careful,,,expecially w/ the zanaflex ur taking, all muscle relaxers ( even though their not a narcotic) can b very dangerous to exceed,,Why? bcause ur heart is a muscle and the dosage that ur taking is very high, Tizanadine (zanaflex) should not exceed more than 3x daily. Im glad u have a good pain doc, whom is controlling ur pain, I live on Long Island and due to the FDA crackin down on the meds , Im finding it very hard to get the docs to manage my pain, The only med my doc will scribe for me is Percs 7.5/325 not to exceed 5 daily which is a joke,,,my spine is crumbling its so brittle, and they acknoledge my pain but wont write those scripts for me so I suffer..So dont burn your bridges w your doc, bcause if u have to find a new one I guarenty they wont give u what ur getting now, so try to cut back a little, and deff. dont ask for more,,she has the legal right to discontinue you as a patient. B happy ur getting what u are,,do u read the other blogs as we are all sreaming for help w/pain mngmnt, but the wont scribe to us...what kind of surgeries did u have? I had 2 already n prob. another...good luck to u. Rene :)

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Seems like your on too many meds,,U seem to b asking for too many

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Rene Why do you think I`m on to many Meds? I`m not at the ER looking for pills ever. My doctor was joking anyways. Yours Truly Sam

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I guess I don't understand. What is a "Pain Medication Vacation?" And how long for?

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