As a 3 month old Cancer survivor, Im starting to worry about the meds Im on.. I had a bilateral mastectomy that was devastating to say the least. I then had tissue expanders put in that are excrutiating, and am being treated for muscular pain with:
- 12mc Fentanyl patch every 48 hrs
- 350 mg of Soma 2 x a day - for muscle relaxants
- Dilaudid 2mg as needed through out the day for pain.
- Cymbalta for depression. - YES Pain will depress you!
Im having implant surgery in a month -- how will I be able to get off of these before then, or if extended how hard will it be? WHat does the process look like?
I'll also ask my Pain Mgmt Dr on Monday... just wondering if anyone else was on as many meds as I am, and was able to successfully stop or wean through easy.
Lifes not easy, Im glad to be alive, and the patches and Soma saved my life.
Norco and any Hydrocodine products make me sick, so Im a no go on those. Thats whay my Surgeon gave me Dilaudid and Valium after surgery.