Pain Pump

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Pain Pump

Having the trial pain pump Tues.the 3rd. 2012 please someone talk to me about it: When the trial is compleated and until you have the permanant one ..What do you do for pain relief?

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Pain Pump

Hello and welcome to Spine Health.

I have had my pain pump implant almost 2 years now and I think it is the very best thing I could have done for myself! Now, the only time I have any pain is when I am having a flare up! That is the only time I have to take any oral pain meds.

Congrats on your pain pump trial!! If your trial is a success you will remain on your oral pain meds for as long as you need to be. Your Doctor will start you out on a very low dose of meds and gradually build up until you reach a therapudic dose. Sometimes this can take as long as 6 months. But all this time you will still be on oral pain meds. Most Doctors start you out on Morphine but I have Diladuid in mine at my request. Diladuid is a bit stronger than Morphine but I do not do well on Morphine. Morphine makes a lot of people feel extremely tired but if it makes you feel this way you can switch medications.

You can find an extremely long thread I started on this second page that tells you all about pain pumps but it is 4 or 5 pages long making it a hard business to read but you can ask me anything you like and I will be happy to answer. It is all about my pain pump and contains about 100 comments. You will know it when you see it. I am also sending you a PM with information that will be very helpfull to you.
Hope this helps some. Please ask anything you like.

Patsy W