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Hi I'm new..

PainpumpgirlPPainpumpgirl Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Pain Management

I think I put this thread in the wrong place first time, so reposted here..

hello to everyone had my new put in a few Months ago infact couple of months before Xto everyone. I just thought I would offer my wealth of
I am now on my 2nd pump, the first pump was In for 7 years I've recently
had my new Intrathcal pain pump put in a few Months ago infact couple of months before Xmas 2010.
This yr will be my 8th yr of having my pump.
I have had good but also plenty of blips along the way some of the blips made me very ill and leaving me no option other than be admitted to hospital to be cared for..
I will gladly share some of my not so nice experiences, not to scare anyone but to tell you all that yes sometimes it's not all txt book but you can come through the bad!
I would not be without my pump even though one of my worst experiences was close to losing my life ending up in intensive care!
My pump has not took the pain away completely but as definatly helped big time, I wld be more or less bed bound without my pump..
I take break through meds..
The pump also put me through a premature menapause ( I was 37 when I noticed things were changing for me ( sorry chaps) apparently it's more
common for men ton have testosterone levels drop! Much rarer gor women..
I will stop gor now as hurting now..
Night night x


  • Welcome to Spine Health.
    Because you have had your pump much longer than I have you can tell anyone interested about the probllems you have had along the way. I have only had mine 7 months and am thrilled with it. But I am still a newbie.

    The opioids(not the pump) caused you to go into early menapause. Anyone taking opioids should have their hormones checked, both men and women. It can be treated and your hormones brought back up to a normal level.

    What are you using in your pump and how much? I have Diladuid in mine and am on 1.484mg a day. I am doing really well at that setting. I do have flare ups that the pump does not cover but they are not as bad and do not last as long as they use to.

    I am eager to hear of any problems you have had so I will know what to expect if I ever have any. So far everything has gone great for me.

    I have neuropathy in both my feet and legs and the pain has been brutal, until now. What is the source of your pain?

    Continued success with your pump.

    Cheers :H
    Patsy W
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