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Pain Management Question. Is a Pain Patch the next step?

SaraKateOlivarezSSaraKateOlivarez Posts: 10
edited 03/09/2015 - 11:52 AM in Pain Management
5 years ago, I started off on v's and Norco's like most, they worked in the very beginning, went all the way up to 10/350. Then about 2 years in, it started really bothering my stomach, the Tylenol was the cause. My Dr. changed my meds, started 12 hr time release and morphine for breakthrough pain. (Tried Perc's they gave me the worst headaches and I would vomit them up) I have now been on my morphine (Opana ER & IR) They worked well in the beginning, and now I have been on them for 2 years and I'm starting to feel more and more pain. (extreme lower back, legs, hip, neck with arm and hand PAIN) Also, recently I have been vomiting up my pain pills along with blood, I'm fighting to even keep a single pain pill in my system, I have extreme pain, I see my Dr. tomorrow, Is it time to ask to be on a pain patch? Because I can NOT seem to keep any pills down and I'm wasting all of my medication.
S.K.O.
L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1fusion. DDD, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica. Scattered schmoral nodes throughout thoracic spine. Herniated disc's C6-C7, C7-C8. Fractured Hip and torn labral ligament. (I Have gone thru 13 spinal surgeries)
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    S.K.O.
    L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1fusion. DDD, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica. Scattered schmoral nodes throughout thoracic spine. Herniated disc's C6-C7, C7-C8. Fractured Hip and torn labral ligament. (I Have gone thru 13 spinal surgeries)
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  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    There are options including patches or a pain pump.

    I'm in the midst of reducing my pain meds as I had developed a tolerance to my meds (MS Contin, Perc, & Flexeril) and hyperalgesia where what should be minor pain was horrible. I had an outpatient hand surgery that kept me in the hospital 3 days as I say on so much dilauded. It's been rough reducing but it is working.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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