Thread: Big reduction in pain!!!
11-21-2004, 09:05 AM #1
Big reduction in pain!!!
Friday, I had an appointment with my pain clinic. (The one that gave me morphine before...I decided to give them another try since the new pain clinic has a doc on staff) Anyway, the doctor and I sat down and went over my goals, medications that failed, and those that helped a little bit, and settled on two meds to try. We zero'd in on the Fentanyl Patch and Methadone. We weighed the risks and benefits, and decided that for now, the patch was the way to go.
I put the patch on at 4:00 p.m. Friday and have since had a great reduction in IC pain! I think that this, in conjuction with my InterStim, is a great way to combat my IC!!
The only problem is, is that I am pretty drowsy and spacey...well for now anyway. I can handle that, as long as I'm not doubled over and in tears!
I can't believe that I have pain relief! I just wanted to share a positive experience, because I am in disbelief!
JessMommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!
11-21-2004, 09:10 AM #2
I'm so glad for you, Jess! It looks like this will be the great combination that will give you adequate relief! Your sleepiness will probably wear off within a few weeks as you adjust to the new meds, too.
11-21-2004, 09:18 AM #3
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Oh, Jess, I am so glad to hear you have found some relief! Hope the side effects subside quickly and you feel great for the holidays!!! So happy for you!
11-21-2004, 10:12 AM #4
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I'm glad things are so well. You deserve it. We need to try something different on my end and since the Patch seems to work well with breakthrough pain. Have a blessed rest of your week!
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11-21-2004, 10:41 AM #5
Glad to hear your getting relief ..
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11-21-2004, 03:46 PM #6
I am so pleased to hear you've found some pain relief at last
The others are right; I bet the side effects will lessen the longer you are on the patch.
*Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
*Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
*Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
*Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).
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11-21-2004, 05:25 PM #7
That's such good news. Hopefully the side effects will lessen with time.
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11-21-2004, 06:51 PM #8
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So glad you're feeling better!
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