Dilaudid 8mg

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agreement

I have to agree with what your doctor said about 8mg dilaudid being the strongest BT med.  I think the calculations are correct and that most are correct that oral dilaudid x*#&s.

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Since they are only approved

Since Lidoderm patches are only approved for post-herpetic nerualgia, the drug reps can only say so much about them and they are limited to the FDA script.  For periferal neruopathy, people almost universally say they get relief right away, and can use it as needed.  For pain that originates in the spinal cord, perhaps it takes longer.  They recommend at least a six week trial. (How frustrating is that!) 

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Hey Gtrplayer,I know all too

Hey Gtrplayer,

I know all too well the problems with getting the patches to stay on.

Unfortunately, I haven't found anything that really helps with it either.

I've tried tegaderm, bio-clusive covers and while the do work somewhat they aren't perfect.   Most of the time the patch winds up in a crumpled ball.  I usually use them at night.  

I use 3 patches at a time for 12 hours.  12 hours on 12 hours off.   This is the manufacturer's recommended dosage although I have been told you can wear them for a longer period of time if you can tolerate them and show no signs of skin irritation. 

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I am prescribed to wear 2 at

I am prescribed to wear 2 at a time, 12 on 12 off, standard procedure.  But, I have found that when I wear them on the lower part of my back, even when you press it firmly against the skin, the patch will bow out the first time I move.

I hate putting duct tape on my back, but really, I can't feel it by the time I have to take the tape off, so it's a fair trade off.  You would think, by now, someone would have come up with a way to get a patch to stay on your skin without having to resort to using packaging tape as an adhesive. 

 

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Duct Tape

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I hate putting duct tape on my back,...

 

Whatever works!Laughing

Gtrplayer, you need to submit your 'duct tape' hint to:

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I'm not a pharmacist or a medical doctor. This message is not medical advice nor is it an offer to provide medical advice. All drug identifications should be validated by a licensed MD or pharmacist.
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Please help me.

I needed help with an issue I am having in deciding what medication to request. I am currently taking Dilaudid 4mg and Durgesic patches for pain. I had a bad experience with one of the patches falling off and experienced an uncontrollable leg shake that made me almost crash my car. I made a vow to stop using the patches immediatly yet have found that my pain has become uncontrollable again. I had good experienced with Oxycontin for pain control yet it started to become less effective as the months went by. I asked my doctor and he began with the Dilaudid which helps with breakthrough but it doesnt last as long. And after my epxeriences with the Durgesic, I will never use them again. I am just too afraid. Could someone tell me what their experiences were with either opana er or another type of long lasting med? Thanks

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hmmmm okie

Fentynl duragesics work pretty well I think.. as far as dilaudid or otherss mentioned higher up... morphine and dilaudid work but if i don't forget I'm in pain it's still there.. I think those two both are more of an analgesic with the ability to make your body do the outta sight outta mind thing... You forget your in pain. Unless it's the only thing thats been on your mind! Come to think of it, I just took 2 IR morphine 15mg for back and neck pain, due to you guessed it a car accident.. To no availe has the pain been relieved.

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JeckPDX's comment about pain

I would just like to tell JeckPDX that if he is having pain in his shoulder, it is NOT from a thoracic or lumbar disc herniation or bulge. The only way he could have shoulder pain associated with a disc (ie...neurologic pain) is if it were a cervical disc. The nerve roots that would/could cause shoulder pain exit the canal (spinal) from the cervical spine. Most likely C6-C7. As far as opiate analgesics go....they all work basically the same way. They bind to opiate receptors in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and relieve pain centrally. Some work better than others for certain patients, ie oxycontin may work better than hydromorphone or morphine and vice versa for some patients, but after a certain point the quantity of opiates is sufficient for any patient. You seem to be at that point. You should consider other options such as accupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy low level laser therapy or ultrasound therapy. Opiates are not always the best option, and they can even make your pain worse. Good luck........from an oncologist and surgeon who knows about pain.  

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I think Dilaudid is the best pain medication there is...

i have been on just about every pain medication that exists. i'm inly 23 yrs old but i have a horrible case of Lyme's disease. I have taken morphine which did nothing for me, oxycontin which just made me tired and fentenol, the only pain medication i found that does anything is dilaudid. the only problem with it is the doctor put me on 8 mgs to start which is a very high dosage and it's very addictive. i found after about 3 weeks of taking 8mgs 4 times a day if i did noot take it on time i started get withdrawals pretty bad. I can say it works very well for pain but anyone who has had a problem with addiction before should not take it...

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JessicaLucas23  wrote: the

JessicaLucas23  wrote:
 the only pain medication i found that does anything is dilaudid. the only problem with it is the doctor put me on 8 mgs to start which is a very high dosage and it's very addictive..........I can say it works very well for pain but anyone who has had a problem with addiction before should not take it...

The same can be said for morphine,oxycontin,Fentynol-sp? ( Durgesic patches) ,or any type of narcotic/opiate medication.

Most people who are taking their medications for CP and as prescribed by a Dr. don't have to become consumed with worry about addiction,however it is good to know the dangers of these medications.