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Posted on Wed, 15 Oct 2014
Question: I had a pain pump installed 2 months ago. wouldn't fill it till my stiches came out. I am taking 800 mcg of fentanyl in my spine constantly. and a bolo dose of 35 mcg every . they said it would take 3 months or so for yhe med to work. 3 hours. my pain is worse than ever. they never told me about the constant cronic pain I would have prior to my sugery. or the horrable withdraw coming off of 3,500 mcg of fentura and 40 mgs of Percocet. they stopped it all. in bed for a month withdrawing. giving me nothing to ease my symptoms. my problem is im in CRONIC pain day and night. I told them I cant do any thing. not even ride in a car. can they give me a small dose of something to help my pain while I work up to the dose that helps me. I feel tired, fatigued, goimg crazy. I told them I want it out and to go back on my meds I had. atleast my pain relief was 50% better on the oral medication. they told me no pain meds and they can't take it out. I am desperate and looking for an answer. Please help me by giving me an option. sincerely desperate
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (24 minutes later)
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Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well your history is a bit confusing but what I get from it is that you are being offered no pain medicine at present. General protocol is to always taper the pain medicines rather the stopping it abruptly specially with opioids as it may lead to withdrawl and worsening of symptoms .But since your treating doctor has taken this decision there must be some reason behind this.

Can you please tell what surgery you have undergone and do you have any comorbidities so that I can see and try to find out the cause behind your doctors decision.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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Brief Answer: Follows. Detailed Answer: Dear Madam, Thank you for posting your query on HCM. Well your history is a bit confusing but what I get from it is that you are being offered no pain medicine at present. General protocol is to always taper the pain medicines rather the stopping it abruptly specially with opioids as it may lead to withdrawl and worsening of symptoms .But since your treating doctor has taken this decision there must be some reason behind this. Can you please tell what surgery you have undergone and do you have any comorbidities so that I can see and try to find out the cause behind your doctors decision. Take care. Dr. Shruti