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... Hi Boulion, I have had a pump for 9 or 10 years now, My doc replaced the first at the 7 year point rather than waiting for the battery to alert it was dying. I started with morphine like you. ... (20 replies)
... that have to take them to control many diseases, but Although opiates there is a link between some water retention and opiates, it's not specific to the pump. A pump simply doesn't make you eat more and be less active. Opiates do make it more tolerable to live that lifestyle and it sounds like your just sick of it. ... (9 replies)
... mgs per day but 12.8 mgs made all the difference in the world. However I had also spent years on oral pain meds and my last oral dose of morphine prior to the pump was 600 mgs a day. They did see me more often than once a month. That has to suck, but it doesn't mean that a dose can't be reached given time and adjustments. ... (6 replies)

Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 26, 2009
... I failed to mentioned I had the pain pump implant while I was on COBRA from my employer's insurance plan. ... (20 replies)
... The medtronics rep was at the clinic that day teaching folks about the new pump and new computer and telemetry system for the programabale pump. ... (9 replies)
... ing between 120 mgs of meth and 600 mgs of morphine. It just depended on insurance or whether I had insurance as to which med I used. Part of my decision for the pump was because I hated the way meth made me feel but I couldn't afford 700 a month for generic LA morphine. ... (16 replies)
Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 30, 2009
... I did make calls to several PM in my area and they all have said they are not taking any pain pump transfer patients. ... (20 replies)
... in a pump, It isn't metabolized as efficiently and doesn't cross the blood brain barrier as efficiently, But intrathecally it's very effective. I've tried oral dilaudid myself and wasn't at all impressed although it was the drug given IV after every surgery and worked fine. ... (3 replies)
... Hey Twidgys, I finally had my pump implanted in June. I learned a few things from the medtronics rep particularly when it comes to refill time. ... (16 replies)
... Hi Whaler the Conversion from any oral dose to a pump isn' quite as simple as as a math problem. ... (4 replies)
... reduction in pain. By no means is the pump a cure all for all pain. ... (9 replies)
Dave-pump Question
Mar 16, 2006
... Hey Guys, My problems are all spinal, 3 failed lumbar surgeries 2 were fusions where the hardware broke because of non union of fusions. My pump is implanted in my lower abdomin and is slightly smaller than a hockey puck. ... (4 replies)
... Hey TK, The pump is actually in a mesh bag and they put afew stiches in the bag and tack it down. This should prevent a pump from flipping,. But on the ride home the bouncing in the car feels like a small tearing sensation. ... (11 replies)
Medicare/Pain Pump
Jan 30, 2009
... Hi L5, I'm glad your able to give dilaudid a try, The only time coverage of meds was an issue was whan I tried to investigate it prior to having my implant. ... (20 replies)
... years starting with morphine but switched a little over a year ago to dilaudid because she was allergic. Got her pump filled every 3 months like clock work until this year. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Ice cream. The big thing that jumps out at me is thet Ive been told by several docs and a medtronics rep that although they can put enough meds n a pump to last 6 months it should never be done because all meds have to be preservative free. ... (7 replies)
... lad to hear the answers you gave me! I know for saftey reasons they really do have to be careful about starting the intrathecal meds. So, I understand the .5 mgs dilaudid to start is for safety reasons. I just didn't know how much they set the pumps to deliver and when. Guess that's all part of the titration process. ... (16 replies)
... t remember what my starting pump level was after surgery. ... (10 replies)
... Hey Dlfo, I happened to pick up the Kadian conversion book the manufacturer sends toPM docs. Just as an example, They were converting dilaudid to morphine, The conversion rate is anywhere from 1.3 to 7. That's a pretty wide range and everyone is different. The route of delivery makes a difference. ... (34 replies)
Pain Pump
Apr 25, 2006
... Hi Diane, I had a medtronics pump put in a about 2 years ago. ... (3 replies)

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