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Pages: 1 2 Showing 1 - 20 of 39 for intrathecal fentanyl in pain pump and side effects. (0.720 seconds)


... Hey love life, Honestly, it just sounds like they are titrating so slowly, your loosing patience. The only thing that limits the dose is concentration per ml and with morphine and the side effects you experience. It took 6 months and 16 adjustment to get to a comfortable level of morphine. ... (6 replies)
... reduction in pain. By no means is the pump a cure all for all pain. ... (9 replies)
Pain pump exp
Nov 26, 2013
... office and have you hanfg arond , walk and see how it helps with the pain, Medtroniocs is the biggest manaufacturer and they also recomend a psych eval whic I di and alpart of that was taking the MMPI, This is was the 4th time Ive taken that test, every PM clinic program I went through had me take the MMPI. ... (5 replies)

... They are doing studies using Methadone in Intrathecal pumps and the studies are showing rates of success, not sure if docs are at the point of using it yet or not. ... (5 replies)
... Hey Deseigner, I understand feeling that the doc should do something. Of course he should. I've been in PM since 93, I have 3 failed fusions and broken or pulled the screws out of every single set of hardware. This is medicine, It's not like your acountant did his math wrong. ... (9 replies)
... thanks sounds a bit scary but i;ll look into it i cant haveopiates only opioids (the synthetic form) i will deffo google it though thanks alot 4 that it's a big help i dont mind taking the lozenges but the patches r murder 4 falling off lol thanks again cazzeem:) (11 replies)
... Well they can put fentanyl in the pain pump but they typically start out with morphine, move to Dilaudid, and then other opiates like fentanyl. However with your history you might be a good candidate to start out with fentanyl in the pain pump. ... (11 replies)
... am I right in thinking that this happens after the surgery? ... (5 replies)
... I'm glad 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. ... (16 replies)
... Hi Money, I have a pump too and because the potency of the intrathecal meds is so high and varries from one person to the next, starting out undermedicated is prety much the norm. ... (14 replies)
... Howdy, Have the they checked placement of the catheter that goes to your intrathecal space "where the fluid is" by running flouro dye through it? ... (6 replies)
... Hi patty, I can certainly explain what the docs are doin and why from a medical standpoint,, but I don't think you woul take it as being suportive. ... (9 replies)
Morphine Pump
Sep 29, 2006
... If he has tried a number and had intractable side effects then he may be a candidate for a pump. The only way to find out for sure if one is to have side effects with a pump is to have a intrathecal catheter placed for a trial. ... (17 replies)
Pain Pump
Apr 25, 2006
... Hi Diane, I had a medtronics pump put in a about 2 years ago. True the medtronics is batery driven but it's also operated by a computer and a dose increase can be done with a telenmetry unit VS a continus flow pump that delivers a costant rate. ... (3 replies)
Pain pump
Apr 24, 2006
... Hi Donna, I had a medtronics pump implanted about 2 years ago. ... (29 replies)
... There really is no medical reason to have it removed, it would purely b a matter of asthestics and comfort if it stills gets banged around from time to time, My pump some how ends up being a ledge that grocery bags sit on, other than that it really doesn't get in the way. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Maria, I don't have an SCS but The pump was the best choice I have made in the last 12 years. ... (2 replies)
... thoracic and lumbar regions. ... (0 replies)
... From what I know, the trial uses the intrathecal catheter, then either a single injection, or they hook up a pump for a period of days. Its done inpatient so they can monitor you for infection and such, and adjust the dose. I have never heard of not doing a trial. ... (110 replies)
... S1 fusion with BAK instrumentation since 1988. I've had an intrathecal opiate pump for the last 8 years. I was recently diagnosed with my 2nd catheter tip granuloma. ... (1 replies)


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