Chronic Pain and pain pump

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Chronic Pain and pain pump

Postby keepbattling » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:29 pm

I had a pump implanted on 10/5. My doctor claimed that I would get my life back free of taking oral pain meds. So far, over a month, and I have little to no relief from the pump. My doctor doesn't want me back on the orals b/c she figures I've already detoxed from them. I have extensive chronic pain in my left leg. She put Dilaudid in my pump about 2 weeks ago, and I haven't noticed any difference. My leg feels just as bad if not worse then it did prior to the implant. I am going back (been going 2x a week) to the doc tomorrow. She said she is going to up my meds in the pump. I had a UA and the drugs weren't even showing in my urine. I have gotten to the point where I am going to ask her about removing the pump or find another doctor who understands that pain relief is why I'm going there and lately I haven't had any. Does anyone else have any ideas for pain relief. Have experience with a pump. Know of a good pain management doctor in the phoenix area.. Im desperate at this point .. I am sick of hurting
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Re: Chronic Pain and pain pump

Postby zenhead » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:48 am

i have a baclofen pump to deal with severe spasticity. unchecked, it gets excruciating. like for you, i'm sure, in order for the oral meds to work (which they often don't) i have to take so much my brain can't function. after 6 months, i think the pump is adjusted as well as it can be, but when it gets hot or cold, or if i am especially tired, stressed, etc., i still have to take oral baclofen. my conclusion? nothing is perfect, and after a certain point, i just have to cope. (i realize this is a very old thread, but maybe it's still active.)
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