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Sober, but how long does these symptoms last??

Old 03-24-2010, 01:53 PM
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Sober, but how long does these symptoms last??

Hi folks!

I guess I start with my story. I am a stay home mom of two grown children who has chronic pain from several sources. I have back problems, arthritis, fibromyalgia and a few other things that went wrong in my years. I am 46 and I feel I have slept or been in a coma most of the last 16 years. I have been on hydrocodone 10 in VERY LARGE QUANTITIES (from the doctor) for about 16 years now. I was on 240 a month!! And, Methadone 10mg 160 per month, and another drug called Trileptal 300 mg 90 a month, PLUS Celebrex 200 mg 30 a month, PLUS Nuvigil 250 mg 30 per month!!!! This was ALL prescribed by a pain care doctor I trusted. I was so out of it and depressed. Then, when the you-know-what hit the fan in the news about over prescribed meds from doctors, my doctor turned me out. No help except a prescription for Clonodine for withdrawal....I am so sick, so tired, so hurt. This has been over a month ago and I am still going through something. My stomach hurts like hell and I can't seem to keep anything in for more than 2 hours till I have to hit the bathroom again. I have already been in to my regular docs office and had to have two things of IV fluid put in me along with medications to help my stomach. I have been prescribed Lomotil, and Phenegrin for the diarrhea and upset stomach. I have already gone through that and I'm on my third bottle of Kayopectate, plus my doc prescribed a couple of other meds which are Kapidex and Symax Duotabs. But, I have another appointment this Friday because I'm still in a lot of pain in my gut and have severe diarrhea. I have another weird symptom, too....every time I try to eat, I start sneezing. I'm taking Tylenol for my pain and slurping down this Kayo every 2 hours, but I really don't know what to do because I am on my 4th week off the junk and STILL having issues. My pain care doctor didn't even call me when I was so sick I didn't show up for my last appointment....my mom placed numerous calls into his office (front desk & nurse phone) with no response. I am calling a lawyer! What do you guys think? I can't even leave my house, I can't do anything due to the pain and diarrhea. I don't know where to turn. Please, any encouraging words would be great here.

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Old 03-24-2010, 02:03 PM
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stircraz, I dont know very much about the things you posted but I wanted to wish you a warm welcome & pray that the best way to get through this comes to you.

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We can't give medical advice here, but it sounds like it might be time for a different doctor. One who actually practices medicine and cares about his/her patients. I'm glad you have an appt this Friday. Please tell the doctor everything you told us and ask for tests if he/she doesn't mention testing for problems/illnesses and such.

I'm sorry you're having such trouble but I am glad you found us and joined the family.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:19 PM
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I am sorry to hear of your pain. And I am also glad that you have an appt Friday. Is it with this same pain doctor? Or your primary care physician? I agree that you might want to try to get another medical opinion...and find a friend or a relative that can help get you there. I do not know if you have health insurance and if this is possible for you to get another opinion. I am kind of new here...but wanted to welcome you and wish you well. Hang in there and check in often here...as I am sure more of the folks here will post back to you with ideas.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:29 PM
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"Or your primary care physician?"


Yes, I am now only seeing my primary care doc and she is NOT happy! I am going to contact a lawyer, I think, when I feel better. My mom was going to try and contact one today for me. She is NOT HAPPY either! My husband is ready to kill the pain doc.....as am I.

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Old 03-24-2010, 03:04 PM
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Hi stircraz

Welcome to SR.

I agree with the others - please do continue to see the other Doctor for any concerns, if only for your own peace of mind and welfare.

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Hi and Welcome,

I hope you stick with your primary care dr, who seems to be doing what she can for you. Just know that you will get through this.
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