• jewel jewel
    October 04, 2009
    Chronic Back Pain - Dilaudid in implanted pain pump
    jewel jewel
    October 04, 2009

    Currently I have an implanted metronic pain pump filled with morphine for back pain. Next month I am to be swithched to dilaudid in the pump instead of the morpnine, hopefully for more painrelief.  What are the possible side effects?  What is the process to get the correct doesage?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    October 06, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    October 06, 2009

    The very best place to get answers to questions about pain pumps is on our forum.  That's where everyone gathers to discuss anything to do with intrathecal pain pumps.  There is an excellent ongoing thread entitled “Willing to share experience with intrathecal morphine pump implant” that was started and is maintained by Bob Englebardt.  It's a pretty long thread, but rest assured your post will be read and answered.  If you don’t find an answer to your question already there, just click on the last page and post your question.  Here is a link to this thread on the forum:
    http://forums.healthcentral.com/discussion/chronic-pain/forums/a/tpc/f/7251032/m/8491036

    (Note:  If you've never been to the forum before, you'll have to register separately from your registration here on ChronicPainConnection.  You can, however, use the same e-mail address and password if you like to make it easier to remember.)

    • Denny
      May 31, 2010
      Denny
      May 31, 2010

      The suggestion made by Karen to check out Bob's thread is a GREAT one.

      Not only is the information great, but I've never been involved with a more caring group of people.

      The support is tremendous!

      Go for it!

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    • Denny
      May 31, 2010
      Denny
      May 31, 2010

      Bob's thread is tremendous, whether you have the pump or are considering it.

      I would highly recommend it to everyone.

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